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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 placing...

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 mind...

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 going to be...

In these unusual times, isolation and uncertainty can cause anxiety and stress – and this can be even harder on those who are 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. Close to two thirds (61%) rated their wellbeing as...

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 available...

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 of...

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 concerned...

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 your...

  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 increased...

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 some...

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 where...

  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 learn...

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on our lives, work, and – crucially – our NHS and public services. Since the beginning of the crisis, 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 silence, to...

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. Temporary...

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 also...

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 to...

Most of us, at some stage or another question ourselves. We question our abilities, our skill, our judgement. We worry that we’re not good enough. We listen to the self-deprecating thoughts buzzing around in our minds, and we take those thoughts to heart. After all, we’re all human and all of us experience a dent to our self-confidence at some stage or another, some more regularly than...

Our lives will never be the same again. I don’t think that’s an exaggeration, it’s a fact. COVID-19 has already, in a matter of just a few weeks, completely changed our world. If you take a step back and really think about the magnitude and speed of what’s happening around us, it’s remarkable – we probably won’t experience anything like it again in our lifetimes. It feels like a line has...

A key role for leaders is to engage and motivate their team – but how? And how can you do it when everything is so uncertain and different? To help us to find the answers, it’s useful to look at some of the main elements of engagement and motivation. There are numerous engagement theories and models our there – in fact, the ‘Engaging for Success’ report of 2009, estimated that...

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