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Recruitment in South of England continues upward trajectory

Hiring levels across the South of England continue to grow with Q2 recruitment levels set to rise by 15.7% year-on-year despite vacancies in April dropping by 8.4% month-on-month. That’s according to recent research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

Contributor: Ann Swain - APSCo | Published: 21 June 2022

UK employee engagement falls to record low

The UK is home to one of the most dissatisfied workforces in Europe following a two percentage-point fall in employee engagement levels over the last year, according to Gallup’s latest State of the Global Workplace Report. Employee engagement among UK workers has declined steadily over the last decade.

Contributor: James Taylor, Gallup | Published: 21 June 2022

Working women feel more supported with menopause than women who don’t work

The UK survey which sampled 1000 peri to post-menopausal women, aged between 30 and 65, found that no one menopause experience is the same. Journeys can vary dramatically, depending on factors. A fascinating aspect revealed those who don’t work experience greater isolation than those who work

Contributor: Juliet Francis, JFPR | Published: 21 June 2022

Why are employers failing to provide wellbeing support?

Unsurprisingly, nine out of ten employees listed health as their number one life priority. But it’s interesting to learn what specific benefits are seen as the most important for supporting wellbeing. Businesses should take a holistic approach to wellbeing in order to best support workers’ needs. Our survey explores this issue and much more.

Contributor: Eleanor Chilvers - Engage Health Group Ltd | Published: 20 June 2022

Why are leaders not trusting their hybrid working employees?

New research from Citrix has revealed low levels of trust among UK business leaders when it comes to their employees working remotely and from home.

Contributor: Mark Sweeney, regional vice president UK and Ireland - Citrix | Published: 19 June 2022

Latest data shows spike in hiring

Jobs spiked again in May despite the ever-increasing skills shortages, raising further concerns for the UK’s economic growth at a time when the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has suggested that the economy will stagnate. That’s according to the latest statistics from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

Contributor: Ann Swain - APSCo | Published: 19 June 2022

Revealed: UK office workers attitudes to different accents

The British Isles consist of a large variety of different accents and dialects, according to English Live (EV), there are more than 37 dialects! Moneypenny has therefore analysed UK office workers' attitudes towards specific accents within the workplace. They have surveyed 1000 office workers across the UK to gauge the overall attitude to accents from varying regions and how they are perceived differently.

Contributor: Wendy Swash, Chief Operating Officer - Moneypenny | Published: 18 June 2022

Sickness absence rates at their highest levels in a decade

With a new report from XpertHR stating sickness absence rates are at their highest levels in a decade and four in ten employers believe they are too high, Adrian Lewis, Director at Activ People HR says to address this, companies must get a handle on their absence data.

Contributor: Adrian Lewis, Director - Activ People HR | Published: 18 June 2022