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Resilient frontline remains critical to retail recovery post pandemic

If retail businesses are going to survive and thrive in retail’s “new normal”, empowerment and career development of frontline staff must be at the heart of their recovery roadmap, according to the latest report ‘Building a resilient workforce for the retail revival’

Contributor: Liam O'Meara VP Axonify Europe | Published: 6 August 2020

Hiring in UK halves this year

Latest data shows the significant impact Covid-19 has had on hiring

Contributor: Alex Fourlis, Managing Director - Broadbean Technology | Published: 6 August 2020

As we re-board, how do we respond to the incredibly diverse needs of our employees?

In the next in our series of Covid-19 interviews with Senior HR Leaders, our Founder & Managing Director, Peter Banks, talks directly to David Blackburn, Chief People Officer, Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) – an organisation that was set up to protect customers of financial services firms that have failed.

Contributor: theHRDirector | Published: 4 August 2020

Pandemic has raised the case for income protection

50% of staff in the UK are already considering seeking new employment, therefore businesses must adapt quickly and significantly to ensure that their workforce are receiving the support they need,” he continued.

Contributor: Charlie Cousins, Founder & Director - Hooray Health and Protection | Published: 3 August 2020

Person weras white mask to protect from Coronavirus

“Government has done enough to get us through crisis”, say temp workers

A study of 500 office-based temporary workers, conducted by Office Angels, part of the Adecco Group UK&I, has found that measures taken by the Government to support temporary workers have overall been successful. However, almost all (80%) of Generation Z temporary workers reporting they don’t think the Government provided enough support.

Contributor: Kate Garbett, Head - Office Angels | Published: 3 August 2020

Jobs in London up in June

Professional vacancies in the capital increased 14% month-on-month in June, indicating that London’s businesses are slowly starting to re-hire as lockdown measures continue to ease.

Contributor: Ann Swain, CEO - the Association of Professional Staffing Companies | Published: 2 August 2020

Covid-19 crisis has changed the UK contact centre industry forever

According to a major new industry survey “What Will Your Contact Centre Be Like Post Lockdown?”, 77% of contact centres had 50% or more of their employees working from home during the current Covid-19 crisis with 62% stating that, if there was a second wave, they needed to understand how to do homeworking better.  

Contributor: Michael Gray - Freelance Contributor | Published: 1 August 2020