Move-over Millennials – Gen-Z are here to stay, well, for a bit anyway…
Sep20

Move-over Millennials – Gen-Z are here to stay, well, for a bit anyway…

One year on from the first Gen Z-ers entering the workforce, there has been much reported on this demographic’s predisposition for job-hopping. Graduate jobs board Milkround surveyed this year’s graduates to understand whether the perception is valid.   The research revealed Gen Z are not looking for a job for life, with 55% planning on staying in their first role for less than 2 years. However, they are ambitious and have high...

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A disproportionate number of young people are unemployed, but work placements help many to start careers
Sep17

A disproportionate number of young people are unemployed, but work placements help many to start careers

Through Movement to Work over 70,000 work placements have been completed, with over 50% of young people not previously in education, employment or training progressing into jobs, apprenticeships or returning to education.   Hundreds of thousands of young people are unemployed, far more than in other age groups. Many are trapped in a ‘no-experience, no job’ cycle. Around 800,000 are not in employment, education or training. And amongst...

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‘Gen Z’ and Millenials Turning Backs On Biggest Employment Opportunities
Sep05

‘Gen Z’ and Millenials Turning Backs On Biggest Employment Opportunities

Those leaving education and looking for work may be missing out on potential employment opportunities simply by failing to consider Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and the advantages they offer, new research from Santander UK reveals.   Just a third (35%) of Generation Z and Millennials1 leaving full time education, whether that be school, college or university, say they wish to work for an SME. An even smaller proportion, just...

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Ambitious parents encourage students to take a closer look at apprenticeships
Aug28

Ambitious parents encourage students to take a closer look at apprenticeships

A survey of parents of 11-18 year olds commissioned by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), the professional body for management and leadership, has found that parents are moving away from encouraging their children to take the traditional university route in favour of apprenticeships.   As A-Level students in England, Wales and Northern Ireland collect their results this Thursday, CMI’s survey of over 1,000 parents reveals that...

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Beyond Brexit: Top Young Talent Demands Investment In The Workplace
Jul18

Beyond Brexit: Top Young Talent Demands Investment In The Workplace

More than a quarter of British workers (27%) say Brexit has already had a negative impact on their company with one in six (16%) claiming Brexit uncertainty has seen their company reduce its investment in the workplace. The new survey from leading workplace consultants, Peldon Rose, also reveals however that over a third (39%) of Millennials (25-34 years olds) will consider changing jobs if their company decreases workplace spending,...

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Millennials Look Long-Haul for Work
Jul06

Millennials Look Long-Haul for Work

Feeling homesick? That doesn’t seem to be a problem for millennials, as new research from mobile current account Monese has found that 81% of the generation would relocate up to 4,000 miles in the pursuit of work, saying sayonara to an office in the UK and taking up post in North America.   Embracing the digital nomad culture and breaking free from the traditional 9-5 office routine, it appears young Brits are keen to broaden their...

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The importance of offering work experience
Jun27

The importance of offering work experience

A statistic has shown that 80% of employers say that having work experience on a CV is essential to landing a future job. However, some businesses won’t be as proactive as they should to offer internships or work experience weeks for enthusiastic graduates and students. Simon Houlton, the CEO of IScreenYouScreen, providers of a reference checking software, shares some of the ways work experience can help your business.   Freeing up...

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Millennials twice as likely as their parents to suffer from stress
Apr05

Millennials twice as likely as their parents to suffer from stress

Millennials are almost twice as likely to suffer from stress as Baby Boomers, research has revealed. The Global Benefits Attitudes Study from Willis Towers Watson (WTW), which surveyed 2,824 employees at medium and large private sector companies in the UK, found 61% of Millennials suffer high or above average stress, compared with 33% of Boomers and 50% of Generation X.     Millennials have frequently been labelled the most stressed...

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Millennials as Bosses: Forget Face-to-Face, Online Messaging New Norm for Communicating with Direct Reports, According to Korn Ferry Survey
Apr04

Millennials as Bosses: Forget Face-to-Face, Online Messaging New Norm for Communicating with Direct Reports, According to Korn Ferry Survey

As millennials (born 1981-1996) are increasingly moving into management positions, a new Korn Ferry (NYSE:KFY) survey shows they are favoring a different way of communicating with their employees.   In the February 2018 survey of more than 1,500 professionals, 55 percent said online messaging is the most common way for millennial bosses to communicate with their direct reports, followed by email at 28 percent. Only 14 percent said...

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Just one in five MPs think the apprentice minimum wage is enough to live on, finds Young Women’s Trust
Mar28

Just one in five MPs think the apprentice minimum wage is enough to live on, finds Young Women’s Trust

Just one in five MPs think the apprentice minimum wage is enough to live on, a Young Women’s Trust survey shows on the first day of National Apprenticeship Week. Fewer than half (45 per cent) said they would encourage someone to undertake a job paid £3.50 an hour – the apprentice minimum wage.   This is despite MPs firmly believing that more young people should take on apprenticeships, with 83 per cent saying they are concerned that...

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Shocking figures reveal extent of confusion, scepticism and unawareness surrounding apprenticeship levy.
Feb19

Shocking figures reveal extent of confusion, scepticism and unawareness surrounding apprenticeship levy.

63% of managers still haven’t heard of the apprenticeship levy – 93% still not making full use of it.   A large majority of key business figures in the UK are either confused by or sceptical of the Apprenticeship Levy and its benefits, a study by CIPD course providers, DPG Plc., has found. Worse still is the majority which simply have not heard of the levy at all.   This highlights a desperate need for the Government to put more...

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Uninvited pets to casual wears, British millennials embrace it all on work conference calls
Dec15

Uninvited pets to casual wears, British millennials embrace it all on work conference calls

A study of the conference call habits of the UK professionals has uncovered how the British millennial generation works. Millennials, born between the early 1980s and the late 1990s, are adaptable in their use of conferencing technology, according to a research from Polycom, the global leader in voice, content and video collaboration.   Deloitte predicts this demographic will make up 75% of the global workforce by 2025* in its latest...

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Generation Z Fast Becoming The “Side Hustle” Generation
Nov24

Generation Z Fast Becoming The “Side Hustle” Generation

A new poll from The Open University has revealed almost all (97%*) of Generation Z are most driven by career and financial goals Many are already selling services and products through their own creative websites, e-commerce platforms and/or social media However, confidence and concern about support networks required to set-up a business holds over half (59%) of millennials back.   The Open University (OU) has today released findings...

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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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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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