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Flexible working has increased five-fold in the UK

An analysis of working trends carried out by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has found that the number of employees working flexible hours has increased five-fold in the last two decades. Back in 1999, just 9.5% of workers … Continue reading

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Five ways to make yourself more appealing to recruiters

Recruiters sometimes get hundreds of applications for every job they post which means it can be incredibly difficult to stand out from all the other candidates out there. The good news is that there are a number of ways you … Continue reading

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UK workers reveal their biggest office gripes

A survey of 1,000 UK-based office workers has revealed our biggest annoyances in the workplace. The data was collected by electronics giant, Samsung and although the results may seem like a bit of light-hearted fun, employers have been warned that … Continue reading

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5 interesting recruitment facts and what they mean for employers and job seekers

We might not have a Prime Minister or a clue what’s going on with Brexit and summer has so far been a complete washout but at least the current jobs market is something to get excited about. According to data … Continue reading

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The rise of remote working and its benefits

In recent years we’ve seen a significant increase in the number of people working from home. While some companies have been quick to jump on the bandwagon, others have been slow on the uptake because they fear the repercussions. While … Continue reading

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Workplace health problems are costing Britain £77.5bn a year

A survey carried out by the insurance provider, Vitality has revealed that health-related lost productivity in Britain’s workplaces is costing the UK economy an incredible £77.5bn a year. The report in question, titled Britain’s Healthiest Workplace, also revealed a sharp … Continue reading

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Why we need diversity in the workplace

Diversity in the workplace has been a hot topic for quite some time now. With so many discussions taking place about it in the media and on company boards, it would be natural to assume that this is an area … Continue reading

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UK employment rate hits record figures

Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) have revealed that the number of people in employment in the UK has reached a record 32.7 million. Although the country is facing a period of uncertainly, the 76.1% employment rate experienced … Continue reading

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Heavy workloads and lack of development is taking a toll on employee happiness

According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development’s (CIPD) UK Working Lives survey, many of us feel overworked and are lacking opportunities to progress in our careers. More specifically, it was found that overall happiness is being dragged down … Continue reading

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The importance of soft skills in the workplace

When screening candidates during the recruitment process, most companies will look at qualifications and experience. While these are of course very important, something that organisations often overlook is soft skills. What are soft skills? Soft skills are general attributes that … Continue reading

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