World Mental Health Day: Mental health in an unequal world

World Mental Health Day: Mental health in an unequal world

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 10 October, 2021

While many individuals and businesses have become far more attuned to their own, and others’, mental health issues over the past 18 months, it’s clear that the support given simply hasn’t been enough for so many.

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How to plug the Data skills gap

How to plug the Data skills gap

Published on 06 October, 2021

Back in July, there were 1.6 million tech vacancies in the UK – over 100,000 of those created during the past 18 months alone. One of the fastest areas of growth within the industry has been Data and Analytics.

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Festival of Learning: Learning as an adult

Festival of Learning: Learning as an adult

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 24 September, 2021

There’s no limit of learning. Whether you’re 21 or 71, there’s always time to pick up a new interest, begin another hobby or get some further experience under your belt.

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Keeping up motivation when working from home

Keeping up motivation when working from home

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 20 September, 2021

After 18 months of yo-yoing in and out of lockdowns, the positives that remote working has brought to the table for many employees are endless. According to a new survey by RADA Business, nearly half of workers would like to continue working remotely post-pandemic, with the younger generation being most in favour of this shift.

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Is job sharing viable in Accountancy?

Is job sharing viable in Accountancy?

Posted by Jo Howell
Published on 09 September, 2021

Despite the UK beginning to sense some sort of normality after an incredibly turbulent 18 months, there’s no denying that more uncertain times are ahead as the government plans to slow down, or stop completely, the level of financial support it has been giving businesses.

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How to create, build and retain a diverse workforce

How to create, build and retain a diverse workforce

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 10 August, 2021

The benefits of a diverse and inclusive workforce are numerous, and the number of reports that give substantial evidence to this claim are great. A 2018 McKinsey study, for example, highlighted just how much more profitable a diverse workplace is compared to its non-diverse counterparts.

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Finance and Accountancy MUST change

Finance and Accountancy MUST change

Posted by Jo Howell
Published on 02 August, 2021

Financial Services and Accounting are two areas of the job market that are struggling to keep up with the positive wave of change sweeping our nation when it comes to increasing efforts around diversity and inclusion. As a sector, our line of work is still heavily male dominated, with women only making up 12.6 per cent of leadership roles – a worrying statistic. 

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How to remove burnout culture in a hybrid world

How to remove burnout culture in a hybrid world

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 29 July, 2021

At the end of 2020, it was reported that three-quarters of UK workers had experienced burnout as a direct result of the workplaces changes brought about by the pandemic – notably being thrown into working from home with no choice. And in 2021, this worrying trend has seemingly continued with 1 in 5 employees reporting to feel unable to manage the pressures and stress levels at work.

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The new age of the tech industry

The new age of the tech industry

Published on 05 July, 2021

According to the ONS, over 100,000 new jobs have been created in the technology sector since the start of the pandemic. This now means that there are 1.6 million tech jobs across the UK alone – a booming sector and one rife with opportunity for job seekers and current employees alike.

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Are office dress codes changing?

Are office dress codes changing?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 25 June, 2021

At the start of the pandemic, it was recorded that by May 2020, the UK’s demand for casual and loungewear had skyrocketed by 49 per cent. With no reason to leave the house, especially in the initial months of lockdown, formalwear sales dropped by 25 per cent and slipper sales boomed by a whopping 285 per cent.

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Post-Pandemic Priorities: Work & Wellbeing

Post-Pandemic Priorities: Work & Wellbeing

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 21 June, 2021

Once the storm passes and we settle into some form of ‘normality’, many of us are hoping to work towards achieving healthier, happier and more productive lifestyles. This all begins by prioritising our own wellbeing – mentally, physically, and everything in between.

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Combatting return to work anxiety

Combatting return to work anxiety

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 07 June, 2021

While many employees have craved the return to the office, ridding themselves of social isolation and the same four walls, not everyone is excited about the return to work. And even though over half a million Brits won’t be returning to the office full-time, the idea of going back to ‘normality’ at all is nerve-wracking for many.

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