Nearly two years on since the Flexible Working Law was passed giving employees the right to request flexible working after 26 weeks’ of employment and more companies are embracing flexible working.
Having a drawer filled with dark chocolate will boost your brain – we really mean it! But it's not the only food to do so. From folklore medicine to Aztec warrior usage, we unveil five snacks that have a long history of increasing concentration.
However much you may want a workforce to enjoy being at work, the bottom line is always that to be profitable, grow the business or meet other business objectives you need a productive team.
Even when there is a limited budget, businesses must realise that it is important to think about innovative and creative ways to reward people for strong performance in line with the company values. This was best highlighted when Admiral boss Henry Engelhardt handed staff £1,000 as he prepared to step down.
Employees have, quite frankly, grown tired of beanbags, pool tables and birthday cakes and have made it their mission to find a company that offers the most unusual benefits – so can you afford not to consider using one of these odd perks?
In his book "The Happiness Hypothesis", Jonathan Haidt observes that one of the key factors influencing our ongoing happiness is having a sense of community. Work offers such an opportunity – and considering how much time we spend working, doesn’t it make sense that we invest some effort here if it can make our lives happier?
According to research by Group Risk Development, over a third of UK employers have now introduced flexible working. That being said, it can be challenging for remote workers to stay on task and motivated when working away from the office.
We all want a workforce that is willing to go that extra mile to get the job done, who is fully bought in to what your business is trying to achieve and who loves coming to work every day. However, we all know this is easier said than done.
When surveying the landscape of the modern HR industry, it’s hard to avoid stumbling across the issue of employee engagement. Yet, for one of the most talked about topics in today’s business world, it’s shocking to see how many companies have failed to grasp its true meaning and potential.
The first Monday of February is so notorious for absenteeism that it’s been named "National Sickie Day", and the decision to call in sick, according to Nigel Purse, is influenced by a person's relationships at work.
Once you are in a position of authority, just because you have "been there and done that", doesn’t mean your team should follow the same path as you to become successful.
Some 32 per cent of Britain's employees want to leave their current jobs in 2016, according to the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) and there are five key reasons behind the choice for seeking a new role.