HR + Business News – Dec 19

Business News Hampshire

We’ve gathered the recent headlines for HR, Recruitment + Business News in Hampshire, Dorset and the local area. Keeping you up to date with everything in the world of HR, work, business and strategy.

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23rd Dec
WARC: WARC Marketer’s toolkit for 2020
Campaign Live: David Lloyd Clubs tells families to put devices down and ‘have more we time’
Marketing Week: Waitrose, Zoopla, Tesco: Everything that matters this morning

20th Dec
Marketing Week: Coca-Cola, BrewDog, First Choice: 5 things that mattered this week and why
Business Insider: Gen Zers are more likely to become homeowners than millennials, according to some experts
Instagram’s new policy of removing ‘likes’ is yet another challenge to our basic human need to ‘belong,’ a behavior analyst explains

14th Dec
Business Insider: I accidentally stumbled upon a gig playing Santa, and 17 years later here’s what the role has taught me
6 emails you can send every week to become more successful

2nd Dec
Business Insider: The AI 101 report – How AI is becoming smarter


23rd Dec

Personnel Today: How can HR be agile in 2020?
The Guardian: ‘This is not rule of law’: detention of Huawei workers sparks backlash

20th Dec
Personnel Today: Queen’s Speech: flexible working, carers’ leave and immigration plan confirmed
Former France Télécom managers jailed following staff suicides
Why performance management and engagement should be linked

19th Dec
Personnel Today:Woman who lost job over transgender tweets loses hearing
Concern over frequency of racist incidents in armed forces
Pay awards end 2019 on a high
Tesco employee jailed over customer refund thefts
Let’s tackle racism in the workplace at source

18th Dec
The Guardian: Flushing away time: tilted toilet aims to increase employee productivity

17th Dec
The Guardian: Why the office Secret Santa is the worst Christmas tradition
Don’t agree? See our top Secret Santa Gift Ideas

16th Dec
WeForum: Should you be concerned about automation in the workplace?
People Management: How to fix a stagnant culture
The latest legal outlook on flexible working

13th Dec
WeForum: This infographic charts the decline of manufacturing worldwide
Personnel Today: Employment experts react to Conservative election win
Personnel Today: Essential HR metrics for 2020
Artificial intelligence roles head up list of UK emerging jobs

12th Dec
People Management: It’s time to give your recruitment a makeover

11th Dec
Personnel Today: Tech companies dominate Glassdoor employer rankings
The 10 most important employment law cases in 2019

10th Dec
The Guardian: UK employers ‘pause’ job hiring as demand falls to seven-year low

9th Dec
HR News: Half of UK employers have been victims of degree fraud
Personnel Today: Supreme Court’s unfair dismissal ruling in Royal Mail case gives pause for thought
HR News: Robotic’ staff service is tainting customer satisfaction for UK businesses

6th Dec
Personnel Today: Northern Ireland health strike continues after pay offer rejected
Learnability: Is LQ the new IQ?

HR News: Is encouraging cycling among your workforce a smart move?
Lloyd’s of London staff urged to behave during Christmas party season

5th Dec
The Guardian: There are plenty of ways to have your night – and career – ruined at the office Christmas party

4th Dec
The Guardian: Hedge fund boss pays himself £200m despite fund’s profits falling
The Guardian: The Netflixisation of academia’: is this the end for university lectures?
Top UK firms failing to increase boardroom diversity, study shows

2nd Dec

Personnel Today: SWR begin 27-day strike over role of guards
HR News: UK workforce consistently overworked despite high levels of flexible working
Personnel Today: Department store criticised for period badges
Business leaders question migration policy as EU workers return ‘home’


20th Dec
Business Insider: Gen Zers are more likely to become homeowners than millennials, according to some experts
People think you’re more competent when you wear expensive clothes, according to new Princeton research

9th Dec

Business Insider: Here’s why Christmas movies are so popular, according to researchers
Silicon Valley’s newest startup trend? Shoeless office policies.

7th Dec
Business Insider: Ask yourself these 2 questions to decide between a job that’s more prestigious and a job that’s more fulfilling

6th Dec
Business Insider: A Pennsylvania couple uprooted their entire lives and sold everything they owned to buy a restaurant in the Caribbean. Here’s how they did it.
Goodbye secretaries: This map shows the fastest dying jobs in every US state

2nd Dec
Business Insider: I didn’t take maternity leave as a self-employed worker and I regret it
The Guardian: Five ways to improve your commute
Want your work placement to become a paid job?
HR News: 79% of Women lack confidence at work
WEF: 5 ways to swim, not sink, as part of a ‘liquid workforce’


16th Dec
Bournemouth Echo: Lush ‘building community’ after shutting social media accounts
Daily Echo: South Coast Boat Show 2020 to take place at Ocean Village

13th Dec
Bournemouth Echo: Fraud probe after ‘£100k disappears’ at Bournemouth’s Coastal BID
New Look gets chief executive – after a two-year vacancy
You Are the Media to launch marketing workshops
Daily Echo: Jobs saved with buyout of Supercuts and Regis
Igloo Energy wins £20m investment

11th Dec
Bournemouth Echo: LV= chief Richard Rowney is quitting
PiggyBank owner DJS (UK) Limited goes into administration
Daily Echo:Fareham College up for award for training builders

9th Dec
Bournemouth Echo:Amigo Loans boss Hamish Paton resigns after just five months
Cherries’ winning form in business
Daily Echo: Election blamed for fall in job ads

7th Dec 
Bournemouth Echo: Where is Bournemouth in the hard-working places poll?

6th Dec
Daily Echo: Jobs boost as aviation company moves to new factory
Bournemouth Echo: Naked Coffee opens first deli

5th Dec
Daily Echo: IT firms Aura Technology and Amicus ITS merge
Bournemouth Echo: Flexible workspace provider BizSpace opens in Christchurch

4th Dec
Bournemouth Echo: Loungers chain behind Cosy Club could triple in size
Daily Echo: CooperVision creates 42 jobs with move to former Ford factory

2nd Dec
Bournemouth Echo:
Intergage says four-day week is just as productive
‘Parlourmentary’ to open in former Southbourne funeral parlour
Steele Raymond moves property team into Granville Chambers
Dorset’s fastest growing businesses in exports

1st Dec
Dorset Biz News: Celebration of excellence as Dorset’s biggest cultural red carpet event recognises achievers
Simon Scarborough, hospitality consultant and guru is in this week’s hotseat

Sources: Thanks to all of our sources as always, Bournemouth Echo, Business Insider, Guardian, Personnel Today, People Management, Forbes, The Business Magazine, Daily Echo,  Business in Dorset, World Economic Forum, Campaign Live, WARC + Marketing Week.

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