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Two-Thirds of UK Employees Claim Tiredness Minimising Productivity

Almost two-thirds of UK workers claim that tiredness negatively impacts on productivity at work.

 

The new data, found via a study by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) also finds more than a third of workers are struggling to get a good night’s sleep due to their job.

 

Of those struggling to sleep, more than half cite that they have difficulty winding down after a stressful day at the office as the main reason for sleeplessness (55 per cent).

 

This was followed by job worries (45 per cent), early starts (41 per cent), and late-night working (35 per cent).

 

 

This research follows the launch of the world’s largest sleep study.

Posted by Neil Grime 20 days ago

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Government and EU Urged to Speed Up Negotiations

Several business leaders, who collectively employ one million workers in the UK and EU, have called for politicians on both sides of the Brexit negotiations to speed up the process.

 

 

The letter was drawn up by trade group the CBI and circulated to top business leaders. It urges negotiators to finally clarify the rights of UK and EU citizens working abroad. It also calls for actual progress with other areas by the end of 2017.

Posted by Neil Grime 20 days ago

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Two-Thirds of UK Employees Claim Tiredness Minimising Productivity

Almost two-thirds of UK workers claim that tiredness negatively impacts on productivity at work.

 

The new data, found via a study by Willis Towers Watson (WTW) also finds more than a third of workers are struggling to get a good night’s sleep due to their job.

 

Of those struggling to sleep, more than half cite that they have difficulty winding down after a stressful day at the office as the main reason for sleeplessness (55 per cent).

 

This was followed by job worries (45 per cent), early starts (41 per cent), and late-night working (35 per cent).

 

 

This research follows the launch of the world’s largest sleep study.

Posted by Neil Grime 1 month ago

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Small Businesses Waste 4 Months a Year On Admin

For small businesses, every day is vital. Unfortunately, for many, those days are often wasted.

 

120 Days a Year

 

It has been claimed that small businesses spend an average of 120 working days each year on administrative tasks such as invoices and recruitment.

 

On average, 5.6% of small business staff time is used doing back-office tasks because firms do not have sufficient systems to deal with them.

 

 

The research was undertaken by technology firm Sage.

Posted by Neil Grime 1 month ago

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Are SME’s Not Taking Cyber Threat Seriously Enough?

Despite a spate of recent attacks, small and medium-sized businesses are still not investing in their cyber-security defences.

 

Nearly one-sixth of all companies, 875,000 of those being SMEs, suffered attacks within the last year, with firms in London the worst hit.

 

 

Of the companies targeted, just over a fifth reported that it cost them more than £10,000 and one in 10 said that it had cost them more than £50,000.

Posted by Neil Grime 3 months ago

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