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Side hustles – on the rise

Having one or more jobs these days is becoming more and more popular, with a whopping fifth of workers in the UK considering the opportunity predominantly the millennials.The term ‘side hustle’ was originally coined in the 1950s and is defined as ‘a way to make money from your passion, interest or hobby’. However, it’s said that the idea of supplemental work has…See More
Jun 4
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

Teaching tech to the elderly

It’s common knowledge that those born before the technology surge naturally struggle with some of the new innovations, and understandably so.Maplewave, whose revolutionary customer experience software which has transformed the way in which we do our shopping, have lent their expertise on how we can provide a helping hand when it comes to the elderly learning technology.Grasping new technologyIt’s easy for the younger generations to grasp new…See More
Jun 2
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

Side hustles – on the rise

Having one or more jobs these days is becoming more and more popular, with a whopping fifth of workers in the UK considering the opportunity predominantly the millennials.The term ‘side hustle’ was originally coined in the 1950s and is defined as ‘a way to make money from your passion, interest or hobby’. However, it’s said that the idea of supplemental work has…See More
Jun 1
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

How to reduce your staff turnover

Hiring new members of staff can be an expensive task. Not only is it time consuming to undergo the recruitment process, but when you bring a new colleague into your business, they need extensive training to make sure they can be the biggest asset possible. However, a lot of companies completely overlook up to 95% of the overall cost of hiring.In the UK, the average recruitment process costs £3,000. This takes into consideration the need to advertise, interviewing time, hiring fees and any…See More
Mar 1
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

The rise of the side hustle

Nowadays, having more than one job is becoming more popular, with a fifth of workers in the UK considering the opportunity — especially the millennial generation.The term ‘side hustle’ was originally coined in the 1950s and is defined as ‘a way to make money from your passion, interest or hobby’. However, it’s said that the idea of supplemental work has been…See More
Oct 23, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

Gender diversity in the construction industry

One in five construction companies in the UK have no women in senior roles. With some industry professionals believing that ‘there is a definite prejudice against women’ in the construction industry, there appears to still be an inequality of opportunity for women.According to Construction News, half of all construction firms claim they have never had a female manager within their business — a shocking figure when gender diversity and equality is such a pressing issue. What is even more…See More
Oct 22, 2018
A blog post by Jake Holyoak was featured

How to both keep your hospitality staff and keep them happy

The hospitality industry is facing a crisis of staffing. According to The Morning Advertiser, the hospitality industry’s yearly staff retention sits at 70%, but the UK average is 85%. This is supported by a survey from restaurant equipment supplier, Nisbets, where it was revealed that hospitality staff start to look for other…See More
Oct 18, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

How to both keep your hospitality staff and keep them happy

The hospitality industry is facing a crisis of staffing. According to The Morning Advertiser, the hospitality industry’s yearly staff retention sits at 70%, but the UK average is 85%. This is supported by a survey from restaurant equipment supplier, Nisbets, where it was revealed that hospitality staff start to look for other…See More
Oct 18, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

How to ask your employer for education funding

Some adults may feel that they could bring more to their role with the right knowledge and training. However, it’s possible that many people think that they can’t speak to their employer and ask them for education funding. Perhaps they believe that this is an inappropriate question to ask, or they don’t think that their employer would agree. In reality, employees that have been invested in by their place of work often have a higher well-being and are more productive — bringing more to their…See More
Aug 17, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

How to get a career abroad

For many of us, the prospect of working abroad is an attractive thought. Perhaps you want to practise a language in another country, visit many places, or you like the idea of working in a different climate. Of course, many companies have headquarters in multiple countries but there are some careers that are focused around travelling and living abroad. Together with Northumbria…See More
Jul 6, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

How to widen the workforce using technology

There has been a massive shift in the way that the British workforce operates — thanks to the digital revolution that is still going strong today after its birth in 1947 when the transistor was introduced. As the years passed by, advanced technologies were brought forward that helped prepare us for an online world. There was the first commercial computer sold in 1951, for example, which led to the first email being sent in 1971. Mobile phones hit the market in 1984 and the creation of the World…See More
May 17, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

How to widen the workforce using technology

 There has been a massive shift in the way that the British workforce operates — thanks to the digital revolution that is still going strong today after its birth in 1947 when the transistor was introduced. As the years passed by, advanced technologies were brought forward that helped prepare us for an online world. There was the first commercial computer sold in 1951, for example, which led to the first email being sent in 1971. Mobile phones hit the market in 1984 and the creation of the…See More
May 4, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

How to get into law

Are you interested in pursuing a career in law but have no idea where to start? TBI Law, experts in dental negligence claims, has created this guide so that you can begin setting out an effective career route into the law industry without delay…Considerations when choosing your A-LevelsThe first thing to highlight when it comes to A-Levels is that you do not need to take law…See More
Apr 25, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

The cost of sick days at work

Nobody likes getting sick, but even the healthiest employees can fall victim to a bug from time-to-time. For employees, this means spending a day or two snuggled up under the duvet, catching up on sleep and desperately trying to get back to full health. For employers, it’s a very different story.Have you ever considered just how costly sick days can be? While absences are largely unavoidable, it can leave employers short of staff and out of pocket. In this article,…See More
Apr 4, 2018
Jake Holyoak posted a blog post

How has the introduction of the National Living Wage affected the catering industry?

As of April 1st 2016, UK employers are legally obliged to pay staff who are over the age of 25 a minimum National Living Wage. The hourly rate was set at £7.50 for all employees aged 25 and over, a 30p increase on the previous £7.20 hourly rate. The National Minimum Wage still applies to workers who are aged 24 and under.However, an increase in minimum wage for staff has and will continue to increase costs for companies across the UK who legally need to pay their employees more.In a recent…See More
Jan 23, 2018

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First Name
Jake
Last Name
Holyoak
Country (Pick One)
United Arab Emirates United Kingdom
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Not US Based
Job Title (select one)
Other
Company
Mediaworks
Which industries do you work in now?
Advertising & Marketing
How many employees work at your company?
D. 51-200
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http://www.mediaworks.co.uk

Jake Holyoak's Blog

Workplace Injuries: A Worrying Number

In 2015/16, there were 144 workers killed as a result of a workplace accidents – this number decreased slightly in 2016/17 to 137 workers. Whilst the number is still worryingly high, when comparing the past two years’ figures with 2006/07 when there were 247 deaths in the workplace, it is clear that health and safety is slowly, but surely, improving.

However, it is worth noting the number of non-fatal injuries in the workplace – in 2015/16 there were 621,000 workers who experienced…

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Posted on June 18, 2019 at 3:47am — 1 Comment

Teaching tech to the elderly

It’s common knowledge that those born before the technology surge naturally struggle with some of the new innovations, and understandably so.

Maplewave, whose revolutionary customer experience software which has transformed the way in which we do our shopping, have lent their expertise on how we can provide a helping hand when it comes to the elderly learning technology.

Grasping new…

Continue

Posted on June 2, 2019 at 7:17am

Side hustles – on the rise

Having one or more jobs these days is becoming more and more popular, with a whopping fifth of workers in the UK considering the opportunity predominantly the millennials.

The term ‘side hustle’ was originally coined in the 1950s and is defined as ‘a way to make money from your passion, interest or hobby’. However, it’s said…

Continue

Posted on June 1, 2019 at 6:38am

How to reduce your staff turnover

Hiring new members of staff can be an expensive task. Not only is it time consuming to undergo the recruitment process, but when you bring a new colleague into your business, they need extensive training to make sure they can be the biggest asset possible. However, a lot of companies completely overlook up to 95% of the overall cost of hiring.

In the UK, the average recruitment process costs £3,000. This takes into consideration the need to advertise, interviewing time, hiring fees…

Continue

Posted on March 1, 2019 at 8:34am

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