NAVIGATING CHANGE COVID-19 Employees who can’t (or won’t) return to work

The COVID-19 pandemic has meant drastic changes for the UK’s workplaces, including three lockdowns, many social restrictions and government advice that people should only leave home to attend work if they “cannot reasonably work from home”. However, on Monday 5 July, Prime Minister Boris Johnson held a press conference to set out what life will look like

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ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR A SUNNIER OUTLOOK ON THE UK ECONOMY

“It’s all systems go” – that’s how CBI senior economist Martin Sartorius described expectations for the UK economy, going from 2021 into 2022. Sartorius was speaking on Wednesday [23 June 2021] at the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)’s annual general meeting. The CBI (Confederation of British Businesses) has revised upwards its forecast for later this

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HELPING NEW TALENT THROUGH THE CHALLENGES OF COVID-19

The COVID-era cohort of school and university leavers are facing unique challenges entering the world of work. What role can employers play in helping the next generation take the first steps of their career journey? One of the lasting legacies of COVID-19 will be the unprecedented experience of young people who looked for, or started,

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Seasonal jobs are impacting the UK job market

CV-Library the UK’s leading independent job board and newly crowned recruitment website of the decade, today released its initial seasonal data and, as expected, job postings are down at -18.2% year-on-year. However, these figures are hugely impacted by the sectors most affected by the second lockdown. The number of jobs available in Retail and Purchasing fell by -59.5%, Leisure and

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Coronavirus: How can I find a new job?

It’s a tough time in the jobs market, as firms shed staff or freeze recruitment to cut costs. But things are gradually improving. Early August saw the year’s biggest weekly increase in online job vacancies, while some firms such as Tesco are hiring after lockdown boosted their online business. How do I start looking for a new

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Five key tips for graduates starting their careers amid COVID-19

Everyone has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic in one way or another. But for students and those graduating amid the crisis, it’s understandable that they think the outlook feels particularly bleak. According to a survey of more than 2,500 university students and over 100 graduates by the careers site Milkround and Dig-In, three quarters

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Industries most likely to see post-pandemic success

Coronavirus has brought the world to a standstill, and as a result many businesses are struggling to stay afloat. However, some industries, such as those focusing on home entertainment or dealing in essentials such as groceries, have actually seen profits increase, and are likely to continue to do so post-pandemic. Meanwhile, other industries that may

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Tips for job hunting during lockdown

There is no doubt that these are challenging times but they could also present you with the opportunity to reflect on what you want out of your next job. If you’re thinking about next steps, take a look at our tips for job hunting whilst in lockdown. 1. Get your CV ready First and foremost:

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