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Is your firm paying huge costs in uninsured liabilities?

Towergate Health & Protection is warning employers that they could unwittingly be leaving themselves open to uninsured liabilities that could cost them hundreds of thousands of pounds if their employee benefits are not aligned with their contracts of employment.

Contributor: David Williams, head of group risk - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 8 April 2021

UK workers want an active role in digital transformation

We've heard a lot about how businesses have been affected by the pandemic but how exactly has it changed workers? In their new report, low-code provider Mendix found that employees are eager to learn digital skills, with 59% believing that expanding their digital skills would increase their success in their current role.

Contributor: Nick Ford, VP of Product and Solutions Marketing - Mendix | Published: 6 April 2021

Surprising surges in jobs in retail and hospitality

Britain’s online spending boom sparked huge rises in job searches for roles related to e-commerce, according to research by flexible work platform Indeed Flex. The staffing and workforce management platform analysed the fastest rising job search terms between 1 February 2020 and 1 March 2021 and found there were significant increases in interest in jobs related to e-commerce.

Contributor: Jack Beaman, CEO and co-founder - Indeed Flex | Published: 5 April 2021

What can be done about worrying rise in mid-career unemployment?

A report from The Work Foundation and Totaljobs has found that 1.1m mid-career workers (aged 25-49) won’t be able to access the government’s flagship Lifetime Skills Guarantee (LSG) when it launches on Thursday (1 April).

Contributor: Jon Wilson, Chief Executive - Totaljobs | Published: 5 April 2021

Health and digital fuelling upsurge in young entrepreneurship

New data released today by Innovate UK, points to a dramatic increase in the number of young people setting up their own businesses in the last decade – with the number nearly doubling (98% increase) from 2009 to 2020. What’s more, despite the pandemic - and in some cases inspired by the impact of COVID-19 and the subsequent lockdowns - numbers continued to jump in 2020, with a 15% increase in the number of young people starting their own businesses from 2019.

Contributor: Emily Nott, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Innovate UK | Published: 4 April 2021