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 […]
Higher salaries do NOT equate to staff loyalty
What motivates millennials in the workplace?
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
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
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
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
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 […]
45% of SME employees have quit because of their boss
Nearly half of SME employees having quit a job because of a boss, while four in ten do not feel trusted or valued. That’s according to research from process management firm Process Bliss, which also revealed that 60% of UK SME employees believe the business would work better if they were left to get on with […]
Eight Ways to Stay Motivated in Your Career All Year Round
According to a YouGov survey, priorities for 2019 included travel, getting a promotion or pay rise, followed by the resolution to improve mental health. This also includes people looking to eat better, exercise more, care for themselves better, learn new skills and get a new job. However, a survey conducted by Investors People had found 45% […]
Dreaming of becoming your own boss?
New research commissioned by insurance experts Direct Line for Business has revealed that the entrepreneurial dream is alive and well in the UK, with 5.3 million people dreaming of becoming their own boss one day. The data, conducted by Optimum amongst a nationally representative panel of UK adults, found that over 8.6 million people currently […]
Is social media an effective recruitment tool?
According to research by The Open University Business, the total cost of the UK skills shortage is £6.3 billion a year and SMEs, which make up a large portion of businesses in the UK, shoulder the majority of the cost. Around 69 per cent of SMEs think that large employers monopolise the best talent and […]