Month: November 2017

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OECD, Skills, growth, UK, Recruitment, HR, news

The UK Needs to Focus on Skill Growth, According to the OECD

As I’ve been writing about recently, the UK jobs market is in a bit of a quandary. We’re suffering from brain-drain and have a widening skills gap, yet at the same time employment levels are at a record-high. In fact, our unemployment rates are ex...
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Gig economy, workers' rights, Human Resources, Recruitment

The Gig Economy & Self Employment

The gig economy has been a controversial issue for a while now, with politicians, employers and employees scrambling to get their heads around precisely how it works, and looking to exploit its loopholes. However, this might be coming to an end if...
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gender, pay gap, recruitment, HR,

The UK is Way Behind in Gender Gap Report

Despite the news that London is the greatest megacity for women, the UK as a whole is nowhere near on par. In its latest gender gap report, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has revealed that the UK is trailing far behind a slew of countries in regar...
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unproductive, work, productivity, HR, recruitment, news

1 in 4 Employees are ‘Unproductive’ at Work

The latest research from phone giant Vodafone has found that 23% of employees in the UK feel ‘unproductive at work’. For those born after 1996 (also known as Generation Z), this figure rises to a worrying 28%. The report named ‘Power of Product...
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Europe, Banks, America, US, Pay, bonus, HR, recruitment

European Banks are Poaching American Talent with 30% Pay Hikes

Even though Brexit has been blighting the recruitment industry in the UK, the story has been considerably different across the Channel, and now the latest stats are showing that the EU’s investment banks are back to hiring, raising their game agai...
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