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A new working era, employees prepare to work in hybrid model

As employers have been given the green light to encourage staff to return to the office should they want to, new research from recruiting experts Hays reveals over half (55%) of employers predict staff will transition to a new era of part-remote and part-office working in six months’ time.

Contributor: Simon Winfield, Managing Director - Hays UK & Ireland | Published: 24 July 2020

COVID-19 has had a major impact on students and graduates

Many of this year’s graduates finished their degrees online and are due to enter the workplace amidst a tumultuous jobs market, however, fewer graduates felt like their university had prepared them for the workplace this year, with only 15% reporting that they felt completely prepared (down from 18% last year).

Contributor: Georgina Brazier, Graduate Jobs Expert - Milkround | Published: 24 July 2020

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Fears too much technology fuels remote worker mental health pressure

Employers should restrict technology overuse to offset remote working mental health pressures and allow employees to manage their physical health better, according to new global research published by Aetna International.

Contributor: Richard di Benedetto, President - Aetna International | Published: 23 July 2020

Let’s not take a step back with gender equality post covid-19.

In the next in our series of Covid-19 interviews with Senior HR Leaders, our Founder & Managing Director, Peter Banks, talks directly to Jo Mosley, HR Director, The Salvation Army which was founded in London's East End in 1865 and is recognised throughout the world for its humanitarian work, thrift shops and red donation kettles.’

Contributor: Hady Elsayed | Published: 23 July 2020

Channel 4 appoints new Director of People

Reporting directly to Chief Operating Officer, Jonathan Allan, Kirstin will be responsible for all Channel 4’s HR and People functions, leading a strategy to enable and underpin a dynamic culture that fosters creativity, diversity, inclusion and innovation.

Contributor: Claire Cumberland - Channel 4 | Published: 19 July 2020

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CEOs and self-employed most optimistic about post-lockdown growth

The research reveals almost three-quarters (73 per cent) of leaders and managers are optimistic about the future of their organisations and only 1 per cent fear they will go out of business. The results found that 61 per cent of leaders and managers believe their organisations will continue to operate at the same size as pre-pandemic.

Contributor: Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy and Standards - The Institute of Leadership & Management | Published: 18 July 2020

Opportunity to create a more fair and equitable workplace for the future

In the first of our new series interviews in partnership with The GC Index®, we ask Senior HR Leaders how who have all been profiled, how their proclivities are allowing them to make a positive impact on their employees and organisation as we navigate through challenges of Covid-19.

Contributor: Hady Elsayed | Published: 17 July 2020

Skills divide widens as white-collar job openings rise

Despite recent job cuts announcements from John Lewis, Boots Rolls Royce, job opportunities for the professional sector were up month on month in June highlighting the major skills divide in the labour market.

Contributor: Ann Swain, CEO - the Association of Professional Staffing Companies | Published: 16 July 2020