Month: September 2015

Do You Really Need to have a Payroll Admin?

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Do You Really Need to have a Payroll Admin? A survey of senior officials in the sector has found that businesses in the adult social care industry are struggling to hire, retain and train due to council budget cuts. After a large round of cuts back in 2010, councils in England this year face a… Read more »

Security Industries Must Do More to Protect Employees, says IQ:timecard

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Security Industries Must Do More to Protect Employees, says IQ:timecard IQ:timecard, one of the UK’s top remote workforce monitoring solutions, has urged businesses in the security sector to protect their employees more effectively, after a spate of lone worker deaths within the industry. One security guard was murdered on his first night in his new… Read more »

Keeping Your Remote Workers Connected

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Keeping Your Remote Workers Connected Working remotely is now more common than ever before, as businesses and employees alike wake up to the fact that being glued to your desk at an office doesn’t necessarily equal productivity. In industries like home care or contract cleaning, many of these remote workers don’t ever step foot into… Read more »

Attracting Millennials into the Care Industry

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Attracting Millennials into the Care Industry Aged care is an incredibly in-demand sector, with the UK currently home to an estimated 10 million over 65s. In 20 years demographic analysts predict that this figure will rise by five and a half million, then almost double to 19 million by 2050. Yet despite the ever increasing… Read more »

Millions of Remote Workers to Be Affected by EU Working Time Regulations

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Millions of Remote Workers to Be Affected by EU Working Time Regulations The European Court of Justice has ruled that workers who don’t have a fixed office should be paid for travel time when travelling to and from their first and last appointments. Thousands of employers may now be in breach of working time regulations. … Read more »

The Paperless Office – More Viable Than Ever?

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The Paperless Office – More Viable Than Ever? We’re currently over a decade into the 21st century and the concept of paperless offices is now more viable than ever. No doubt Frederick Wilfrid Lancaster, the information scientist who first dreamed up the concept in 1978 would be proud! That said, the world still has a… Read more »

Living Wage Could be Catastrophic for Home Care Sector

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Living Wage Could be Catastrophic for Home Care Sector The UK Homecare Association has written a letter to the government, warning the National Living Wage implementation could result in a catastrophic failure in the sector. Plans announced in the budget confirmed that from April 2016, all workers over the age of 25 will be paid… Read more »

60% of Employees to Frequently Work from Home by 2022

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60% of Employees to Frequently Work from Home by 2022 According to a recent Virgin Media Business report, technological advancements will see over half of office-based employees regularly working from home by 2022. A study of 5000 UK directors and business owner has founded belief that at least 60% of employees will work from home,… Read more »