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Mar 29, 2021
Posted on Mar 29, 2021 Almost one year on and a third lockdown in, it seems Brits are growing tired of TikTok challenges, memes and empty social interactions, with a recent survey conducted by online comparison service money.co.uk, revealing over half (58%) of the UK undergoing a social media detox. The descent of a global pandemic left us all wanting to keep connected whilst confined to our homes – inevitably turning to social trends and zoom calls in order to fill the ‘face time’ void. In order to best analyse UK audiences’ most recent attitudes toward social media, money.co.uk’s survey asked users about taking time off from social media and findings from their mobile phone screen reports. Millennials are the most affected generation, with 43% of those who have deleted a social media app being aged between 25-44. Baby boomers follow in second place (21%), followed by Gen X (19%), leaving the youngest generation of Gen Zers as the least likely (18%) to give up social media. With extra ‘free time’ on their hands, Brits have been re-assessing what their relationship with social media will look like in the longer term and 40% have admitted that they have deleted social media for good, deciding that they’d rather not return to social media at all. Half of those abstaining permanently are millennials. Looking at the difference between the sexes, women are more likely to take a less drastic approach than men. 55% of those taking an indefinite hiatus are men whereas a majority 57% of those taking shorter, week-long breaks from social media, are women. Asking users to share details from their screen reports, millennials once again win the top spot for the most ‘dependent’ on social media. Out of the 25-44 age group, 42% say social media is their most-used category, beating the younger generation (Gen Zers) by just 1%. Although men are undergoing the more drastic detoxes, of those with social media as their ‘most used’ app category, only ⅓ are male, pointing to a massive female majority. Delving further into users’ screen reports, an outstanding 80% of those spending more than 8 hours a day on their phone are under the age of 44. Breaking down how some of the top social media apps are used, TikTok continues being most popular among the under 24s group. Twice more likely to favour the video-sharing platform than millennials, Gen Zers make up for a ⅓ of the app’s most loyal users. Instagram keeps top spot for millennials, who make up for 50% Instagram’s most frequent users. Surprisingly, Facebook continues to occupy first place overall for the UK’s most used social media app. Posted on Mar 29, 2021 As the anniversary of the UK’s first lockdown approaches, research from a leading intelligent learning platform has revealed that more than two thirds (67%) of the UK’s workforce feel ‘disconnected’ from their co-workers, and four fifths (80%) have spoken to their manager once in the last 10 days. These findings come after the platform surveyed 3,000 ‘remote-workers’ in the UK as part of a campaign to better understand the mindsets of people preparing to return to the office in the coming months. As the anniversary of the UK’s first lockdown approaches, a new study commissioned by a leading intelligent learning platform has revealed that more than two thirds (67%) of workers in the UK feel ‘disconnected’ from their colleagues and four fifths (80%) have spoken to their manager once in the last 10 days. Additionally, half admit (49%) this is having a negative impact on how they view their job, and a third (32%) say it’s having a negative impact on their mental health. The research, compiled by HowNow, asked 3,000 remote workers from the UK how they were feeling about the prospect of returning to workplaces, now the government is easing restrictions and what they thought had changed since moving to a work-from-home system last year. More than three quarters (77%) of respondents stated they were ‘nervous’ about returning to the office. When asked why they were feeling nervous about returning to the office, almost two fifths (39%) are nervous to interact with colleagues again in person, less than a third (31%) are worried about commuting, and a fifth (19%) are concerned about their physical appearance. Full details of the study can be found here: https://gethownow.com/blog/return-to-work-report/ A report from Microsoft Surface and YouGov at the beginning of 2021 discovered that more than four fifths (87%) of employees reported their businesses have adapted to hybrid/remote working*, HowNow’s survey results show that the majority of remote workers (79%) would prefer to continue working from home in some capacity, with just 5% answering they’d like to return to a work space full time. HowNow also asked respondents what they thought could be done in order to help remote workers with the transition back into the office. More than two thirds (68%) said that a staggered approach, with selected days in the office and others at home, would most help, while a fifth (21%) stated that regular virtual social catch ups prior to a return to the office would be most beneficial for them. HowNow is the intelligent learning platform, which helps organisations build skills and work smarter by connecting them with the knowledge they need, when they need it, everywhere they work. Nelson Sivalingam, CEO and Co-Founder of HowNow, said: “At HowNow, our mission has always been to give people the right skills, knowledge and mindset to succeed in their role and career. However, with the UK reaching a full-year of working from home and office returns creeping onto the horizon, those three things are bound to have been affected. That’s why we decided to commission this survey, to get a true feel for how employees view the WFH anniversary and eventual return to the office. And what should give leaders hope is that the two key themes are issues they can tackle right now. Currently, a lot of people are feeling disconnected from colleagues and looking ahead, there are understandable concerns about returning to ‘normality’. From introducing virtual socials for this final stretch to managing the office return, now is the perfect moment to evaluate and take action.” The Westin Mumbai Garden City has appointed Sonali Merchant Chavan as director, human resources. She will look into employee development, workforce management, and implement new HR policies. Chavan has moved in from another property of the Marriot chain – The Westin Pune, where she was director-human resources. A commerce graduate and a post graduate in hospitality from the Swiss Hotel Management School, Chavan started her career in the hotel industry as an HR professional. Her first job was with Taj Blue Diamond Pune as an HR executive in January 2005. In the last 16-odd years, she has worked with several properties in an HR role. After working for four years in her first job, Chavan moved to the Accor Hotels as HR manager with ibis Pune. In less than two years, she was moved to ibis Mumbai airport in the same role. In 2013, Chavan was elevated as director HR and moved to Novotel Ahmedabad, also an Accor Hotels property, in April 2013. In this role, she oversaw the entire HR and training functions. In around three and a half years, it was again time for a change in role, and Chavan moved to Novotel Juhu in Mumbai as director – talent and culture. In March 2020, after having spent more than 11 years with the Accor Group, she moved to the Marriot Group as director – HR with, Westin Pune at Koregaon Park. At Accor hotels, she was recognised for her creative efforts and awarded the “Talent & Culture Person of the Year”, India, in 2017 Being a creative thinker, with strong communication and grooming skills, Chavan aims to balance the organisational mission and the interests of the employees. Value our content… contribute towards our growth. Even a small contribution a month would be of great help for us. Since five years, we have been serving the industry through daily news and stories. Our content is free for all and we plan to keep it that way. Support HRKatha. Pay Here (All it takes is a minute) Posted on Mar 26, 2021 The pandemic has slowed down many businesses and activities worldwide. During this time, online merchants and gaming have flourished, however. Online poker and casinos are no exception. For Norwegian players looking for good online casinos and poker sites, our website nye casinoer is a great place to start. Here you will find the latest information and reviews on online casinos in Norway. Our author Kristoffer Haagensen has considerable experience in the casino industry. He was a natural choice for this article about the current state of poker in 2021. What is Poker? Poker is likely one of the most well-known games there is. Everyone’s heard of it. You’ll find it on virtually every online casino site, and there are websites just for poker. You can learn how to play it quickly and enjoy it with your friends. Poker is played with a deck of playing cards. Each player is handed five cards at the beginning. Different cards and combinations of cards have specific values. Throughout the game, you make wagers and can exchange cards from your hand with the deck. The goal is to make other players fold, that is, give up. Otherwise, to win, your hand will have to have the highest value among all players. Some winning combinations are the straight, flush, or full house. While poker is often said to be a game of luck, there’s a fair bit of skill involved. One essential skill is to make people believe your hand is better than it is. This may cause the other player to fold, even if their hand is better. Overall, poker is a fascinating game. No two games will ever be the same. Best Poker Sites 2021 Bonuses Are you looking for the best online poker 2021? We’ve got you covered. Below, you’ll find some of the best poker sites and the bonuses they offer to new players. 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Poker in Spring 2021 We see a bright future for poker spring. More people are finding themselves at home and with more free time on their hands. Naturally, the number of people playing at online casinos has increased. Poker is one of those games where you need other people to play with, unlike slots. A larger pool of players is undoubtedly good news for poker fans everywhere. It means there will be much more frequent games and tournaments running. There’s a possibility of more in-person games getting underway, too. With the vaccinations well underway, there is an excellent chance things will be back to normal soon. We may see a return of the live poker series. During this time, online poker has certainly flourished. Many players are likely excited to see a return to in-person games as well. Conclusion This was an unprecedented time for many. While a lot of businesses suffered, online gaming only became more popular. We see this popularity increasing even more in the future. Poker will undoubtedly maintain its status as a timeless game.