LSBF Blog - Global Matters
Research by The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE) has found 95 per cent of senior managers believe soft skills are more important than exam results.
The research surveyed 506 senior managers and found 98 per cent believe young people should invest more time developing soft skills such as communication and leadership.Read more >>
Lloyds Banking Group is supporting a scheme to help thousands of people across the UK to improve their digital skills and manage their money online.
The charity Good Things Foundation will work with the bank to deliver the scheme.Read more >>
Millennials want access to internships that will provide them with opportunities to develop their skills, according to Lloyds Banking Group.
Their research showed a demand for meaningful skills, with millennials calling for companies to offer better internship programmes.Read more >>
Podcasts are becoming increasingly popular and they’re an alternative way to gain knowledge and get inspired.
Read on to discover some new listening material!Read more >>
Demand for graduates remains high, with 79 per cent of employers planning to take on new recruits in 2017/2018. The study was conducted by HR resource website XpertHR.
The study surveyed 186 private and public sector employers. It found they are taking on the same amount or more graduates than in previous years.Read more >>
New research from Peldon Rose has found that UK workers believe that trust and autonomy is important to being happy and productive in the workplace.
The research found that whilst 59 per cent of staff feel that they are most productive in the office, 33 per cent want to be more trusted with managing how and when they work.Read more >>
Young people aged 16 to 19 are more influenced by career opportunities than making money, when making a decision on what they want to do after school.
The research from the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) revealed the career worries of GCSE students, and the top drivers when it comes to deciding what to do after school. 23 per cent say they are most influenced by better career options.Read more >>
A report from employee incentives company, One4all Rewards, has revealed the industries with the best bosses to work for in the UK, with financial services bosses taking the top spot.
The One4all Rewards Review of UK Management whitepaper, surveyed 1,024 UK employees and found bosses in the banking and insurance sectors are the best to work for.Read more >>
This post will introduce you to the career of an accountant. You will learn which qualifications are best for this career path and what you can expect as a fully-fledged accountancy professional.
Accountancy is a well-respected and traditional role to enter. Though it takes much dedication, hard work and a high level of education, the career can be very rewarding.Read more >>
Providing development opportunities could help to boost employee engagement as businesses face a quiet period, according to career transition firm Lee Hecht Harrison | Penna.
Research from the company found over 30 per cent of UK employees haven’t received formal training or development in their job, while 48 per cent have changed their job in the past five years.Read more >>
The latest city jobs index from recruitment company Robert Walters has shown an increase in the number of jobs in the City of London.
The figures show a rise of 37 per cent in July compared with the same period last year.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
A London-based financial technology company is to launch a new global currency in the fourth quarter of 2017.
Glint, a start-up company that is regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, has raised £3.1 million in funding from high-profile investors in the financial services and asset management sectors.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
New research from Santander has found more UK adults are using online banking or mobile banking to check their balance.
Over 65 per of those surveyed use these methods at least once a week to access their accounts.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
High Speed 2 (HS2) is a railway line set to link the south of England with the north. It’s an ambitious and controversial plan with plenty of pros and cons.
HS2 is set to create plenty of jobs, not just for those in London, but in all areas it will pass through. It’s thought jobs will become available during the engineering process of the north-south railway and in the aftermath too in a range of industries.Read more >>
Global management consulting and professional services company Accenture has recruited 1,700 people, with the company offering opportunities from executives to apprentices and graduates.
Accenture is filling over 500 job roles in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Cyber Defence, and Data Science for its recruitment drive, particularly focusing on London and Newcastle.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
Hélie d’Hautefort tells StartUp Spotlight about his idea for a new way to move money and pay abroad: no matter the country or the currency, GLOBCOIN® will keep you covered.
GLOBCOIN® is a fintech start-up based in London and Geneva which specialises in multi-currency payment.Read more >>
Co-working and office space provider WeWork is offering £1.2 million to aspiring entrepreneurs in the UK.
The grant will be given to winners of the Creator Awards - WeWork’s new global initiative to provide financial support to entrepreneurs, small businesses, and growing companies.Read more >>