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Less rigid academic requirements can address STEM skill shortage

Less rigid academic requirements can address STEM skill shortage

Being less rigid with academic requirements can “drastically” increase employers’ visibility amongst science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent. It is a solution given in a new whitepaper from Alexander Mann Solutions, Early careers recruitment: what are the opportunities from digitalisation, STEM and Diversity & Inclusion?” As has been widely reported …

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ONS release regional labour productivity data for the UK

ONS release regional labour productivity data for the UK

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has released research that has studied regional labour productivity in the UK. It looks at output during 2018 in the workplace, which varied significantly depending on the region of the UK. London was 31.6% above the UK average, while Wales was 17.2% below; all …

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One in five UK businesses are ‘financially stressed’

One in five UK businesses are 'financially stressed'

KPMG has found that one in five UK businesses are financially stressed. According to the research, more than 1,000 organisations are in situations of acute distress; KPMG has analysed findings from all UK businesses that had revenues of more than £10 million over the five years to the end of …

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Principal drivers behind meaningful work revealed

Principal drivers behind meaningful work revealed

Meaningful work increases productivity and motivation of employees. In the whitepaper from Guidant Global, The human connection: Why meaning is so important to work’, employees who find their work to be ‘very meaningful’ spend an extra hour each week working, which is the equivalent to a 2.5% rise in productivity. It also …

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