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Mental health related absence, including those caused by stress, anxiety and depression, is the most common cause of long-term sickness absence from work in the UK. Following the events of 2020, 37 per cent of respondents to the CIPD’s Health and Wellbeing at Work survey said that stress-related absences had increased in the past year. In total, mental health concerns account for 17.9 million lost working days per year.
It is a difficult time to be looking for a job at the moment, and you’ll likely apply for more jobs than usual while trying to find a new role. If you’ve done well enough to receive an invitation to interview, you’ll want to make sure you do everything you possibly can to allow it to fall in your favour.
The C-suite is changing. Specifically, the role of the chief financial officer (CFO), which has evolved almost beyond recognition over the last decade. Now that we’ve experienced a global pandemic, the transformation of the role has been accelerated.
Though it may not be the easiest to answer, there is a reason that interviewers ask this, and it’s not so that you can pretend that being a ‘perfectionist’ is a problem. Sometimes, you’ll be explicitly asked, but it can also be disguised in other forms such as ‘what challenges did you face in your last role?’ or ‘tell us one thing you would change about yourself’.
Trying to explain 2020 to your 2019-self would be near-impossible. None of us could have predicted the coronavirus pandemic, and as a result many organisations found themselves unsure on how best to proceed to weather the storm.
We’ve all had that one co-worker that seems to get through by achieving the bare minimum. As they clock out exactly on time every day, after putting in just enough effort – but no more than is asked of them – you’ve probably thought at least once, “how did they get hired?”. If the responsibility for recruitment lies with you, this is not a situation you’ll want to find yourself in.
According to the latest data from the ONS, there are currently 4.76 million self-employed people in the UK. Many of these are contractors, working across various sectors to provide temporary support to different organisations. Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, demand for and interest in contract placements has risen, owing to economic uncertainty and desire to continue developing.
According to the latest data from ONS, there are currently 1.34 million unemployed people in the UK. Approximately 8.9 million workers – 1 in 4 – have also been placed on furlough, with no guarantee that they will be able to return to their jobs. Candidates are eager to secure new opportunities, with the application-to-job ratio thought to have increased by 84 per cent in the second quarter of this year.
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