What Employees Expect from Work in 2017
Sep04

What Employees Expect from Work in 2017

Reports show that by 2020 millennials will make up a third of the global workforce. Instant Offices take a look in to what members of this digital generation really look for in a career. The ManpowerGroup, whose job is to find work for 3.4 million people, about half of whom are millennials, surveyed the careers and working environments of 19,000 millennials to find out. The report aimed to find out how different they are from the rest...

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How apprenticeships can help tackle HR managers’ big challenges
Aug31

How apprenticeships can help tackle HR managers’ big challenges

Ruth South, Head of Graduate and Apprenticeship Programmes at Capgemini For an HR Manager, inevitably there will be some key challenges they continue to face; the need to attract and retain talent, grow skills for the future, build skills internally or create a more evenly distributed talent pyramid. Since 2004 we recognised that hiring apprentices into the organisation would help us to meet our businesses objectives and to grow the...

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Employer demand for graduates remains high
Aug24

Employer demand for graduates remains high

This year’s graduates are heading into a robust recruitment market, with eight out of ten employers (79%) taking on new recruits in 2017/2018, a study by HR website XpertHR shows. It also reveals that starting salaries have been frozen for the past nine years, with data from previous surveys in the annual series showing no change since 2008/2009. Key findings from the survey of 186 public and private sector employers show that:...

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Are today’s workplaces secretly alienating Millennials and Generation X?
Aug22

Are today’s workplaces secretly alienating Millennials and Generation X?

The vast majority of the UK’s current workforce are considering leaving their current roles in order to work for themselves, according to new research. 68% of people aged between 18 and 54 either dream of working for themselves (19.5%), are actively making plans to work for themselves (16.5%) or are interested in working for themselves (31.5%), according to the recent survey, carried out by shipping solutions provider and franchisor,...

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Why is it important to retain staff?
Aug21

Why is it important to retain staff?

It’s important to retain your staff when running a business, and it doesn’t matter whether your business is large or small. Losing staff members is not only disruptive, but it’s also costly and time-consuming to find new staff and train them. Together with Nisbets, specialists in catering supplies, we assess how to retain employees within a business, and why the leave when things appear to be going wrong. Within the latest Nisbets...

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Millennials at risk of burnout after struggling to switch off(line)
Aug10

Millennials at risk of burnout after struggling to switch off(line)

Millennials/Generation Y employees put in more than 12 hours a day – checking emails first thing in the morning and last thing at night A third (32%) continue to check work emails while on holiday The same report found over 40% feel stressed if they can’t access their emails It’s now the norm for younger workers to constantly dip into work via email in the early morning and late evening, according to new research from Bupa. ...

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Young people not taking health and safety seriously enough, finds survey
Aug09

Young people not taking health and safety seriously enough, finds survey

More than a quarter of young people are failing to follow the health and safety procedures put in place by their employer and are putting themselves in danger, according to new research. The survey of 2,000 employees, working for businesses that have over five employees, found that 27% of workers aged between 18 and 34 have put themselves at risk by not following their companies’ safety procedures. This is despite them being more...

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Apprenticeships set to increase social mobility within legal profession
Aug01

Apprenticeships set to increase social mobility within legal profession

The Apprenticeship Levy has the potential to increase social mobility within the legal profession according to specialist recruiter, Clayton Legal. This comes at a time when organisations such as the Chartered Institute of Management are calling on employers to offer higher-level apprenticeships as a route to promoting diversity in their workforces. Since April, all employers in England with a pay bill of over £3 million are required...

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Apprenticeships: Vacancies increase by 12% with most positions located in the North of England
Jul27

Apprenticeships: Vacancies increase by 12% with most positions located in the North of England

There has recently been a particular spotlight on apprenticeships owed largely to the promises of the election and the worry of a post-Brexit labour shortage. Education Secretary, Justine Greening urged all employers to offer apprenticeship schemes to push the “skills revolution for Brexit Britain,” with Theresa May pledging to create three million new apprenticeships by 2020. With this in mind, job metasearch engine Joblift has...

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Organisations team together to help mums into work and progress through part-time apprenticeships
Jul20

Organisations team together to help mums into work and progress through part-time apprenticeships

Young Women’s Trust, Trust for London, flexibility experts Timewise and the Learning and Work Institute are teaming up to promote part-time apprenticeships that will help people with caring responsibilities get back into work, as well as progress their careers. While the number of people doing apprenticeships has increased since the introduction of the levy in April, many – particularly women, people with caring responsibilities,...

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Apprenticeship levy to pay dividends for English employers
Jul13

Apprenticeship levy to pay dividends for English employers

Half (54%) of business-decision makers at levy-paying organisations say they are already making use of the apprenticeship levy, but there’s still a long way to go to make sure all organisations in England are using the funding effectively, according to new research from The Open University. Of those not already using their ‘levy pot’, three in 10 (29%) say they already have concrete plans for the funding, but it seems that one in five...

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Is poor mentor training to blame for almost a third of apprentices dropping out?
Jul04

Is poor mentor training to blame for almost a third of apprentices dropping out?

Richard Daniel Curtis, CEO of The Mentoring School, shares how colleagues feel about supporting apprentices – and asks whether inadequate support and training for mentors is leading to nearly a third of them dropping out. The government has set a target of 3 million apprenticeships by 2020 and introduced an apprenticeship levy for employers with an annual wages bill of over £3million. Government guidance for pay and conditions...

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Apprenticeships provide employment boost for people with a learning disability
Jun29

Apprenticeships provide employment boost for people with a learning disability

Charity Mencap is highlighting the low levels of people with a learning disability in paid work and the need for employers to open up their recruitment practices. Latest statistics show that there are less than 6% of adults with a learning disability known to social services are in paid employment. People with a learning disability face many barriers when trying to find work, including: Complicated application forms Negative employer...

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Professional Trainee scheme at NFU Mutual crowned the category winner of The Job Crowd Awards 2017
Jun29

Professional Trainee scheme at NFU Mutual crowned the category winner of The Job Crowd Awards 2017

Insurer named the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector NFU Mutual is delighted to announce that its Professional Trainee scheme has won Gold at The Job Crowd Top Companies For Early Careers 2017/2018 awards. The Stratford-upon-Avon based insurance, investments and pensions business was ranked the number one company for graduates to work for in the Banking and Finance Sector for companies with...

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Four in ten millenials have no pension provision
Jun28

Four in ten millenials have no pension provision

Four in ten millennials have no pension provision, new research from YouGov reveals. The Bridging the Young Adults Pension Gap report indicates that 44% of 18-34 year olds say they have no pension provision whatsoever compared to around a fifth of 35-54s (22%) and over-55s (20%). YouGov’s study reveals the extent to which under-35s have a poor knowledge of pensions. Approaching three in ten (27%) say they simply don’t know understand...

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