Travel agency strikes deal for home-working franchise firm

Independent travel agency Hays Travel has expanded with the acquisition of Explorer Travel, a home working franchise company. For Hays Travel, the new acquisition was said to be an ideal fit with its home working model which has seen many individuals progress to become successful independent businesses as part of the Hays Travel Independence Group. […]

How Businesses Can Successfully Manage Remote Onboarding

In a recent report by HR News where 1,000 UK-based employees were surveyed, findings showed that, of those who started a new job remotely between March 2020 and February 2021, only 15% had an “excellent” onboarding experience. The remaining 85%? Little to be desired. Along with the obvious issues of being sent the wrong equipment […]

Work-life balance becoming increasingly important for UK workers, recent research reveals

Flexible working has become extremely popular during the pandemic-induced lockdown, and, for the first time in seven years, has overtaken an attractive salary and benefits package as the most desired factor, when choosing an employer, a recent market research survey has been able to suggest.   The findings were today revealed by specialist recruiter, Randstad […]

Time and Attendance Software Can Help Prevent Payroll Fraud

Although the phenomenon has drastically reduced over the past few years payroll fraud can still occur, with a comprehensive time and attendance software remaining one of the best solutions to combat these costly problems. According to HR experts, buddy punching or buddy clocking is one of the top methods to engage in payroll fraud, and […]

Furloughed employees considering career change, report reveals

Over half of the UK’s furloughed employees are considering career changes, new research by IT management company NTT DATA UK has been able to suggest. The uncertainty around job security has driven the change, as 60% of respondents said they feared they will not have a job to go back to once the furlough scheme […]

Recruitment records significant growth following loosening of lockdown rules

The recent loosening of lockdown rules has led to a significant rise in the demand for workers in both permanent and temporary placements, the latest UK Report on Jobs, compiled for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG, has been able to suggest. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed that the recovery […]

Organizations Need to Step-up Preparations for the Return to the Office

Companies across the UK are being urged to step-up their preparations in order to ensure staff can return safely to their offices, a recent news report has been able to suggest. As offices begin to welcome workers back, and as those workers increasingly connect both in and out of the workplace, outbreaks of the Covid-19 […]

UK companies urged to prepare for surge in holiday bookings

Companies across the UK are being urged to review their internal holiday booking systems as they’re very likely to be overwhelmed following the lifting of the lockdown restrictions, a recent news report has been able to suggest. Following the Government’s announcement on the 22 of February of how they will ease lockdown restrictions in England, […]

Solutions to send your employees safely home

A poll from the Trades Union Congress (TUC) showed that 19% of respondents were working in their workplace rather than from home some or all of the time, despite being capable of doing their entire job from home. This is in contrast to the current UK government instruction that people should work from home if […]