Insights into UK salaries

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According to HR news, salaries across the UK saw a rise in December last year – this information came as a surprise as that month is generally a quiet month for pay rises and recruitment.

DCS Multiserve, provider of industrial cleaning services, has compiled some insights into UK salaries to paint a true picture of what the UK’s salaries look like across the country. These insights include:

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Considering a Legal Benefits Plan for Employees? What You Should Know


It’s quite common to offer employees a medical benefits plan, but more and more businesses are starting to look into offering a legal benefits plan for their employees to use, too. It doesn’t matter what size company you operate, and how many or little employees you have, a legal benefits plan can not only be a good thing for your employees, but it can be a huge incentive for staff to stay with your company.

Let’s look at what a legal benefits plan is, and what you should know before you make your decision.

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How to Deal Effectively with Traumatic Incidents in Workplace


Health and safety legislation has made modern workplaces far safer than they were 100 years ago. Major accidents and incidents are rare, but accidents do happen, and small business owners and managers need to have systems in place to deal with the aftermath of such an event. Failure to do so can have serious consequences on your business, employees and yourself. To deal effectively with such incidents you need to understand what you need to do before and after the incident. Here are few tips that will help.

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10 Ways to Boost Workforce Productivity


Every company in the world has issues with workforce productivity. There are always new ways to work harder, to create better synergy in the workplace, and to get the most bang for your buck. While you’ll never truly be able to operate at 100%, you should always endeavor to get as close to this as possible. The key is to put yourself in the best position to work effectively. Here are ten ways to improve your productivity.

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Direct Benefits of Corporate Team Building


It would be fair to say that corporate team building has become immensely more popular over recent years. Once regarded as something of a fad, the practice is now sworn by a lot of companies around the globe and judging by the benefits they bring, it’s no surprise why.

Additionally, the types of events have started to vary immensely. The definition of team building may have been a traditional school sporting activity, although now that is just one element. It could be something like these corporate hospitality events, which include experiences such as drinking on a London bus, or even going to Paris for the day.

In short, these days can be extremely creative and the stereotypes that were once associated with them have certainly disappeared.

To highlight just why so many companies are heading down this route, let’s take a look at some of the benefits that teams who frequent these days can take from them.

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Why Small Businesses Must Use the New I-9 Form

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When it comes to hiring people, employers in the United States have to make sure of a potential employee’s identity and employment eligibility. The verification mechanism that is employed in the country is the completion of the Form I-9, a federal form that was made mandatory by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

Both the employees and the employers are required by law to complete the latest version of the Form I-9, while employees are required to present additional supporting documents. This verification process applies to both citizens and non-citizens.

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3 Motivational Events to Improve Employee Morale in Small Businesses


In a small business, it can pay dividends to reward and motivate your staff. From reiterating a company ideology and trying to get staff behind it to rewarding hard work and helping to ensure a level of effort continues, motivational events are key.

Events provider Corporate Rewards Events highlight some of the key ways to help motivate teams in a small business.

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Staff Turnover: How to Become the Business Employees Won’t Want to Leave


Employee turnover is a big problem, especially for small business owners. For one thing, it requires significant effort to hire a new employee, not to mention the money you need to spend in the recruiting process. Also, losing an experienced employee means that you will need to train his replacement, and as we all know, it takes time for a new employee to learn all the tricks of the trade. In addition, when hiring someone new you don’t know how that employee is going to turn out. Finding a good employee is a challenging task. Your best option is to create an atmosphere in your workplace from where employees won’t want to leave. How can you do that? Continue reading to find out.

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6 Ways to Improve your Online Presence as an Employer


How do you let everyone know how awesome your company culture is? If we could scream it across the globe, we would. However, it’s becoming more and more commonplace to see businesses enhancing their employer brand online. This way, you can defy the laws of time and space, letting the whole world know that it is a bright idea to work for you.

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Do You Really Need to Give Employees Smartphones?


The age-old issue of company cell phones has never been more rife, as the functions of our phones are becoming increasingly complex, intelligent and useful for day to day work functions. It’s imperative that businesses are providing the best cell phones for their employees, however it’s difficult these days to really know if doling out smartphones really is the best option. So, today we are going to go through the pros and cons of providing your staff with smartphones.

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