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Experts discuss how employers can help young people start their careers

Nearly three-quarters of young people – aged between 15 and 24 in 92 countries – are off-track to acquire the skills needed for employment, according to a new report published today by the Education Commission and UNICEF and supported by Generation Unlimited.  Recovering...


A guide for small business owners hiring staff 

A recent survey has revealed that recruitment is the most unexpected challenge for small business owners. To support SMEs looking to recruit, small business accounting firm, The Accountancy Partnership, has compiled a 10-point guide to hiring.  Hiring new talent is the most...


Is your employee communication strategy keeping up with global trends? 

Effective communication drives a productive and loyal workforce and lies at the heart of any business; creating trust amongst employees. Caroline van der Merwe, COO of SmartWage – an innovative HR and communications technology company – tells us more about how communication is key...


Experts discuss the four-day workweek

Workers are calling for more from their employers to help them shift from surviving to thriving, prioritising flexibility along with factors such as trust, purpose and well-being, according to new research from  ManpowerGroup  and  Thrive.  The research, part of...


Tight hiring market sees start-ups channel investment funding toward tech recruitment 

More than half (54%) of start-up businesses who have secured PE or VC funding in the past 12 months invested capital in recruitment – up from 37%of those who received their latest funding round between three and five years ago (prior to the pandemic).  According to Robert Half’s...


Almost half of office workers willing to resign from their jobs  

According to a new study commissioned by UiPath – a leading enterprise automation software company – the majority of office workers are feeling increased pressure at work due to colleagues resigning in the past year. As a result, 43% of UK respondents say they would...


Bad employee cybersecurity habits are leaving businesses at risk 

Superscript has found that complacent attitudes among employees towards cybersecurity is putting UK businesses more at risk. In a survey of 1,500 UK employees, 40% feel that upholding cybersecurity best practice is not their responsibility.  Alarmingly, over a third (34%) claimed to be...


Why should SMEs consider office sharing in the new business world 

For many SMEs who lease an office, being tied into a contract may seem costly, but one solution could be the rise in shared office space. Karl Breeze, CEO at Matrix Booking, outlines the benefits of shared offices and gives practical steps for adoption and showcases how SMEs can manage their...


Experts discuss the risks of remote working  

Over the last two years, SMEs have seen a significant shift as many moved to remote working. However, with that comes increased cyber-risks. We spoke to three experts about how remote working has impacted SMEs and how they can combat these cyberthreats.   Surya Varanasi, CTO,...


Cost of living crisis and employee burnout causes worker flight risk for British businesses 

Employment Hero has found that British small businesses are facing a rocky road ahead as only 40% of employees feel fairly paid for their work and over half of the workforce have a work-life balance that is average or poor. The research, which surveyed over 2,000 employees, also found...


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