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Time and attendance systems with clocking-in apps enable employers to offer enhanced remote working options


Time and attendance systems with clocking-in apps designed to run on tablets/smartphones offer an unprecedented level of freedom for employers to set up various remote working schemes than benefit their employees by offering them an enhanced level of work-life balance. However, nearly one-third (31.4%) of British office workers admitted that they have avoided working from […]

Solid staff holiday planning and management systems are a must for any companies


Having a very robust system for managing staff holiday in place is mission-critical for most companies – and the recent debacle one of the world’s best-known low-cost airlines, Ryanair, has found itself in proves this only too well. Reports that Ryanair will cancel between 40 and 50 flights every day for the next six weeks […]

Employers urged to invest in work-based training and apprenticeships to boost skills


Employers are being urged to invest more in upskilling their employees as two fifths of UK workforce identify themselves as Not In Skilled Employment (NISKE), according to a recent research report by the Open University. More than four in five (84%) of this group were also in the same low and semi-skilled positions in 2012, […]

Workforce management systems can help mitigate the negative effects of employee turnover


Workforce management systems can at least partially mitigate the negative effect of employee turnover, a phenomenon that’s likely to affect an increasingly higher number of companies over the next 12 months, as per a recent study conducted by Citation. The research suggests that 50% of full or part-time workers in the UK want to leave […]

Government watchdog recommends every job should offer flexible working


The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently recommended that every job should be advertised as available for flexible working, a recent news report has revealed. The Equality and Human Rights Commission has recently recommended that every job should be advertised as available for flexible working, a recent news report has revealed. Employees with 26 weeks’ […]

Personnel management systems to become vital tools as employee turnover is on the rise


Personnel management systems that enable managers and HR departments to thoroughly assess workplace satisfaction levels are likely to become increasingly important over the next few years as workforce churn escalates, according to a global study. Research published in Willis Towers Watson’s Global Workforce Study shows that a third (32 per cent) of UK employees say […]

Personnel management software can help mitigate the ever-present issue of presenteeism


Personnel management software systems can help mitigate the ever-present issue of presentreism, which affects more than half of UK workers, according to a recent survey. The poll of 1,123 workers by Willis Towers Watson also found 54 per cent of workers believe they are put under pressure to return to work before they have fully […]

Time and attendance systems will help managers tackle low-productivity caused by sickness


Time and attendance systems that provide accurate insights and analytics into the employees’ attendance patterns can help improve overall productivity for UK firms, which are currently losing 27.5 days of productive work per employee each year, because of poor health, according to a recent research report. The paper from Britain’s Healthiest Workplace (BHW) also suggests […]

Number of job vacancies goes up by 17.7% across the UK in May, research finds


The number of advertised vacancies has risen by 17.7% in May, suggesting that business confidence is strong across the nation, recent data from online jobs portal CV-Library has been able to reveal. The data, which analysed the number of jobs in the UK’s key cities in May 2017, compared with April 2017, found that Brighton […]

Workforce management systems can help monitor and improve employee wellbeing


Besides enabling employers to check whether workers arrive and leave on time, managing payroll or annual leave, workforce management systems can be also used for improving the staff’s wellbeing. Workplace wellbeing support is worse in the public sector than in the private sector, according to research from mental health charity Mind, who surveyed 12,000 employees […]