LSBF Blog - Global Matters
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 >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
A survey from technology company Avaya has revealed how banking customers in the UK prefer to be contacted by their bank.
The research, which surveyed 2,345 banking customers and was carried out by YouGov, found that 60 per cent of Brits prefer to go directly to their bank’s website or use automated services instead of speaking to their bank directly.Read more >>
Figures from Innovate Finance have shown investment in the UK’s fintech industry has hit $564 million, with foreign investment playing a key role in growth despite Brexit.
Fintech investment increased by 37 per cent in the first half of 2017 compared with the same period last year.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
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.Read more >>
Santander has become the first bank in the UK to launch talking ATMs for customers who are blind or partially sighted.
The ATMs have been launched in association with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and the Digital Accessibility Centre and are available in all of the bank’s branches.Read more >>
Research from communication technology company Polycom, Inc has revealed how UK workers feel about remote working, with older workers and millennials being found to have regularly taken advantage of working this way.
The research showed that 63 per cent of people in the UK now work remotely, with fear of working longer hours being revealed to be the main concern among people who work this wayRead more >>
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.Read more >>
TSB is to become the first bank in Europe to provide iris recognition technology through its mobile banking app.
The service will be launched in September 2017 and will be available to TSB customers free of charge.Read more >>