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Over 83,000 benefit from career advisory services provided by Sigmar’s COVID Response Jobs initiative

Since the launch of Sigmar Recruitment’s COVID Response Jobs initiative three months ago, it has seen 83,716 jobseekers benefit from its career advisory services, including vide...

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88% say their morale has been affected by redundancy worries

A quarter of HR decision makers don’t think they are handling redundancies and layoffs as well as they have in the past, according to a report, based on research conducted in Ap...

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54% of workers fear losing their job because of COVID-19

Over half (54%) of workers globally are worried about losing their jobs because of COVID-19, according to research by Randstad. The research also found that 64% say the pandemic...

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More proactive approach to customer service needed following COVID-19 crisis

Three quarters (74.5%) of employers in the hospitality, retail, travel and aviation say their staff feel anxious and stressed in light of the COVID-19 crisis, according to a rep...

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67% of businesses to retain some remote working post-COVID-19

More than two thirds (67%) of organisations expect to encourage staff to work remotely more often after lockdown, according to a survey by HRLocker. A quarter (26%) expect to si...

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600,000 jobs lost in the UK between March and May

The ONS has released its latest employment data for the months from February to April 2020. This is the first update that begins to show the impact of COVID-19 on the employment...

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Data and software development roles see increase in demand during COVID-19

Despite the negative effect that COVID-19 has had on many sectors and industries in the past few months, some sectors have seen demand grow, according to a report by Randstad. T...

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59% expect tech and remote working to lead to more effective recruitment

During the COVID-19 outbreak, two thirds of businesses have successfully interviewed, offered and onboarded new starters, according to a Future of Work Survey by Cielo. The surv...

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UK employers’ hiring prospects at lowest level since 1992

COVID-19 has led employers across the world to report hiring intention declines in Q3, according to ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey, which surveys 38,000 employers acr...

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Green Park launches wellbeing app for employees and customers

Green Park and Dont Mind Group have partnered to launch Green Park Well-being+, an app to support employee and customer wellbeing and mental health during COVID-19. The app enab...