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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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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