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UK faces mass employee exodus post-pandemic

Beamery, the leading Talent Operating System, today released the results of its survey into the impact of COVID-19 on working life.  The Beamery Talent Index has found that bad leadership, poor employee support and stagnant growth opportunities during the pandemic is driving enormous employee churn in the UK workplace. According to the data, almost half (48 percent) of UK office workers have specified that they have either found a new role, are actively looking or will be leaving their jobs this year. 

Contributor: Abakar Saidov, CEO - Beamerly | Published: 14 May 2021

Lifetime Skills Guarantee must convert to lasting job outcomes for disabled people

Business Disability Forum has welcomed legislation announced in the Queen's Speech (11 May) aimed at increasing skills and training for young people and adults but has called for clarity on how this will convert to long-term job prospects for disabled people.

Contributor: Angela Matthews, Head of Policy - Business Disability Forum | Published: 13 May 2021

Time to normalise different and have a mental health safety net for the return

Employers will only truly understand the magnitude of the post-pandemic mental health toll on their employees when they start recalling staff back to the workplace and employers would be wrong to assume that the lifting of lockdown restrictions is welcomed by all. 

Contributor: Christine Husbands, MD - RedArc Nurses | Published: 13 May 2021

People want to return to the the office, but want vaccination proof

Most people DO want to return to the office for at least part of the week, citing missing their workmates as the main reason. A significant 64% of office workers miss collaborating and sharing ideas with their workmates, and 62% miss socialising with their workmates, with half of respondents missing the divide between home and the office. The ideal number of days in the office - as opposed to working from home - is two days a week, according to 51% of respondents, over half of whom travel into London to their office. And only 19% would rather work from home full-time.

Contributor: Peter Dudley, MD - O&A Property | Published: 13 May 2021

Huge numbers of undiagnosed cancer cases will impact return to work

With Macmillan estimating that around 50,000 people are missing a cancer diagnosis, Towergate Health & Protection is guiding employers through the options for providing healthcare and screening, which may enable employees to be seen sooner.

Contributor: Brett Hill, distribution director - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 13 May 2021

theHRDIRECTOR announces support for St John Ambulance

theHRDIRECTOR has announced that St John Ambulance is their next chosen charity to support, following on from previous fund raising for NHS Charities Together, Mental Health UK, Youth Adventure Trust and Send a Cow.

Contributor: Hady Elsayed | Published: 12 May 2021

What is most important to Job Seekers in 2021?

According to an anonymous survey, which consisted of over 1,946 U.S job seekers, 55.80% emphasized the critical importance of including information on salary range and benefits in job descriptions. In this survey, which was conducted in April 2021, a global staffing agency sought to determine what factors are most important to candidates as they navigate the job search. 

Contributor: Erica DiNapoli and Sarah Baker, Comrise | Published: 12 May 2021

What will the the hybrid hiring era look like?

New research into the impact of the pandemic on the job-seeking landscape has revealed the huge levels of mistrust candidates have about the hiring process, as well as the tricks and tactics many are going to, to get hired.

Contributor: Dean Sadler, CEO and Founder - Tribepad | Published: 12 May 2021