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New research reveals flaws in tech recruitment process

While worrying UK tech skills shortage headlines continue to dominate the news agenda, a new survey has revealed that a fractured recruitment process is hindering businesses’ access to the right tech talent; 74% of businesses are failing to complete any relevant testing and a further 32%...


Unravelling UK immigration policy: options and obstacles for start-ups

Attracting and retaining top tech talent can be hard for all companies, but particularly so for start-ups. Although there is of course homegrown tech talent, there is also a need for UK companies to look overseas when hiring people. The UK, therefore, needs to offer attractive options to live and...


More than a third of employees ‘resent’ being told to return to the office, new research finds

New research from Scalable Software of 2,000 UK knowledge workers has revealed more than a third (35%) resent being told they have to go into the office for a set number of days. Half (50%) of respondents say their employer has ‘productivity paranoia’ over employees working away from...


Editor’s Question: What does a successful performance development plan for SMEs look like?

It’s important that employees at SMEs feel valued and in turn, want to stay working at the company for longer. One way of doing this is to ensure that employees have a set performance development plan. Four experts tell us how SMEs can ensure they provide successful plans, starting with...


Revolutionary digital hiring platform launches to transform tech contractor recruitment

In a world grappling with a perceived global shortage of tech skills and a burgeoning  demand for flexible tech contractors, a ground-breaking solution has been launched. Introducing One Degree, the disruptive digital hiring platform that is set to reshape the way businesses connect with...


Seven effective tips for achieving a better work/life balance as a self-employed professional

Achieving a healthy work/life balance as a self-employed professional may be challenging, but it is crucial for overall well-being and productivity.  To help improve work/life balance, Toolbox by Admiral has spoken to its customers to find out how they are improving their working habits and...


Quarter of employees feel the effects of discrimination

One in four employees said they have felt held back in their careers due to discrimination in relation to either their ethnicity, sexuality, religion, age or gender, revealed in a new study by recruiter, Barrington Hibbert Associates. The research also found that 27% of respondents agreed that...


Just one in three UK businesses prepared to handle employee well-being concerns

The number of employees voicing well-being concerns is on the rise, but a significant number of organisations and managers are ill-prepared to address them, according to new research from Mintago. The FinTech start-up surveyed 503 senior managers within UK-based organisations (public and private...


Offploy uses Conga suite to slash paperwork and increase social impact

Offploy is a United Kingdom-based social enterprise that helps employers recruit ex-offenders through specialised HR consultancy, training and policy development services. Due in large part to increasingly progressive criminal justice systems and a more inclusive society that believes in second...


Editor’s Question: What are your best tips for improving employee well-being?

Ensuring employee well-being is essential for any business. If your employees aren’t happy then the company will struggle to function and grow. In this month’s editor’s question, five experts share their tips on improving employee well-being, starting below with comments from Dr...


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