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  • Say No To The Status Quo

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    The need for Agile Organisations…   By David Chapman davidchapman@starfishld.com A client asked me if I could write a blog on what the future for work might look like and how organisations will need to adapt? Of course, I said “yes, sure, no problem!”. Then I put the phone down and thought “crikey!” (that might…

  • 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…

  • 15 Social Media and Messaging Platforms to Grow Your Business in 2020

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    Are you looking for ways to grow your business in 2020? Want to know the most popular social media and messaging platforms that can help fuel your growth? Statista shares the top 15 platforms, based on audience size, in this graphic. Here are the top five from their list: Facebook YouTube WhatsApp Messenger WeChat So which social…

  • How To Deal With Those Recruiters!

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    Some useful tips when working with recruiters (both agency and in-house). It’s not an easy time for anyone at the moment, but hopefully a few of these pointers will help. As a working professional, you’ve probably considered looking for new job opportunities at one time or another. When you hear talk of how amazing certain…

  • Second Wave and No-Deal Brexit Threaten Employment Opportunities

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    The unemployment rate may reach 9% by the end of the year, according to thinktank EY Item Club, an increase from 3.9% in the month to May. Its summer forecast predicted the UK’s GDP will fall by 1.5% in 2020, a downgrade from the 8% it forecasted in June. Data on travel patterns, shopping, heading…

  • 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…

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