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13m people to ask for long-term working changes post-COVID-19

Employees are set to request long-term working changes post-COVID-19, with more than 13m people across the UK saying they have plans to do this, according to research from Direc...

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Job vacancy numbers down 46% since March

Since the beginning of March, the number of job vacancies has fallen by 46%, according to Glassdoor and its latest job data for the week up to 11th May 2020. Despite job vacancy...

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Companies investing in social distancing measures for safe return to work

As some sectors across the UK begin to return to work following the lockdown, companies are more focused than ever on abiding by social distancing rules to keep all staff safe a...

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Employment rate at record highs of 76.6% before COVID-19 outbreak

The Office for National Statistics has released its latest employment data for the three months to March 2020, the last update which will mainly show a reflection of life before...

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49% of UK employees still expect to be furloughed, fired, or take a pay cut in the next three months

Almost half (49%) of employees expect to be furloughed, made redundant or to take a pay or benefits cut in the next three months, according to Barnett Waddingham. Around a quart...

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Vacancies down 5% week-on-week, but some sectors are growing

Vacancies dropped 5% in the week ending 2nd May, according to Broadbean Technology, however, some sectors have seen growth. The education and training sector saw 40% of all new ...

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UK sees almost 70% fall in part-time vacancies

Part-time vacancies have fallen 69.4% in 12 weeks, according to research from Adzuna.co.uk This is the fastest rate of decline seen in over eight years. Vacancies across the boa...

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95% of employees see benefits of working from home

Almost all employees (95%) are seeing benefits from working from home, according to a survey by Tiger Recruitment. Despite 46% of employees having never worked from home before,...

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Perm vacancies increase for the first time in a month, up 28% week-on-week

Permanent vacancies were up 28% week-on-week in the week ending 26th April, according to data from Broadbean Technology. This is the first rise in vacancy numbers seen in a mont...

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36% of UK employees given option to work from home before lockdown implemented

Prior to COVID-19 being declared as a pandemic, 83% of businesses had taken action to support employees, according to research by Aetna International. The research, conducted be...