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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Is the workforce ready for Generation Z?
May04

Is the workforce ready for Generation Z?

Shahan Lall, CEO of Porters Surveyors (Part of Lall Group), discusses the challenges brought by a multi-generational workforce A new generation of workers are invading the workforce, bringing new demands, new ideas and new perspectives. Generation Z has arrived. Is the current workforce ready? This influx of new talent however should not be seen as replacements for the older generation of workers, the Baby Boomers. As retirement age...

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What do all 2017 workplace trends have in common?
Feb09

What do all 2017 workplace trends have in common?

Guest blog by Colin Farquhar, CEO at Exterity The very nature of the workplace is changing at a tremendous pace, with challenges like finding specialized talent, catering to an on-demand workforce, accommodating more flexible work environments and creating enhanced employment experiences capping it off. These factors have significantly impacted how companies recruit, retain, train and grow their workforce to achieve future success....

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Are millenials becoming a ‘lost generation’ between fortunate Gen X and Vocational Gen Z?
Jan24

Are millenials becoming a ‘lost generation’ between fortunate Gen X and Vocational Gen Z?

Gen Z likely to have had a vocational education that is more relevant to the modern digital workplace Gen Z have greater leadership aspirations than Millennials and are likely to move jobs more often in their ascent to the top Millennials – people born between 1980 and 1995 – are not just burdened with student debt and struggling to get on the property ladder, but are now under threat from an arguably more vocational and...

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The job market has changed – are apprenticeships the future?
Nov24

The job market has changed – are apprenticeships the future?

According to a survey conducted by property maintenance and refurbishment Novus Property Solutions, it was found that the UK is once again emerging as a hotbed for apprenticeships. Almost half (47%) of the respondents said they would accept an apprenticeship in their chosen field, given the opportunity. In a job market where you can find opportunities on your Twitter feed and be formally interviewed via Skype, it’s little surprise...

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Unilever to use mobile gaming to recruit graduates
Sep29

Unilever to use mobile gaming to recruit graduates

Unilever has announced the launch of a new digital recruitment programme that will use online gaming to select the best candidates. The company, which receives more than 250,000 graduate applications every year, is launching a new digital process which will mix gaming with video interviews to find the best and brightest graduates. The programme, the first time a business has released a fully digital recruitment process, has been...

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New graduates must ‘skill-up’ and get ready to work
Sep22

New graduates must ‘skill-up’ and get ready to work

James Prior, Business Consultant and Founder of Flying Start XP Stories of graduate degree success are everywhere, and it appears that graduates who have gone through the university system and come out the other end with certificate in hand are ready to step onto the corporate ladder, or so you would think. Unfortunately, employers tell a different story, that graduates don’t have the polished business skills needed to hit the ground...

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Could Apprenticeships be better than University for Generation Z?
Aug19

Could Apprenticeships be better than University for Generation Z?

That’s one question that many of the UK’s ‘A’ level students are asking. As students up and down the country get their exam results, Mitchells & Butlers plc, the company behind leading pub and restaurant brands such as All Bar One, Harvester, Toby Carvery, Browns and Sizzling Pubs has teamed up with one of the UK’s leading Teenologists, Sarah Newton, to urge students to explore all further education...

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Why office perks don’t work in a multi-generational workforce
Aug04

Why office perks don’t work in a multi-generational workforce

As employees work longer on into retirement age and millennials enter the workplace,  UK businesses now face the persistent challenge of how to keep three different generations, with different wants and needs, engaged and motivated at work.  Benefits and office perks is one area where the impact on different generations is most keenly felt. New research from HR software and employment law advice company, BrightHR, has revealed...

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Young people ‘not prepared’ to deal with office politics
Jul28

Young people ‘not prepared’ to deal with office politics

Office politics is the one thing young people are least prepared for when starting their first job, according to a new study by the Co-op. The study, which coincides with young people finishing their GCSE’s and A Levels, comes as many them are about to enter the workforce for the first time. With more young people opting for the world of work in the form of apprenticeships and on the job training, Generation Y are often finding they...

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New Gen Z study reveals ambitious graduates seek management jobs within 5 Years
Jun22

New Gen Z study reveals ambitious graduates seek management jobs within 5 Years

New research from specialist research and consulting firm Millennial Branding has revealed that the next generation of new graduates, Generation Z,  due to enter the workforce later this year, are more ambitious than any generation that has come before them. Generation Z is the generation born between 1994 and 2010, and the first wave is due to hit workforces later this year. More than three out of four believe that they will need to...

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