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  • The outlook from employers looks increasingly positive, as the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) shows strong hiring optimism to continue for Q2. With the hiring spree showing no signs of easing off, employers face continued challenges with finding talent.
  • The coronavirus pandemic prompted perhaps the largest ever experiment in remote working. Across all six continents, we saw a significant portion of businesses moving their operations online at speed, with many workers being instructed to switch their workstations from the usual confines of the of...
  • Companies are becoming increasingly sophisticated, transforming and seeking nimbler operating models, more resilient supply chains, greener and more consolidated partners and solutions in response to heated competition, unpredictability and greater transparency.
  • Investment in digitisation has accelerated as a result of the pandemic, and consumers and employees alike expect it to make the way they live and work easier. There is new urgency for organisations to upskill their people so they can translate data into insights, make data-driven decisions and co...
  • The pandemic exposed weaknesses that many companies may not have even known they had. The global talent shortage, the need to scale up tech operations quickly to accommodate remote work and other digital operations, and managing the rising demands from people looking for more from their professio...
  • Gender balance is important in any profession, and never more so than in the road transport industry where currently only 1% of drivers are women. That’s why in 2021, with the support of government, client partners and industry bodies, we launched the Women in Driving Development Pathway.
  • Despite many sectors in the UK experiencing a skills shortage and struggling to fill vacancies, people with disabilities are often overlooked for opportunities and are twice as likely to be unemployed as non-disabled people.
  • Strong hiring optimism continues into the second quarter of 2022, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey of more than 41,000 employers across 40 countries and territories. In the UK, +31% of employers plan to add to their workforce – down by two percentage points on Q1, b...
  • Shifting demographics including shrinking birth rates, reduced mobility across borders and the rise in early retirees means talent is scarce. 69% of employers cannot find the skills that they need. Now is the time for businesses to get even more creative – attracting, upskilling, reskilling and r...
  • To #BreakTheBias ManpowerGroup is calling for more companies to respond to What Women Want at Work. With women leaving the workforce at alarming rates, there’s an urgent need for employers to better understand what women want at work to thrive.
  • Remote work, online ordering, and click and collect are just some of the lasting impacts of the pandemic as every company has now become a digital business. More than 80% of employers have accelerated digitisation in response to COVID-19, and consumers and employees alike now expect tech to make ...
  • New research from ManpowerGroup reveals that while 86% of companies are measuring gender parity, most are looking purely at pay equity (often driven by regulation), with far fewer measuring the number of women in traditionally male dominated roles and the number of women in senior leadership posi...
  • The global talent shortage that began before COVID-19 entered our lexicon has only accelerated thanks to the pandemic. Companies that can successfully manage the labour market have a competitive advantage over other organisations that are falling short in the battle for talent.
  • LinkedIn may be the first social network most people think of when it comes to a job search. However, personal branding through social media can take place on any platform, from Instagram to Twitter, Facebook to TikTok. For job seekers, here are our top tips to maximise positive exposure through ...
  • What started out of necessity during the pandemic, with people around the world demanding better working conditions, more health and safety protections, increased compensation (especially for essential work under incredibly stressful times), and greater work-life balance, has rapidly become the n...
  • Look around you and you’ll soon realise the impact engineering has on our day to day lives. From the cars we drive and the phones that connect us, to our roads, railways and recycling systems, engineers – be they mechanical, electrical, civil, chemical, software or environmental – are problem-sol...
  • 2022 has the potential to be one of the most transformative years in recent history. From workers taking more control of their professional lives, to the seemingly never-ending struggle of employers to recruit and retain talent, to the rapid acceleration of digital adoption, to businesses realisi...
  • Employers in the UK have ambitious plans to increase their headcount at a record rate as they enter the fourth and final quarter of 2021, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey. However, the UK is also suffering from a serious skills shortage as employers look to fill rol...
  • As we look ahead to the new year, organisations in the UK are preparing for another quarter of record high hiring intentions. Despite employment outlook across the UK hitting a thirty-year high, employers are struggling to fill their vacancies, with talent shortages remaining the main challenge f...
  • 2021 was the year of the “Great Resignation” with employees quitting their jobs at record rates. Labour shortages became widespread and employers scrambled to fill vacancies from a talent pool that is both smaller and more selective than prior to the pandemic. Looking ahead to 2022, we’re facing ...