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      79% of women regularly lack confidence at work

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      70% of people admit to regularly lacking confidence in themselves when it comes to their careers and speaking up at work. According to research by My Confidence Matters, this lack of confidence is seen across the board, regardless of industry sector, size of business or job title. However, there was a notable disparity between men and […]

      Make or break: Should you take a career gap?

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      Taking a hiatus from their current career provides employees with the chance to explore new opportunities. Emily Bain, MD of PA recruitment agency Bain and Gray, reveals why you shouldn’t be afraid to take time out… More and more people are considering a career break or a gap year in a bid to escape the […]

      MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH: Careers a top cause of stress among under-25s

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      According to a study by UK Youth, young adults, aged 18-25 spend more than six hours a day ‘stressed out’, but 1 in 10 feel they have no one to discuss their concerns with. Ahead of Mental Health Awareness Month this October, Fresh Student Living has delved into the factors causing stress among young people, including the most stressful careers. […]

      8 signs you’re mentally prepared for promotion

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      Do you spend your commutes dreaming of the corner office? Do you take the stairs rattling off a list of your key skills and qualities? No matter where you work, at some point or another, nearly all of us want to progress in our careers.   It can be easy to know if you’re ready from […]

      Higher salaries do NOT equate to staff loyalty

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      Analysis of data from 10,000 CVs has shown there is no clear correlation between high salaries and staff retention. According to the research from Adzuna, it takes UK employees 28 months on average before they get the new job itch. Top ten job roles employees stay in the longest: Machine Operator – 5 years and […]

      What motivates millennials in the workplace?

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      AXA PPP healthcare offers advice on retaining millennial workers in a business and how you can begin to find out what they want from the job they are in.. Although it’s important to treat each employee as an individual regardless of their generation, a report by American Express found some common themes when it came […]

      81% of SMEs struggling to source skilled staff

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      8 in 10 small and medium-sized business struggle to find new recruits with adequate skills, according to a new poll. The study of 1,000 business professionals at SME companies was commissioned for coworking company, The Brew by rent24. Of those professionals in the survey who struggle to find skilled staff, 36% say that a lack […]

      Is your job unrewarding? Here are the top 40 signs

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      Almost half of Brits are stuck in a ‘boring or unrewarding’ job, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 employed adults found more than three in 10 say their job is ‘utterly dull’, while 35 per cent even describe their work as ‘soul destroying’. A quarter feel there is nothing left for them to […]

      63% of HR pros say gap year helps applicants stand out

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      Reports from the Department of Education reveal that 88% of students who took a gap year believe it made them more employable, while a survey by YouGov also found that 63% of HR professionals believed a constructive gap year can make a job application stand out. Reports collated by Fresh Student Living looks into the facts behind […]

      The rise of the male PA

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      It’s time for more men to consider taking a role as a PA or EA, says Claire Gray, co-founder of Bain and Gray. Change is happening – but slowly… Long gone are the days where job roles were stereotypically matched to a certain gender. For example, more women are starting to embrace a career in […]