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  • The Covid-19 pandemic accelerates migration out of London

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    New research from Totaljobs highlights that the Covid-19 pandemic has driven more people, particularly young workers, to consider moving out of London and other UK cities. For businesses able to embrace remote working, this opens up broader talent pools where location is no longer a barrier With the pandemic and government restrictions causing many to…

  • How A Specialist Recruitment Agency Could Save You Time And Money!

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    Running a profitable business is complex because there are so many contributing factors when it comes to the finer details of what makes a business successful or not. One primary concern, however, remains the same across all industries…the task of finding the right personnel; recruiting staff, as many CEO’s know, is a big challenge. Recruitment…

  • Employee Engagement In The Virtual World

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    With virtual on-boarding the norm and more candidates detached working from home, follow-ups with new employees will become more important. After you’ve hired your employee and have conducted the first 30 day review, you’ll want to conduct another review at the 60 day mark to measure progress and engagement. 60 day reviews help ensure that…

  • UK payrolls shrink by 649,000 jobs in lockdown

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    A report today by the BBC highlights just how much impact the pandemic has had on the economy. The number of workers on UK company payrolls fell by 649,000 between March and June, official figures indicate. The overall jobless rate was unchanged but there are 47,000 more young people unemployed than there were a year…

  • More than 20,000 retail job losses in 2019

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    A recent article in HR Magazine has reported that the job losses on the high street rose in 2019, with 945 more employees being let go than in 2018 (an ABC Finance report) In 2019 21,826 retail staff were made redundant. In comparison, there were a recorded 20,881 job losses in 2018 and just 6,884…

  • New Warning On Global Economic Slowdown

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    A BBC report has announced that a leading international economic organisation has warned that risks to the global outlook have increased. The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development – the OECD – says in a new report that prospects have steadily deteriorated. It forecasts continued growth of around 3% but warns that the risks have…

  • UK wage growth faster than expected

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    A report today from the BBC indicates wage growth beat market and economist expectations in the three months from February to April. Pay rose by 3.4% compared with a year ago. After taking inflation into account, wage growth was 1.4%, official figures show. The unemployment rate remained at 3.8%, and has not been lower since…

  • Introducing a four-day working week?

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    Interesting news this week from the “Wellcome Trust” as they announce considering the introduction of a four-day working week (Source: HR Grapevine 21/1/19). As a significantly large employer, this move will no doubt create interest across the UK employment market. The organisation considers it will not only improve work life balance but also lead to…

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