Future of Work

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Record number of over 50’s in UK workforce

Official employment figures report a record number of older workers in the UK, aged 50 and over – at 10.2 million. This is an increase of 2.7% (270,000) over the past year. This increase has been experienced across all corners of the UK, but the North East of England has seen the highest rise in […]

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Women only business leader network criticised for appointing male chairman

A networking group with the aim of supporting female leaders has been criticised for appointing a male chairman. AllBright announced that Allan Leighton, chairman of the Co-operative Group, had taken the role. The privately-run group describes itself as “the network for working women in the UK”. Co-founder Debbie Wosskow defended the decision, saying that to […]

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Huge increase in searches for ‘What Jobs will be Replaced by Robots”.

Perkbox has partnered with SEMrush to examine our fears of robots at work according to our online searches. The findings represent searches from January 2015 to June 2018 in the UK. Over the last few years, the threat of new technologies to our workforce have increasingly been in the spotlight. In just one year, from 2015 […]

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One in five workers plan to quit their jobs within the next two years

Almost one in five (17%) Brits plan to quit their job in the next two years, according to new research released by experience management company, Qualtrics.‏ ‏The research, which surveyed over 1,000 UK workers, also found that only 25% believe that they will definitely stay in their current place of employment for at least the […]

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Ryanair fleet cut puts 300 jobs at risk

Ryanair has announced it is cutting its Dublin-based fleet from 30 to 24 planes for the winter 2018 season, putting 300 jobs at risk. The six planes will transfer to the carrier’s Polish charter airline, which it said was growing rapidly. Ryanair blamed a downturn in forward bookings and airfares in the Republic of Ireland, […]

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Thousands of Ryanair passengers hit as pilots strike over pay and conditions

Ryanair pilots will strike on Friday, resulting in the cancellation of 24 flights between the Republic of Ireland and the UK. It is the second of three 24-hour strikes involving Ireland-based pilots directly employed by Ryanair. The pilots’ union said that talks on Wednesday between the two sides did not lead to any “material change”. […]

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Gaucho latest restaurant chain to collapse with 1500 jobs at risk

About 1,500 jobs are at risk after the Gaucho restaurant group said it intended to appoint administrators. The firm’s advisors had been trying to find a buyer for the 39 restaurants in the Gaucho and Cau chains. However, high debt levels and a complex legal structure meant it had been unable to find an “agreed, […]

UK job market

Google’s job hunting service comes to the UK

Google has secured several of the UK’s largest recruitment services for a local version of its jobs-hunting tool. Reed, Guardian Jobs, Haymarket and Totaljobs.com are among those providing listings, in addition to global sites such as LinkedIn and Glassdoor. The facility automatically shows the “freshest and most relevant” openings based on a user’s location when […]