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      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 […]

      CIPD: AI and automation could increase job opportunities

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      The use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation will have a widespread but mixed impact on jobs, new CIPD research shows. Overall, the says the introduction of these new technologies at work will see job opportunities grow, by enhancing roles, employee skills and their pay. However, lack of thought and planning on how people and […]

      Does it pay to be a social butterfly?

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      Hiscox research has revealed working habits across various industries, pulling the fact from fiction when it comes to the securest of being more productive at work. Ten different industries were surveyed across the UK to see if there was any identification between the different types of workers, along with what drives them. Could anything be […]

      Why every manager needs empathy, optimism and resilience – and how to achieve it

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      What sorts of skills do managers really need? Ensuring that your team is happy is vital to productivity, energy levels and workplace wellbeing. Skills and effective behaviours expert Emma-Sue Prince (pictured) explains… You are probably used to tapping into a variety of skills, techniques and competences to manage people, teams and get the most out […]

      Is social media an effective recruitment tool?

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      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 […]

      Communication really is key in the workplace

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      Communication’ is the most sought after soft skill by employers Communication is the most sought-after soft skill when it comes to employers searching for new staff. New data from job search engine Adzuna has revealed that 10.9 per cent of ads mention the word. That equates to 116,261 mentions across the 1.1million job adverts analysed, closely […]

      Here’s how to become a professional transcriber and work from home

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      According to a 2018 study, remote work will become one of the major business trends in 2019, and it is expected to become the standard mode of working for Generation Z, who are tipped to make up 36 per centof the global workforce by 2020.  Remote working has been a rising trend and demand is felt […]

      Listening Is Sexy: The skill that wins over customers and employees alike

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      Chris Dyer, author of The Power of Company Culture, offers some great advice on how to build stronger relationships in work and at home… Not every skill applies as well to your love life as it does to professional endeavors, but good listening is one of them. When it comes to communication, all relationships are […]

      UK businesses failing on training & development – and admin is one of the worst

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      A quarter (25 per cent) of office workers invest no time in learning new skills or further education to enhance their professional life, according to new research by MPA Group. The study, conducted by the innovation funding specialist, looked into how many UK businesses are offering workers dedicated time to work on upskilling, training and […]