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Permanent staff appointments decline as Brexit-related uncertainty intensifies 

The report from KPMG and REC, UK Report on Jobs,  which is compiled by IHS Markit from responses to questionnaires sent to a panel of around 400 UK recruitment and employment consultancies, showed that permanent staff appointments fell for the second time in three months in March.

Contributor: Neil Carberry | Published: 8 April 2019

jobs

CX city – London’s global hub for customer experience leadership roles

The research was conducted by crawling more than 120,000 job listings from ten leading countries, retrieving senior customer experience job roles and analysing them. The research reveals that London, with 2,668 vacancies, has over five times (532 percent) more senior CX job opportunities than the average.

Contributor: Steph Heasman | Published: 7 April 2019

immigration

Securing the rights of your employees after Brexit

Our message to EU citizens has been the same since we began the process of leaving the EU. We want them to stay – whether we leave with a deal or without one – and it is my firm priority to ensure they continue to feel welcome here.

Contributor: The Rt Hon Caroline Nokes | Published: 6 April 2019

Pension Dashboard consultation – how will the DWP respond? 

The Government still has to bring forward a Pensions Bill in order to make Pension Dashboards a reality. In the present political climate that means we shouldn’t take anything for granted until the scheme is actually up and running.”

Contributor: Tom McPhail | Published: 5 April 2019

Hybrid human/AI workforce – is your company ready?

Research published today by Knowledgepool reveals a huge appetite for emerging technologies to improve L&D. More than three quarters (78 percent) of businesses expect to use AI to facilitate the creation of customised learning programmes within the next two years and 75 percent plan to use AI.

Contributor: Dan Ferrandino | Published: 4 April 2019

Aggressive hiring detrimental to business success

The advice comes as figures from the European Commission reveal that less than half of UK enterprises survive their first five years, with separate research from market intelligence firm, CB Insights, indicating that 23% of businesses fail because they don’t have the right team in place

Contributor: Steve Lorde | Published: 3 April 2019

Top 10 most popular workplace perks revealed 

A study of 2,315 UK workers shows the perks that prove most popular with the workforce. Respondents selected extracurricular clubs (97.57) and a pool table (92.03) in the top two spots, in the Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox.

Contributor: Chieu Cao | Published: 2 April 2019

targets

Help to buy is dying in London – declined by 64.3 percent since 2017

First-time buyers sprang into action when the government’s housing scheme was first launched in 2013, making the most of the equity loan which, in the capital, covers up to 40 percent of a new build home worth up to £600,000. 

Contributor: Joseph Daniels | Published: 31 March 2019

ai

Booming AI job market UK offering high salaries

AI related jobs market, which include data warehouse developer or data architect, can demand an average salary of £69,000 - which is 2.5 x higher than the average UK salary (UK average salary £29,588 in 2018. Source: Office For National Statistics). AI job market

Contributor: Rob Brouwer | Published: 29 March 2019

Top 15 retailers to work for revealed 

Wren Kitchens has been rated the best retail employer to work for in the UK, according to data released by the world’s biggest job site Indeed. The Humberside-based retailer, which employs over 4,000 staff, scored consistently highly for valuing its employees to top the annual ranking.

Contributor: Bill Richards | Published: 28 March 2019