The number of people who are self-employed in the UK has fallen sharply since the pandemic, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) reports. The data showed 4.2 million people were self-employed by March 2022, the equivalent of 13% of the working population. This was down from 5 million in December 2019 – a decline the […]
Self-employment numbers fall sharply in the UK
Job security and flexibility now more valuable to staff than salary
Around a half (51%) of employees believe job security and flexibility (40%) are more important than salary (32%) when considering whether to remain at their current employer. The news has emerged following a new report by law firm Winckworth Sherwood, with the research highlighting a shift in the mindset of employees towards work following the […]
40% of employees feel they don’t have job security
Just 30% of employees are ‘resilient’ while also showing that resilience can triple when employers adopt a well-rounded programme of support. That’s according to AON’s The Rising Resilient report, which says employees with poor resilience have 55% lower engagement at work and are 42% less likely to want to stay with their employer. In the […]
What is the future of the EA role?
On Tuesday evening a group of PAs got together at an event held by Fyxer in central London to discuss a topic that all PAs have worried about recently; what is the future of the EA role, with the advancement of technologies such as artificial intelligence? Vincenzo Ferrara reviews what was discussed. The event held by […]
Three in five employers report impending skills crisis
As Brexit threatens the pipeline of skilled workers, employers are facing numerous recruitment challenges, but will your company be okay? In its latest Business Barometer, which monitors the skills landscape of the UK, The Open University found that three in five (61%) employers believe the skills shortage has worsened in the last year, and over half […]
Which is more important job security or job satisfaction?
Job security is not enough for today’s workers, as many are willing to move jobs or even change careers to get more job satisfaction. The survey of 1,001 UK adults carried out by Cygnet Jobs, one of the UK’s leading healthcare recruitment companies, has revealed that more than one in two (57%) have moved companies […]