44% of HR Professionals Believe Their Organisation Has Higher than Average Turnover, Burnout & Sickness

44% of HR Professionals Believe Their Organisation Has Higher than Average Turnover, Burnout & Sickness

How do you know it is time for an organisational culture transformation? Leading change consultancy Nine Feet Tall led this conversation today at a panel discussion event for HR teams and CIPD members. Ahead of the event, Nine Feet Tall asked all registered attendees to complete a survey to assess their organisation’s readiness for cultural change. The results suggest many organisations need to address issues relating to culture following the pandemic, as only 51% believe…

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New sensor-based forklift technology to address pedestrian accidents in warehouse operations

New sensor-based forklift technology to address pedestrian accidents in warehouse operations

Leading materials handling solutions provider Linde has unveiled a new safety solution for forklift trucks that is designed to prevent accidents involving pedestrians in the warehouse environment, a major challenge in intralogistics operations. It has been reported that 1,300 workers in the UK are seriously injured following accidents involving forklift trucks and this includes a significant number of pedestrians. An analysis of RIDDOR reports into forklift truck accidents by the British Industrial Truck Association (BITA)…

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Only four in ten transport businesses state that they are profitable as fuel price rises start to bite

Only four in ten transport businesses state that they are profitable as fuel price rises start to bite

New report from Bibby Financial Services highlights to what extent profitability for transport SMEs is on a knife edge. Challenges include the rising cost of fuel bad debt, and customers taking longer to pay for services compared to before the pandemic As fuel prices soar, new research from Bibby Financial Services (BFS) highlights the extent to which the profitability of transport SMEs is on a knife edge. Today, nearly half of all transport SMEs (46%)…

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Evri Launches ESG Report

Evri Launches ESG Report

Evri, the consumer delivery specialist, has published its first ever Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Report which highlights the progress the company has made against its ambitious ESG strategy during the 52 weeks of the financial year ended 26 February 2022. It further underpins the company’s commitment to becoming the UK’s most sustainable delivery business. The report covers key achievements and performance data, as well as the challenges and opportunities the business has faced this…

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Doddle Launches Self Service Kiosks To Help Simplify Returns Process

Doddle Launches Self Service Kiosks To Help Simplify Returns Process

Doddle, the leading global e-commerce technology provider, has introduced a range of self-service kiosks to its solution portfolio, enabling retailers and carriers to address the challenge of online returns. The standalone hardware devices enable automated package-less, label-free self-service returns in less than a minute. The Doddle Returns kiosks are fully customisable and each customer journey can be optimised and pre-built. Customers select start on the touchscreen; scan the return QR code and then place their…

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The changing face of working life in the UK

The changing face of working life in the UK

Regardless of industry, companies are always looking for ways in which they can improve efficiency and help their workforce to get the very best results. This can come in many forms: changing ways of working, streamlining processes and of course by harnessing technology and innovation, something that the UK logistics industry is beginning to incorporate. One area of strain within the logistics industry for generations has been around personnel and how companies recruit and onboard…

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Bridgestone Launches Fleetcare

Bridgestone Launches Fleetcare

Bridgestone, a global leader in tyres and sustainable mobility solutions, launches Fleetcare, an integrated tyre and fleet management solution designed to fast forward business for fleets. An evolution of Bridgestone’s Total Tyre Care, Fleetcare combines Bridgestone’s best-in-class tyre range and tyre management solutions with fleet management solutions from Webfleet, Europe’s number one telematics solution for fleets. With Fleetcare, fleet owners have now the opportunity to reduce their total cost of ownership thanks to a complete…

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Evri Appoints Head Of DE&I

Evri Appoints Head Of DE&I

Evri (formerly Hermes), the leading consumer delivery company, has appointed a Head of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) as part of its commitment to becoming an employer of choice for diverse talent. The new role forms part of an ongoing broader employee experience and culture focus. Stacey Ramm takes up the role, bringing with her over eight years’ experience having held senior roles at Virgin Media, latterly as the Inclusion Lead working across the business…

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Industry calls for chargepoint ‘van plan’ to switch owners to electric

Industry calls for chargepoint ‘van plan’ to switch owners to electric

More than half of van owners say they are discouraged from switching to an electric van due to a lack of chargepoint infrastructure, according to new research published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). An SMMT survey by Savanta ComRes found that 57% of people who own or lease a van in the UK are worried that they wouldn’t be able to find a public charging point when they need it….

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Lost in translation: how courier companies can utilise the latest tech to address language barriers

Lost in translation: how courier companies can utilise the latest tech to address language barriers

The UK has seen record numbers of transport and storage vacancies caused in part by the impact of Brexit and coronavirus reducing the number of foreign workers coming to work in these industries. The need to fulfil these roles has been well publicised particularly lorry drivers adding to pressure for those in HR to recruit new talent. Courier companies are having to work harder than ever to attract and retain foreign workers to help fill…

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