2022 recruitment trends: Our top three predictions

2022 recruitment trends: Our top three predictions

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 04 January, 2022

While 2022 might not be the start to the year we had hoped for, with many of us still working from home, there’s still plenty of optimism in the air. So, looking into our crystal ball, what do we think this year has in store for the job market and recruitment?

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Recruiting in a world of staff shortages

Recruiting in a world of staff shortages

Published on 16 November, 2021

According to the latest report by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the growth in both permanent staff appointments and temporary billings has slowed to a new six-month low.

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6 weeks post-furlough: So, what happens now?

6 weeks post-furlough: So, what happens now?

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 11 November, 2021

It's been several weeks since the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme ended, and although the general consensus was that we would begin to see an uptick in the numbers of available talent ... this simply hasn’t happened.

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Combatting stress as a business leader

Combatting stress as a business leader

Posted by Joanne Caine
Published on 08 November, 2021

On average, a person will spend a third of their life at work, or 3,507 days over their lifetime. And when we’re spending so many precious hours working, it’s crucial that we’re doing so in a way that is, at the very least, manageable but hopefully enjoyable and satisfying too.

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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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