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Revealed: The top traits that cost interviewees the job
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Revealed: The top traits that cost interviewees the job

When asked to choose between experience, education and potential, employers believe potential (62%) is more important than experience (35%); while only 2% say education.

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Social care staff shortages expected
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Social care staff shortages expected

The demand for social carers is not being met, partly due to a lack of entry level talent – most of Gen Z (56% of 16-25-year olds) wouldn’t consider a career in the sector.

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Grads concerned Russell Group institutes are favoured when applying for jobs
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Grads concerned Russell Group institutes are favoured when applying for jobs

The Russell Group universities are a group of 24 institutions at the top of the university league tables, with a reputation for academic excellence and a strong research remit that cover the whole of the UK.

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Female professionals worry about making mistakes more than men
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

Female professionals worry about making mistakes more than men

Research has shown that everyone will have to upskill over the next 10 years in order to remain employable and in order to do this successfully, confidence will play a key role.

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Many Gen Z workers regret their career decisions
Amelia Bowlzer
By: Amelia Bowlzer

Many Gen Z workers regret their career decisions

Gen Z candidates, those born from the mid-1990s to the early 2000s, differ from their millennial predecessors when it comes to seeking a defined career path.

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Nearly half of UK employees would consider becoming self-employed
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Nearly half of UK employees would consider becoming self-employed

Latest figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) show that 4.97 million people in the UK are now working in the self-employed sector.

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Contractor Umbrella News: Many workers don’t realise they are eligible for an apprenticeship
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Contractor Umbrella News: Many workers don’t realise they are eligible for an apprenticeship

The research was conducted amongst 1,444 employees who work across different industry sectors including sales, marketing, engineering, transportation, construction and technology.

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First ever contractor fuel savings card launched
Charlie Brooks
By: Charlie Brooks

First ever contractor fuel savings card launched

The BP Plus Fuel Card guarantees low prices by giving contractors access to the wholesale price for unleaded and diesel fuel at all BP service stations across the UK.

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