Month: October 2015

Older Workers Struggling to Find Work

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Older Workers Struggling to Find Work The nation is facing an ageing workforce, but it seems that older citizens are finding it increasingly hard to secure employment. New research has revealed that age is becoming an obstacle to job seekers, with workers as young as 40 feeling overlooked in the job market. This is of… Read more »

How Will Mileage Pay Affect the Cleaning and Home Care Industry?

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How Will Mileage Pay Affect the Cleaning and Home Care Industry? A European court ruling in September has stated that the time that remote workers spend travelling to and from appointments at the beginning and the end of the day should be classed as working hours – creating a potential minefield of issues for businesses… Read more »

Top Myths About Remote Working Debunked

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Top Myths About Remote Working Debunked More and more companies, across all sectors, are opening up to the idea of remote working. Ease of access to technology such as video calling and emails on the go makes remote working a viable option – it could even save money on office space. So why are many… Read more »

The UK’s Damaging Presenteeism Culture

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The UK’s Damaging Presenteeism Culture A retail company has made the headlines recently, making the case for “the dark side of the UK’s presenteeism culture.” It has been revealed that a warehouse run by Sports Direct in Derbyshire had been the subject of an unusually high amount of ambulance call outs for staff. Over two… Read more »

Top Tips for Fighting Presenteeism

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Top Tips for Fighting Presenteeism The current economy is constantly pushing employers and businesses to do more with less – and the unfortunate side-effect is a new culture of presenteeism, which sees workers coming into the workplace despite being unable to meet their usual levels of productivity. Presenteeism can actually be more harmful than absenteeism…. Read more »

Why You Shouldn’t Check Emails Outside of Work Hours

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Why You Shouldn’t Check Emails Outside of Work Hours Rapid developments in technology over the last decade have meant that workers now have unparalleled access to their email accounts – all it takes is a few taps on a smartphone screen and employees can keep tabs on their clients, their duties and anything that their… Read more »

IQ:timecard Helps Companies Take Care of Older Workers

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IQ:timecard Helps Companies Take Care of Older Workers With the number of people over 60 in the UK expected to rise by 13% by 2020, managing an ageing workforce is one of the greatest challenges in business today. Many people are being forced to work longer into their 60s and 70s for financial reasons, which… Read more »