Employee Discussion
Once favoured by major multinational companies, the forced ranking system of employee performance evaluation has had numerous negative effects on morale, productivity and ultimately many firms' financial bottom line. By James McKean One of the clearest, and most sure-fire, ways to assess the performance of an individual employee at the end of the working year is through the contentious practice of...
How should a CV be presented in 2020? By Phil Taylor A CV is something that could change your life and be incredibly important for your future as you look to build a career for yourself. So, what actually needs to be on it and how should it be presented so that potential new employees notice your application? CV (curriculum vitae) are...
For many of us, working from home during COVID-19 has meant we are spending a lot of time on video meeting applications like Zoom. For many though, the novelty has quickly worn off, and 'zoom fatigue' has set in. So why are online meetings more tiring than face-to-face ones? By Bev Cleary It is probably fair to say that when many...
With more people than ever attending university and employment opportunities diminishing thanks to COVID-19, it is more important than ever that graduates are prepared for the world of work. By Elis Williams A report published by the Office for National Statistics in 2016 showed that since 1992, the number of university students had doubled. This huge increase in the numbers of people...
Skipping lunch breaks costs business £50m a day through a loss in productivity when employees run out of energy mid-afternoon, and has also been shown to be damaging employees' mental and physical health. But the fight-back has begun with the social media #TakeBackLunch movement. By Angus Wright You know the feeling; you’re working away at your desk with lunchtime approaching. You’ve...
As pressures on jobs grows, the positive team culture that once existed at many workplaces has long since evaporated. Automation, off-shoring, hiring freezes and longer hours are all having a negative impact and creating a toxic workplace at many firms. How do you survive a toxic workplace and how do management create a better work culture? By Angus Wright Now, more...
Pity the poor recruiters. It can seem like a nice life touring universities talking to students about their futures but there is a darker side to this role. We talked to some recruiters on the condition of anonymity and asked them about their worst ever experiences at job fairs and milk round events at UK universities and colleges. One cannot help...
Moving on can be difficult. Like other major life events, a job or career change, whether voluntary or involuntary, will likely be a period of highs and lows that will test you and your family. Your job hunt might have lasted months, even years, and the feelings of elation and relief will be palpable. It can happen, however, that the emotional...