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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Cases to look out for in 2017

__   Court decisions due on workers’ rights, holiday pay and religious discrimination Organisations keeping an eye on employment case law may experience a sense of déjà vu this year as some of the ‘cases to look out for’ that featured in last year’s previews are subject to further appeals this year, and others, which… Continue reading

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Women ‘face pay penalty for becoming mothers before 33’

A fifth of female employees are forced out of their jobs after becoming pregnant, suggests TUC study Women who become mothers before the age of 33 earn 15 per cent less than their female colleagues without children, according to a survey from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) released to coincide with today’s International Women’s Day. The… Continue reading

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