NEWS

HOW SAFE IS YOUR OFFICE FROM COVID-19?

Posted on 7th August 2020

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As recruitment experts, we continually keep our pulse on the industry's wider issues and the impact from Coronavirus. Research shows that of businesses currently trading, 6% of the total workforce had returned to the workplace from furlough in the last 2 weeks, and 4% had moved from remote working to the normal workplace*. As people return to the office, it's vital to ensure their safety. We are delighted to partner with Netbox Digital to offer the latest technology to scan visitors on arrival, efficiently looking for signs of fever.

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TOP TIPS FOR WORKING FROM HOME DURING LOCKDOWN

Posted on 26th March 2020

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As a response to the Coronavirus situation, many employees will now be working from home for the first time. From assigning a dedicated working area to remaining connected to your colleagues and keeping track of your time, Netbox Recruitment's top ten tips will help ensure that your time spent working at home remains productive whilst prioritising your wellbeing.

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DEALING WITH AN INCREASED RISK OF STRESS AND ANXIETY, AS MORE EMPLOYEES WORK FROM HOME

Posted on 26th March 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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With a government directive to work from home where possible in the wake of Coronavirus, many companies are asking their staff to do this for the first time. And while this has been a trend for some years, the practicality and reality of working from home will still be a shock to the system for many. Combined with emotions running high around Coronavirus, which the World Health Organisation (WHO) acknowledges can cause stress and anxiety, employers need to do what they can to support the mental health of their workforce during such an unprecedented time.

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WE'RE HERE TO PROVIDE TOTAL SUPPORT IN THIS PERIOD OF UNCERTAINTY

Posted on 24th March 2020

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We want to provide total reassurance that despite the uncertain economic climate caused by the COVID-19 / Coronavirus pandemic, Netbox Recruitment will continue to offer complete support to both businesses and candidates across Kent and the South East. We continue to support the needs of our current clients as well as helping businesses who requiring specific staffing requirements in direct response to the challenges created by current events. Similarly, as well as working with our existing candidate pool, we are also committed to providing the absolute best possible service to help candidates who may have unfortunately faced redundancy or reduced hours in the face of the current climate.

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CIPD RESPONDS TO GOVERNMENT ESTIMATE THAT A FIFTH OF UK WORKFORCE COULD BE ABSENT OVER CORONAVIRUS

Posted on 12th March 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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The CIPD is urging employers to take necessary measures to protect employee well-being as the number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the UK continues to climb. The UK Government has highlighted that at the peak of this event, a fifth of workers could be absent from work.

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WORK AFFECTS SLEEP AFFECTS WORK: EMPLOYERS CAN HELP BREAK THE CYCLE

Posted on 12th March 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Despite experts recommending we should have between seven to nine hours sleep each night, the average Briton gets just six hours and 19 minutes. Work-related reasons can contribute significantly to a disturbed slumber, but businesses can play an important role in helping employees meet their sleep quotas, and this World Sleep Day (13 March) provides the perfect opportunity.

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MALE EMPLOYERS TWICE AS LIKELY TO SUPPORT A PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY - BUT REAL CHANGE, NOT TOKENISM, IS NEEDED

Posted on 12th March 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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One in four male employers (25%) think International Women's Day (IWD) should be a public holiday, compared to just one in eight (13%) women employers, according to a survey by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). But IWD, observed on 8 March, is best marked by employers taking action to remedy discrimination in the workplace rather than adopt token gestures which make employers feel good about themselves for a day but don't have the impact that women employees deserve or want for the longer term, argues the REC.

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WIN TREATS FOR YOUR TEAM IN OUR END OF DECADE QUIZ

Posted on 28th February 2020

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To mark the need to leave outdated recruitment strategies in the last decade, we want you to test your knowledge of the 2010s by taking part in our fantastic online end of decade quiz! From famous sporting moments, to iconic films, albums, fashion trends and political events, the 2010s were filled with memorable moments but do have what it takes to achieve a perfect quiz score? Our quiz is also a chance for you to win tempting treats for your team!.

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LEAVE LAST DECADE'S APPROACH TO RECRUITMENT BEHIND YOU

Posted on 28th February 2020

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At Netbox Recruitment, our approach has always been forward thinking. In fact, the company itself was born from a desire to do things differently and push against the conventions of the wider industry. It's no wonder then that our in-depth, personal service feels right at home at the start of the brand new decade. If you're still using recruiters who are simply forwarding you CVs or shortlisting candidates they've never met then it's time to move forwards with a new approach ready for a new decade.

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MAJORITY OF BRITS WORRY ABOUT DISAPPOINTING THEIR MANAGER

Posted on 25th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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According to the latest research from CV-Library, most (58.1%) Brits worry about disappointing their manager at work, with one in three (36.1%) admitting that they rely on praise from their boss to help boost their confidence at work. The study, which surveyed over 2,000 UK professionals, also reveals that the younger generation are most likely to worry about letting their boss down (83.3% of under 18s and 62.2% of 18-24 year olds), while only 53% of 55-64-year olds are concerned about this.

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NEW CALL FOR LICENSING TO PROTECT VULNERABLE WORKERS

Posted on 24th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) has commended the recent spotlight on the UK Hand Car Wash industry, and its link to modern slavery, from the interim Director of Labour Market Enforcement, Matthew Taylor, who calls for mandatory licensing.

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BUSINESSES PUSH FORWARD WITH HIRING EFFORTS AHEAD OF BREXIT DEADLINE

Posted on 10th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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According to the latest data from the UK's leading independent job board, CV-Library, the UK job market boomed in the first month of 2020, with job numbers and applications both rising year-on-year. The study, which explores job market data from January 2020 and compares this with findings from the same period in 2019, reveals that businesses have regained their confidence in the UK economy, as job numbers grew by 2.8% year-on-year.

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ALMOST 3 IN 4 UK MANAGERS NOW FEELING 'FAIRLY PREPARED' FOR BREXIT

Posted on 10th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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A survey conducted by the Chartered Management Institute brings new insight into business preparations for a post-Brexit Britain. The survey, which took place between 24th October and 5th December 2019, saw 1,104 UK-based CMI members respond to various aspects of the UK's exit from the EU.

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45% OF UK WORKERS HAD NO SOFT SKILLS DEVELOPMENT OFFERED IN PAST 12 MONTHS

Posted on 10th February 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Research conducted by e-learning specialists, GoodHabitz, verifies the strong link between employees being offered soft skills learning and development opportunities and employee satisfaction and motivation. Yet many UK employers are not providing any of these learning at work opportunities.

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SALARY SLUMP: WAGES DROP FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE Q1 2018

Posted on 29th January 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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According to the latest quarterly job market report from CV-Library, salaries dropped by 7.8% in the final few months of 2019; the first time they've fallen year-on-year since Q1 2018.

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BUSINESS CONFIDENCE SOARS TO A RECORD HIGH

Posted on 29th January 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Business sentiment has surged to an all-time high, according to Deloitte's latest CFO survey. The Q4 2019 survey, which took place immediately after the December UK general election, showed the largest increase in confidence in its 11-year history.

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SPORTS BANTER IN THE OFFICE CAN ALIENATE FEMALE STAFF

Posted on 29th January 2020 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Business leaders should show greater awareness and sensitivity towards female staff when sports banter takes place on the "shopfloor". Ann Francke on BBC Radio 4 TODAY warned business leaders and managers that football banter in particular could act as a "gateway" to other laddish behaviour; with Francke warning that "if it goes unchecked this can signal a more "laddish culture in the organisation".

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READY TO BEAT BLUE MONDAY?

Posted on 20th January 2020

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Blue Monday is the name given to the day loosely 'calculated' to be the most depressing of the year. A range of contributing factors are taken into account to pinpoint Blue Monday including the gloomy, dark and cold Winter weather and the realisation that Christmas and new year festivities are well and truly finished for another year.

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KEEPING STAFF IN THE DARK ABOUT PAY FEEDS PERCEPTION OF UNFAIRNESS

Posted on 10th January 2019 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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Only half of permanent employees (51%) think they are paid fairly and even fewer (34%) think that everyone in their organisation is paid fairly, a new report from the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, reveals.

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6 STEPS EMPLOYERS CAN TAKE TO HELP EMPLOYEES WHO ARE RETIRING IN 2020

Posted on 10th January 2019 - INDUSTRY NEWS

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The New Year is the perfect time for employees to take stock of their finances and those who are approaching retirement will have a number of decisions to make given the freedom and choice in pensions. Many will turn to their workplace for support with this.

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