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Why IT ‘bad hires’ may be good after all  

Jon Cairns, VP, Technical Services, Nexthink, provides insight into why traditional ‘bad hires’ may enable leaders to close the persistent skills gap in the IT industry, both through reskilling and upskilling.  The UK has been burdened by a skills gap for the past two years, with...


HR professionals struggle with preparation for the future of work  

The new Future of HR Function 2022 survey conducted by the HR Research Institute has revealed that many HR professionals are struggling to manage key challenges facing their organisations. Most admit that they are not prepared for the quickly changing future of work. The consequences could have a...


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...


Zoomers digitalised into a poor work-life balance 

A landmark study unveiled by Trachet has highlighted through its overwhelming body of new data, the effect that returning to work post-pandemic has had on the youngest generation of the UK workforce. Deloitte states that Gen Z workers will require an increased scope...


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...


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...


Hiring for potential in the war for talent 

Embracing less experienced but highly motivated employees with the potential to do great things may well be worth the risk. Karien Spencer, Talent Acquisition Lead at Decision Inc, explains more below.  Globally, employers are arming themselves for war. But this war is not taking place...


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...


American office workers are demanding more flexible working conditions 

New research has revealed that almost half (49%) of American office workers aged between 25-34 – commonly referred to as Generation Y – are ready to walk away from their job and look for new opportunities if flexibility is not provided by their employer.  It is surprising then...


Nine reasons to use quizzes for lead generation 

Riddle has announced the release of its Quiz Marketing Benchmarks Report – the first data-driven analysis about using online quizzes for marketing, data collection and audience engagement. Based on 3.3 billion data points from quizzes built with Riddle in 2021, the report gives marketers...


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