May 16, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

The productivity balancing act

The term BYOD is pretty much obsolete. So obsolete in fact, that it probably needs to be spelt out for the younger generation in the workplace who may not even recognise the term. BYOD stands for ‘bring your own device’ and it relates to employees bringing their own electronic equipment to use in the workplace.…

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May 5, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Are tattoos still a taboo in the workplace?

Inked candidates have a 64% chance of being discriminated against. It’s estimated that a third of all young adults in the UK have a tattoo, and about one in five of the total population possesses some form of tattoo. Despite these figures, there is currently no specific legislation preventing discrimination against those with tattoos in…

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May 4, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Has technology ruined our work-life balance?

The average employee spends 13 hours every week reading and responding to emails. That equates to 28% of the working week spent purely dealing with emails. These statistics from the McKinsey Global Institute’s report ‘The social economy: Unlocking value and productivity through social technologies’ make for sobering reading. Even more sobering is the fact that…

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April 26, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Skills crisis worsening as UK training spend falls significantly

UK employers are facing a massive skills crisis and are not doing anywhere near enough to overcome it. So says a new CIPD report, ‘From ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’: making the UK’s skills system world class’, which claims that the UK is “sleepwalking into a low-value, low-skills economy”. The report, which reviewed the UK’s skills policy…

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April 18, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

What can HR do to counterbalance the effects of a chair-based lifestyle?

Sitting is the new smoking. These were the words of a man called Dr James Levine, director of the Mayo Clinic-Arizona State University Obesity Solutions Initiative and author of the book ‘Get up!: Why your chair is killing you and what you can do about it’. He had quite a lot more to say on…

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April 12, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

Are you aware of the latest Employment Law changes?

April is, of course, a busy time of year in terms of HR legislation. There are several new pieces of employment legislation coming into force this month, including two biggies – gender pay gap reporting and the apprenticeship levy. We have set out all the new legislation below and outlined the key bits of information…

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DPG is now an apprenticeship provider!

As an apprentice provider, we can either work with organisations as a direct employer running your apprenticeship programme, or we can work in partnership through our preferred lead apprenticeship provider. We are also very happy to work with apprenticeship lead providers who want to forge strong networks in this area. Find out more about how DPG can…

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April 4, 2017 | Posted in the Blog

What do millennials want from work?

By 2020, over a third of the global workplace will be millennials, according to this 2016 Manpower research. Other research puts the number even higher at 50%. No wonder then that employers keep talking about the importance of recruiting, rewarding and retaining millennials in the workplace. But, if you want to recruit and retain them,…

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