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Older employees find work too woke

“There are 1.2 million economically inactive people aged 50-64 who have retired early.  Tweaking the pension system may encourage some of them back into work —but these policies will achieve little if one of the main reasons why people are giving up work in the first place is woke culture

Contributor: Victoria Short, Chief Executive - Randstad UK, | Published: 30 March 2023

Cost of living now HR’s biggest concern

Latest research by WorkNest found that 70% of HR professionals highlighted the cost of living as their most significant challenge for 2023. This was closely followed by retention (69%) and recruitment (55%). A third of those questioned also see skills shortages (34%) as a significant HR challenge next year, and employee engagement (24%).

Contributor: Hannah Copeland, HR Business Partner at WorkNest | Published: 14 December 2022

Poor retention is causing tech’s diversity problem

Businesses’ failure to create inclusive work environments is contributing to poor employee retention rates amongst young tech workers and hindering efforts to address the lack of diversity in tech, new research suggests.

Contributor: Wiley Edge | Published: 12 December 2022

Rising employee turnover is so damaging to company culture

New research into the hidden costs of onboarding talent has revealed that company culture has suffered in 63% of UK businesses as a result of high employee turnover.

Contributor: Tom Seymour, Senior Director HR - Wiley Edge, | Published: 22 August 2022

Talent shortages a worry right across retail

The news comes as the UK faces fresh pandemic-related challenges as Covid infection rates increase across the country and more employees require sick leave. However, when asked for the top factors creating talent shortages in their business overall, 39% of retail leaders cited a lack of available people in the sector as the primary reason, compared to only 24% in 2021. 

Contributor: Sebastien Sepierre, MD EMEA - Fourth | Published: 9 August 2022

Pressure is on employers to adopt blended travel

As part of the hospitality industry’s first-ever ‘Blended Travel’ whitepaper from Crowne Plaza, new research reveals Millennials (51%) and Gen Z (66%) consumers are more inclined to work for a company that offers frequent travel or flexible (work + leisure) travel possibilities as a perk.

Contributor: Ginger Taggart - Global Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts | Published: 28 July 2022

How do you stop your employees from leaving?

Different employees have different needs, so it’s all about listening to your people to understand what you can do to further improve their work lives.

Contributor: Melisaan Foster, Customer Success and Experience Director - WorkBuzz | Published: 6 June 2022

The real reasons UK workers are walking out the door

New research from LHH reveals the top reasons employees quit their jobs: new hires being paid more, new hires being offered better benefits and burnout.

Contributor: JC Townend, CEO - LHH UK & Ireland | Published: 27 March 2022