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Business trips are back

Today Emburse – a global leader in expense management and accounts payable automation – is announcing the findings from a recent YouGov survey aiming to understand current attitudes towards business travel. The survey of 1202 prospective business travellers found 70% of respondents agree travelling for work and conducting in-person meetings will help strengthen business relationships – which appeared to be the consensus regardless of age or gender across those surveyed.

Contributor: Kenny Eon, GM and SVP EME - Emburse | Published: 12 June 2021

Could IR35 sound the death knell for contracting?

With the changes in 2019 around the dispute process for IR35, businesses need to consider the potential impact of using a blanket approach. In 2017, when the changes came into the public sector, contractors had the ability to transfer their skills to the private sector. With that option now closed, the trend seems to be clear. 

Contributor: Claire Anderson -Iridium | Published: 11 June 2021

UK companies are raring to go and are future-ready

The Research shows employer plans about returning to work, support of vaccine adoption and how diversity and inclusion efforts are tightly linked to future of work strategies.

Contributor: Michel Burke - Aon | Published: 10 June 2021

Brexit talent shortage a real problem for retail

Qualified candidates have been harder to find for retail roles in the months since Brexit, according to market research by the leading global software provider for the retail and hospitality sectors, Fourth. The data reveals that almost one-third (30%) of retail leaders have struggled to find the right candidates, impacting attractions-based (38%), clothing (35%), and automotive retailers (33%) the most.

Contributor: Sebastien Sepierre, MD EMEA - Fourth | Published: 10 June 2021

What now needs to change in talent attraction and retention?

The need for a strong employee value proposition (EVP) that helps potential applicants understand what it is that a company stands for has never been more important. That was one of several key messages shared at job advertising company JVP Group’s interactive HR Virtual Forum held recently.

Contributor: Sion Jones - JVP Group | Published: 10 June 2021

Belfast revealed as most inclusive UK city for LGBTQ+ jobseekers

For Pride Month 2021, Adzuna analysed nearly 9.7 million job vacancies across 10 different countries that host major Pride parades to reveal the cities and countries most inclusive for the LGBTQ+ community. The research looks at the number of job ads proactively containing inclusive language welcoming jobseekers of all sexual orientations to apply, analysing inclusivity within UK cities, regions and sectors.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter, co-founder - Adzuna | Published: 9 June 2021

Are we turning into professional avatars?

As a study by TWC Trends shows that 60% of workers believe that City Centres won’t recover from the pandemic for many years, Managing Director Tanya Pepin says that “60% of respondents also reported they found working in cities less attractive now.” TWC Trends looked at the impact of working in city centres after the pandemic and whilst it found that 68% of people wanted to reduce, or end, working from home, only 14% want to return to ‘the office’ as they knew it.

Contributor: Tanya Pepin, Director -TWC | Published: 9 June 2021

Support for transgender people in work must not be forgotten

Employment CPO Alex Hattingh shares advice on how businesses can make sure that their transgender employees are feeling supported, included and safe at work, all year round!

Contributor: Alex Hattingh, Chief People Officer - Employment Hero | Published: 9 June 2021