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4 million employees change career due to lack of flexibility

4 million employees change career due to lack of flexibility – CIPD

By Employee Engagement, Employee Retention

It’s not exactly a brand-new revelation that workers are wanting greater flexibility from their employers as they chase a better work-life balance, particularly in the wake of the pandemic. However, a recent study conducted by the CIPD reveals the true extent of this demand: an estimated four million people in the UK have changed careers due to a lack of flexibility at work. This statistic sheds light on the growing importance of work-life balance and the impact it has on individuals’ professional trajectories. But what are the underlying factors driving this? Work-Life Balance: Achieving a healthy work-life balance has become…

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What is career cushioning?

What is Career Cushioning?

By Natural HR

In a bleak economic outlook plagued by inflation, rising interest rates and uncertain hiring practices, the concept of ‘career cushioning’ has entered more into HR’s consciousness. Career cushioning refers to employees taking proactive measures to mitigate the damage of potential job loss and leave them better placed to bounce back into work in the event of sudden unemployment. Career cushioning can involve actively monitoring job market trends, networking, and staying updated on industry developments to maintain a sense of job security, or can even go as far as actively applying for new roles. According to research by recruitment firm Robert…

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How HR can recruit and retain the over 50s

How can HR recruit and retain the over 50s?

By Natural HR

In the midst of a war for talent there is a growing recognition of the value and experience that older workers bring to organisations. As the workforce demographic evolves, it is essential for HR professionals to adapt their recruitment and retention strategies to ensure the inclusion and engagement of the over 50s. Gen Z employees are set to make up a third of the workforce by the end of the decade, so many organisations will naturally have placed a big focus on the demands that this demographic has of its employers. However, some industries are suffering with older workers taking…

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How can we drive more efficient HR in 2023

How can we drive more efficient HR in 2023?

By Employee Engagement, Employee Management, Employee Relations, HR Software

HR is a notoriously admin and document-heavy sector. From payroll details and contact information to performance reviews and engagement surveys, the abundance of personal data is a lot for any HR team to manage – particularly when it’s mostly paper-based. But now, in the digital age, technology drives departments. File cabinets have been transformed into cloud storage and physical manpower has been exchanged for automation. However whilst other departments have transitioned, HR has struggled to overhaul its system and processes due to its intrinsic link to the paper world. Even now that the HR technology market is booming and more…

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