The top 10 most read stories: May-June 2016

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The top 10 most-read stories on between 12 May and 20 June 2016:

1. Rolls-Royce Group named UK’s most attractive large employer

The 2016 Global Randstad Awards named Rolls-Royce Group as the large organisation that UK employees would most like to work for.

2. SD Worx acquires Ceridian UK and Ireland

The HR service provider has acquired Ceridian UK and Ceridian Ireland in a full share acquisition. The organisations are also partnering to deliver cloud human capital management software across Europe.

3. Chiswick Park launches lunch-hour summer events programme

Chiswick Park Enjoy-Work has organised a summer events programme for employees of the 45 organisations on site. Events include a bake-off, summer concert, outdoor cinema and an animal-petting zoo.

4. University of Lincoln wins Employee Benefits Awards 2016 Grand Prix

Winners of the Employee Benefits Awards 2016 were announced at the lunch-time ceremony and summer party.

5. US organisation pays for employee’s wedding

After paying for the wedding of an employee who spent his wedding savings on his mother’s medical bills, US grocery and bulk goods delivery organisation Boxed Wholesale is to extend the benefit to all full-time employees.

6. Robot lands trainee office manager job

Betty the robot started a two-month trial in a trainee office manager position at The Transport Systems Catapult, where she will greet guests and check office conditions.

7. Tesco staff in Ireland to strike over pay dispute

Tesco employees in the Republic of Ireland, who are members of the Mandate trade union, took strike action on 16 May in a dispute over changes to pay and conditions that could affect up to 300 staff.

8. 93% recognise link between health and employee performance

The majority (93%) of employer respondents across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) believe there is a correlation between health and employee performance, according to research by Aon.

9. 61% see improved employee performance through investment in workplace culture

Almost two-thirds (61%) of employer respondents see an improvement in employee performance following investment in workplace culture, according to research by EY.

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10. 73% believe UK staff are likely to call in sick following UEFA Euro 2016 matches

Almost three-quarters (73%) of UK employer respondents think it is likely staff will call in sick or make an excuse to miss work the day after a UEFA European Championship game, according to research by Robert Half.