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Why men are at breaking point

New research from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job board, reveals that men across the UK have reached breaking point in their careers, with six in ten (61 percent) wanting to quit their job because it’s affecting their mental health. 

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 1 September 2019

380,000 new grads heading for lifetime of underemployment

About 800 000 will graduate this year in the UK (HESA, 2018). 380 000 of them will be underemployed, taking jobs that do not require a degree (CIPD, 2017). Of the 420 000 graduates who do land a graduate-level job, 250 000 will be within tech/digital and IT roles (Graduate Coach, 2019).

Contributor: Chris Davies | Published: 30 August 2019

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The rise of guilty vacation syndrome

Two thirds of working Brits have experienced ‘guilty vacation syndrome’ - the nagging urge to cancel or delay vacation due to guilt, new research commissioned by Perkbox, Europe’s fastest growing employee experience platform, has found

Contributor: Chieu Cao | Published: 29 August 2019

jobs

Top Universities cities rent 25 percent prices in Student Cities

With supply in Oxford and Cambridge in particularly constrained, house prices look set to continue to rise, which may stifle economic growth as talent finds it more difficult to remain in the cities post-degree, despite the burgeoning science & tech sectors currently spinning out billions of pounds of AI start-ups in the area.

Contributor: Patrick McMahon | Published: 25 August 2019

2019

Most of this year’s IPOs will have lost investors money in five years

“We avoid them not because we don’t believe in their business models or their growth potential, but because of a combination of the valuations of these businesses in relation to the risks involved as well as the fact many have never made a profit.

Contributor: Chris Andrews & David Simons | Published: 22 August 2019

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One-in-three in FTSE 100 don’t mention LGBT+ in annual reports

Annual reports are an important indication of the wider issues and initiatives that large companies see as a priority. Of the annual reports analysed; GSK, Barclays and Pearson outperformed the other FTSE 100 companies when it came to representing LGBT+ diversity and inclusion

Contributor: Suki Sandhu | Published: 20 August 2019

costs

NHS Long Term Plan applauded, but there are caveats

“We all support the vision of the NHS Long Term Plan but the ambitions of the plan will in part rest or fall on whether local health and care organisations are given the freedoms they need to work together to provide the best services to patients

Contributor: Nick Ville | Published: 18 August 2019

One in four HR professionals left out of the boardroom

One in four HR professionals surveyed by Reed HR, said that their companies did not involve them in key strategic business decisions. This is a concern as those asked also said that the HR sector is going through major changes

Contributor: Chris Adcock | Published: 14 August 2019

skills

Government policy fails almost one million temporary workers

Temporary workers, whether they choose to work this way for the flexibility benefits it brings or because they are temping while looking for a permanent role, will often benefit more from investment than managers and senior staff, who are more able to access training under the current system. 

Contributor: Neil Carberry | Published: 12 August 2019

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Boris in number 10 – hard Brexit likelihood grows

With Boris Johnson confirmed as the UK’s new prime minister, the likelihood of the UK facing a hard Brexit has increased. This has implications for people managers and HR directors in a number of areas, including access to workers. 

Contributor: Erik Fjellborg | Published: 9 August 2019