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Employees working in a start-up or micro-business are happiest, research shows

Employees working in a start-up or micro-business are happiest, research shows

Research commissioned by awards scheme One4all Spotlight Awards, has found Brits working for a smaller business are the happiest and most likely to enjoy their job.

The research surveyed 1,220 workers, and found over 30 per cent of employees working for a business with a maximum of nine members of staff, are happier than those working for a larger company.

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IT professionals are the most sought-after in London, shows research

July 07 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

IT professionals are the most sought-after in London, shows research

Data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) and Vacancysoft has shown the high demand for IT professionals in London, with IT jobs accounting for 28.4 per cent of all job vacancies in the two-year period up to May 2017.

The data showed a 10 per cent rise in vacancies across the board in the three months leading up to May 2017 and a rise of 2.6 per cent in the same period in 2016.

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Sadiq Khan to make London the best place to work

Sadiq Khan to make London the best place to work

Sadiq Khan has announced that he aims to make London the best place in the world to work, by tackling inequality and improving workplace conditions.

Khan is encouraging employers to sign up to his Good Work Standard and calling for input that will promote better employment practices.

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Deloitte launches workshops with Pure to support finance professionals

Deloitte launches workshops with Pure to support finance professionals

Professional services and Big Four company Deloitte has launched the first workshop of its Future FD Programme, which is run in partnership with professional recruitment company Pure.

The Future FD Programme has been running for seven years and focuses on the career progression of the next generation of finance professionals by helping them to become financial directors.

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People in a “career” feel happier, research shows

People in a “career” feel happier, research shows

Research commissioned by GSM London has highlighted the differences in attitudes between UK adults who say that they have a “career” and those who feel that they just have a “job.”

The research surveyed 1,000 adults in full-time and part-time employment and found that those who feel that the work that they do is just a job are unhappy, with 30 per cent of workers with a job being unhappy compared to just 11 per cent of those with a career.

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Learning new skills could boost earning potential, according to survey

Learning new skills could boost earning potential, according to survey

Research from e-commerce marketplace Groupon has found that 44 per cent of people in Britain believe that having further training and taking courses to learn new skills could help to significantly boost their earning potential.

The research found that 30 per cent of UK workers have actively boosted their skills by taking extra training and gaining qualifications over the past five years.

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Research reveals top starting salaries for graduates

Research reveals top starting salaries for graduates

Jobs review website Glassdoor, has revealed the top ten jobs for starting salaries.

The list highlighted the careers offering a starting salary higher than the UK’s national average of £27,600.

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Employers are focusing on financial wellbeing, research shows

Employers are focusing on financial wellbeing, research shows

Research from MetLife’s UK Employee Benefit Trends Study 2017, has shown employers are focusing on financial wellbeing in the workplace, with over 50 per cent saying they understand financial pressures staff face.

The research showed that 55 per cent of employees value benefits they receive at work as financial pressures rise - up by 25 per cent on MetLife’s 2015 study.

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Financial education offered by over 25% of employers

Financial education offered by over 25% of employers

Research from Employee Benefits and Staffcare has found that over 25 per cent of employers offer financial education initiatives.

The research questioned 271 employers and found that 32 per cent are planning to introduce financial education in the workplace.

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Travelling could help make UK adults more employable, research shows

June 19 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Travelling could help make UK adults more employable, research shows

Travelling could help UK adults to gain invaluable skills and make them more employable, according to research from hostel booking website Hostelworld.

The research surveyed 1,000 people in the UK, Spain, France, Italy, Germany, Portugal, South Korea and Brazil, and found that 64 per cent of UK adults and 82 per cent of employers believe that travelling can make people more employable.

 

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Small businesses are missing out on skilled women, research shows

Small businesses are missing out on skilled women, research shows

Research from professional recruitment consultancy Robert Walters has shown that small businesses are missing out on skilled women, with just 12 per cent having a strategy in place to attract women returning to work after a career break.

But, businesses were found to be helping professionals returning from a break maintain a good work-life balance, with 64 per cent offering flexible hours, or the chance to work partly from home, and 70 per cent offering part-time work.

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REC brings together experts to prepare for jobs market challenges

REC brings together experts to prepare for jobs market challenges

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a review that brings together leading employers, academics, and labour market experts to help recruiters and employers to prepare for challenges in the labour market.

The Future of Jobs commission will aim to provide insight to the new UK government about how demographic and technological changes will impact the UK labour market.

 

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REC brings together experts to prepare for jobs market challenges

REC brings together experts to prepare for jobs market challenges

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has launched a review that brings together leading employers, academics, and labour market experts to help recruiters and employers to prepare for challenges in the labour market.

The Future of Jobs commission will aim to provide insight to the new UK government about how demographic and technological changes will impact the UK labour market.

 

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British businesses are optimistic about recruitment plans, report shows

British businesses are optimistic about recruitment plans, report shows

Businesses in Britain are feeling optimistic about their recruitment plans, with some still looking to boost their headcount despite political and economic uncertainty over Brexit and the general election, according to a report from ManpowerGroup.

The report surveyed 2,109 UK employers and asked them whether they planned to take on additional staff or reduce their employee numbers over the next quarter. The report found that businesses have a positive outlook of 5 per cent when it comes to hiring new staff.

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Employment rate remains at a high, Labour Force Survey shows

June 14 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Employment rate remains at a high, Labour Force Survey shows

The employment rate in the UK continues to be at a high at 74.8 per cent, according to the Labour Force Survey from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Figures showed that the number of employed people increased between November 2016 and January 2017 and continued to rise between February and April 2017. 

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Financial literacy is a vital life skill, according to research

June 12 ,2017 | by Hari Sri

Financial literacy is a vital life skill, according to research

Research from investment managers M&G Investments found that financial literacy is a vital life skill, with more than 50 per cent of parents believing that schools have an important part to play in financial education.

The research surveyed over 500 parents and 360 grandparents, exploring their views on financial education. It found that 28 per cent of parents believe that children should take responsibility when it comes to understanding money, whilst over 25 per cent think that grandparents should have a role to play in their grandchildren’s financial education.

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Online learning could help to overcome career slumps, survey shows

June 09 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

Online learning could help to overcome career slumps, survey shows

Research by innovative training platform Course Library has shown that online learning and career progression opportunities could help people to overcome a career slump.

The research surveyed 1,200 people aged between 18 and 64 and found that 80.6 per cent of workers in the UK have experienced a career slump, with over 32 per cent believing that this is due to a lack of career progression.

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Research shows increase in demand for HR and recruitment professionals

June 05 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Research shows increase in demand for HR and recruitment professionals

Demand for HR professionals and recruitment specialists increased in March 2017, up by 4 per cent and 12 per cent respectively from March 2016, according to data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

The data identified the top sectors for job growth within HR over the past 12 months, with advertising seeing the highest growth at 34 per cent, followed by media at 33 per cent.

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Research shows a continued need for financial education among Brits

June 02 ,2017 | by Thiago Kiwi

Research shows a continued need for financial education among Brits

Research from Aviva has shown a continued need for financial education across the UK, with over 60 per cent of Brits saying that they wish they had learnt more about financial matters earlier in life.

The research, which surveyed 2,166 people in the UK, showed the impact that a lack of financial knowledge has had on Brits, with over 40 per cent still being affected by financial mistakes that they made in the past.

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Job vacancies reach highest level since 2015

June 01 ,2017 | by Hari Sri

Job vacancies reach highest level since 2015

The number of job vacancies in the UK has reached its highest level since 2015, according to figures from jobsite Adzuna.

The UK Job Market Report showed that 1,179,586 job openings are now being advertised, with just 0.44 jobseekers for every vacancy, creating an opportunity for people to change their job or explore other employment options.

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Increasing salaries would attract the right candidates, says recruitment agency

May 31 ,2017 | by Helen Gould

Increasing salaries would attract the right candidates, says recruitment agency

Employers should consider offering a higher salary in order to attract the right candidates for jobs, according to recruitment agency Select Appointments.

The advice comes after recent research from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) found that over 40 per cent of employers have had to increase salaries to attract suitable candidates for jobs. 

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Barclays to create 100 new jobs for private banking expansion

Barclays to create 100 new jobs for private banking expansion

Barclays is to create 100 new jobs as part of the bank’s plan to expand its private banking business and attract wealthy clients.

The new roles come three years after Barclays ended its first expansion plan, which was launched in 2010. 

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UK unemployment rate reaches its lowest level in 42 years

UK unemployment rate reaches its lowest level in 42 years

The UK unemployment rate has fallen to its lowest level in 42 years, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). 

The figures showed a drop of 4.6 per cent in the UK’s unemployment rate, with the number of people out of work falling by 53,000 to 1.54 million in the three months leading up to March.

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Graduate recruitment app Debut launches national petition for interview feedback

Graduate recruitment app Debut launches national petition for interview feedback

Student and graduate recruitment app Debut has launched a national petition calling for the government to make it a requirement for employers to provide interview feedback for candidates.

The petition, which is part of Debut’s #FightForFeedback campaign, comes after research from the app found that over 80 per cent of candidates who have attended an interview have not received feedback.

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Top degree subjects for getting a job revealed

Top degree subjects for getting a job revealed

The top 12 degree subjects for getting a job have been revealed in new research from the Telegraph.

The data, which was obtained using the latest information from the Telegraph’s university course finder and originally sourced from The Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) for 2014-2015, ranks the top degrees for jobs, with subjects such as business and technology featuring on the list. 

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