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On-boarding is rapidly increasing virtually

On-boarding new hires in a virtual world requires some adaptations. In this feature, Ann Swain outlines some key considerations.

Contributor: Ann Swain, CEO - the Association of Professional Staffing Companies | Published: 19 August 2020

Commute, not Covid is main reason employees are avoiding offices

Employees worried about returning to the office post-lockdown are most concerned about work-life balance and the daily commute, rather than their health, according to research from absence intelligence company e-days.

Contributor: Steve Arnold, CEO - e-days | Published: 18 August 2020

Hiring back on the agenda – professional vacancies rise

Job opportunities for the professional sector have continued to improve, with July marking the second month in a row that vacancies have increased. 

Contributor: Ann Swain, CEO - the Association of Professional Staffing Companies | Published: 15 August 2020

Financial wellbeing is key to post Covid-19 return strategies

Financial security can have a real impact on mental health and wellness and at a time when there is already so much uncertainty across the UK. The need for practical support for staff experiencing money worries has never been more pertinent.

Contributor: Damian Oldham, HCM divisional director at The Access Group | Published: 14 August 2020

What will the Christmas party look like this year?

Following the news that some UK events can now resume, 60% of people are expecting Christmas parties to be more important than ever in 2020, according to recent research by IET Birmingham:  Austin Court.

Contributor: Anna Wolfram - IET Birmingham: Austin Court | Published: 13 August 2020

Management will change now people have discovered freedom and autonomy

During the health emergency brought on by Covid-19, we can observe unexpected practices and behaviours within organizations. People must now develop new skills in order to thrive in these new unexpected work environments.

Contributor: Professor Chiara Succi - ESCP Business School | Published: 13 August 2020

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Zoology tops dream careers list

The majority of Brits voted STEM jobs as the most aspirational ‘dream careers’*, in a recent survey commissioned by leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com.

Contributor: Susannah Belcher, Chief Data and Revenue Officer - FutureLearn | Published: 12 August 2020