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Salary is no longer enough – it’s employee experience.

With resignations at the highest they have been in over a decade, leaders are battling to build an employee experience to suit and retain their workers. Talented employees are calling the shots so organisations are potentially having to explore a completely different offering in the workplace as employees increasingly want a bespoke work life including better flexibility, training, opportunities, recognition, inclusion and an overall better experience.

Contributor: Thom Dennis, Serenity - Leadership | Published: 2 May 2022

Worrying shortfalls in employee training revealed

Research by enterprise LMS provider Digits into workplace training suggests that many employers are underinvesting in their staff and may not be providing enough – or the right types of – regular training to support them in their roles.

Contributor: Emma-Louise Jones, Digits | Published: 1 May 2022

Graduates fear lack of confidence will hold them back

Student and graduate employability experts Careerpass Network reveal their latest findings from their survey of over 2,000 UK students and graduates. They share how prepared students are feeling about stepping into the working world and what they're looking for from employers when searching for jobs.

Contributor: Amy O'Neill - Careerpass Network | Published: 1 May 2022

Employee experience scores dropping sharply in return-to-office

Future Forum, Slack’s research consortium on the future of work, has released its latest global study revealing how knowledge workers are now responding to return-to-office policies. With 34% of knowledge workers back in the office five days a week, employee experience scores have plummeted, with work-related stress and anxiety hitting the worst level since Future Forum began surveying in 2020.

Contributor: Slack | Published: 30 April 2022

Demand for contract professionals is spiking

The first quarter of 2022 ended with significant increases in white collar recruitment, with contract professionals in particularly high demand as skills shortages remain rife. That’s according to the latest Recruitment Trends Snapshot report from The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

Contributor: Ann Swain - APSCo | Published: 30 April 2022

What do comments directed at Angela Raynor really tell us?

Employers should take steps to protect against any form of bullying, discrimination, and harassment in the workplace, which the comments against Angela Raynor could definitely be construed as.

Contributor: Jenny Marsden, Director of Services at BrightHR | Published: 29 April 2022

Is recognition key to the Great Resignation?

57% of employees say feeling recognised would reduce the likelihood that they would take a call from a headhunter. The ongoing “Great Resignation” is a symptom of the struggle employers face in adapting to the new world of work. The research shows that employees are not willing to compromise on job elements such as work-life integration, career progression, and a sense of belonging and fulfilment. The study found that 64% said that feeling recognised more positively impacts employee engagement, productivity and advocacy than a fair salary.

Contributor: Natalie Baumgartner, Chief Workforce Scientist - Achievers | Published: 29 April 2022