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Jobs for Uni leavers drops by 24%

Jobs aimed at university leavers have plunged by almost a quarter compared to pre-pandemic levels, while paid internships have declined by 41%, according to data released by the world’s largest job site Indeed.

Contributor: Jack Kennedy, UK Economist - Indeed | Published: 18 May 2021

The cost of the post-pandemic talent exodus could be astronomic

Personio – the HR software company – have launched a new piece of research which finds businesses could be sleepwalking towards a costly (£17bn) talent exodus post pandemic as unsatisfied employees look to leave.

Contributor: Ross Seychell, Chief People Officer - Personio | Published: 17 May 2021

Most UK professionals nervous about using wrong race terms in workplace

The research, released by INvolve in conjunction with Censuswide to mark the release of  INvolve’s annual EMpower Ethnic Minority Role Models Lists, supported by Yahoo Finance, found that, of the senior professionals polled, 65% are nervous about using the wrong or inappropriate language when discussing race in the workplace.

Contributor: Suki Sandhu OBE - INvolve | Published: 17 May 2021

Many businesses have achieved growth objectives against all the odds

The past year has solidified a change in how employees work, and their expectations for a more hybrid model moving forward. • Only 14% of UK employees surveyed plan to permanently return to company facilities full-time, with older workers (aged over 55) showing a greater willingness to return to the office (42%). Almost half (45%) would like permanent flexibility in working hours. • However, this doesn’t signify a complete shift to remote working in the future. 62% expect to work remotely more than half the time post-pandemic, compared to 43% that already did so prior to the pandemic.

Contributor: Nicky Tozer, VP EMEA - Oracle NetSuite | Published: 17 May 2021

Employers are facing rising challenges to future-proof the workforce

Despite facing unprecedented challenges in sourcing skilled labour, only slightly more than half of employers around the world are embracing leading-edge talent strategies like reskilling, upskilling and redeployment to future-proof their workforces, according to a new global survey of hiring managers and executives from LHH, the world’s leading talent development and career solutions company.

Contributor: John Morgan, President - LHH | Published: 15 May 2021

Spike in health and wellbeing worries a big concern for employers

Of the four in five employees who currently have health and wellbeing concerns, stress and anxiety is the biggest issue for almost two thirds (62%). GRiD fears that some of these worries have been exacerbated due to the boundaries between work life and home life becoming blurred.

Contributor: Katharine Moxham, Spokesperson - GRiD | Published: 15 May 2021