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Employer optimism on pay and hiring in first quarter 

For now, most employers remain optimistic about their ability to take on new staff but with Brexit just a matter of weeks away it’s uncertain how the mood will change after March. To prepare for this, it’s vital that employers plan for a number of possible scenarios for their workforce. 

Contributor: Jon Boys | Published: 22 February 2019

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Ever wonder why candidates are turning jobs down?

And coming in second to last, Reboot Online Marketing found that 33% are put off by ‘office aesthetics’. Whilst, more interestingly, a ‘gender imbalance’ (20%) was a significant deciding factor for many British men and women looking for work. 

Contributor: Ever wonder why candidates are turning jobs down? | Published: 13 February 2019

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Permanent staff appointments decline amid uncertain outlook

Data split by English regions showed that permanent placements fell in the Midlands, the North of England and London, with modest growth evident in the South of England. Temp billings increased in the Midlands and the South of England but fell in the North of England and London. 

Contributor: Neil Carberry | Published: 9 February 2019

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Part-time penalty leaves mothers behind

Parents overwhelmingly agree that it is up to employers and the government to ease these workplace pressures: 90 percent of parents said that employers have a role to play and 92 percent said that the government has a responsibility to address these issues.  

Contributor: James Tugendhat | Published: 6 February 2019

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Demand for professionals stumbles amid uncertain climate

While permanent placements increased 3 percent in the year to November 2018, the number of contractors out on assignment dipped by 6 percent during the same period. Use of contingent workers fell across every one of APSCo’s core sectors.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 1 February 2019

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Parents pushed out of workplace and into self-employment

Ultimately though, the benefits outweigh the frustrations. Half of self-employed parents (49 percent) report feeling happier and a third more empowered (33 percent). A quarter (24 percent) of this growing cohort say they started up after feeling the urge to transform a passion project into a business.

Contributor: Max Jennings | Published: 29 January 2019

The best places in the world to work revealed

Britain’s foreign workforce is young, educated and ambitious, more than two fifths (43 percent) have a post graduate degree. Global talent has long powered the international melting pot of London and that does not appear to be slowing down.

Contributor: John Goddard | Published: 9 January 2019

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Netflix generation choosing jobs based on favourite shows

Young people of the Netflix Generation are choosing to follow careers based on their favourite television shows - with The Apprentice coming out on top. One in four 18-34 year-olds admitted TV has influenced their career, as the popularity of reality TV series and dramas on Netflix, Amazon Prime and BBC iPlayer continue to grow.

Contributor: Laura Holden | Published: 24 December 2018

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Young employees have career wanderlust

A survey of 1,000 people, carried out by Europe’s number one sports retailer, Decathlon, found that although 55 percent of 18-35 year-olds have travelled internationally for work at least three times in the past year - some as many as seven times - just 32 percent were satisfied with the amount of air miles clocked up

Contributor: Thibault Peeters | Published: 15 December 2018

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Career wanderlust – desire to travel in work rises

A survey of 1,000 people, carried out by Europe’s number one sports retailer, Decathlon, found that although 55 percent of 18-35 year-olds have travelled internationally for work at least three times in the past year – some as many as seven times - just 32 percent were satisfied with the amount of air miles clocked up during this time.

Contributor: Thibault Peeters | Published: 14 November 2018