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  • Over the last 18 months the recruitment market has seen significant changes, impacted by historic events like Brexit, the Black Lives Matter movement and the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the ongoing national skills shortage, whereby employers are struggling to find candidates with the right skil...
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has hit young people particularly hard – unemployment from those aged under 25 has topped 13% and the numbers in employment are also dropping. ONS data shows that young people account for nearly two-thirds of job losses since the crisis began. We risk a real scarring of the ...
  • Looking for a job can sometimes feel like a slow and lonely experience. But it doesn’t have to be this way. A recruiter will speed up your job hunt, make the process much more collaborative and greatly improve your chances of landing the perfect new role. Here’s why a successful job search strate...
  • Despite the impact of the pandemic on unemployment, the labour market has roared back to life, and there are already signs of the sector tightening as in the start of 2020. Organisations have increasingly specific skills' needs as transformation accelerates, and challenges that existed pre-2020 s...
  • The UK Government’s ambitious ‘Project Gigabit’ aims for a minimum of 85% of households and businesses – that’s 30 million premises in the hardest-to-reach 20% of the country – to have access to gigabit broadband by the end of 2025.
  • For over 55 years, the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey (MEOS) has asked employers across the globe how they anticipate hiring to change at their organisation in the next quarter.
  • To stay ahead of the competition and hire the best quality candidates for your roles, job location and remote working are now key considerations to factor into your recruitment strategy.
  • Logistics and supply chain management is a critical business function for retail organisations and a vital part of the customer experience. Getting goods to consumers at the right time has never been more important as online retail soars and customer expectations evolve – we expect to have access...
  • COVID’s shuffling of the deck has created the biggest workforce shift and reallocation of skills since World War II – even those skills most in demand in the early phase of the crisis are different compared to demand emerging now and expected in future.
  • Within recent years, significant historical events have shaken up the recruitment industry, enabling some industries to prosper and impacting the skills organisations most need in their workforce.
  • Being a diverse and inclusive business requires deliberate steps beyond willingness and words. Over the past few decades, we’ve seen that hiring and maintain a diverse workforce has become a moral imperative for many businesses.
  • With news articles running stories of individuals submitting more than 300 unsuccessful job applications, and the pandemic forcing 1.4 million workers to delay their retirement plans indefinitely; it’s perfectly understandable that many job seekers may be feeling apprehensive about what job prosp...
  • Pride Month is widely recognised as a time to celebrate diversity and inclusion and show allyship to members of the lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer (LGBTQ+) community. For organisations and businesses around the world, it’s also a reminder that we need to hit the accelerator on making workplace...
  • The ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey for the third quarter 2021 was conducted by interviewing a representative sample of 1,764 employers in the UK. All survey participants were asked, “How do you anticipate total employment at your location to change in the three months to the end of Septe...
  • It may sound like a simple job, but drivers of Large Goods Vehicles (or Heavy Goods Vehicles) play an important role in the UK’s supply chain by transporting goods between distributors, suppliers and customers. Without these key workers moving goods and supplies around the country, the UK would c...
  • At ManpowerGroup, we believe businesses have a responsibility to be a positive contributor to societal change. That means intentionally building diverse and inclusive workplaces and hiring the best employees based on talent without discrimination.
  • The Kickstart scheme is a great initiative for employers to identify future talent for their organisations whilst giving young people an opportunity to improve their career prospects.
  • As digital capabilities expand, attracting and retaining talent has become increasingly complex for any organisation. Now workforce management will become more tech-driven, on-demand and responsive to global trends. Organisations that wish to remain ahead of the curve and an employer of choice ne...
  • The COVID-19 pandemic’s disruptive force has accelerated pre-existing workforce trends, and one of the biggest changes seen in the past year has been the transformation of workplace demographics. For employers, here’s what to expect in the coming years, and how to navigate the ongoing shifts.
  • 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...