UK Employment Sees Biggest Drop in Four Years

Posted 26th November 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

Employment in the UK has dropped at the fastest rate in four years, according to new figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).   Pay growth also slowed in the three months leading up to September.   According to the ONS, employment fell by 58,000 during 2019’s third quarter – its largest drop since… Read more

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Diversity and Inclusion Matters to Candidates

Posted 21st November 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

Diversity and inclusion is important to candidates, according to findings from the new Hays Diversity & Inclusion 2019 report.   Over half (58%) of professionals look for a business or organisation with strong diversity and inclusion policies when researching new employers, according to the report.   The report quizzed 5,200 respondents across a range of… Read more

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Are SMEs Missing Out on Talent Due to Age Discrimination?

Posted 19th November 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

New research figures suggest that many small-and-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could be losing out on talent due to discrimination in the recruitment process.   The research, commissioned by Close Brothers Asset Finance and conducted by Lightspeed, surveyed 933 SMEs based in the UK.    Half of those polled said they struggled to recruit the talent they… Read more

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Is Networking the Best Way to Land a New Job?

Posted 13th November 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

According to a new survey, more employees believe that the easiest way to get a job or promotion is by having connections than by talent alone.    The Social Mobility Pledge polled 2,000 UK professionals between the ages of 18 and 65 on the factors they believe are influential in getting a new job or… Read more

Are “Broken” Business Rates Hurting the High Street?

Posted 12th November 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

The government has been urged to seek alternatives to the “broken” business rates system, which MPs say is hurting high street retailers.   The report from the Treasury select committee said that since its establishment in 1990, the system places greater costs on physical outlets and manufacturers than online stores.   “The committee has been… Read more

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Flexible Working Increases Productivity, Says Study

Posted 7th November 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

Flexible working improves productivity, aids in staff retention, and reduces sick days, according to a new study.   The study, conducted by YouGov for Family Friendly Working Scotland, showed that the majority of Scottish employers offering flexible working say it has had a positive impact on their business and employees.   The survey, which questioned… Read more

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Wednesday is the Most Productive Day for Recruiters

Posted 5th November 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

Research for Workthere has discovered that HR and Recruitment is the second most productive profession in the UK – and Wednesdays are the most productive day.   The survey found that the sector’s most productive days were Wednesdays, Mondays and Tuesdays, with 25% of respondents saying Wednesday was their most productive day.   While Operations… Read more

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Will the Government Face an “Impossible Choice” On Which Businesses to Save Post-Brexit?

Posted 31st October 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

The Government will face “impossible choices” over which businesses to save in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Institute for Government has warned.   The think tank has stated that the Government does not have the funds to support every business that would be negatively affected should the UK crash out of the European… Read more

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Brexit Will Hit Profits, Warn Recruitment Agencies

Posted 29th October 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

Two of Britain’s biggest recruitment agencies have warned that uncertainty around Brexit, along with the trade dispute between the United States and China, will hit their profits this year.   PageGroup, the UK’s second biggest recruiter, said that growing fears about Brexit has made businesses less willing to make new hires, as well as made… Read more

87% of Recruitment Agencies are Concerned About Brexit

Posted 24th October 2019 in News For Businesses For Workers

New research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has revealed that 87% of recruitment agencies in the UK say they are concerned about the prospect of a no-deal Brexit.   When asked if they expected a no-deal outcome to have an “immediate and significant impact” on recruitment, 58% of agencies agreed.   Tania… Read more

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