All Careers Advice

  • By gaming more often during the pandemic, potential employees are developing soft skills that today’s employers need the most.
  • In this post, we’re exploring five key principles that you can build into your life in 2021, to improve your overall wellbeing and enjoyment at work.
  • Each quarter, ManpowerGroup conducts the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS), which measures employers’ intentions to increase or decrease the number of employees in their workforces within the next three months. For the Q2 2021 MEOS report, we asked 1,515 employers across the UK one s...
  • Do you have job satisfaction in your current role? In this post, we’re asking questions that offer a great starting point in understanding how happy you are at work right now. Your responses might reveal that a complete career change is right for you, or that you’re ready to take a smaller step, ...
  • Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, new roles that complement automation and new kinds of work saw an increase in demand for soft skills. Over the past year, that acceleration has only magnified the need for businesses to hire for, train and cultivate the right kind of skills among their workforces.
  • In the UK’s most recent study in 2019, it was found that 46 percent of men and 32 percent of women played video games. Previously considered a pastime for kids and ‘slackers’, the world’s 2.5 billion gamers are honing a wide variety of in-demand skills – everything from teamwork and collaboration...
  • The impact of the pandemic on women is an issue for everyone in the economy, as under‑representing women in the workforce deprives businesses of much-needed skills, leadership and resources.
  • COVID-19 has had an extraordinary impact on the economy, as well as the landscape of work. In the space of just 12 months, we’ve seen a mass shift to remote working, around 10 million people have been furloughed, and redundancy numbers soared.
  • Last week’s Budget focused on protecting the economy today and kickstarting the UK’s recovery in the short term, while outlining changes to the Conservative approach to tax in future in order to balance the books after the highest borrowing rates ever seen outside wartime.
  • The UK’s rapid vaccine roll-out is yet to translate into a bounce in hiring levels. The UK’s jobs Outlook saw a one-point improvement on the quarter to -5%, remaining the least optimistic in Europe.
  • Behind every setback, an opportunity can be found. And while the COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a chain reaction of setbacks for women around the world, it’s also provided an opportunity to raise awareness about gender inequality in the labour market. New global research from ManpowerGroup sheds...
  • The UK’s driving and logistics sector has long been facing a dramatic talent shortage. Even before the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the industry was facing a ‘perfect storm’ of factors contributing to this deficit. A rising reliance on e-commerce and delivery services, an ageing work populati...
  • After the challenges of 2020, many people have felt the need to prove their value at work and assure their employer of why they’re an essential part of the team.
  • As we continue to see workforces changing rapidly, Human Resources has found itself at the centre of change – and growth.
  • Digital transformation is occurring at an unprecedented pace – creating jobs and driving sweeping change. Helping people to pre-skill, upskill and reskill for in-demand roles remains the defining challenge of our times. It was important before the pandemic and even more critical now – to create a...
  • Whether it was expected or came out of the blue, losing your job can lead to uncertainty, stress and anxiety. If you’ve been through a redundancy, we’re sharing advice for ways to look after your mental health while searching for a new role, to help you cope in both the short and long term.
  • Now that you’re working from home, there’s time for that vegetable garden. For craft projects. For building bonfires. You pause to look around and take it all in – the cherry blossoms are blooming.
  • Prior to COVID-19, people were already talking about their “work” and “life” buckets – how to keep productivity and play in balance, even separate from one another. Now, it’s safe to say the pandemic has intertwined the two forever. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing: In fact, many of the ski...
  • Knowing your strengths is crucial in the increasingly competitive world of work.
  • The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter 2021 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,306 employers in the UK.