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  The global COVID-19 crisis has already transformed the way in which we work in such a short space of time. As the situation continues to develop and the road to recovery is expected to be a long one, business leaders and professionals must adapt and be agile to the challenges that are presented to them on a daily basis, with valuable lessons to be learned along the way. In this...

As lockdown gradually eases and our way of working continues to adjust, even those who are the most comfortable in their jobs may be questioning what this means for them and their career. While it’s difficult to realistically predict exactly what will happen in the near future, especially in an industry like tech which is evolving rapidly, we do know one thing – recruitment is on the...

We recently surveyed over 16,000 professionals and employers, and according to the findings of our Market Insights Report , nearly a third (31%) of employers are actively recruiting. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this number is higher amongst public sector employers, with nearly half (46%) currently looking to hire – no doubt demonstrating the pressure that the Covid-19 pandemic is currently...

As lockdown gradually eases and our way of working continues to adjust, even those who are the most comfortable in their jobs may be questioning what this means for them and their career. While it’s difficult to realistically predict exactly what will happen in the near future, we do know one thing – recruitment is on the agenda for organisations across the country. Keeping an open...

We recently surveyed over 16,000 professionals and employers, and according to the findings of our Market Insights Report , over a third (34%) of technology employers are actively recruiting. But who should tech employers look to hire? What are the skills most needed as we enter a new era of work? And how can those employers considering hiring ensure they are able to secure the best...

According to the findings of our recent Market Insights Report , which surveyed over 16,000 professionals and employers between April and May, 34% of construction and property employers are optimistic about the UK hiring market, and are planning to accelerate their hiring as the lockdown is gradually lifted. But as uncertainty remains a factor, what skills do employers believe are...

This year’s Mental Health Awareness Week falls during unprecedented times. Isolation and uncertainty are causing anxiety and stress, and it will be even harder on those already struggling with their mental health. Knowing how important it is, we recently carried out a survey of over 16,200 UK professionals. Our findings showed that since lockdown was enforced wellbeing has fallen....

The demand for social care professionals is understandably among the highest across all industries today as employers are on the lookout for strong talent to support them through these testing times. In fact, over two thirds (68%) of social care employers are actively recruiting, according to findings from our Market Insights Report . So, in light of the heightened competition for...

As government discussions continue over how lockdown measures can continue to ease over the coming weeks and months, many business leaders will be thinking about the steps they must take to bring their teams safely back into the workplace. This will be no small task, and there are a multitude of things to consider, the most important being how to maintain the health, safety and wellbeing...

The Covid-19 crisis has brought with it an infinite number of challenges, and put considerable strain on the vast majority of UK employers. With nearly a quarter of UK workers put on furlough , the repercussions of the pandemic look set to reverberate for a long while, which may consequently result in restructuring or redundancies at your organisation. You may be understandably...

I’m sure almost all of us will admit it’s easy to get swept up in our day-to-day routine of work and often neglect thinking about our long-term careers. But now, huge amounts of professionals find themselves with more time and flexibility on their hands as a result of being on furlough leave, which I believe presents a valuable opportunity to think about your future and take control of...

  It’s no understatement to say that the Covid-19 crisis has caused huge shifts to our working practices and transformed industry landscapes beyond recognition. One thing this has made clear, however, is how integral tech professionals with the right skills are to organisational success. Which are the industries to see most demand? Certain industries in particular have seen...

It’s no understatement to say that the Covid-19 crisis has caused huge shifts to our working practices and transformed industry landscapes beyond recognition. What this has made clear, however, is how integral tech professionals are to this new working order, particularly with the increased spotlight on systems and technology in the wake of the mass transition to remote working. With...

Well, what a challenging year this is turning out to be. We’re not even halfway through and have already experienced more change and upheaval than we ever could have predicted, and the changes aren’t stopping or slowing down just yet. No doubt your organisation, like ours, had to make the unprecedented change of catapulting all employees into remote work, almost overnight. No matter...

  Covid-19 is unlike anything that we’ve seen in recent history. It has dramatically changed our day-to-day lives and the way in which we work, meaning organisations and professionals have had to adapt to this new world rapidly and take on new challenges. One issue, a prolonged period of isolation could create, is the negative impact on people’s mental wellbeing. So, what can we...

We’re now well over two months since Covid-19 started to have an impact on our lives, work, and most importantly our NHS and public services. Since then, our front line key workers have forged on tirelessly to ensure we can all continue to stay at home and save lives. At 11am on 28 April, all of NHS England’s national and regional teams along with the public were asked, in a minute’s...

When it comes to managing our teams, the coronavirus pandemic has brought a whole host of unique challenges and obstacles we couldn’t have predicted. The priority for all of us is to ensure the health and safety of our people. But, how do we as managers and leaders, when faced with extended periods of lockdown and into the new era of work that will include increased remote working, help...

The world of work is moving into a new era. As the lockdown lifts, we’ll in all likelihood find ourselves in a ‘hybrid’ phase for a long time, where social distancing rules still apply, but organisations will be keen to get staff back into the workplace. This will result in an agile style of working in which employees will be dividing their time between remote and on-site working....

To say that 2020 hasn’t exactly got off to the best start for many of us would be the understatement of the century. Here in Australia, we were only just beginning to start the recovery from the devastating bushfires that wreaked havoc across the country, impacting massively on lives, businesses and wildlife. This wasn’t just happening in Australia, many other parts of the world have...

With many of us now having become accustomed to ‘lockdown-life’ and working remotely, the big challenge facing organisations will be how to manage the evolution of working practices as social distancing measures are gradually eased. This ‘new era’ of work is unlikely to immediately constitute a complete transition back to life as we knew it before, with many teams likely to be working...

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