New research into industries with the most sleep deprived and the best-rested employees has shed light on the impact that burnout continues to have in the UK. Get Laid Beds conducted research into which professions result in the most and least sleepless nights, based on a survey of over 3,000 working individuals.
A high number of business transformations fail for two reasons – people fear change and change is hard. When businesses transform it creates a melting pot of uncertainty and angst - they are taking a leap into the unknown.
Nine in 10 workers think there is a strong link between their firm’s culture and their wellbeing and productivity, new research has found. The study undertaken by wellbeing specialists Westfield Health highlights the importance of workplace culture and its impact on businesses' success.
Is it true that if you wait for motivation to get any work done, you’ll never get anywhere? It certainly sounds plausible. But for many people, particularly those with neurodivergence such as ADHD, the feeling of being motivated may occur less often, or at times when it’s not as needed.
Set career goals that will make you love your job. How often have you sat down to establish a list of career goals and resolutions only to find out later that they were about as (un)realistic as your New Year's resolutions? You wanted to have a six-figure salary by the fifth year into your career. You wanted a corner office. Maybe you even thought it would be possible to increase sales by 20 percent without taking a good look at the economy during that period.
Hunched at your desk and running out of steam by midday? Instead of reaching for an espresso, move like McCartney and do a headstand. Building a couple of minutes of upside down time into your day could revitalise your brain, improve your mood, and open up a whole new way of looking at the world, say experts.
Future jobs will center around space travel, AI, 3D printing, and robotics. Jobs will be very different in the next few decades. Emerging technologies and decade-defining problems will create job titles that you have never seen before. According to research presented by the World Economic Forum, over the next ten years, 1.2 billion employees worldwide will be affected by the adaptation of automation technologies and AI. It is believed that this will involve up to 50% of the world economy and will disrupt $14.6 trillion in wages. However, this might not be a bad thing. This disruption could lead to a new range of jobs in various sectors, and this is just the tip of the iceberg.
Only 62% of the UK workforce are confident in their jobs, new data from leading job search engine Adzuna reveals. The research delved into career confidence across the UK and can reveal that 38% of employed adults are not 100% confident they are capable of fulfilling all the requirements of their current job role, with 2% admitting they always doubt their capabilities.
If you’ve worked from home or remotely, then you have had a taste of the numerous benefits it comes with. There is more flexibility and freedom compared to an office setting, not to mention possible savings and less stress when it comes to the daily commute. You also get to customize your office the way you prefer, unlike working from the company’s offices where workstations are predesigned by the employer. Moreover, many companies offer remote work opportunities these days.
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A report out this week confirmed something that we at Positive News have long suspected: people are switching off from the mainstream news because it is so overwhelmingly negative. Research published by the Reuters Institute suggests that 38 per cent of people globally now avoid the news. In the UK, that figure was 46 per cent – a rate that has nearly doubled since 2016. Among the reasons for disconnecting, 55 per cent of UK avoiders said, quite simply, that the news was bringing them down – the highest rate among the countries sampled.
An airline chief is facing a backlash after calling on employees to work through fatigue so the business can avoid 'reputational and financial' damage. In a video message to staff, Wizz Air chief executive Jozsef Varadi encouraged staff to go "the extra mile" when tired, so that the firm could avoid cancelling flights. Chaotic scenes have unfolded at airports in recent weeks as staff shortages resulted in hours-long queues of travellers and flights being delayed and/or cancelled en masse.
When you ask many executives to define disruption most will quickly begin to speak about how the pandemic of 2020 forced their organisation to fast track their long-term digital and transformational objectives, leapfrogging 3-5 years in 6 months, which was a major tipping point. For some, 2020 is the year of the pandemic, for others 2020 was an opportunity and viewed as the year of digital transformation.
According to a recent report from ACAS (based partially on survey data provided by CIPD), the total cost of conflict to UK organisations in 2021 was £28.5 billion – the equivalent of more than £1,000 for each employee.
The country is getting ready to celebrate the longest reigning monarch, Queen Elizabeth II, this week on her Platinum Jubilee. To honour the Queen and her 70-year reign, street parties will be taking place up and down the country. And new research by HR software provider CIPHR has revealed how British workers are planning on spending their time off over the forthcoming Queen’s Jubilee bank holiday weekend. Based on a poll of more than 1,000 people, the results suggested that most people will be taking the opportunity to rest, unwind and catch up with loved ones.
It is no longer the Millennials which are taking up the attention of every demographer, sociologist and recruiter. The Millennials are quite firmly in the workforce, taking up 35% of roles (due to be 50% globally by 2020) despite their fierce fight against traditional working structures and perceived elongation of youth. They rocked the boat for employers in terms of flexible/agile working, use of technology, and the general notion that work should not just be work, it should be fun. But Gen Z are different.
Social media presents opportunities for satirical portrayals of every subject under the sun, and workplace issues have become an increasingly frequent topic, with the pandemic putting more emphasis than ever before on the matter of employee-employer relations.
It’s 2022. Grocery prices are increasing quickly and dramatically. There are major price hikes on virtually every item in the grocery store. If you’re struggling to get food on the table without blowing your entire paycheck, you need easy-to-implement tips now.
Office workers have shared what they miss most about being in a physical workplace, having worked remotely for the past seven months, with many longing for gossip, their desk and meetings with colleagues
But as with any technology, glitches can occur, and video calls are no different to this issue. As more and more professionals relied on this type of software to communicate with colleagues, managers and clients, these tech issues became more prevalent.
For around ten months now employees have been working remotely from the comfort of their own home. Yet, this new way of working has fuelled an increase in burnout, lack of productivity and the inability for many to switch off from work at the end of the day.