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ACCA research reveals top routes for starting a career

August 17 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

ACCA research reveals top routes for starting a career

Research commissioned by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) has revealed the top ways for young people to start their career.

43 per cent of respondents believe university is the best option, followed by apprenticeships at 26 per cent, and professional qualifications at 15 per cent.

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Research reveals which interview questions help boost employment

August 15 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research reveals which interview questions help boost employment

Research from CV-Library has revealed the interview questions that have helped candidates boost their employment chances.

The research surveyed 1,200 UK workers on their interview preparation techniques, and found 87.4 per cent of respondents believe there are certain questions that should be avoided in interviews.

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Millennials want quick career progression, research shows

August 14 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Millennials want quick career progression, research shows

Research from management consulting company ManpowerGroup, has revealed what millennials look for in a career, with variety and quick progression being among their expectations.

The report surveyed 19,000 millennials to see how their work expectations differ from the rest of the workforce, what motivates them when it comes to career opportunities, and why they choose to remain with the same employers.

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Research reveals places where UK workers want to work

August 11 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research reveals places where UK workers want to work

UK workers have revealed the places they would most like to work in, found new research from global cloud-based platform Fuze.

The research found that 85 per cent of UK workers believe they do not need to be in an office to be productive, with many wishing to work from locations such as parks, cafés or home.

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New generation of employees will boost business growth, research shows

August 10 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

New generation of employees will boost business growth, research shows

The next generation of employees will have a positive impact on businesses, with 64 per cent of CEOs believing that they have the skills needed to boost business growth, according to research from recruitment and training agency Pareto Law.

The study, entitled Digital Learning and Gen Z, looked at how businesses are prepared to make use of the next generation of workers.

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Research finds workers in further education prioritise self-development

August 09 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research finds workers in further education prioritise self-development

New research from the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) and the Society for Education and Training (SET) has explored career trends within the further education and training sector.

The online research is the first of its kind to explore barriers to career progression and career aspirations in the sector.

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Research reveals cities and sectors with the highest average wage

August 08 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research reveals cities and sectors with the highest average wage

Research from Adzuna has revealed the top cities and sectors that offer the highest average wage.

The jobsite compiled data from 1.2 million jobs hosted on its website and compared average wages across the UK to identify the top ten cities with the highest average wage. 

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Data shows increase in job applications and job vacancies

August 07 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Data shows increase in job applications and job vacancies

Data from CV-Library has shown an increase in job applications and advertised job vacancies, with a rise of 1.1 per cent and 8.3 per cent respectively.

The data revealed the locations that saw the highest rise in job applications last month, with Bristol topping the list at 6.5 per cent, followed by Guildford at 6.3 per cent and Southampton at 5.9 per cent.

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London workers believe a four-day working week would boost productivity

August 03 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

London workers believe a four-day working week would boost productivity

Over 60 per cent of workers in London believe a four-day working week would help improve productivity, a new report from office products company Fellowes has shown.

The Fellowes Productivity in the UK report also found that 48 per cent of Londoners are unproductive at work for over one hour a day, while 18 per cent are at their most productive on a Monday.

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Research shows increase in advertised vacancies and salaries

August 02 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Research shows increase in advertised vacancies and salaries

The number of advertised vacancies in the UK has reached a 19-month high, according to research from Adzuna.

The research showed that the number of advertised salaries in June stood at 1,202,573 - the highest figure recorded since November 2015, when 1,244,772 vacancies were available. 

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Job hopping becoming more acceptable, research finds

August 01 ,2017 | by Anisa Choudhary

Job hopping becoming more acceptable, research finds

UK professionals believe job hopping is becoming more acceptable as flexible and freelance working increase in popularity, according to research from CV-Library.

The research surveyed 1,200 professionals and found almost half believe it is acceptable to change jobs after a year, with this figure rising to 65 per cent for workers aged 16 to 24 and 87 per cent for those aged under 18.

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Data shows increase in permanent vacancies in finance

July 31 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Data shows increase in permanent vacancies in finance

New data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has shown that permanent vacancies in the finance sector have increased by 8 per cent since last year.

The overall number of permanent vacancies showed a rise of 2 per cent in June 2017 compared with 2016.

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Figures show 21 per cent increase in demand for accountants

July 28 ,2017 | by Hari Sri

Figures show 21 per cent increase in demand for accountants

The number of advertised accountancy and finance job vacancies increased in the second quarter of 2017, according to figures from specialist recruitment consultant Robert Walters.

Figures showed that accountants are in higher demand than other professionals, with a 21 per cent increase in advertised accountancy and finance job vacancies compared with 2016, nearly double the amount of advertised vacancies for professional roles, which saw a rise of 11 per cent.

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Amazon to create 450 tech jobs in London

Amazon to create 450 tech jobs in London

Amazon has announced it will be creating 450 new tech roles at the company’s headquarters in London.

The company will be aiming to double the number of research and development roles and the number of staff at its London Development Centre will increase from 450 to 900.

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AAT research shows increase in student salaries

AAT research shows increase in student salaries

Research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) has shown an increase in salaries for affiliate members and AAT students, with a rise of 5 per cent and 2 per cent respectively.

The AAT Salary and Career Survey 2017 showed the average salary for accounting technicians now stands at £22,000 for affiliate members that work full-time. 

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DCMS to launch cyber security training programme

DCMS to launch cyber security training programme

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) is to launch a cyber security training programme for students aged between 14-18.

As part of the government’s National Cyber Security Programme, the Cyber Schools Programme will be supported by Cyber Security Challenge UK, BT and the SANS Institute. It will help young people develop skills they need to protect industries such as banking and public services from criminals. 

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Data reveals search trends of UK jobseekers

Data reveals search trends of UK jobseekers

Research from job site Indeed has found people in the UK are the most active at the start of the week when it comes to job searching.

The research looked at the search patterns of millions of jobseekers across five European countries and found the most popular time for Britons to search for a job is Monday lunchtime.

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Information hub launched to provide self-employment skills

July 21 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Information hub launched to provide self-employment skills

A new information hub has been launched to help executives gain the skills they need to become successful “self-drive workers.”

Launched by Russam GMS Founder Charles Russam, Working Free provides advice and resources for senior-level executives that are looking to become self-employed.

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UK salaries up by over 8% year-on-year, figures show

UK salaries up by over 8% year-on-year, figures show

The latest figures from recruitment software solutions company Recruitive have shown an 8.15 per cent increase in UK salaries compared with data from June 2016.

The figures showed an increase in salaries year-on-year and month-on-month in a number of cities across the UK, despite uncertainty after the General Election in June.

 

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Older generation seeking university education, research shows

Older generation seeking university education, research shows

Research from Management Today and Vauxhall Motors has found over 35 per cent of 40-somethings in the UK are seeking university education or looking to obtain a qualification in the next two years.

The Changing Lanes report revealed career aspirations and workplace trends of Generation X. 40-somethings were found to be as ambitious as millennials when it comes to changing careers, launching a business or studying. 

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Report shows demand for accounting and finance skills

Report shows demand for accounting and finance skills

Accounting and finance skills are among the most sought-after with employers in the professional services sector, according to youth charity Ambition.

The charity’s latest market insights for the third quarter of 2017 showed growth in jobs across a number of areas within the sector, including legal finance vacancies, despite uncertainty in the market.

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Survey reveals expectations of UK professionals working remotely

Survey reveals expectations of UK professionals working remotely

Research from global workspace provider Regus has revealed the expectations of professionals in the UK who are working remotely.

The survey explored the attitudes of over 1,500 professionals on flexible working and management, and found the majority of respondents believe remote workers should have regular contact with managers.

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Younger generations prefer office working, research shows

Younger generations prefer office working, research shows

Business communications company Maintel has explored the work preferences of younger and older employees. Their research found younger workers under 35 are more likely to feel productive when working from an office, compared to just 19 per cent of workers over 55.

The research surveyed 1,000 employed adults in the UK aged 18 and over. The results revealed why younger workers prefer to work from the office - with the main benefit being able to receive face-to-face support from experienced co-workers.

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General election leads to boost in jobs, employment monitor shows

July 12 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

General election leads to boost in jobs, employment monitor shows

The number of financial services jobs in London increased month-on-month in June as a result of the 2017 general election, according to Morgan McKinley’s London Employment Monitor.

This is the third year in a row that this figure has risen, with an increase of 18 per cent in 2016 after the EU referendum and a rise of 56 per cent in 2015 after the previous general election.

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Flexible working could help businesses attract best talent

Flexible working could help businesses attract best talent

Flexible working could help businesses attract the best, with over 60 per cent of employees saying they’d be more productive if they could work flexibly, according to research from social media training company Digital Mums.

The research found 68 per cent of employees would like to work flexibly, but just 12 per cent have asked their employer.

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