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Is the UK a meritocracy? Brits don’t think so

The vast majority (80%) of British people think no matter how hard they work, people with better business contacts will always get ahead.

Metaverse job roles rocket

The number of adverts for ‘metaverse’ related roles in the UK has shot up in the past three months, as businesses scramble to hop on the tech trend.

Employers facing up to nine months of unfilled vacancies

More than a third (36%) of employers expect vacant positions to stay unfilled for three to six months, according to new research from consultancy Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing.

Businesses keen to employ refugees but need support

Refugees can play a key part in relieving the skills shortage, and would benefit greatly from employment. But are employers ready and able?

Entry-level apprenticeships plunge

The number of people taking up entry-level apprenticeships since 2015’s pre-Levy high has plunged by 72%.

Bouncing back – Boris' jobs boom miracle

The accusation that, while the UK was under COVID restrictions, Downing Street hosted multiple drinks parties and a birthday party for the PM is toxic for Boris Johnson.

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Young ethnic minorities continue to bear brunt of insecure work

Young people have swiftly returned to work since losing jobs in the pandemic, but many have had unequal opportunities when coming back to the workforce – or have fallen out of it altogether.

Half from disadvantaged backgrounds find recruitment unfair

New research has revealed 50% of jobseekers from lower socio-economic backgrounds feel they are missing out on employment opportunities because the recruitment process is "unfair” towards them.

Lack of in-person catch-ups driving workers to quit

Two thirds of white-collar workers are forecast to leave their jobs this year due to a lack of face-to-face communication with managers, as a result of working from home.

Why cultural agility is the antidote to ineffective EDI programmes, part two

Unconscious bias training may be the most popular form of EDI programme, but it is often not successful and may exacerbate failings in intercultural understanding, says Paula Caligiuri

Why cultural agility is the antidote to ineffective EDI programmes, part one

Unconscious bias training may be the most popular form of EDI programme, but it is often not successful and may exacerbate failings in intercultural understanding, says Paula Caligiuri

Putting a price tag on the Great Resignation

While we’ve been talking about the global resignation crisis anecdotally, we now have figures that reveal the scale of the emergency.

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