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Research reveals top industries for UK professionals in 2018

January 05 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research reveals top industries for UK professionals in 2018

Research from CV-Library has revealed the top industries that UK professionals who are looking to start a new career in 2018 should consider, with education and accounting making the list.

The UK job board found 75.7 per cent of UK professionals would change their career if they had the chance, while 39.9 per cent are unhappy in their current job role.

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Junior employees most likely to search for new work

January 04 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Junior employees most likely to search for new work

Research from employee engagement company Qualtrics has found workers in junior positions are most likely to search for a new job at the start of the New Year.

The Qualtrics Employee Pulse report, which is released quarterly and surveys more than 4,000 workers, found workers under 35 are among those most likely to leave their job in January. 

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Data shows increase in UK advertised salaries

January 03 ,2018 | by Anisa Choudhary

Data shows increase in UK advertised salaries

Data from Adzuna has shown a year-on-year increase in average UK advertised salaries for the first time since June 2015.

Average advertised salaries increased by 1.2 per cent from November 2016 to £32,598, while London saw the biggest improvement in average salary, with an annual rise of 2.2 per cent to £39,457.

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Accountants amongst the most in-demand professionals in 2018

December 28 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Accountants amongst the most in-demand professionals in 2018

Research from recruitment company Hays has revealed which workers are expected to be the most in demand in 2018.

The research surveyed 17,500 employers and workers and identified the sectors that are likely to need candidates that are suitably qualified and experienced in the New Year, with accountants, payroll team leaders and computer security staff being amongst the most in demand.

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Research reveals top signs of a fulfilling career

December 27 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research reveals top signs of a fulfilling career

Research commissioned by Jardine Motors Group has revealed the top signs of a fulfilling career, with training opportunities, flexible working hours and regular promotions all making the list.

The research surveyed 1,700 workers to find out what today’s workers desire the most when it comes to their career, and found that the majority believe that looking forward to work is the top sign of a fulfilling career.

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Businesses optimistic about job creation in 2018, research shows

December 20 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Businesses optimistic about job creation in 2018, research shows

The latest CBI/Pertemps Network Group Employment Trends Survey has shown that businesses continue to be optimistic about creating jobs in 2018, despite uncertainty over Brexit.

The survey, which is in its 20th year, interviewed 299 businesses employing one million people and found that more than 50 per cent will be taking on more staff in the New Year.

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Number of recruitment industry start-ups reaches record high

December 15 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Number of recruitment industry start-ups reaches record high

Research from specialist PR firm for the recruitment industry ClearlyPR has shown that the number of start-ups in the recruitment industry in 2017 has reached a record high.

The figures, which were obtained under a Freedom of Information Request from Companies House, showed that 9,001 recruitment agencies have been started since January 2017, bringing the total number of agencies now trading in the UK to a record high of 35,275.

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Mentoring programmes valued by 94% of women

December 12 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Mentoring programmes valued by 94% of women

A recent study carried out by recruitment company Robert Walters highlighted the importance of career development among women. They found that 94 per cent of females believe mentoring programmes are valuable to helping them develop their career.

The research showed a lack of development programmes in the workplace, with 45 per cent of businesses surveyed offering no development schemes and 18 per cent of employers not offering any career development opportunities at all.

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Report shows increase in number of permanent staff placements

December 11 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Report shows increase in number of permanent staff placements

The latest IHS Markit/REC Report has shown that the number of permanent placements increased at the fastest pace for three months in November.

The report identified the sectors that saw the biggest increase in permanent staff vacancies, with accounting and financial seeing the highest rise, followed by IT and computing.

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Research reveals most valued financial employee benefits

December 07 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Research reveals most valued financial employee benefits

Research from financial services company Hargreaves Lansdown has revealed the top financial employee benefits.

The company’s report, entitled Workplace benefits, surveyed a total of 349 employers across the UK and found that workplace pensions are one of the most valuable financial benefits for employees, with this being cited by 36 per cent of respondents.

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Finance roles set to see biggest salary increases

December 06 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Finance roles set to see biggest salary increases

Research from Robert Half has revealed which jobs will see the biggest salary increases in 2018, with several finance roles making the list.

The Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide revealed that junior developers top the list.

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Research shows increase in UK salaries

December 05 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Research shows increase in UK salaries

Research from CV-Library has shown an increase in salaries across the UK, with a rise of 1.3 per cent last month compared with October.

The latest job market data also showed a rise of 1.9 per cent in salaries in November since the previous year, with many key sectors seeing growth.

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APSCo figures show increase in permanent contractor placements

November 30 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

APSCo figures show increase in permanent contractor placements

Demand for permanent professionals increased in October, with an annual rise of 0.2 per cent in vacancies, according to the latest figures from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The data, which concentrates on professional recruitment, showed that while demand fell across all of APSCo’s core sector groups, permanent placements increased across a number of sectors.

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Big Four firms sign up to Tech Talent Charter

November 27 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Big Four firms sign up to Tech Talent Charter

Professional services and Big Four firms Deloitte and PwC have joined an initiative that aims to boost the number of women in the technology industry.

The companies join 88 other firms that have signed the Tech Talent Charter, including banks and technology firms such as Lloyds Bank, Nationwide Building Society, Dell, and HP.

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Graduates want clear career prospects, according to research

November 24 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Graduates want clear career prospects, according to research

Graduates are more drawn to companies that offer clear career prospects, according to research from GTI.

The study surveyed 949 students and recent graduates and questioned them about career expectations and what they look for in an employer. The results found more than 50 per cent favour employers that offer career progression opportunities.

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Enhancing skills could help boost UK growth, according to research

November 23 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Enhancing skills could help boost UK growth, according to research

Lifelong learning and better career guidance could help boost growth and productivity in the UK, according to a report from the OECD.

The report, entitled Getting Skills Right: United Kingdom, showed 42 per cent of adults have a tertiary degree, compared to 34 per cent across the OECD. This suggests that an increasing number of people in the UK are completing higher education.

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Millennials favour Big Four firms and large businesses

November 20 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Millennials favour Big Four firms and large businesses

Research from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has revealed the most popular sectors that millennials working for small-medium businesses would like to move to.

Big Four firms and large businesses both topped the list at 21 per cent.

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LinkedIn launches career advice feature in UK

November 17 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

LinkedIn launches career advice feature in UK

LinkedIn has launched a new feature to help its members to connect with professionals and receive or give careers advice on topics such as changing careers and career development.

The business-orientated social networking website first launched Career Advice in San Francisco and Australia earlier this year and is now rolling out the feature to the UK, US and India, with a global launch planned in the coming months.

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50% of UK workers want further training, research shows

November 17 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

50% of UK workers want further training, research shows

Research from online training platform Course Library has found 50 per cent of UK workers want employers to make a greater investment in further training in boosting digital skills.

The study of 1,000 adults aged between 18 and 64 found that while the majority of UK businesses are not doing enough to provide training, UK workers have a strong interest in boosting digital skills.

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Self-employed workers are the least stressed, according to research

November 16 ,2017 | by Erin O’Neill

Self-employed workers are the least stressed, according to research

People who work for themselves are less stressed and have better wellbeing than those who work for someone else, according to research from AXA Business Insurance.

The company’s annual Stress Index showed that whilst 78 per cent of people who are self-employed have experienced some stress, this is still lower than those in employment, with nine in ten people who work for someone else describing themselves as stressed.

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Flexible working is a key employee motivator, research shows

November 15 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Flexible working is a key employee motivator, research shows

Flexible working is one of the main drivers of motivation for UK employees, according to HSBC.

Their study found 89 per cent of employee respondents believe flexible working is a key motivator for boosting productivity levels. 77 per cent consider financial incentives to be the main motivator.

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The most appealing factors of a financial services career

November 13 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

The most appealing factors of a financial services career

Research from recruitment company Robert Half Financial Services has revealed the most appealing factors of a career in the financial services industry.

The research, which coincided with International Accounting Day, found that 34 per cent of financial services leaders believe a career in the industry is attractive.

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Report shows permanent placements increase in London

November 10 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Report shows permanent placements increase in London

The number of permanent placements in London has increased at its fastest rate since May. This information was reported by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation’s Report on Jobs: London for October 2017.

The report also showed that the number of employed temporary/contract workers in London increased for the 15th successive month in October. The rate of growth increased at a faster rate from September.

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Research reveals desirable qualities employers look for when recruiting

November 09 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research reveals desirable qualities employers look for when recruiting

Research from Arch Apprentices has revealed the top qualities that employers look for when recruiting young candidates.

The research surveyed 500 business decision-makers and found that the majority of employers value enthusiasm when it comes to recruiting young people for their business, with this being cited by 74 per cent of respondents.

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Accenture launches programme to help professionals return to work

November 09 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Accenture launches programme to help professionals return to work

Professional services company Accenture has launched a programme to help professionals who have taken a career break to return to work.

The Break|Through programme will offer professionals the opportunity to boost their skills and secure a job role with Accenture.

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