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Job candidate behaviour revealed

Businesses can now get accurate insights into how candidates applying for roles will respond to different work and business scenarios, even during the selection stage, using a series of new reports that support decision-making across three specific areas of recruiting.

Contributor: Ciaran Morton | Published: 15 December 2017

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Public sector marketers more likely to suffer pay freeze

The annual Marketing Rewards Survey of pay and benefits in the Marketing Sector, surveyed 284 organisations with 1,515 job roles, across 26 different sectors. The survey found that 17 percent of public sector marketers had a pay freeze, which was well below comparable roles in the private sector and well behind the top sector - manufacturing at 61 percent.

Contributor: Laura Sharratt | Published: 15 December 2017

Mental Health

Stigma of mental health issue still exists

Two thirds of workers are too embarrassed to tell their boss about their mental health issues. This report explores the views of 1,200 UK workers and found that a third of professionals (31.7 percent) feel that their workplace is not supportive of mental health, with a further 77.8 percent believing that the majority of workplaces in the UK are unsupportive.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 14 December 2017


Tomorrow is too late to get up to speed with tech

Our latest research found that 71 percent are concerned about their ability to adapt to technology like AI, while an even greater 83 percent understand that it will transform the skills needed in their organisation by 2020.

Contributor: Joseph Reger | Published: 14 December 2017

Productivity Probem

Is AI the answer to UK’s productivity problem?

With the OBR downgrading the outlook of the UK's productivity problem, the Chancellor is hoping improving digital and construction skills will provide a much-needed boost. The surest antidote to low productivity is investment in the skills of the future. Today’s focus on training is good step on the road to a high growth, high wage economy.

Contributor: David Sproul | Published: 13 December 2017


Better support needed for three million working carers

With National Carers’ Day on Friday 24 November, now is a good time for employers to take a closer look at ways in which they can best support employees who are also carers, to help them strike a balance between being productive at work and managing their caring responsibilities

Contributor: Laura Davis | Published: 13 December 2017

Financial education

Excessive debt undermines our economic security

Well said Mr Hammond! Having the capacity to absorb a financial shock is one of the four pillars of financial wellbeing. For an individual gaining control over this element of their finances isn’t just about reducing debt, but about also increasing short-term savings which can then protect them and their family from future unwanted sudden debt.

Contributor: Eve Read | Published: 11 December 2017


Hit the big 4-0 in tech and you’re over the hill

The younger generation is not immune from ageism either: 28 per cent of 18-24-year-old tech workers believe their age works against them. This is in sharp contrast with their 25-29 year old peers of which 9 per cent believe it will reduce their prospects of success; the vast majority (63 per cent) sees their age as a positive force.

Contributor: Matthew Smith | Published: 10 December 2017


How HR sector fairs with gender pay gap revealed in CIPD report

The CIPD’s analysis of its gender pay gap found it is being driven by the following factors: The CIPD has a predominantly female workforce, made up of 332 individuals: 69 percent female and 31 percent male. There are more women than men at every level of the business, yet over half of female employees, 53 percent, are in the lower and lower middle pay quartiles compared to 55 percent of male employees holding roles in the upper middle and upper pay quartiles.

Contributor: Peter Cheese | Published: 9 December 2017


Calls for clear employment definitions

This is an extremely valuable contribution to the debate about self-employment and the gig economy. For too long, confusion has reigned because of the lack of a clear definition of self-employment, which leads to individuals and businesses being forced to seek clarity through expensive and time-consuming court hearings.

Contributor: Simon McVicker | Published: 8 December 2017