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    UK workers worried about the effect of the pandemic on their careers

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    Half of working adults believe the pandemic has damaged their career prospects, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 employed or recently unemployed adults found almost one in 10 believe the industry or sector in which they work has become unstable following the events of the past 12 months. Others have had their pay […]

    Office space enquiries jump 800% after Boris Johnson’s announcement

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    Enquiries for office space in the major UK cities jumped 800% on Tuesday after Boris Johnson’s announcement that the return to the office is not far away. “The announcement from the Prime Minister has obviously sparked a vote of confidence for UK businesses working out what the return to normal looks like. We are getting […]

    Half of working adults believe the pandemic has damaged their career prospects

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    Half of working adults believe the pandemic has damaged their career prospects, according to a study. A poll of 2,000 employed or recently unemployed adults found almost one in ten believe the industry or sector in which they work has become unstable following the events of the past 12 months. Others have had their pay reduced […]

    5 minutes with… Chiesi’s Sarah Fernley on how the pandemic has changed her role

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has led to working from home, role changes and home schooling. We spoke to Sarah Fernley, team leader for Chiesi Limited’s Support Services Department, PA to a Director and System Administrator about how the pandemic has changed her responsibilities… Q: Could you tell me about your day-to-day role?  My day-to-day role is […]

    The widening digital skills gap: how to ensure you’re not left behind

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    Digital talent acquisition specialist offers advice for not falling victim to the digital skills gap. The UK is witnessing a widening digital skills gap which will see organisations investing in a race for digital talent over the coming years. This is according to digital leadership search agency Hannington Tame which outlines that now is the time for […]

    What has lockdown done for UK’s tech sector?

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    By Tom Chambers, Associate Director of Technology & Growth, Robert Walters One in ten job roles advertised in the UK were tech-related during the pandemic – and by summer 2021 will reach 100,000 job vacancies per month. The tech sector boasts an agile workforce that embraces new digital solutions before other sectors, and as a result […]

    MIA welcomes ‘refreshing’ roadmap but stresses need for intermedial support

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    The Meetings Industry Association (mia) has welcomed the Prime Ministers’ clear consideration for the events sector in yesterday’s roadmap to reopening. Jane Longhurst, chief executive of the mia, said: “Throughout the course of the pandemic we have been calling for greater recognition of the sector and so we welcome the clear inclusion of events within the roadmap. “The […]

    5 minutes with… Holiday PA’s Sandie Lehal on the impact COVID-19 has had on her travel business

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    The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted everyone’s travelling plans, but what do you do if you work in the travel sector? We spoke to Sandie Lehal, Founder of Holiday PA, about the impact COVID-19 has had on her travel business… Q: What inspired you to start Holiday PA? I gave up a corporate career, working all […]

    Six in ten employers have increased wellbeing support

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    Over six in ten (63%) employers have increased their support to staff across one or more areas of mental, financial, physical and social wellbeing in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This level of activity clearly demonstrates that the health and wellbeing of staff has come to the fore since the pandemic began.  Katharine Moxham, spokesperson […]

    Flexibility and reskilling top priorities for UK employers in 2021

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    The COVID-19 pandemic is driving a fundamental shift in the way companies operate, accelerating the need for an adaptable and agile workforce to drive business success. According to Mercer’s 2021 Global Talent Trends study, the financial impact and work-life disruption caused by the pandemic is causing UK employers to focus on redefining flexibility and skills […]