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Older workers – recruitment and the over-50’s

The notion of retirement divides the nation. For some older workers, retirement can’t come soon enough. Others dread the very word. Then there are those for whom whom retirement is not a viable financial option. In 2016, a report from Public Health England stated that older people residing in the UK are living longer than…

Women in the STEM sector – why we need more

It’s well documented that there are not enough women qualified, or working in the technology sector. Numerous efforts to get women into the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (known collectively as the STEM sector) have failed. When it comes to STEM sector occupations, women represent only 23% of the workforce. To add insult…

Diversity and why it grows your business

Diversity is the act of embracing difference in all areas of human existence. Age, gender and ethnicity, along with sexual orientation, religious belief and disability are all areas in which difference must be embraced. Inclusion and diversity have been doing the rounds on the buzzword circuit for quite some time now. And for good reason….

Employee Retention and how to achieve it

Employee retention: a constant blot on the landscape for employers across the globe. The balance between pushing your employees too hard and not challenging them enough is an important one, because in either scenario, given the constant stream of news around the floundering UK economy and the looming shadow of Brexit, you’d be forgiven for…

6 ways to boost employee engagement in your company

A committed and invested workforce is important for the success of any business. It can help to increase productivity, boost retention rate and strengthen morale. Therefore, you need to focus on keeping your employees engaged and happy in their work and in your company. This is easily achievable if you put in some time, thought…

The Future of the “Office” in Leeds

David Brent didn’t do a lot for the reputation of the UK’s office workers. Perhaps developments in the office layouts and technology are breaking down the “beige” image of the average office job. But it is still easy to overlook the economic importance and sheer size of the “office” sector. However, these often humble, uncelebrated…

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