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self-employed sector

Rise of the Freelancer: Key demographics leading UK’s self-employed sector

The workforce is changing as more people swap the security of a 9-to-5 job for the flexibility of freelancing, with key demographics and industries leading the self-employed sector, according to Instant Offices
skills that employers need

Equipping people with the skills that employers need

Keith Smith, Director, Apprenticeships Group, ESFA tells us why apprenticeships are at the heart of the UK government’s ambition to equip people of all ages with the skills that employers need
flexible work

Technology and flexible working patterns: Transforming the way we work

Richard Morris, UK CEO of International Workplace Group (IWG) explains how technology and flexible working patterns are transforming the way the public sector and other organisations work in the UK today 
zero-hours contracts

Zero-hours contracts can be positive, says Taylor

Taylor declares zero-hours contracts can be positive at Peninsula’s annual HR and business leaders’ forum
self-employed

Over 1.5 million people to trade in full-time work for ‘the gig economy’

More than 6 million UK adults are already self-employed or working as a contractor, with 6% of full-time professionals looking to make the transition this year
wearable devices

The future of wearable devices in the workplace

With the international market for wearable devices having reached a new high in 2017 with 16.9% growth year on year, Instant Offices delves into what impact this trend will have on the workplace as we know it
work experience

Youth Select Committee 2018 calls for evidence on barriers to work experience

The Youth Select Committee announced a new inquiry into barriers to work experience on Tuesday (15 May). The Committee is calling for evidence from a wide range of witnesses, including businesses and charities, as well as young people who have been directly affected by these barriers
presenteeism

Mental Health Awareness: 8 out of 10 Brits admit observing presenteeism in the workplace

According to the recent CIPD survey, people coming into work when they are ill also known as ‘presenteeism’ has more than tripled since 2010, with 86% of employees admitting they had observed presenteeism in the workplace
happy healthcare workplaces

Study finds happy healthcare workplaces are more successful

Employee morale doesn’t just promote loyalty but it can actually improve how effective and productive employees are in their role, according to new research
European Pillar of Social Rights

Why the European Pillar of Social Rights should keep nurses in the profession

Paul De Raeve, Secretary General and Elisabeth Adams, President of the European Federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) tell us why the European Pillar of Social Rights should help nurses to remain in the nursing profession
mental health

Workplace at odds over mental health

New research reveals how employees and HRs really feel about mental health in the workplace

UK ranks 12th for employment rates of recent graduates

Figures from ONS show that the number of young people aged 18 - 24 not in education, employment or training has decreased by 5%
smart working

Is smart working heralding the slow ‘death’ of the traditional office?

Alison White, co-founder of PLACEmaking, shares her thoughts on the extent to which modern working practices are slowly eroding the outdated office culture of previous generations
Skills provision

Skills – edging closer to demand-led provision

Director of Swindon and Wiltshire LEP, Paddy Bradley tells us why the skill levels of the current and future workforce are crucial in determining whether a business will look to invest in a new base in an area
apprenticeships in the UK

The crucial role of apprenticeships in the UK

Chief Executive of the Association of The Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP), Mark Dawe details the crucial role of apprenticeships in the UK today
start-up innovation

Combining large corporations’ market reach with start-up innovation power

Imec’s programme manager Sven De Cleyn explains how imec.istart helps boost start-up innovation in large corporation markets
inequalities in youth unemployment

Government announces £90 million programme to tackle inequalities in youth unemployment

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced the launch of an innovative programme to address ethnic inequalities in youth unemployment and to help disadvantaged young people get into work
disabled employees

Disabled employees to benefit from Access to Work grant rise

Hundreds of disabled employees are to benefit from a £15,000 rise in Access to Work grants to assist them at work, following new measures introduced by Parliament

Brexhaustation overwhelms City Employment

Morgan McKinley London Employment Monitor provides insight into city employment statistics from February 2018

Hidden business costs to be aware of when starting a venture

Flogas MG provides insight into how to avoid premature business failure due to hidden costs when starting a new venture

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