According to Halebury co-founder Janvi Patel, UK employers are extremely ill-equipped to deal with Generation Z (born 1994 to 2010 and entering the workforce this year).
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Mr. Muscle might love the jobs you hate, but it remains to be seen if personal assistants feel the same way. Entrepreneurs and business executives have given their PAs some absolutely ludicrous tasks to deal with, which they've revealed, while Richard Branson's former assistant of 32 years shares her moment of madness.
Just recently we have seen a report which looks into Mark Clarke’s conduct, the Tory who has been accused of bullying and was named in Elliott Johnson’s suicide note – a colleague who had previously made complaints against Clarke.
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If you thought you worked hard, you should ask your dad or granddad what their career was like at your age. A few short decades ago, the world of work was very different.
As a 25-year-old running my own business I am fortunate to work with different clients. From businesses that have been operating for years, to recent startups. What's new though, is working in an office run almost entirely by under 25s.
A positive corporate culture is much more important than one might think, and managers would do well to understand that it's both necessary for increased efficiency and appreciated by the workforce. We've rounded up a few examples of what wonders it leads to.
After the UK's GCSE results were revealed, Peninsula HR director Alan Price answers the question: how much should employers take academic qualifications into consideration when recruiting?
The ability to communicate through speech is one of the defining human characteristics and has helped to drive our development through millennia. In business clear communication is of course vitally important but for a myriad of reasons we seem to have lost (and are still losing) the required skills.
The RepTrak system measures a company’s ability to deliver on expectations. And while it suggested consumer confidence in UK firms is at an all time low, it revealed how most of the automotive industry was jumping from one success to another.
The last bank holiday weekend of the year has taken place, which has prompted the employer’s dreaded nightmare of the “back to work” mood to take place among staff. Although there aren’t any public holidays until Christmas at this point, businesses should bear in mind that there are measures to keep workers on track all year round.
Running a business leaves very few options and means you’re very busy at the best of times, so having to deal with a newborn at the same time was definitely no stroll in the park.
We all strive for a work/life balance but are UK businesses doing enough to enable employees to embrace real change in their lives, helping them to improve overall health and wellbeing?