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White collar vacancies have begun to stabilise

Data, provided by growth analytics experts cube19, revealed a 4% drop in permanent jobs month on month in October, with contract vacancies also down 3%

Contributor: Ann Swain - APSCo | Published: 29 November 2021

What is the most searched for job in the UK?

Recruitment experts at Smart Recruit Online have analysed 12 months’ worth of Google Search and Trends data to uncover the most Googled jobs in the world for 2021, and why this might be the case.

Contributor: Smart Recruit Online | Published: 24 November 2021

Which jobs are most likely to shift to a four-day week?

The talk of businesses adapting to a 4- day working week are becoming more frequent due to the flexibility that the COVID pandemic provided workers. Trials have been conducted across Europe and have become a more frequent talking topic among many MPs.

Contributor: Louri Prokhorov | Published: 14 November 2021

Can Gen Z close the digital skills gap despite confidence crisis

Three-quarters of tech leaders think Gen Z will solve the digital skills shortage (72%), with an even higher number (77%) believing these ‘digital-natives’ have the best ability of any generation. However, while half of Gen Z have a career in tech or firm plans to pursue one in the next five years (46%), they have low confidence in their digital abilities.

Contributor: CWJobs | Published: 2 November 2021

One third of people reliant on job retention scheme over age of 50.

The Job Retention Scheme has provided 2.3 billion days of furlough, covering the wages of 11.6 million people at a cost to the Government of almost £70bn. However, just because the scheme is coming to an end, the issues surrounding it are far from over. Employers have had to adapt to so many changes over the last 19 months and the change in business dynamics means many may now not have enough work for all their furloughed employees.

Contributor: Kate Palmer, HR Advice and Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 5 October 2021

Government publish details surrounding new day-one right to request flexible working

Government ministers have published a report allowing workers to request flexible working arrangements immediately after starting a new position. In the last 18 months, millions of us have been working from home but the proportion of the workforce allowed to work flexibly has remained stagnant. Previously employees have had to wait six months before submitting a request and employers have been expected to deal with this without any unreasonable delays.

Contributor: Kate Palmer HR Advice and Consultancy Director - Peninsula | Published: 4 October 2021

How ‘pleasanteeism’ is masking mental health problems

‘Pleasanteeism’ – the pressure to put on a brave face – is undermining efforts to promote an open dialogue about mental health at work. That’s according to new research released today by Lime, the online-only provider of affordable healthcare top ups, which is urging the UK’s businesses to take simple steps to help employees improve their mental health.

Contributor: Shaun Williams, CEO & Founder - Lime Global Ltd | Published: 5 August 2021