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HR is highly-vulnerable to cyber-attacks

SMEs in the HR & recruitment sector find themselves among the most vulnerable in the UK according to a new report. Payroll fraud, recruitment scams, corporate espionage – cyber-attackers have found numerous routes into organisations via HR and their recruitment agencies.

Contributor: Colin Dennis, Head of Technical Operations - OGL Computer | Published: 31 January 2020

Uncertainty in workplaces as EU Withdrawal Bill draws near

EU Withdrawal Bill – Employment Lawyers Association draws attention to the potential impact of uncertainty on UK workplaces. Recently proposed amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill impacting established caselaw are likely to create substantial, and long-lasting, uncertainty for UK workplaces.

Contributor: Juliet Carp, Chair - Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) | Published: 31 January 2020

Five practices for a productive commute

Repeat Positive Mantras Positive mantras or inspirational sayings are great to repeat during your morning ride to work. Have a list of a few motivational mantras or quotes from your idols to energize and start your day on a positive note.

Contributor: Janey Velasco | Published: 29 January 2020

Employees face ticking time bomb as they approach retirement

Employees are often ill-prepared for the complex retirement challenges that lie ahead with many struggling to understand essentials such as tax, inflation risks or how investments and retirement income products work.

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work | Published: 27 January 2020

Continued uncertainty piling pressure on business leaders

Eight out of ten of UK business leaders admit to being placed in situations where they found it difficult to remain calm and clear-headed. More than a third (37%) of leaders said they found it hard to prepare and express their thoughts under pressure. Failing to maintain eye contact (30%), slouching (25%) and physically shaking (21%) named as the most common physical symptoms of leaders under stress.

Contributor: Rachel Griffiths, Client Director at RADA Business | Published: 26 January 2020

Nearly half of UK adults fear for their job in 2020

Importantly, the research highlights that almost one in four people (24%) feel there isn’t enough support for people like them when trying to find a new job and 14% wouldn’t feel confident applying for a new job at all.  In light of these findings, Adzuna has launched a free career coaching service to support job seekers who might not have access to the tools and support they need to advance in their career across the UK.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter, Co-founder - Adzuna | Published: 25 January 2020

IR35 should be delayed for urgent review

A delay would allow the government to regulate umbrella companies, something which it has long promised. Without this regulation we risk non-compliant umbrellas prospering, facilitated by IR35 changes. This would be bad for workers and runs counter to the government’s Good Work Plan.

Contributor: Tom Hadley, Director of Policy and Campaigns - Recruitment and Employment Confederation | Published: 24 January 2020

Twelve CEOs from the UK, US and Canada’s biggest listed companies are from ethnic minorities

“The EMpower Role Model Lists exist to showcase the incredible work being done by ethnic minority leaders, future leaders and their advocates in business, who are leading the charge for more inclusive workplaces. We are now in our fifth year of celebrating fantastic role models and we can’t wait to hear from nominees who are changing the future of inclusion in the workplace.”

Contributor: Suki Sandhu OBE, Founder & CEO - INvolve | Published: 23 January 2020

Most SMEs struggle to gain capital to grow

New research reveals 8 out of 10 UK SMEs are struggling to acquire the capital needed to scale, pointing to trouble ahead for business as Brexit looms.

Contributor: Andrew Johnson, financial Director - PowWowNow | Published: 22 January 2020

Will March Budget announce IR35 delay?

IR35 is a massive shake up for the private sector, but despite the many papers analysing the impact of IR35, some of our clients are still unsure of the true level of risk they face. The Government review would have been welcomed by many, to ensure that the niche technical skills that the contractor market has for years provided continues to be a readily available source of expertise for the IT sector.

Contributor: Richard Mort, Director - Edge Testing Solutions | Published: 22 January 2020