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UK talent exodus as professionals seek more money

According to the research by global talent services company, Morgan McKinley for its 2023 Salary Guide, 56% of employees in the UK are looking to move jobs in the first half of the year, with 49% selecting ‘higher salary’ as the primary reason, followed by ‘better career growth and development opportunities’ (17%).

Contributor: David Leithead - Morgan McKinley | Published: 18 February 2023

How side gigs are becoming more lucrative than main salaries

UK workers looking to earn extra cash to meet soaring living costs should consider a side gig, with the most lucrative side-hustles earning up to £48,000 a year.

Contributor: Paul Lewis, chief customer officer at smarter job search engine Adzuna | Published: 14 December 2022

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Senior Level Sustainability Jobs Surge Post-Pandemic

Number of Director of Sustainability job adverts reaches a record high in two years   Businesses are now advertising 20 times more Director of Sustainability jobs each month than before the pandemic    Directors of Sustainability are being offered average annual salaries of £65,200   Businesses prioritise recruitment of these Directors to create sustainability strategies 

Contributor: Natalie Douglass, Director - NSCG | Published: 21 July 2022

Farming is Britain’s deadliest job

Farming, Manufacturing, and specialised construction roles like Scaffolding and Roofing are vying for the unpopular title of Britain’s most dangerous job, according to new research by smarter job search engine Adzuna.

Contributor: Paul Lewis, Adzuna | Published: 13 May 2022

Demand for delivery drivers forcing firms to pay out cash bonuses

Demand for delivery drivers is three times higher than it was during lockdown a year ago, with employers routinely offering bonuses to attract temporary staff, according to Indeed Flex, the online marketplace for flexible workers. The number of delivery driving shifts posted on the Indeed Flex platform in February was up by 224.5% compared to the same month last year. London has seen the strongest surge in demand for drivers, with the number of shifts being posted in the capital increasing by 167.5% in a year. Hourly wages for delivery driver shifts have risen by 9.3% in London, 7.5% in Manchester and 5.6% in Yorkshire.

Contributor: Novo Constare, COO and Co-founder - Indeed Flex | Published: 14 April 2022

Massive deficit of human resources in trade and construction sector

New research from UK-wide trade supplies merchant City Plumbing reveals that there are over one million advertised jobs in the Trade & Construction sector in UK right now (1.17 million), representing 8% of all open roles. Furthermore, this has increased by 345% in the last year alone highlighting just how much this sector is booming.

Contributor: Andrew Hunter, Co-founder - Adzuna | Published: 3 November 2021

Pingdemic hit delivery sector in crisis as temp drivers return to pre-pandemic jobs

The number of temporary delivery drivers available for shifts has fallen by over a quarter as thousands return to their pre-pandemic professions in hospitality and retail, according to Indeed Flex, the online marketplace for flexible workers. The findings come as the Road Haulage Association (RHA) estimates there is a nationwide shortage of around 100,000 HGV drivers. The data reveals the shortage of delivery drivers is most acute in Edinburgh, where driver numbers tumbled by 54% between March and June while the number of available shifts posted by employers spiked by 131%. Meanwhile in London, the number of available drivers declined by 14% while shifts were up 53%, which means that anyone looking for delivery driver work in Edinburgh and London will have no trouble finding shifts.

Contributor: Jack Beaman, CEO and Co-founder - Indeed Flex | Published: 4 August 2021

“Freedom day” sparks massive surge in sit vac postings

Job vacancies in the events sector have rocketed by 172% compared to this time last year as ‘Freedom Day’ heralds the return of large scale gatherings, according to new data from the world’s largest job site Indeed. Indeed's research shows a 219% increase in searches for stewarding jobs and a 197% rise in interest in nightclub roles. Thanks to 'Freedom Day' job postings in London have finally climbed past their pre-pandemic levels, as the capital becomes the final region in Britain to reach this milestone.

Contributor: Jack Kennedy, UK Economist - Indeed | Published: 19 July 2021

Revealed: Top 20 jobs with highest pay and lowest competition

The UK’s job market is recovering, but some vacancies offering high average annual salaries are still receiving minimal interest from jobseekers, according to data released by the world’s largest job site Indeed.

Contributor: Bill Richards, Managing Director - Indeed | Published: 3 May 2021

Surprising surges in jobs in retail and hospitality

Britain’s online spending boom sparked huge rises in job searches for roles related to e-commerce, according to research by flexible work platform Indeed Flex. The staffing and workforce management platform analysed the fastest rising job search terms between 1 February 2020 and 1 March 2021 and found there were significant increases in interest in jobs related to e-commerce.

Contributor: Jack Beaman, CEO and co-founder - Indeed Flex | Published: 5 April 2021