Almost half of SMEs struggle to find enthusiastic young candidates when hiring
Nov07

Almost half of SMEs struggle to find enthusiastic young candidates when hiring

The job market is more competitive than ever throughout the UK and new research has revealed that SMEs are struggling to find enthusiastic young candidates for roles, with many not even having any previous work experience.   A new report released today reveals the qualities that bosses look for when hiring young people to join their business.     The new study of 500 business decision makers by Arch Apprentices...

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Cost Of ‘Adulting’: Young Adults Today Fork Out £1bn To Secure First-Time Job
Oct20

Cost Of ‘Adulting’: Young Adults Today Fork Out £1bn To Secure First-Time Job

Other ‘Adult’ Expenses: 18 to 25-year-olds spend £1,485.69 kitting out first home with furniture Average rent for today’s young adults is £536.78 on rent pcm One in eight young adults are under pressure financially; 35% say it’s their biggest concern One in four (26%) have no savings in place Growing up and navigating the world of adulthood is as costly as it is tough, with new research by Gumtree revealing young adults are forking...

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Why HR professionals must harness the potential of the Apprenticeship Levy
Sep15

Why HR professionals must harness the potential of the Apprenticeship Levy

Tim Campbell, Head of Client Services, Emerging Talent, Alexander Mann Solutions It’s now been four months since the Apprenticeship Levy was introduced, and while it’s still early days, the general consensus seems to be that the project is already beginning to fulfil its objectives.   According to research by the Open University, over half of the employers who pay into the pot (54 per cent) have already accessed their allocated...

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Revealed: Employees anxiety over meetings driving them to drink
Sep07

Revealed: Employees anxiety over meetings driving them to drink

48% of UK workers admitted to getting anxiety over meetings at work Some employees admitted to calling in sick or turning to drink to cope Nervousness around meetings more prominent with younger workers Full findings and anonymous admission photo series here UK office workers are suffering from daily anxiety over meetings at work, with some going to drastic lengths to cope, new research has revealed. A shocking 48% of employees in...

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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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