Jake Holyoak's Blog (22)

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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Added by Jake Holyoak 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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on June 2, 2019 at 7:17am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on June 1, 2019 at 6:38am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on March 1, 2019 at 8:34am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on October 23, 2018 at 5:59am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on October 22, 2018 at 5:11am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on October 18, 2018 at 3:34am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on August 17, 2018 at 5:12am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on July 6, 2018 at 4:41am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on May 17, 2018 at 5:34am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on May 4, 2018 at 4:23am — No Comments

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-Levels

The first thing to highlight when it comes to A-Levels…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on April 25, 2018 at 6:56am — No Comments

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,…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on April 4, 2018 at 6:19am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on January 23, 2018 at 4:26am — No Comments

Holiday Sickness

In the 12 months leading up to August 2016, 86% of Brits revealed that had taken at least one holiday, either in the UK or abroad – a significant increase on the previous year’s figures (77%), and the highest level of holidaymakers since 2011. With only 14% of Brits not taking a holiday, it is clear that those in the UK strive to spend their time away from work and education by taking a holiday.

Now that summer is officially over, for most of us, our holidays are just a distant…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on December 1, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments

The importance of recruitment agencies

According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), as of August 2017 there were approximately 1.44 million people in the UK who were unemployed but actively seeking or available to work. This figure was 52,000 fewer than figures up to May 2017 and over 215,000 fewer than the year previous.

There were also 8.81 million people who were unemployed and not actively seeking or available for work. However, the UK is working hard to improve its employment rate across the country – so…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on November 28, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments

Education and training in the catering industry

The catering industry continues to grow year on year, with new trends and restaurant designs influencing how the industry approaches food, and customer’s attitudes towards restaurants and the food that they eat. We have seen the rise of pop-up food venues and street food, whilst the trusty traditional restaurants still open their doors day after day, filling the demand for social dining.

The industry is in a great place, with 75% of respondents last year claiming their business has…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on October 10, 2017 at 4:45am — No Comments

Drive your career with a business from a van

Has your current career route hit a roadblock? Are you tired of your typical 9-5 job and looking for a new career adventure? If you have your own van, then you’ll be excited to hear that there are so many types of businesses that you can get involved in to reinvigorate your working life…

Courier

According to Mintel’s Courier and Express Delivery UK 2017 report, there were 2.8 billion packages and parcels delivered across the UK in 2016 — up 65% from the 1.7 billion recorded…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on September 28, 2017 at 4:26am — No Comments

Accents in recruitment and employment

For better or worse, the UK has different attitudes to its regional accents. What are these attitudes, and what impact do they have on employment? Facilities management company DCS Multiserve has provided us with this research…

Accents affect employability

Research has shown that a strong accent can affect how employable a person is – and how they are treated at work.

Eight in 10 employers admit to making…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on September 28, 2017 at 3:30am — 2 Comments

Salaries around the world in the construction industry

In light of recent research, it was revealed that the global construction industry will be worth an outstanding US$10.3 trillion by 2020.  Electrical Direct have given us an insight into how tradesmen salaries and entry routes vary around the globe.

Training to be a carpenter

One thing remains the same around the world when training to become a carpenter – on-the-job training is key. To become a carpenter in the UK, Level 1…

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Added by Jake Holyoak on September 14, 2017 at 11:53am — No Comments

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