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January jobs rush? 20% increase in jobs advertised as Britain returns to work

A record 54,000 jobs were advertised on totaljobs in the first week of 2018. 20% more than the same week last year. Education (+61%), Travel, Leisure & Tourism (+53%) and Customer Services (+42%) were among the fastest growing sectors Skills shortages, improving...
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Missing the boat? A third of British workers don’t understand their annual leave policy

Millions of UK workers failing to maximise their annual leave allocation The average UK worker is entitled to 23 days annual leave each year 52% of the under-45’s don’t fully grasp their holiday policy Workers who struggle to take their leave also...
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Annual review? Two-thirds of UK workers went without a promotion or pay-rise in 2017

Millions of workers ending year feeling ‘unsupported’ by their manager Half of workers looking for new roles during working hours Only 1 in 8 workers ‘fully engaged’ in their role 54% admit obsessive clock-watching TUESDAY 19TH DECEMBER 2017 – LONDON, UK – Millions of...
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Female workers frustrated by work ‘stress codes’

The average female worker spends five months of her life thinking about what to wear to work On a typical work day, women will spend 14 minutes thinking and talking about their attire – equivalent to two and a half days...
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The ‘leading man’ and ‘supporting actress’ – How UK job ads bias applicants by gender

Study of nearly 77,000 job ads highlights use of gender-biased language Roles with requirement to ‘lead’, ‘compete’ and ‘analyse’ show male bias Adverts wanting candidates to ‘support’ & ‘understand’ use female coded language Social care, secretarial & vacancies for assistants show female-bias; science...
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