Can you really be yourself at work?

When you’re at work, do you behave in the same way as you do when you’re at home? Or do you have a work persona – a duller, more subdued version of your real self?   Of course there are certain behaviours, such as swearing, or nudity, for example, that aren’t acceptable in any workplace,… Continue reading

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Are smartphones contributing to productivity issues?

  84% use smartphones in the workplace 78% regularly respond to text messages during working hours   online assessment   120 hours per year – spent on smartphones   The average British worker spends as many as 120 hours per year using their smartphones in the workplace, according to research.   Research of 2,012 UK… Continue reading

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Apprenticeship levy: Why degree apprenticeships should be on your list

__     Companies are planning the spending of their apprenticeship funding in anticipation of April’s levy. One avenue worth exploring is degree apprenticeships, and training providers can help your organisation test the waters. David Willett, head of propositions at the Open University, explains.     Apprenticeship resources Yet if you continue to hold off,… Continue reading

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How to deal with toxic employees

__     Toxic staff can ruin the atmosphere of a workplace, drive down morale & productivity and make other workers not want to come in.   Not only that, difficult employees can cost the average business more than £9,400 per year, mostly due to loss of co-workers who can no longer tolerate the atmosphere,… Continue reading

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HR leaders reveal how they keep their staff happy

__       Businesses that invest in their staff benefit from as happier and more productive workforce. To keep everyone pulling in the same direction, with a real belief in the company they are representing, it is important that employers treat employee with the importance they deserve; they are the most important resource of… Continue reading

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