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How to apply for the government’s Kickstart Scheme

The UK government has opened its Kickstart Scheme which seeks to help 16 to 24-year-olds into work.


Charity launches Everyone's Business Advice Line amid rise in domestic abuse

?A new employer advice line has been launched following an increase in the number of people seeking support for domestic abuse throughout coronavirus.


Coronavirus job crisis impacting young workers' mental health

Furlough and unemployment are having a significant negative impact on the mental health of 18 to 24-year olds, says new analysis from the Health Foundation.


Businesses at risk by lack of background checks

?Cybersecurity threats and data breaches are on the rise and a lack of background checking could be putting global businesses at risk according to new research.


Hours of the workday are being wasted on video calls

Employees have wasted an estimated 56 hours since lockdown in preparing for and getting back into work after video calls.


Employers advised to seek remote work balance as high street suffers


In a controversial move, the UK government is set to launch a new campaign to encourage workers to return to offices in response to economic concerns of the high street.


Gender pay gap a priority when accepting a new job

?The majority (65%) of female science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) students have said that they would consider a company’s gender pay gap report before accepting a job offer.


Talent named top threat to post-pandemic business by CEOs

Talent has been named the most significant threat to business growth since the emergence of COVID-19, yet CEOs are still more likely to spend on technology than they are on people.


Record number of self-employed seek in-house roles during pandemic


A record 253,000 people moved from self-employment to employment in the second quarter of 2020 suggesting that workers are seeking more job security due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Black Voices Report renews call for mandatory ethnicity pay gap reporting

A third (33%) of black employees feel ethnicity will be a barrier to their next career move despite them arguing they are more driven than white employees.


Does the UK need a more positive approach to open door policies? Part II

Open-door policy is as much about leadership taking action as it is about company culture. Without a strong communication ethic within the organisation, any policy will fall flat.


Does the UK need a more positive approach to open door policies?

In the UK, prime minister Boris Johnson’s leadership has been strongly scrutinised by the press with critics accusing him of mixed messaging and omission of key data sets.