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Pay rise looms for UK workers, report suggests


Workers across the UK might soon be looking at a pay rise as one in two businesses (50%) are set to grant staff pay rises of over 2% in the next year, according to a new survey by leading business organisation British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and online recruitment company Indeed. The survey, of over […]

Temporary and permanent placements rise through July, but staff shortages feared


The number of permanent and temporary job placements have recorded a very strong growth throughout July, but candidate shortages weighed on permanent staff appointments, a recent report has been able to suggest. The demand for staff strengthened further in July, with overall job vacancies expanding at the quickest rate for eight months. Growth was led […]

Flexible working and further training options are key to staff retention, report reveals


Offering flexible working options as well as the possibility of further training in their field of choice are becoming increasingly important factors for staff retention, a recent survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and recruitment company Indeed has been able to suggest. The poll of over 1,000 businesspeople across all sizes and sectors, […]

Employees not talking their holiday face major burnout risk, research warns


Overworked employees not taking their full holiday entitlement are at risk of severe burnout, recent research from trades union body TUC has been able to suggest. Recent analysis has showed that 1.2 million employees were not getting any paid leave. Agriculture (14.9%) was the sector where the highest proportion of workers was likely to miss […]

Biometric time and attendance systems can reduce the losses caused by “phantom hours”


Biometric time and attendance systems can help prevent the losses caused by staff clocking “phantom hours”, which equate to about £37 million a week for UK businesses, according to a recent survey by Rotaready. The research reveals that shift workers in the retail, hospitality and leisure industries overstate their working hours by almost half an […]

Companies urged to maintain visibility of staff’s holiday requests


UK employers are being urged to maintain visibility of their staff’s holiday requests and encourage them to use their annual leave entitlement, as two in five UK employees polled (40 per cent) reported taking a maximum of just half of their annual leave entitlement during the last holiday year, with the average employee taking just […]

Personnel management systems are vital for preventing skills shortages


Personnel management systems are becoming increasingly important for preventing skills shortages, a phenomenon that is currently affecting almost half of British companies, according to a recent survey. Digitisation and automation are driving significant change in the skills businesses look for in professionals, according to recruitment specialist Robert Half UK. Almost half of companies (49%) are […]

Time and attendance data is vital for HR teams, yet data availability is still an issue


Time and attendance data is vital for making informed business decisions, but the information is still not easily available, with over 40% of British HR teams finding it difficult to provide, recent research has been able to suggest. Research conducted by SD Worx highlights that many organisations are now embracing the power of payroll analytics, […]

Personnel management systems can help streamline store closures


Personnel / workforce management systems can help companies navigate and streamline the processes of closing up a large number of outlets in a relatively short time frame, a situation that one of the UK’s most famous retailers, House of Fraser, has found itself in. One of the UK’s leading department stores, the company is to […]

Time and Attendance Systems – the Perfect Tools for Staff Holiday Management


An advanced time and attendance system from Time and Attendance UK can easily become the ideal tool for holiday management within any company, helping employees on all levels attain a better balance between work and personal life. This seems to be a very serious problem nowadays, as 3.3 million UK employees work more than 48 […]