A range of blogs and market views of interest to candidates and clients alike.
Currently, six million workers could be given the right to stay at home under plans Ministers are reportedly drawing up. The benefits of remote working for employees have long been discussed, but what about the benefits for employers? Does allowing staff to work from home go beyond the cost saving benefits? It seems many employers are actually in favour of continuing the WFH phenomenon even after Government advice changes.
People who are generally positive and optimistic are finding life tough. As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its second year, that weekly team meeting via Zoom is far from appealing. The sixteen months of sitting at the dining room table to work now feel like groundhog day. The back aches in a way it never ached before! Then there is life outside work. July traditionally marks the start of the summer holidays but that probably seems like a distant dream.
The power of employer branding is gaining pace across sectors as more employers realise the importance of highlighting their company culture and benefits to attract top talent. Gone are the days of posting a job advert and hoping applications flood in. And, too, are the days when boardroom beanbags counted as looking after your employees. With employer branding week taking place from the 10th to 16th June, in this blog, we explore the benefits of employer branding.
For many job seekers the past fifteen months haven’t been a walk in the park. Some employees were furloughed, freelancers lost contracts and graduates faced a particularly difficult time. With the number of job seekers on the market, employers have become more choosey when it comes to industry experience and particular skills. The good news is that industries, such as IT and financial services, are increasing their recruitment efforts.
With many companies set to welcome office workers in June, Meraki Talent take a look at what the workplace of the future might look like. Hybrid working is a hot topic among both employers and employees. While the light at the end of the tunnel seems within reach, for those still working from home, the post COVID-19 pandemic workdays seem a long way off.