NEWS - EDUCATION & CAREERS
New research from CV-Library has found that professionals in London are the most keen to impress a new employer, with over 65 per cent of workers in the city saying that they aspire to impress their boss for as long as they are with the company.
The research surveyed 1,000 workers in the UK and revealed the steps that Londoners are taking to impress their new employer, with effectively managing their workload being the top approach at 22.4 per cent.Read more >>
Research from conference calling specialists Powwownow has found that 18 to 24-year-olds in London are the most likely to consider flexible working (85 per cent).
The company’s survey of 2,000 working professionals found that business leaders in London allow their staff to have a total of three hours and 31 minutes away from the office a week, compared to the average time of two hours and 34 minutes in the rest of the UK.Read more >>
The UK is to receive another challenger bank as Chicago-headquartered Iam Bank plans to expand and roll out online services, branches and financial workshops to consumers.
The company, which has dubbed itself the “Apple store” of banking, will be the first bank of its kind to offer learning and therapy-based financial workshops to help educate consumers on their financial decisions.
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Barclays Bank is to offer employment opportunities across the UK, with 1,750 IT roles set to be made available at the company’s services centre.
The majority of the job roles will be based in the North West, but the company will also be offering employment opportunities in London.Read more >>
In the past, most MBA graduates have chosen to become consultants in professional services firms or to work in banking after completing their education. However, this trend is changing.
With fintechs on the rise, students find them appealing; they are able to work in a fast-moving, innovative environment and see the results of their efforts - something they can’t often experience in the world of consulting.
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UK researchers have found that the brain is more stimulated when a person goes to university or takes up a leadership role at their workplace.
They believe that this can make people less prone to brain-related illnesses, such as dementia.Read more >>
Banks are no longer worried about Britain leaving the EU, according to London-based finance headhunting firm Robert Walters. The recruiter stated that the banks are on a hiring spree across the UK, and this has prompted the company’s net fees to increase by 27 per cent in the first three months of 2017.
CEO, Robert Walters, stated that banks are positive about the UK now and are showing signs of commitment. They are looking for staff in specialised fields, such as investment management, cyber security, compliance and change management. There appears to be a great demand for specialists in these fields.Read more >>
New figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed the average earnings for jobs across the UK.
The ONS surveyed 21,563,000 people in the UK to calculate the salaries of over 400 jobs, with roles such as chief executives, sales accounts and business development managers being amongst the highest-paid positions.Read more >>
The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) is calling for more support for disadvantaged graduates to enable them to have better access to internships.
A report from the think tank, titled The Inbetweeners: The New Role of Internships in the Graduate Labour Market, found that whilst there are as many as 70,000 internships on offer, many of the positions do not offer meaningful learning opportunities.Read more >>
Investment banks in London are hiring more staff for specialised finance job roles, indicating that they are no longer concerned over Brexit, according to employment agency Robert Walters.
The agency revealed that banks in the city are looking for staff to fill permanent roles in areas such as finance control, risk and compliance and change management.Read more >>
Over three quarters of young people believe that apprenticeships help to improve skills and boost their career prospects, according to youth charity YMCA’s Work in Progress report.
The report, which has been released ahead of the Government’s new Apprenticeship Levy, also found that four in five young people would recommend taking an apprenticeship.Read more >>
Research from employee engagement company Personal Group has found that entrepreneurs in the UK feel happier and more motivated than people who work full-time.
The research surveyed 800 employees, including 124 self-employed workers, and found that over 60 per cent of those who are self-employed look forward to going to work.Read more >>
New research from training platform Course Library has shown a strong connection between training and development opportunities and job satisfaction.
The research, which surveyed 1,000 workers aged between 18 and 64 in the UK, found that almost half are happy in their current job.Read more >>
New research from Hitachi Capital has shown that there will be a jobs boost in the SME sector, with one in six small businesses set to recruit new staff by the end of April this year.
The company’s quarterly British Business Barometer, which surveyed SME decision-makers from 11 regions, found that 20 per cent of businesses that are less than five years old are planning to take on new staff by April.Read more >>
People skills have been named as the skill that business leaders believe is the most valuable for employees to have in a new survey from the Oxford Open Learning Trust.
The research, which was carried out by YouGov, surveyed more than 500 senior decision-makers and identified the soft skills that are the most desirable to employers when it comes to recruiting new staff. Over 70 per cent of respondents cited people skills as the most valuable.Read more >>
Amazon has announced plans to create 5,000 new jobs in the UK in 2017, which will bring the company’s UK workforce to over 24,000.
The company will be searching for staff across a range of areas and will also be offering apprenticeship opportunities.Read more >>
Job applications and salaries were up last month, with an increase of 55 per cent and 5.6 per cent respectively, according to data from CV-Library.
The research also showed a significant increase in job growth, with the number of jobs rising by 38 per cent month-on-month and 5.1 per cent year-on-year.Read more >>
There has been an increase in the number of part-time roles paying more than £40,000 a year, with a rise of 5.7 per cent in the past year, according to research from flexible working group Timewise.
The research found that over 770,000 people on a higher salary now work part-time and also showed that the traditional nine-to-five structure is changing as more businesses consider using job shares.Read more >>
Microsoft has become the latest tech company to announce free digital literacy skills training to everyone in the UK.
The company will offer free online training to 30,000 public servants in the UK to help them boost their knowledge of digital literacy skills.Read more >>
Research has found that over 80 per cent of workers in the UK would like to work from home, whilst just 36.5 per cent currently do so.
The research marks the start of Work From Home Week, which was launched yesterday and will run until January 22.Read more >>
Employers are changing their recruitment process to enable them to have access to talented staff more quickly, according to a survey from TotalJobs.
The study of over 3,000 jobseekers and 100 employers found that over 45 per cent of employers have shortened their hiring process as they struggle to find and compete for talented staff.Read more >>
New research has revealed how people feel about achieving success in their career.
The survey from First Direct questioned 2,000 British people on the definition of success and what they believe employers should do to enable them to have a successful career.Read more >>
Jobseekers in the North East region of the UK will be the first to access job opportunities through recruitment app HiUp.
The launch will mark the first time that the app has been made available in the UK.Read more >>
Google is to offer free digital skills training to everyone in the UK to help them make the most of the company’s online tools.
The new programme, which is set to launch next year, will provide support for individuals and businesses across the country.Read more >>
Flexible working has been named one of the three most important priorities for employees when they are presented with a package of benefits, cited by over three quarters of respondents in a survey by BT.
The company’s Mobile multiplier report surveyed 1,528 employees in offices throughout the UK, France, Germany and Spain, and similarly found that over 65 per cent of respondents consider being able to work independent of location and use good technology flexibly better benefits than a company carRead more >>