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Nearly 90% of UK workers looking for a new job
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Nearly 90% of UK workers looking for a new job

Totaljobs: ‘While we’ve seen increased activity on Totaljobs from businesses actively recruiting, for those looking for work, the challenge of having to stand out from the crowd remains’.

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More women than men feeling work related stress
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

More women than men feeling work related stress

LinkedIn: ‘The pandemic is taking a particularly heavy toll on women and their careers. We’ve already seen that women have been more likely to lose their jobs in this recession’.

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Some self-employed still missing out on government Covid support
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Some self-employed still missing out on government Covid support

IPSE: ‘After almost a year, there are still drastic gaps in the support available to the self-employed, with over 1.5 million sole directors, newly self-employed people and others still excluded’.

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December saw employer’s hiring confidence grow
Jessica Attwood
By: Jessica Attwood

December saw employer’s hiring confidence grow

In the three months to November, 56% of employers who hired temp agency workers said they used them to manage uncertainty, up from 41% a year earlier.

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Experiment shows it takes 3.5 minutes for people to notice their WiFi is down
Mahli Tugby
By: Mahli Tugby

Experiment shows it takes 3.5 minutes for people to notice their WiFi is down

Comparethemarket.com: ‘Lockdown has unsparingly seen a surge in the number of people relying on the internet for work and leisure’.

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Gaps in self-employed support has left sector ‘undermined and diminished’, says IPSE
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Gaps in self-employed support has left sector ‘undermined and diminished’, says IPSE

IPSE: ‘This is especially worrying to see now because historically, it has always been the self-employed who have driven the economy in hard times, using their flexible skills to kickstart businesses and new projects.’

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Number of self-employed continues to decline
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Number of self-employed continues to decline

IPSE: ‘We and other organisations have proposed numerous solutions to support these groups: government must urgently look again at these to rescue the many excluded freelancers who are still clinging on through savings and loans’.

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Lockdown didn’t have a negative impact on London hiring
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Lockdown didn’t have a negative impact on London hiring

Data shows that 29.1% of recruitment activity amongst the city’s largest firms was for IT professionals – this is mainly due to the increased demand for staff to facilitate remote working practices.

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