Almost half of businesses could struggle with productivity due to network connectivity issues
Jul10

Almost half of businesses could struggle with productivity due to network connectivity issues

Almost half (46%) of businesses reported feeling frustrated about WAN (Wide Area Network) connectivity issues and could see a drop in productivity as a result, a new survey reveals. The survey, conducted by iomart.com, also shows that businesses with between 10-49 office locations are more likely to experience network problems than other organisations, with 29.5% and 31% of employees reporting WAN frustrations respectively. ...

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EU Data and Analytics industry continues to move rapidly despite Covid-19 stalling jobs market
Jul10

EU Data and Analytics industry continues to move rapidly despite Covid-19 stalling jobs market

Despite the fragile market due to the devastating effects of the current pandemic, Data and Analytics looks forward to a hopeful future post-Covid, according to the 2020 Data and Analytics Salary Guide.   The report, published by Harnham, the global leader in Data & Analytics recruitment, found that 87 per cent of workers in the industry currently feel...

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How to message a recruiter on LinkedIn
Jul10

How to message a recruiter on LinkedIn

Following the impact of Covid-19 on the economy, we have seen widespread business closures, pay cuts, reduced hours, and redundancies, resulting in many workers looking for a new venture. Today, LinkedIn is one of the go-to platforms for budding job hunters searching for a new role, therefore the competition is high. To help those looking to enter a new career field, online educational platform, Preply has provided tips on the things...

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Lawyer warns businesses could face prosecution if they return staff to work without thorough risk assessments
Jul10

Lawyer warns businesses could face prosecution if they return staff to work without thorough risk assessments

As employers across the country plan to welcome employees back to the workplace, law firm Furley Page has outlined the essential steps businesses must take to ensure they create a safe working environment and limit their liability should an outbreak of COVID-19 occur. Deborah Geering, a Senior Associate with Furley Page, explains: “Employers have a duty under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) to ensure they provide a safe...

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Digital Workshops to Help the Underrepresented Pursue a Career in the Legal Sector
Jul10

Digital Workshops to Help the Underrepresented Pursue a Career in the Legal Sector

Following a competitive tender process, PRIME has commissioned MyKindaFuture, the overlooked talent specialist, to deliver a series of digital workshops for students from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds across the UK this autumn. This follows a successful pilot that PRIME undertook last year, involving member firms Brodies, DWF, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Pinsent Masons, along with support from Thorntons. 23[1]...

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Working from home saves London commuters thousands in travel costs, unpaid overtime, and an average of 23.5 days per year in travel time
Jul09

Working from home saves London commuters thousands in travel costs, unpaid overtime, and an average of 23.5 days per year in travel time

 A study conducted by location agnostic technology PR agency Tyto has revealed that working from home saves London commuters an average of 23.5 days per year in travel time or the equivalent of £10,020 in unpaid time. This also saves them an average of £5,114 in travel costs (i.e. 18% of the average annual London net post-tax salary).  ...

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VAT cut could help save summer season for Lancashire businesses
Jul09

VAT cut could help save summer season for Lancashire businesses

leading leisure expert has welcomed the latest government announcement to cut VAT in the tourism sector as a way to support the sector which could save jobs in the leisure industry. Jamie Allison, from regional law firm Napthens, says a cut on Value Added Tax to five per cent until January will allow business owners to make the most of a staycation boom this summer and hopefully it will assist them recover losses sustained from...

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A third of UK employers freeze pay due to COVID-19 crisis as others reduce pay rise budgets
Jul09

A third of UK employers freeze pay due to COVID-19 crisis as others reduce pay rise budgets

News – A third of UK employers freeze pay due to COVID-19 crisis as others reduce pay rise budgets UK employers have slashed pay rise budgets in 2020 in response to the economic implications of the COVID-19 crisis, according to Willis Towers Watson. Its latest Salary Budget Planning Report, covering 15,000 employers across 132 different countries, shows that at the beginning of the year UK employers were budgeting for an average...

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Fostering a high-trust culture when your workforce is dispersed
Jul09

Fostering a high-trust culture when your workforce is dispersed

With many companies forced to shift to widespread remote-working in recent months, business leaders and HR teams have been reevaluating how they communicate with their workforce and how they maintain trust between employees and employers.  The 2020 annual Edelman Trust Barometer found ‘my employer’ to be the most trusted institution worldwide, sitting above the government and the media, and the Trust and the Coronavirus special...

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Employers taking longer to recruit during pandemic, but quality of applications has improved
Jul09

Employers taking longer to recruit during pandemic, but quality of applications has improved

According to a new study from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, four in 10 (40.2%) employers say their time to hire has increased during the pandemic. However, it appears that it’s worth it, as one in three (32.9%) say the quality of applications they’re receiving has got better.  The job board surveyed 100 of its most active clients, including in-house and agency recruiters, to gain an understanding of...

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Lockdown fuels demand for Microsoft 365 skills
Jul09

Lockdown fuels demand for Microsoft 365 skills

Business leaders scouting out Microsoft talent to optimise homeworking technology  Microsoft’s productivity cloud service, Microsoft 365, has jumped six places in a list of the most in-demand IT jobs skills/job titles, according to an analysis of ITJobsWatch data carried out by the TeleWare Group. This reflects an increase in demand for remote working technology, with Microsoft 365 commercial revenues growing 25% in the last...

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Reskilling Britain’s workforce for the economy of the future has become even more urgent
Jul09

Reskilling Britain’s workforce for the economy of the future has become even more urgent

Reskilling Britain’s workforce for the economy of the future has acquired a new urgency post lockdown, as COVID has dramatically accelerated long term trends towards digitalisation and distance working. There is a fear that jobs in hard hit sectors such as travel and hospitality may disappear, never to return. Meanwhile, demand for skills such as digital marketing, IT project management, cyber-resilience and even languages are already...

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Three quarters of furloughed workers are worried about redundancy
Jul09

Three quarters of furloughed workers are worried about redundancy

The world’s fastest-growing marketplace has discovered that the majority of people who are currently on furlough are concerned about being made redundant when the scheme ends. Two thirds (67%) feel there’s been a lack of communication from their employer. The platform surveyed professionals currently on the government job retention scheme to find out if they are worried about job security, along with how being furloughed has impacted...

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Employers urged to monitor absence closely to stay on top of rising mental health issues post Covid-19
Jul08

Employers urged to monitor absence closely to stay on top of rising mental health issues post Covid-19

The British Medical Association (BMA) has warned this week that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic could lead to a mental health crisis in the UK unless extra support is provided. Other research from Bupa UK[i]  found that despite high rates of poor mental health during the pandemic, just one in 20 people (5%) has spoken to a health professional about their symptoms. Rather than confide in others about their mental health, many...

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Virtual summer parties: The six mistakes you don’t want to make
Jul08

Virtual summer parties: The six mistakes you don’t want to make

The office summer party is a staple in the annual business calendar, allowing colleagues to bond and employers a chance to recognize and acknowledge their teams’ achievements. However, summer parties are  going to look a little different this year.  “Although many employees remain at home in different parts of the UK, and in some cases, in different countries, the office summer party is still a great opportunity to engage...

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