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learning

Falling teacher pay must be addressed urgently

Teachers are leaving in higher numbers than ever, with the government’s failure to reach its own targets on recruitment for the last five years leading to a shortfall of 30,000 teachers. At the same time, pupil numbers are set to rise by 19 percent over the next decade.

Contributor: Baljinder Kuller | Published: 27 March 2019

Sharp rise in people seeking digital counselling

Statistics from Simplyhealth’s own Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) data shows the number of employees using online counselling sessions, in the form of video link appointments, offered through Simplyhealth’s health plans more than doubled in 2018, compared to the previous year. 

Contributor: Pam Whelan | Published: 25 March 2019

glassdoor

 How involved should employers be involved in employees’ lifestyle choices?

Seventy-one percent of respondents who said they felt uncomfortable wanted to keep a boundary between their personal and work lives, 37 percent said they didn’t understand why their employer should be involved in their lifestyle choices, and 34 percent said they feared it would create a ‘Big Brother’ culture.

Contributor: Mike Blake | Published: 24 March 2019

jobs

Labour Market Statistics – another record-breaking month for March

Importantly, the strong labour market is bringing more people into the labour force who were previously out of work but not looking for work – with ‘economic inactivity’ falling sharply in recent months, particularly for parents and for older people.  

Contributor: Tony Wilson | Published: 23 March 2019

Revealed: The Best and Worst Employee/Employer Relationships

“A good employee-employer relationship is critical for the culture and success of a business or brand. These survey results show there is an unfortunate discrepancy between how employers and employees rate their relationship.” said Luke Battah, CEO at PASS Technology.

Contributor: Luke Battah | Published: 22 March 2019

digital

Cambridge Analytica scandal one year on – the key takeaways 

A year on from this scandal and we are beginning to see data privacy regulations such as the EU’s GDPR and California’s CCPA rolled out across a variety of countries. These regulations are set to change how companies build data and AI applications and services – and for the better.

Contributor: Ben Lorica | Published: 22 March 2019

companies

Ever questioned the intuition in your business?

The research serves as a direct call to action for the recruitment industry and is intended to empower HR decision makers who feel confined to using only competency questionnaires and other ‘hard’ measures to evaluate candidates.

Contributor: Alastair Paton | Published: 21 March 2019

Tech workers most likely to turn whistleblowers about corporate scandals  

“The success of the UK - and specifically London - as a tech hub means companies can attract some of the brightest minds on the planet, but fewer are tempted by commercial success alone and as our results show more are now motivated by the pursuit of being a good digital citizen and doing what’s right.”

Contributor: Bill Richards | Published: 20 March 2019

Apprenticeships

Spring Statement what it means to apprenticeships

There’s no point having a great headline, when the actual body of the story just isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. And that’s been the exact case with today’s Spring Statement, and the announcement back in 2015, which manifested into the Apprenticeship Levy.

Contributor: Charlie Mullins | Published: 19 March 2019

La French Tech welcomes talent amidst Brexit ‘brain drain’ 

A decree creating the French Tech Visa for Employees officially came into effect on 1st March 2019. From now on, all start-ups who qualify for this visa scheme can hire anyone they want, from anywhere in the world through this special fast-tracked process.

Contributor: Gaetan Rougevin-Baville | Published: 18 March 2019