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UK grad jobs triple year-on-year

Graduate hiring was hard hit by the pandemic and has been slow to recover. Many employers simply stopped creating entry-level positions and focused hiring instead on senior leaders to help steer them through the pandemic storms, as well as filling urgent open roles. But things seem to be bouncing back just in time for the class of 2021, with our data showing 10 consecutive weeks of growth in graduate hiring and vacancies are finally returning to healthy levels.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter, Co-founder - Adzuna | Published: 29 July 2021

Office workers have missed face-to-face interaction the most

Face face meetings and workplace chatter are what most people are looking forward to on a return to the office – according to a survey by Peterborough-based Anne Corder Recruitment.

Contributor: Nel Woolcott - Anne Corder Recruitment | Published: 29 July 2021

Data and analytics essential to retail’s post-covid bounceback

The majority (79%) of high street retailers are planning to implement more technology solutions this year as retail bosses rely more than ever on insights from their data, according to market research by the leading global software provider for the retail and hospitality sectors, Fourth.

Contributor: Sebastien Sepierre, MD EMEA 0 Fourth | Published: 29 July 2021

Workers positive about office return, but will demand changes

With much of Europe having worked remotely for over a year and many continuing to do so for the foreseeable future, new insights[1] from Sharp, a major provider of business technology products and services to businesses and organisations across Europe, reveal that there is a significant appetite among European workers to return to the office for some of the working week. However the study also reveals a range of demands that employers will need to address to create productivity and positivity in the workplace of the future especially for those workers under 30.

Contributor: Rob Davis, Solutions & Services Business Manager - Sharp | Published: 28 July 2021

Hybrid working features heavily in new business models

According to a new survey from XpertHR, 69.9% of organisations are still actively planning or considering permanent changes to where employees carry out their work as lockdown restrictions are lifted. Fewer than one in 20 (3.8%) are not contemplating any changes.

Contributor: Noelle Murphy - XpertHR | Published: 28 July 2021

Pay awards double in first six months of 2021

The latest data from XpertHR shows that pay awards in the second quarter of the year are worth double those in the first quarter of 2021. However, this acceleration won’t continue as research suggests pay awards have reached their peak, for now

Contributor: Sheila Attwood, Pay and Benefits Editor - XpertHR  | Published: 27 July 2021

Are employees getting the recognition that they feel they deserve?

New employee research commissioned by performance management specialists, Appraisd, explores how employees feel about the recognition they receive at work. It uncovers experiences that vary wildly. While large numbers of employees are satisfied and receive regular praise, significant numbers get none at all and are feeling ignored.

Contributor: Roly Walter, Founder, Appraisd | Published: 27 July 2021