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Covid: how to support employees stranded abroad

With Covid restrictions constantly changing and evolving worldwide, many employees taking business trips to other countries, or already working abroad, have found that they are suddenly either banned from returning to their home country or not allowed to leave the country they have visited. Employers must ensure they are able to support employees who are stranded away from home.

Contributor: Sarah Dennis, Head of International - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 14 April 2021

The impacts of the pandemic are really telling on young people’s outlooks

Research into the behaviour of job seekers with up to 5 years’ experience by TalentPool, an AI-powered recruitment platform, revealed that COVID-19 has dramatically altered the employment landscape, making it much harder for young people to find work in their chosen profession.

Contributor: Sophie Hudson, General Manager - TalentPool | Published: 14 April 2021

Over half of those on furlough are considering a career change

Research from NTT DATA UK reveals that 51% of furloughed workers are considering, or have already decided on, a career change since being placed on the UK government furlough scheme. The research draws attention to the significant effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the career paths available for UK workers: 12% respondents indicated that they have already made the decision to move industries.

Contributor: Pam Chase, SVP of HR - NTT DATA UK | Published: 13 April 2021

As the UK opens up, how do we go forward?

Despite many challenges, the last year has cultivated a fresh, progressive and resilient culture of change for businesses throughout the ... View Article

Contributor: Frank Creighton - Director of Business Development - Appreciate Group | Published: 13 April 2021

Skills is the new currency for workforce transformation

Skills have become the new currency of workforce and talent strategies, as more than half of organisations that responded to the 2021 Mercer Global Talent Trends survey are targeting upskilling and reskilling of critical talent pools to drive workforce transformation

Contributor: Lisa Lyons and Kate Bravery - Mercer | Published: 12 April 2021

What will the office of the future look like?

Following the global pandemic, many businesspeople are feeling uncertain about the future of the workplace. It is likely that the business learnings of 2020 will continue to shape the future of our working lives. So what will the office of the future look like?

Contributor: Martin O’ Rourke - Birchwood Park | Published: 11 April 2021

UK workforce sees 113% increase in stress-related leave

Data from absence management platform e-days, reveals that, when comparing pre-pandemic levels in March 2019 to March 2021, the number of stress sickness days recorded has increased by 113%. 

Contributor: Steve Arnold, Founder - e-days | Published: 10 April 2021

Pandemic is causing big spike in outplacements and job changes

New data from talent management experts, Right Management, shows that now more than ever, outplacement programmes are growing in importance for both employers and employees affected by the pandemic.

Contributor: Ian Symes, Global Brand Leader - Right Management | Published: 9 April 2021

How has WFH impacted employee happiness? Results by sector, revealed

The Pursuit of Happiness: The average employee rates their WFH happiness at 6.6/10, reveals survey. 66% say they work longer hours WFH. IT workers are the happiest WFH; Charity workers the least. Interactive map of the UK included

Contributor: Hasib Howlader - Hudson Weir | Published: 9 April 2021