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Is the future workforce on hold?

Fifty-seven per cent of UK employers have stated that they are now hiring less graduates than last year. This comes as recent figures from job search engine Adzuna show that graduate positions have dropped nearly a third across the UK ...

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‘The Great Resignation’ has been replaced by ‘The Big Stay’, says CIPD

Workers are increasingly staying put in their current jobs and more employers are holding steady on staffing levels as the labour market slows, according to the CIPD’s latest Labour Market Outlook report. The survey shows more than half (55 per ...

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Upskilling the unemployed

Amey’s People Director Stephanie Johnson describes a raft of recruitment and training strategies that aim to bring back the long term unemployed to the workforce The UK workforce has been changing dramatically over the last few years as a result ...

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ESS partnership to deliver ‘First Steps’ supported internship

ESS, the Defence, Energy and Government Services sector of Compass Group UK & Ireland, has partnered with Bedford College, part of The Bedford College Group, to deliver the ‘First Steps’ supported internship at its MOD Chicksands site. The programme is providing ...

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Recruitment struggles leaving a third of businesses short-staffed every week

A third (34 per cent) of UK businesses are finding themselves short-staffed at least once a week due to worker illness and the difficulty of recruiting enough people to fill gaps, reveals new research by online marketplace for flexible and ...

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Employers urged to back homelessness pledge

Six months since the launch of the Government-backed Homelessness Covenant, more than 160 businesses have registered their interest in joining the Government’s drive to help prevent and end homelessness, starting in the workplace. Employers across the country are being urged ...

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Sodexo launches Starting Fresh employer toolkit 

Sodexo UK & Ireland has marked the first anniversary of Starting Fresh with the release of an employer toolkit. The toolkit builds on resources the organisation launched last March to help bridge the gap between businesses struggling with skills shortages ...

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Sodexo joins new coalition of companies connecting refugees to jobs

Sodexo UK & Ireland is one of 70 major businesses joining Tent UK, a new coalition of companies which aims to advance the labour market integration of refugees in the UK. In recent years, the UK has welcomed more than ...

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Sodexo Live! and Nestlé Professional to host Choose Hospitality Pledge stadia career workshops

Sodexo Live! has teamed up with the Choose Hospitality Pledge, and its co-founder Nestlé Professional, to host three mass career workshops at Newcastle United’s St. James’ Park, Brighton & Hove Albion FC’s American Express Stadium and Everton FC’s Goodison Park. ...

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Report sets out next steps following Council’s four-day week trial, despite Government calls for the trial to end

South Cambridgeshire District Council’s four-day week trial has seen £434,000 less spent on agency staff covering hard to fill roles, according to a new report. This has been achieved by filling 10 permanent roles that the Council previously struggled to ...

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