What a 90 year old study teaches us about flexible working and productivity

Flexible working has developed a reputation as something of a silver bullet for a range of workplace challenges. It is the perceived solution to almost any of the major workplace problems you care to mention, including the gender pay gap, work life balance, churn, property costs, staff engagement, personal autonomy, …

Are these the 2019 Top Employers to work for in the UK

The Top Employers Institute, a certifier recognising employers that provide world-class employee conditions, has released its list of Certified UK Top Employers for 2019. Over 600 HR professionals gathered at London’s Hilton on Park Lane, on the 31st January 2019, to recognise the best employers in the UK. This year, 90 organisations have …

Getting started with IDX integration for WordPress

Editor’s Note: This article on IDX integration was first published on August 4, 2017. It was updated on November 4, 2018. WordPress offers a lot of options for IDX integration. Unfortunately, many IDX driven real estate websites leave something to be desired. They feel haphazard, look unfinished, and feel unprofessional. …

Changing Lives in Chattanooga – Oasis Jumpstart Provides Food, Education & Hope

The Oasis Jumpstart Program brings healthy food and science-based nutrition education to underserved neighborhoods across the country. The post Changing Lives in Chattanooga – Oasis Jumpstart Provides Food, Education & Hope appeared first on Center for Nutrition Studies. Written by PlantPure Communities. Source: Nutritionstudies Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Debt, relationship breakup and bullying are the top employer concerns about employee mental health

Debt, separation and bullying are the personal issues of most concern to employers when it comes to employee mental health, according to a report from Aon. It polled employers online and during an Aon seminar called the Contemporary Drivers of Mental Health, in which Paul Farmer, CEO of Mind and …

Employers have a poor understanding of what actually motivates their employees

Almost half of companies (45 percent) still believe that an attractive salary and package is what motivates their workforce, despite the fact that employees cite ‘soft benefits’ such a flexi-working, work-life balance, and ‘being valued’ as key to feeling fulfilled in their job role. The findings come from recent research …

Are open plan workspaces truly evil or is this just fake news?

A recently published paper describing the results of an academic study by Ethan S. Bernstein and Stephen Turban[1], both of Harvard, has become another unwarranted casualty of the debate within our industry and in the mainstream media on ‘open plan’ offices versus anything else. The researchers conducted two controlled studies …

Brexit, Brits and blending: what MIPIM told us about the state of corporate real estate

MIPIM celebrated its 30th anniversary during uncertain political and economic times, yet the mood was positive and even the backdrop of an impending Brexit decision failed to derail the UK contingent. However, the one thing missing from MIPIM in 2019 was British politicians. They were all back home, participating in …

A Look at Four Concrete Benefits a Fulfillment Partner Can Give to Your E-Commerce Business

Proper warehousing, as well as shipping and fulfillment, are essential for any e-commerce enterprise. You do, after all, need to pick, pack, and ship those orders as soon as they have been received to keep customers happy. But how do you deal with your orders as an e-commerce enterprise? Do …

Why not giving accurate quotes can burn your photography business

You put all the necessary steps in place to drive traffic to your website and secure leads. Now, it’s time to present one of these leads with a quote for your photography services. Giving accurate quotes is critical for your success, and failing to do so can burn you in your …

Finding the Right Server for Your Business

For efficient running of a business, you will always have some areas that require being handled online. It could be sending emails to the customers, communication services or saving the company’s documents and necessary files. To make the work easy and efficient, it is advisable that you get an excellent …

Business leaders are failing to drive disruptive technological change

One in three (34 percent) employees believe a robot would be better at decision making than their boss if it had access to the right business intelligence. This is according to the Advanced Trends Report 2018/19, which also reveals that there is no clear leader driving technology change across UK …

Commercial property investors underestimate risks of climate change

Investors in commercial property are underestimating the risks associated with climate change, including more frequent and intense extreme weather events, and need to rethink their assessment of asset vulnerabilities, according to a new report from the BlackRock Investment Institute. While the physical manifestations of climate change are clear, including rising …

People often feel as if they are kept in the dark about flexible working

New research from LinkedIn (registration) claims that a third (36 percent) of UK professionals believe their employer does not do enough to support new parents. The release of the figures comes as LinkedIn claims that 18th March was the day that working families only just start getting paid for the …

People and employers have different perceptions of tech

Employers and employees are at odds over how technology will impact productivity and worker satisfaction, according to a 2019 Talent Trends report Get ahead of the rising expectations of talent (registration) published by Randstad Sourceright. Based on a survey of global human capital leaders, board level executives and working professionals, …

People three times more likely to discuss physical than mental health

People are three times more likely to discuss common physical ailments over mental health issues at work according to a new study published to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May). The OnePoll survey of 2,000 employed adults reveals that, on average, 42 percent of employees feel comfortable discussing …

Why experts are freaking out over the new way Google Chrome sign-in works

The internet has erupted over Google’s latest Chrome release — and not in a good way. With an updated user interface, enhanced password manager, and a slew of other updates, you would assume the latest version of Google’s popular web browser, Chrome 69, would be eliciting some pretty good responses. …

Venture capital investment for women: 5 female-focused firms to follow in the South

My final post in the women-focused venture capital firms series features venture capital investment firms in the Southern United States. I’ve covered women-led VC firms on the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest. Venture capital investment for women: 5 firms to follow in the South Here are five standout female-focused …

Digitisation and culture of uncertainty lead employees to seek stability

Job security is the top reason employees in the UK joined their company, and also the main reason they stay, according to Mercer’s 2019 Global Talent Trends study. With close to one in three employees  being concerned that AI and automation will replace their job, senior managers are also worried about the …