Most annoying colleagues tend to be called ‘Sue’ or ‘John’

Are you annoyed by a ‘Sue’ or a ‘John’ at your agency? You’re not on your own, if research from Instaprint is anything to go by.

The online print provider’s survey of 1,000 UK employers uncovered the names of both the top 10 most irritating men and women to work alongside.

The lists are as follows:

Top 10 Most Irritating Men to Work Alongside
1.    John
2.    Dave
3.    Mark
4.    Steven
5.    Paul
6.    James
7.    Chris
8.    Richard
9.    Robert
10.    Peter

Top 10 Most Irritating Women to Work Alongside
1.    Sue
2.    Sarah
3.    Alison
4.    Jane
5.    Kate / Katie
6.    Charlotte
7.    Deborah
8.    Rachel
9.    Sally
10.    Lucy

APSCo puts recommendations forward to build back better

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has outlined its main asks of the upcoming Autumn Budget and Spending Review to help the labour market build back better.

Legislation 30 September 2021

Letter demands licensing of garment factories

More than 50 MPs and Peers alongside leading retailers, as well as the Association of Labour Providers, are calling on the home secretary Priti Patel to take urgent action to prevent the exploitation of garment workers in the UK.

21 July 2020

When there’s no place like home – and it may need improving

Amid a gloom-and-doom cascade of unemployment figures and numbers of furloughed workers, small shoots of economic activity are popping up, notably in the home improvement and delivery sectors.


UK&Ireland 18 June 2020

Demand grows for ‘Covid chaperones’

‘Contact tracer’ is not the only job to emerge in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown. Yet another role has evolved, according to the St Albans-based Berry Recruitment Group.

UK&Ireland 16 June 2020