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One million disabled people in work, but employment gap remains

Business Disability Forum has welcomed the announcement that the Government has achieved its ambition to see 1 million disabled people into work but says more needs to be done to close the disability employment gap

Contributor: Diane Lightfoot | Published: 24 May 2022

NHS is at ‘breaking point’ – we need to act now

“People are exhausted, frustrated and sad in healthcare. They are going off sick in droves. They need empathic leadership to help combat low morale, sickness and burnout which, ultimately, poses a risk to patient care."

Contributor: Kerry Ganly - Penguin PR | Published: 24 May 2022

Digital right to work checks are now imperative

The latest reports from the Office for National Statistics (ONS)  revealed that the number of job vacancies in February to April 2022 rose to a new record of 1,295,000, meaning that, for the first time, the number of vacancies was greater than the number of people unemployed in the UK. Responding to this, leading background screening and identity services firm, Sterling, has highlighted why these figures will drive greater demand for Digital Identity Solutions.

Contributor: Steve Smith, Managing Director EMEA - Sterling | Published: 23 May 2022

Is Apple CEO right to call staff back to the office

Responding to the criticism received by Apple CEO, Tim Cook, for asking staff to return to the office, global workplace creation expert, Unispace, has highlighted that the business leader was right to take this step. However, the firm has warned that mandating returns without an insight into what’s stopping people from returning is risky.

Contributor: Lawrence Mohiuddine - Unispace | Published: 23 May 2022

Here comes ‘flexidus’, as women leave due to lack of flexible working

New research from LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional network, highlights a potential impending ‘flexidus’ amongst women in the UK workforce, with a staggering 52% saying they’ve considered leaving, or have left, their role due to a lack of flexibility

Contributor: LinkedIn | Published: 23 May 2022

Why aren’t employees accessing mental health support?

Over 80% of people are currently unaware or do not know if they have an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) at work. The 2,000-person survey conducted by Plumm, a workplace mental wellbeing solution, reveals the pressing need for better education around mental health in the workplace.

Contributor: Asim Amin, CEO and Founder - Plumm | Published: 22 May 2022

What workers now expect from their managers revealed?

The most important skills for a manager to possess are leadership, verbal communication and teamwork, according to research by enterprise LMS provider Digits

Contributor: Emma-Louise Jones - Digits | Published: 22 May 2022

Hiring managers unprepared for digital identity checks

More than a third (40%) of hiring managers feel unprepared for digital Right to Work (RTW) screening, despite the Home Office introducing this method following the success of the emergency measures during Covid. That’s according to a  recent webinar poll by specialist background screening and identity services firm, Sterling.

Contributor: Steve Smith, Managing Director, EMEA - Sterling | Published: 21 May 2022

Pay parity for women in tech is a priority

In light of the rising cost of living - which will affect women more than men—new research has found that a third of women (31%) working in the fast-growing tech industry feel uncomfortable asking for a pay rise.

Contributor: Nabila Salem, President - Revolent | Published: 21 May 2022

What impact is robotics and AI having on the job market?

Researchers at HEC Lausanne, University of Lausanne and robotics experts from EPFL have developed a method to calculate which job roles are most likely to be replaced by technology in the near future. Additionally, they have devised a method for suggesting career transitions to jobs that are less at risk and require least retraining.

Contributor: Isabelle Chappuis - HEC Lausanne | Published: 20 May 2022