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Concerns over finances are rising as cost of living bites

The cost of living crisis shows no sign of abating, piling pressure on every type of household after inflation rose by 9.4% in the 12 months to June 2022. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that currently almost a quarter of UK adults are now concerned about their financial health.

Contributor: Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director - WEALTH at work | Published: 10 August 2022

Gender identity and sexual orientation, are businesses getting it right?

Joanne Lockwood, a Diversity & Inclusion & Belonging Specialist who also promotes transgender awareness to organisations, tells us why gender identity and sexual orientation are being confused,and why respecting an individual’s choice is at the heart of any solutions at work.

Contributor: Joanne Lockwood, CEO - SEE Change Happen | Published: 10 August 2022

Revealed: Work skills with the highest demand

A recent study by iwoca had analysed some of the UK’s most popular job sites to identify the top freelance hiring trends across the UK.

Contributor: Leah de Gruchy for iwoca International | Published: 9 August 2022

Talent shortages a worry right across retail

The news comes as the UK faces fresh pandemic-related challenges as Covid infection rates increase across the country and more employees require sick leave. However, when asked for the top factors creating talent shortages in their business overall, 39% of retail leaders cited a lack of available people in the sector as the primary reason, compared to only 24% in 2021. 

Contributor: Sebastien Sepierre, MD EMEA - Fourth | Published: 9 August 2022

Employers need to be disability confident

Employers have been increasingly prioritising the health and wellbeing of their people, but this needs to go further, with more focus on supporting those with long-term health conditions and disabilities to enter and stay in the business.

Contributor: Katharine Moxham - Group Risk Development (GRiD) | Published: 8 August 2022

Menopause leave needs to be trialled

The Women and Equalities Committee says a lack of support for women going through menopause in the UK is responsible for a mass exodus from work of women in their 50s.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice & Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 8 August 2022


Shortage of white-collar staff reaches breaking point

Application numbers in white-collar jobs are at breaking point with recent data showing a 35% decline between May 2022 and June 2022. That’s according to the latest data from the world’s largest network of job boards, Broadbean Technology.

Contributor: Alex Fourlis - Broadbean Technology | Published: 8 August 2022

Almost all women believe their health is not supported in work

Nine in 10 women think there should be policies in workplaces to support women when it comes to female health issues, according to research by BetterUp. This comes as BetterUp also found that three in five women (59 per cent) have taken time off work due to female health issues such as menopause, fertility struggles, periods and pregnancy (not including maternity leave).

Contributor: Dr. Erin Eatough, Manager of Behavioural Science - BetterUp | Published: 7 August 2022

Best UK cities for tech professionals revealed

The tech job market in the UK has been booming post-pandemic. To find out which UK cities are the best for tech professionals, VBQ Speakers analysed around 500 job vacancies and scored them based on salary, the average cost of living and the number of jobs available in each respective city.

Contributor: Leo von Bülow-Quirk, Founder & Director - VBQ Speakers | Published: 6 August 2022

Jobseekers prefering flexible working over four-day week

Following the launch of a nationwide pilot by 4 Day Week Global to trial a four-day working week,, the UK’s leading jobs and careers site, canvassed the opinions of over 2,000 UK workers and 250 UK employers and found that flexible working is more popular among jobseekers than a four-day working week.

Contributor: James Reed - | Published: 5 August 2022