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  • The sudden shift in the world of work caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that for many workers there has never been a time for greater flexibility and autonomy in their work lives. As many workers express the desire to see some changes become permanent, here’s how organisations can view an...
  • We know that building a diverse workforce isn’t just the right thing to do. It also makes good business sense, as it helps instil a sense of belonging for employees, ultimately leading to increased productivity and greater profitability for companies. In fact, an unequal workforce negatively impa...
  • Organisations need to transform their workforces to ensure they have the skills and competencies needed to retain and retool for an uncertain future.
  • Logistics and supply chain management is often misunderstood, yet it’s a critical business function for every retail organisation and is vital to consumers. Simply put, it’s about delivering products and services at the right time, to the right place, at the right cost to the company and customer...
  • In spite of the significant increase in candidate availability in the UK, the logistics industry continues to experience a shortage in talent, at the same time as dealing with the additional administrative burdens and talent restrictions created by the EU-UK trade deal.
  • With the number of candidates applying for roles sky-rocketing and the world of work at a distinct transition point, businesses across the globe are starting to wake up to the need to assess both new and existing talent differently. To help businesses understand more about the benefits of assessm...
  • As the UK prepares to slowly lift lockdown to varying degrees across the home nations, the burning question from workers remains: ‘what is the future of my workplace?’ Remote working was not new to many senior managers in some traditional office roles, our data recorded pre-pandemic found that in...
  • Conducted on a quarterly basis, the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) for Q2 2021 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,515 UK employers, asking “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of March 2021 as com...
  • If you were given the chance to ask a candidate one additional question in your next Zoom or Microsoft Teams interview, what would you ask? What about: Do you play video or computer games? You can learn a lot about someone by talking about gaming because people often inhabit the places and cultur...
  • 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.
  • By gaming more often during the pandemic, potential employees are developing soft skills that today’s employers need the most.
  • 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.
  • 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...