5 Fast-Growing Careers For Remote Jobs in 2021
Apr09

5 Fast-Growing Careers For Remote Jobs in 2021

Remote work is becoming a way of life in 2021, which means that there has been a dramatic shift in the kinds of jobs that you can get if you are looking for this kind of work. Remote jobs used to require tenure with the company, or that you have an IT degree backing you. Not today! Many new industries are branching out into remote work and you can join the increasing number of people who are working at home if that is what you have...

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The best and worst places to live in the UK – is your town on the list?
Apr09

The best and worst places to live in the UK – is your town on the list?

With the Stamp Duty holiday extension and 5% deposit schemes announced during the 2021 Budget, many buyers are looking for a new home. The day of the Budget was Rightmove’s busiest, with over 9 million visits to the site in just 24 hours. But which areas of the UK are the best places to move to? Research conducted by mortgage advisors has revealed the best places to live in the UK. Job prospects, affordability, and quality of life...

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Over two-thirds of businesses are putting contingency plans in place to tackle future pandemics
Apr09

Over two-thirds of businesses are putting contingency plans in place to tackle future pandemics

Global expenses app, ExpenseOnDemand, has published new data highlighting how businesses are planning office returns in the ‘new normal’ and also implementing strategic plans to minimise impact on future pandemics. Over two-thirds (68%) of businesses surveyed stated that they are already putting processes in place to allow them to quickly adapt to future epidemics that have a similar effect as COVID 19 has had. Many of these global...

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Data reveals the UK’s most popular 2020 meal deal options
Apr09

Data reveals the UK’s most popular 2020 meal deal options

Data from workplace refreshments company, Express Vending, has revealed the nation’s most popular meal deal choices in 2020. Despite many of us working remotely throughout 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Express Vending continued to cater to key workers and those unable to work from home – keeping our logistics, manufacturing and transport sectors fuelled, among others. This contributed to internal data for over 44,000 purchases...

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One year on, occupancy for flexible office space in the UK stabilises
Apr09

One year on, occupancy for flexible office space in the UK stabilises

According to the latest UK provider sentiment survey from Workthere, contract occupancy in flexible office space has stabilised one year on from the start of lockdown. Occupancy levels have leveled out at 66% in March 2021, the same level as in the flexible office specialist’s survey in October 2020. This is down from 80% level pre-Covid back in early March last year.  The occupancy level is expected to begin bouncing back over...

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Tax relief available for UK employees WFH
Apr09

Tax relief available for UK employees WFH

Back in October 2020, HMRC launched a brand new microservice that meant that even if you had only worked from home for one day during the Coronavirus pandemic, you could be eligible to claim for tax relief. Martin Lewis OBE has been urging employees around the UK to take advantage of this opportunity via his website, Money Saving Expert, founded in 2003. Martin Lewis wrote an article about this microservice, encouraging those who have...

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How to Predict Student Success Using Big Data

Educational institutions continue to seek ways to enhance the academic process using big data and predictive analysis. This technology improves academic performance and provides a better campus experience, from enrollment until graduation.  Teachers and educators use big data solutions to fine-tune the learning process. At the same time, students can rely on any cheap essay writing service to provide real-time assistance on...

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7 Ways to Make Sure You’re Selling Your Amazon Business to The Right Buyer
Apr08

7 Ways to Make Sure You’re Selling Your Amazon Business to The Right Buyer

If you’re selling your Amazon business, you probably want to earn big money. However, when it comes to finding a buyer for your business, bigger isn’t always better. Not everyone with money in hand is the perfect buyer for your business. As a small business owner, you need to be careful about how, when, and who you’re selling to.  Finding the right buyer is crucial for a smooth transaction, but also to ensure the continued growth...

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How to combat rising stress levels amongst remote workers
Apr08

How to combat rising stress levels amongst remote workers

The nation’s mental health is now a major cause for concern for employers says Adrian Lewis, Director of Activ Absence. This Stress Awareness month Adrian is pressing for employers to do more to recognise and address signs of stress and burnout before they escalate into something more serious. This follows a new study from the Stress Management Society and Huawei which found that 65% of people in the UK have felt more stressed since...

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The future of work: how to engage a dispersed workforce
Apr08

The future of work: how to engage a dispersed workforce

In recent weeks, several large businesses have come forward to share how they are changing their approach to work as a result of the pandemic. Spotify has announced that they are giving their employees the freedom to choose where they work from the summer and HSBC have confirmed that they’re moving to permanent flexible working. Other large corporations such as BP and Lloyds Banking Group are also following suit.   It’s clear...

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Nearly three quarters of UK businesses will now hire candidates from anywhere in the country
Apr08

Nearly three quarters of UK businesses will now hire candidates from anywhere in the country

Over the past year, remote working has proven to be less of a hindrance and more of a benefit to a lot of UK businesses. As a result, business decision makers are more flexible when considering candidates for employment, with new research revealing that nearly three quarters (73%) are open to hiring people from anywhere in the UK, rather than just those local to their...

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How to create an inclusive workplace for parents
Apr08

How to create an inclusive workplace for parents

Ezgi Verner, People Experience Director, Xero Working while parenting has always been a balancing act, but the pandemic has led to any existing structures and routines being abandoned.   A recent ONS study found that parents were nearly twice as likely to be furloughed (13.6 per cent) as those without children (7.2 per cent). This is because for many parents, working from home during the pandemic has...

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Investing in wellbeing could boost the economy by £61 billion
Apr08

Investing in wellbeing could boost the economy by £61 billion

New research reveals that if wellbeing spend is maximised, the increased productivity could add £61bn to the English economy by 2025. The Northern economy could be boosted by £13bn, while the South and the Midlands have the potential to add £45bn and £2bn, respectively to their economies according to the latest report – Coping after Covid* from Westfield Health. (*Source: An independent survey of 1,600 employees and HR leaders, March...

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Poll reveals 58% of people feel they shouldn’t be contacted out of working hours via social messaging apps
Apr08

Poll reveals 58% of people feel they shouldn’t be contacted out of working hours via social messaging apps

An online poll, undertaken by leading Comms and Engagement specialists Ryalto, has found that 58% of people feel it’s inappropriate for managers or colleagues to send work related WhatsApp messages out of working hours. Working from home has clear pluses beyond getting to wear comfortable clothes and being with the dog all day. Including greater workday flexibility, less time spent commuting, more time with children and other people...

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Top 10 retail hirers revealed as UK high street reopen
Apr08

Top 10 retail hirers revealed as UK high street reopen

High street stores are hiring in earnest as non-essential shops prepare to reopen in England and Wales, with retail vacancies climbing to within 14% of their pre-pandemic levels, and outperforming the labour market as a whole2, according to new research by the world’s largest job site Indeed.  At their low point during the first nationwide lockdown last May, postings for retail roles collapsed to 65% below their pre-pandemic level....

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