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HR will be critical as Coronavirus impacts every UK employer

A survey of 400 UK employers conducted this week reveals that nearly half the HR professionals who took part were currently working full-time on issues arising from their organisation’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Contributor: Mark Crail - Xperthr | Published: 10 April 2020

Top trends influencing talent strategy in 2020

Janine Chamberlin, Director of Talent Solutions UK at LinkedIn, said: “LinkedIn data shows that the hottest hard skills in-demand in the UK right now are people with blockchain, analytical reasoning, cloud computing, AI and business analysis expertise. Soft skills like creativity, persuasion and collaboration are also highly sought after. HR professionals are using these data-driven insights to power their talent strategy, assessing the existing skills within their organisations, identifying potential gaps and planning for future needs.”

Contributor: Jon Addison, Vice President of Talent Solutions EMEA at LinkedIn, | Published: 6 February 2020

Nearly half of UK adults fear for their job in 2020

Importantly, the research highlights that almost one in four people (24%) feel there isn’t enough support for people like them when trying to find a new job and 14% wouldn’t feel confident applying for a new job at all.  In light of these findings, Adzuna has launched a free career coaching service to support job seekers who might not have access to the tools and support they need to advance in their career across the UK.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter, Co-founder - Adzuna | Published: 25 January 2020

Labour Market Statistics – employment of older people sets new records

No news is good news in today’s jobs figures – with the employment, unemployment and economic inactivity rates all the same as in May, and earnings growth virtually identical.  And given that today’s figures cover the period February to April

Contributor: Unknown | Published: 21 June 2019

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Jobs to become extinct in ten years 

Today’s career chameleons are ditching the race to chase elusive job titles. Instead, they’re pursuing multiple income streams through part-time, freelance and casual roles to realise their passions, develop new skills and champion a more balanced way of working.

Contributor: Polina Montano | Published: 14 April 2019

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CX city – London’s global hub for customer experience leadership roles

The research was conducted by crawling more than 120,000 job listings from ten leading countries, retrieving senior customer experience job roles and analysing them. The research reveals that London, with 2,668 vacancies, has over five times (532 percent) more senior CX job opportunities than the average.

Contributor: Steph Heasman | Published: 7 April 2019

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Firms in hiring mode despite uncertainty and disruption

Kevin Ellis, chairman and senior partner of PwC, said: “Uncertainty is at the forefront of UK CEOs minds, but they know regardless of market conditions, there are always opportunities for growth. By investing in talent, technology and developing new business models, companies can adapt and innovate to thrive.

Contributor: Kevin Ellis | Published: 20 January 2019

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Brits reveal what their ideal job would look like

The survey of over 1,200 UK professionals, which sought to find out exactly what the average person wants when it comes to pay, benefits, working patterns and more, reveals that Brits are after the following from their job: Nearly four in 10 (39.8 percent) think a salary of £25,500 is reasonable.

Contributor: Lee Biggins | Published: 15 January 2019

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Never mind job for life, young gens want out in four and a half months

Young Brits insist there’s no such thing as a "job for life" in this day and age according to a new study by JOB TODAY, the number one hiring app in the UK. Researchers polled 2,000 people and discovered the average 16-29 year old expects to be in his or her current job for just four and a half months.

Contributor: Polina Montano | Published: 11 December 2018

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Santa needs 23,219 little helpers to cover Christmas

A new study from job search engine Adzuna.co.uk has revealed over 23,000 Christmas jobs are currently available in the UK. The findings reveal despite recent shop closures and Britain’s prevailing concern for the high street, the sector is still stocking up on extra help to assist with the Christmas rush.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter | Published: 3 December 2018