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Almost all UK employers have struggled to fill vacancies

New survey by Remote to over 500 UK employers reveals the cities and industries most hit by the Great Resignation and the most in-demand skills on the market

Contributor: Nadia Vatalidis - Remote | Published: 5 October 2022

Concern in retail increases as consumer confidence dips

Ahead of the festive season, consumers are favouring a blended retail experience that combines the ease of online shopping with the convenience of collecting their goods in-store, driving customers back to the high street where they’re likely to spend more when picking up purchases. 

Contributor: Sebastien Sepierre, MD EMEA - Fourth | Published: 5 October 2022

Menopause support is just not being communicated

Of the employers who offer menopause support, one in five (18%) only communicate on the subject on a quarterly or less frequent basis, according to new research from Peppy.

Contributor: Mridula Pore, CEO - Peppy | Published: 4 October 2022

Menopause Friendly Employer Awards announces winners

The leading industry-recognised Menopause Friendly Employer Awards - powered by HSBC UK, first direct and M&S Bank – revealed its winners at a wonderful evening of celebration on Thursday September 22, 2022 at the Leonardo Royal Hotel, St Paul’s. Hosted by Menopause Friendly and supported by the CIPD, the Menopause Friendly Employer Awards were presented by broadcaster Louise Minchin who welcomed the Rt Hon Caroline Nokes MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Select Committee as a guest of honour.

Contributor: Deborah Garlick, CEO - Henpicked | Published: 4 October 2022

Three-quarters of businesses under threat amid global productivity crisis

The report “The Talent Time Bomb: The Countdown to Transforming Your Talent Culture” surveyed over 900 HR professionals across the globe, and found that despite 81% feeling the pressure to get recruits to optimal productivity more quickly, over three-quarters (76%) believe hiring too quickly leads to a poor fit. But with low productivity costing businesses around $1.8 trillion every year, organisations cannot afford to hire the wrong people.

Contributor: Luke McKeever, CEO - Thomas International | Published: 3 October 2022

Mini-budget – taking a closer look at the numbers

The Chancellor of the Exchequer Kwasi Kwarteng, has today delivered the mini-budget report. Please see WEALTH at work's summary...

Contributor: Jonathan Watt-Lay - Director, WEALTH at work | Published: 3 October 2022

Pension fraud on the rise – how to avoid scams

New data released by the ONS has found a substantial increase in fraud. Coupled with new research from the later living marketplace Lottie, who found a surge in online searches about pension and investment scams, it's more important than ever to keep your team safe. There's simple ways to encourage your employees to stay savvy against scams - including being aware of the warning signs, seeking financial guidance first and always reporting anything suspicious.

Contributor: Will Donnelly, Co-Founder and Care Expert - Lottie | Published: 2 October 2022

How mini budget will impact employment law landscape

This is a time of change and concern for many business owners. It’s important to stay on top of the ever-changing legislation in order to remain fully compliant.  Failure to do so could mean organisations are wrongly following out-dated laws, leading them to breach their legal obligations and withhold statutory entitlements which, in turn, could lead to tribunal claims and widespread discontent

Contributor: Alan Price, CEO - BrightHR | Published: 2 October 2022

Employees accessing their pay early has doubled

The number of employers signing up for “on-demand pay services” around the world has risen, and withdrawal patterns suggest UK workers are using these tools to cover regular living costs, almost as a ‘digital ATM’. That’s according to new data from expert in global pay solutions, CloudPay.

Contributor: Paul Bartlett - CloudPay | Published: 1 October 2022