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UK’s Covid19 redundancies expected to hit over half a million this autumn

Britain must prepare for a huge wave of job losses that could reach 700,000 by the end of the year, according to new analysis from a research group.   The number of redundancies planned in the UK will exceed anything seen in “at least a generation”, according to a study …

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Construction workers to wear mood monitors

Construction workers are being offered wearable mood monitors so companies can stay in tune with how staff are feeling, as sites ramp up production post lockdown.   Framework organisation Pagabo has joined forces with technology brand Moodbeam One to provide wristbands that allow workers to record their daily moods at …

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Freelancer numbers surge in UK

Freelancer platform see’s a four-fold rise in sign-ups as well as increased demand for specific skills.   Freelancer platform PeoplePerHour has recently reported an ‘unprecedented rise’ in both sign-up numbers and demand for talent in certain key areas since the Covid19 outbreak in the UK. With London seeing the highest …

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Ageism In The Workplace: Post Pandemic Rise?

There is new focus on older people as the word ‘vulnerable’ has serious consequences for over-60s at work. Age discrimination has long blighted labour markets around the world, in spite of legal prohibitions against it, but researchers are now concerned more than ever that the coronavirus crisis is about to …

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