These are the most COMPETITIVE industries to find a role in
Aug10

These are the most COMPETITIVE industries to find a role in

According to brand new data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, the amount of graduate jobs being advertised has fallen by 60.3% year-on-year, with industries such as marketing, construction and recruitment experiencing even larger drops.   The job board analysed data on its some between 1st January and 30th July 2020, and compared the findings with the same period in 2019 to build an understanding of...

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Forget about Gen Z and Baby Boomers, Gen WFH is wasting over half an hour of work time a day due to poor internet
Aug07

Forget about Gen Z and Baby Boomers, Gen WFH is wasting over half an hour of work time a day due to poor internet

As Britain has adapted to a new way of living, Generation WFH (Work From Home), encompassing all age groups, has been born. However, with reliance on internet connectivity in the home at an all-time high, new research from Zen Internet has found that those who experience unreliable or slow connections are being adversely affected. This means business leaders are facing a workforce that’s losing time and patience and IT Leaders are...

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How businesses can fight ‘furlough fever’
Aug07

How businesses can fight ‘furlough fever’

Nic Redfern, Finance Director at KnowYourMoney.co.uk After months of lockdown, the UK is slowly returning to normality. Now that businesses are re-opening, the Government’s furlough scheme is starting to wind down. Although this might sound like good news for the economy, for businesses, it marks the beginning of a new wave of challenges. Throughout the worst of the lockdown when all inessential business came to a halt, the...

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Reviewing contracts: why it’s never been so important
Aug07

Reviewing contracts: why it’s never been so important

With the Coronavirus pandemic leading to significant changes in legislation across a range of sectors and people throughout the country being impacted, businesses and business owners should take the time to look into the processes they have in place. Phil Parkinson, Head of Commercial Law at Blacks Solicitors, discusses why it’s never been so important to review contracts and what organisations need to be aware of. Why is it important...

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Business leaders must instil kindness for Covid-19 recovery
Aug07

Business leaders must instil kindness for Covid-19 recovery

A new survey conducted by Hall & Partners of 1,500 global employees, has found that harder characteristics are most important when displaying kind leadership in a crisis. The findings demonstrate how courage changed from the least to the most important characteristic, when comparing a crisis to ‘normal’ work scenarios. The survey also revealed that over a third (38%) of UK workers consider optimism to be the most important...

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14 Surprising Job Roles That Are in High Demand During the Pandemic
Aug07

14 Surprising Job Roles That Are in High Demand During the Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way the world works. It has also led to the rise in the demand for certain job roles that are important to keep businesses running and supplying their goods and services to their customers. Below, we will look at some of the job roles whose demand has grown so that you can see if you can transition to any one of them. Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Jobs within the supply chain that...

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Job adverts down 47% compared to last year, but opportunities increase month-on-month
Aug07

Job adverts down 47% compared to last year, but opportunities increase month-on-month

According to the latest job market data from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, the amount of jobs being advertised fell by 47% in July, when comparing data with a year ago. Despite this, there were 31.7% more vacancies up for grabs than there were in June; suggesting that the job market is slowly picking back up.  The job board analysed data from its site throughout the month of July and compared the findings with...

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Tea round bans, AI and beer garden meetings among the ways offices could adapt post-lockdown
Aug07

Tea round bans, AI and beer garden meetings among the ways offices could adapt post-lockdown

A new study by health and safety experts reveals some of the ways in which life could change for employees in the UK now Boris Johnson has urged Brits to return to the office. Image recognition technology could be used to spot Covid symptoms before staff enter the workplace, tea rounds may be banned to prevent cross-contamination and team meetings could now take place in beer gardens or outside coffee shops, according to the study by...

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What do employers need to know about flexible working requests: top employment lawyer explains
Aug06

What do employers need to know about flexible working requests: top employment lawyer explains

Ben Mason, an Employment Law Partner at law firm Aaron & Partners, has advised employers of a likely increase in flexible working requests as employees return to the workplace following the UK’s lockdown period A leading employment lawyer is urging business owners to carefully consider flexible working requests made by employees with the demand for new working arrangements increasing due to the coronavirus pandemic. Ben Mason, an...

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Digital wellbeing organisation to expand as businesses seek online support for employee mental health
Aug06

Digital wellbeing organisation to expand as businesses seek online support for employee mental health

Champion Health, a digital wellbeing platform is expanding after receiving an increase in enquiries from businesses wanting to support their employees wellbeing and mental health during the coronavirus pandemic. Launched by social entrepreneur Harry Bliss, Champion Health helps businesses optimise the health and wellbeing of staff by offering proactive health assessments, data-driven solutions and online mental health training. ...

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Inadequate feedback strategies threaten HR’s ability to overcome post-pandemic challenges
Aug06

Inadequate feedback strategies threaten HR’s ability to overcome post-pandemic challenges

While UK HR teams have successfully kept employee engagement high during lockdown, three-quarters (76%) believe that their listening and feedback strategies won’t help them meet growing workplace challenges moving forward. In research commissioned by experience management technology company Questback 54% highlighted the current speed of collecting employee feedback as an issue, with 52% saying they needed to be able to share insights...

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Thinking of handing in your notice post lockdown?  Here is what people fail to consider…
Aug06

Thinking of handing in your notice post lockdown? Here is what people fail to consider…

2020 has seen much of the UK revaluate their lifestyle and make adjustments that ignite positivity.  As working from home becomes the new normal, for many it has unveiled their value and the real impact of what they contribute to the workplace. As the government gives the green light to head back to the office, many are considering whether it is time to move on, seek a pay rise/promotion or even take their side hustle full time. ...

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The Secret Ingredient to a Thriving Business: Today & Post COVID-19
Aug06

The Secret Ingredient to a Thriving Business: Today & Post COVID-19

By James Scott, CEO of Thrive Internal communications (IC) teams haven’t always been given their due, but the events as of late have given them an opportunity to flex their muscles and demonstrate more than ever before their significance in the org chart. And it’s not gone unnoticed by CEOs and other executives, who have been made hyper aware of the need for accurate, rapid-fire information to be disseminated to employees. But...

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Covid-19 has thrown financial resilience into the spotlight: what can employers do?
Aug06

Covid-19 has thrown financial resilience into the spotlight: what can employers do?

Author, Mark Pemberthy, Head of DC & Wealth at Buck The Covid-19 pandemic continues to have a seismic impact on UK society. By June, 8.9 million workers were covered by the government’s furlough scheme – that’s a quarter of all working adults. As the Government begins to wind down its furlough scheme, many employers across a range of sectors are concerned they may need to make job cuts to cope with lost revenue, including High...

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Official email services have been used to impersonate and scam 6,600 organisations in 2020
Aug06

Official email services have been used to impersonate and scam 6,600 organisations in 2020

Cyber criminals are increasingly registering accounts with legitimate services, such as Gmail and AOL, to use them in impersonation and business email compromise attacks, says email security firm Barracuda Networks, the trusted partner and leading provider for cloud-enabled security solutions. In their most recent threat spotlight report, Barracuda researchers observed that 6,170 malicious accounts that have used Gmail, AOL and other...

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