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The global workforce is rapidly ageing and the number of people aged 50 and over in the labour market is increasing. Demographic changes bring about a dramatic effect upon the labour market and as people are living longer extending working life has become a priority.

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New Leadership Expectations for 2016 “Connect Then Lead”

“Leadership is not something that anyone can give you—you have to earn it and claim it for yourself. Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself. When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

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Work Life Balance for 2016

When workers are balanced and happy, they are more productive and tasks are completed more efficiently — and are of higher quality. However, one in three full-time employees in some of the world’s largest economies say maintaining a healthy work-life balance has become more difficult in the last five years. Overwork creates huge surges of adrenaline, which floods the body and taxes every physical function.

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Workplace Trends for 2016

Companies will need to offer less traditional methods of working and adapt to a more flexible approach in order to attract and retain their best talent. Organisations in the coming years will have to compete for the best workers and will have to be more sensitive to the preferences of existing and potential employees - work flexibility includes “the ability to choose how, when and where to work. Flexibility in the workplace will become more important especially for older workers.

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‘Battle for Talent is Global - 2016’

Globally, today, we are at a point where employees are more educated than ever, but still crucial skills are lacking! Lack of technical skills and lack of experience are cited as two of the top three reasons employers cannot fill jobs due to a shortage of talent.

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Core Cities 2016

The Core Cities have a strong pool of highly skilled workers and compare well with their European rivals on the number of graduates they can draw from, however when compared to Germany and France our cities are not nearly as innovative as they could be. More must be done to encourage businesses to innovate, so that our cities can be global players in the ‘knowledge industries’ of the future.

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'Workplace Reality WFH 2016'

Working from home is today’s modern shorthand. Employees who work at home are more likely to work in excess of their contracted hours and would opt to work from home over a pay rise. Creating a flexible working environment that helps employees grow and develop is an ongoing process.

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What Does Workforce 2020 Mean?

Demographic shifts and technological advances are radically transforming how, where, and why we work. As new generations of professionals enter the global workforce they bring with them not only fresh ideas but new expectations. So are we really fully prepared for the workforce of the future?

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UK Hotspots 2016

Hull City of Culture 2017 – will bring thousands of jobs ‘Start of the Future for Hull’. Hull is on the cusp of social and economic change as this award is worth an estimated £60m to the city, the coveted title will help deliver the £190m ten-year City Plan outlined by Hull City Council to create 7,500 jobs.

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Effects of a shrinking workforce population

According to research, industry experts predict that more than 86 million millennials will be in the workplace by 2020—representing a full 40% of the total working population; millennials.

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Global Talent for Global Business means Global Mindset

Everywhere across the globe business changes are touching every industry and the geography of talent will change in the next decade causing some countries to accept and adjust to such modifications more quickly than others. Globally 36% of employers report talent shortages; engineers, skilled trade workers and technicians are high on the list.

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Crucial Employment Skills for 2015

Industries and emerging markets thrive on “brainpower, organisation and innovation.” The UK must consistently make new discoveries and innovate continually in order to assist the most sophisticated industries.

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Core Cities

Each city has its own economic strengths and therefore different skill needs for its workforce but to remain competitive cities must be increasingly quick in responding to changing market dynamics. Core Cities will need about 259,000 graduates and 443,000 people with NVQ Levels 1-3 beyond what is currently predicted.

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2020 Workforce

Businesses must accept change in order to survive but the art of progress is to preserve order amid change, what is your business doing to be ready for the workforce of 2020?

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Why are people keen to change their jobs?

This year a staggering 37% of employees want to leave their current employment according to the latest survey from the Institute of Leadership Management. Why?

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A snapshot into the future of the North West

The North West of England has a £120 billion economy, bigger than 15 EU countries, a population of nearly seven million people and over 240,000 successful businesses England’s North West operates on a truly international scale.

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North East Business Landscape

The North East economy has become one of the most dynamic in the UK and Europe, helped by massive investment in a new generation of advanced technologies. Its companies now serve expanding markets around the world with products exploiting those technologies.

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A profile of an emerging region

Today, national and global demographic changes are a potential catalyst for a long-term systemic imbalance. The consequences of a shortage of a skilled workforce will mean higher wage-push inflation and potential decreases in international competitiveness, and even the erosion of future domestic production capacity.

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National Job Hunting Day Wednesday 7th January 2015

National Job Hunting Day is Wednesday 7th January 2015, we have taken a look at our data and according to our statistics January is the busiest job hunting month of the year with two out of five people seeking new jobs, take a look to see the top points to consider.

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UK Hotspots

People in the UK expect two things from their Government: the right to be kept safe and a strong economy, but for Britain to prosper “all” cities must prosper. It is not possible to have a strong national economy without strong cities.

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Labour Market Predictions for 2015

Forecast expects economic growth in 2015 to turn more people in employment and less unemployment. The net employment balance in autumn 2014 – the percentage of employers planning to recruit in the next three months less those anticipating redundancies – was at its highest level prior the recession.

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Key Statistics Snapshot - Medical Device Industry

Did you know that the Medical Devices field is due to grow from $12 billion to $17.5 billion by 2020? Or that the UK makes up 11% of the global spend within Medical Sales? For more interesting statistics come and take a look at the infographic we made for you.

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The changing labour market

The UK is moving from a manufacturing to service-based economy which has brought change to the labour market. Sector, occupational and geographical elements that make up the labour market have changed, as has the nature of work with increases in part-time work and a rise in females in the job market.

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Solving The War For Talent

The search for talent is an ongoing global problem in developed countries. In the USA and Japan firms are expanding their perusal for recruitment as far as east and south Asia, whilst Germany, France and the UK continue to look to Eastern Europe.

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The Rise of Global Markets

Companies throughout the world are now manoeuvring towards global operations, because of the sudden increase in developing economies, both as customers and as sources of talent and by the constant burden of streamlining costs.

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2014 Legal Update Issue 4

Keep up-to-date with our legal updates, which will ensure you are abreast of all changes affecting the employment landscape.

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The Permanent Contingent Workforce

One of the most prevalent changes, due to economic instability, has been the increased use of a flexible workforce.

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Flexible Workforce Key Drivers

Demographic patterns have a direct impact on the available workforce and have created an imbalance between the supply and demand in critical workforce segments.

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Managing a flexible workforce requires certain skills

As the Virgin boss proclaimed in response to Yahoo's decision to withdraw from flexible working: companies that turn their back on flexible working are "taking a backwards step in an age when remote working is easier and more effective than ever."

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Counter -offers - why money isn't always the best policy

"Show me the money" was a phrase that worked for Tom Cruise in the film Jerry McGuire but in today's jobs market where firms are hiring more staff, counter-offers of money alone aren't always the answer to retaining talent from the offers of rival firms.

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