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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Not earning a crust! Average Brit loses £33,000 in lifetime earnings by working through lunch

Over half (56%) of Brits do not take their full lunch break The average UK employee’s extra lunchtime work is worth £33,264 over the course of a career! Average Brit takes just 27 minutes for lunch each day 68% say they have...
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Married to the Job! Thousands of Brits admit to having a ‘work spouse’

Two-thirds of UK workers say they have a ‘strong relationship’ with someone in the office Nearly two-thirds have drinks ‘out of hours’ with their work spouse 75% say their work spouse is ‘different’ to their husband or wife 1 in 5 admit to...
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Public sector at risk as services feel the squeeze of reforms

 Four in five public sector workers think reforms are under pressure due to staff cuts Leadership, Commercial and IT skills needed most   A report released today by totaljobs.com and Dods Research[1] has found that 56 per cent of the state...
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Jobseekers want to pursue extra training to stand out from the crowd

Four in five (79%) would consider taking a course to improve their chances of securing a new role In today’s difficult economic climate, jobseekers are keen to improve their employment prospects through further training, new research from totaljobs.com reveals. In a survey...
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Nearly half of British mums say having children has hampered career progression

Majority believe they are not considered to be as reliable by employers since giving birth  Nearly half (44%) of British mums believe having a family has hampered their career progression while 54% say their earning potential has been reduced, according to...
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