Is the suit and tie chocking Tech employees?
Nov21

Is the suit and tie chocking Tech employees?

Do dress code’s influence where we work? Casual attire is often viewed as a way to blur the boundaries between work and home life and create a more relaxed condition for work.   In the findings of a UK research paper published by The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) in 2016; the owners and managers sampled had highlighted the need for employees to present themselves in line with the firm’s brand positioning....

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Which unfavourable personality trait makes a great entrepreneur?
Nov21

Which unfavourable personality trait makes a great entrepreneur?

Written by Conor McArdle, Content Executive at Brighter Business   One of the challenges of being an entrepreneur is the process of constant development, giving yourself a competitive advantage. There are a lot of qualities which are essential for business people – resourcefulness, drive and desire to succeed, creativity, imagination and so on. But according to Aaron Allen & Associates, a global consultancy firm, impatience...

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Despite Hype, Few Workers Believe Artificial Intelligence Will Threaten Their Jobs, Finds New Genpact Research
Nov21

Despite Hype, Few Workers Believe Artificial Intelligence Will Threaten Their Jobs, Finds New Genpact Research

Contrary to recent headlines about an artificial intelligence (AI) apocalypse, very few workers fear AI will take away their jobs, finds a new study from Genpact, a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation. The survey of more than 5,000 people from across the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia also shows a striking gap in views about AI’s impact on their current roles versus the expected...

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The new University Challenge: Justify top fees as only half of graduates get graduate-level jobs
Nov21

The new University Challenge: Justify top fees as only half of graduates get graduate-level jobs

Research shows that a third of recent UK graduates earn well below the national average wage, while women are paid less than men six months after graduation • Just half (52%) of graduates are in graduate-level jobs six months after graduation • Almost a third (29%) of graduates are on a salary of less than £20,000 six months after graduation, well below the UK average of £28,300 • Women on average are paid £21,500 six months after...

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Avoiding Corporate Relocation Disaster: Why Overseas Assignments Fail
Nov20

Avoiding Corporate Relocation Disaster: Why Overseas Assignments Fail

Guest blog by Mark Costa-Rising of Gerson Relocation   Across the globe, it is common practice to relocate employees for overseas assignments, rather than hiring domestic workers. Trusted and proven staff members are often considered more valuable than untested members of the foreign employee market, especially when it comes to critically important roles in managerial positions.     Moving staff abroad comes at a cost though — an...

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Over-50s caught in ‘unemployment trap’
Nov20

Over-50s caught in ‘unemployment trap’

New research has just revealed that nearly a third of people that are between the ages of 50 and 65 are unemployed. However, for many it has proved difficult to get out of the unemployment trap.   Does it become harder as an older person to get a job, and if so, why? Do business owners now stereotype candidates that are of an older age? Or are they just not qualified enough?     Well there’s no simple answer to any of...

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New festive game will help you experience a memorable Christmas
Nov20

New festive game will help you experience a memorable Christmas

With so much to remember when you’re planning and preparing for Christmas, you may need a little practise to ensure you don’t forget anything. International assessment specialist cut-e has created a free online Christmas game, which tests your ability to retain information and checks whether you’re ready for the festive season.   Called the Christmas Decoration Challenge, the 30-second game involves memorising a grid of 12...

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Geektastic launches Peer to Peer Software Developer Community to evaluate software engineers and improve tech recruitment process
Nov20

Geektastic launches Peer to Peer Software Developer Community to evaluate software engineers and improve tech recruitment process

Hiring tech talent is hard. While 60% of UK companies have a skills gaps within their tech departments, the scarcity of good candidates, the war for talent in the industry and the automated code challenge platforms used by most companies has made placing good candidates tougher for recruiters.   London startup Geektastic was established to help recruitment companies and in-house recruiters address these challenges.    ...

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54,000 women are being forced out of their jobs each year after returning from maternity leave.
Nov20

54,000 women are being forced out of their jobs each year after returning from maternity leave.

New stats have been released from Equality Human Rights recently which has revealed some shocking figures. Around one in nine mothers reported the following: – They were dismissed – Made compulsorily redundant – Treated so poorly that they felt they had no choice other than to leave their role       If these figures are scaled up to the whole population, this could mean as many as 54,000 mothers a year...

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8 Jobs You Just Don’t See Every Day
Nov17

8 Jobs You Just Don’t See Every Day

At Adzuna, we see every job you can imagine cross our virtual thresholds. With 2017 drawing to a close, we couldn’t resist highlighting a few of the more unique roles we’ve seen recently.   Some of these certainly wet our appetites and got us reaching for the application forms!       Chocolate-ologist A role created especially for that moment at dinner parties where a new acquaintance casually asks what you do for...

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Survey finds Employees that Volunteer through Work are 13% Happier
Nov17

Survey finds Employees that Volunteer through Work are 13% Happier

A new survey by social platform Neighbourly has found that employee volunteering (EV) is the route to a happier workforce. The survey, carried out by an independent research company with 2,000 people across the UK, found that employees who have volunteered with their company are 13% happier than those who have not.   Neighbourly commissioned the survey to gain greater understanding of the attitudes around happy, healthy...

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Graduate unemployment rate lowest since 1989: recession fears drive graduates into further study
Nov17

Graduate unemployment rate lowest since 1989: recession fears drive graduates into further study

  Graduate unemployment rate drops to 5.3% Sharp rise in students taking postgraduate courses Large falls in graduates entering teaching, medicine and engineering   A robust graduate jobs market combined with a sharp rise in students taking postgraduate courses has led to the lowest graduate unemployment rate since 1989.   Prospects “What do graduates do?” report analyses the destinations of last year’s graduates, six months after...

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What New Research Tells Us About Employee Experience Around The Globe
Nov17

What New Research Tells Us About Employee Experience Around The Globe

Guest  Blog Know when and how to get out of the way. That’s increasingly the message for HR and business leaders. It’s also one of the insights from a recent WorkHuman Radio conversation between Bob Schultz, general manager, IBM talent management solutions and Grant Beckett, VP global product strategy at Globoforce. Layers of bureaucracy have built up over time, a lingering mindset from the Industrial Era. They are ineffective at best...

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Becoming a Charity Trustee – for everyone’s benefit
Nov16

Becoming a Charity Trustee – for everyone’s benefit

By Michelle Wright, Founder and CEO of Cause4 13th November marks the start of Trustees Week which aims to showcase the work that Trustees do and to encourage more talented people to take up a role on the board of a charity. The benefits to the charities are clear. The insight and effort of experienced, well-connected people can make a huge difference to the work they undertake and the strategies they adopt. And, with one in four of...

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Online portfolios impress hiring decision makers
Nov16

Online portfolios impress hiring decision makers

job-hunting graduates risk falling at the last hurdle by turning up for interviews without hard, visual evidence of their skills, experience and abilities, according to new research from the UK Domain.   The research reveals that nine in ten (88%) HR professionals are more likely to hire or proceed with a candidate that demonstrates their experience using a portfolio in an interview. However, less than a third of graduates (31%)...

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