Businesses Unite To Provide Jobs For Ukrainian Refugees

A coalition of more than 40 large businesses has told the government it has up to 10,000 jobs available for Ukrainian refugees.  The consortium of businesses, which is being co-ordinated by entrepreneur Emma Sinclair, includes M&S and recruitment giants Robert Walters and FDM, as well as jobs firm Impellam.  They are working to ensure Ukrainians […]

A Quarter of Job Applicants Receive No Response

New research commissioned by Reed.co.uk, one of the UK’s leading jobs and careers sites, has found that almost a quarter (24%) of workers that have applied for jobs since the start of the pandemic have had no response to their application. Of those that did receive a response and moved through the hiring process, long […]

High Wage Areas Lost Most Jobs During The Pandemic

Latest PAYE and furlough data indicate an uneven impact of the pandemic on jobs, with some geographic areas of the UK being much harder hit than others.  Employee numbers are back at, or close to, pre-pandemic form in many regions, but in London the jobs recovery has a long way to go as jobs numbers […]

White Collar Contract Jobs Increase By 120%

For a third month running, year on year jobs data for the professional sectors is showing massive upticks. That’s according to the latest Professional Trends Snapshot Report from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), the recruitment trade body. The data, provided by analytics platform cube19 showed permanent vacancies were up 116% compared with May last year […]

Global “Jobs Gap” Will Reach 75 Million in 2021

The jobs crisis created by the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, and employment growth will be insufficient to make up for the losses suffered until at least 2023, according to the  International Labour Organization (ILO). In their latest analysis “World Economic and Social Outlook” the ILO reports that: As the world’s labour market starts to […]

Hospitality Sector Facing Severe Staffing Crisis

New analysis by industry association UKHospitality has revealed the extent of the staffing crisis facing a sector that is already in a hugely fragile state following more than a year of closures and severely restricted trading. Its analysis is based on a survey of hundreds of hospitality operators.  The shortage of front-of-house staff and chefs […]

Jobs of the Future Are Already Here

According to an article published on the World Economic Forum, ‘Jobs of the Future’ have arrived early and are already here.  The top 10 emerging professions are: Work from Home Facilitator Fitness Commitment Counsellor Smart Home Design Manager XR Immersion Counsellor Workplace Environment Architect Algorithm Bias Auditor Data Detective Cyber Calamity Forecaster Tidewater Architect Human-Machine […]

Early Indications of a Jobs Recovery?

UK employers are the most optimistic about jobs in eight years, according to the latest CIPD/Adecco Labour Market Outlook published today.  The survey shows that all sectors are experiencing a jobs recovery, alongside an improvement in pay prospects. The quarterly report’s net employment intentions balance, which measures the difference between the proportion of employers expecting […]

020 Resilience Despite Rejection In Your Job Search

When searching for a job, whether it’s your perfect career move or a temporary stop-gap, it’s likely you will face rejection at some point as all the best candidates do.  The current jobs market is very competitive meaning that rejection is even more likely, so we chatted to the brilliant Tamzin Louise, Interview Cheerleader about […]