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Sixty-one per cent of women would consider an organisation’s gender pay gap when job hunting, a study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has revealed.
The survey of 2,515 employees revealed that 58% of women would be less likely to recommend their employer to others if they had a substantial gender pay gap, while half of respondents said gender pay gaps would reduce their motivation and duty to their role. It is news… Read more
Almost a third (30%) of Brits have accepted their second choice of job because their first choice took so long to get back to them.
Research from Shortlister reveals that seven in ten (71.6%) candidates feel that a seven-day time frame is reasonable to wait to hear back from potential employers.
However, the researchers found that many employers take much longer to respond to hopeful applicants. Scottish companies take the longest to give feedback… Read more
Professional recruitment firms reported that the number of candidates securing permanent roles in August 2018 increased by 10% year-on-year, according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).
The research found notable variations between the trade association’s core sector groups in terms of hiring activity. While permanent placements within IT and financial services increased by 46% and 6% respectively over the 12-month period, the number of engineering professionals securing permanent roles… Read more
China’s government today called for further advancement in the country’s $3.8 trillion digital economy, saying sectors such as big data and artificial intelligence (AI) will become drivers of job creation, Reuters reports. “China will promote the digital transformation of traditional sectors, driving more workers to switch jobs and improve the quality of employment,” the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said. The NDRC also said the country will make further inroads into areas such as the internet… Read more
Buyers must “rethink their supply chains” to fit into modern circular economies, according to Brightstar.
Guy Dunkerly, supply chain director at Brightstar, a mobile phone distribution and leasing company, said businesses must adopt a culture of reusing raw materials and products by embracing artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics.
Unilever has again topped the Gartner top 15 European supply chains.
Inditex takes second place, followed by Nestlé, H&M and Schneider Electric.
Gartner said there were three key supply chain trends common to the leaders:
• Use of robotic automation, sensor-based monitoring, augmented reality and artificial intelligence in factories, warehouses and back offices.
• A focus on “total customer experience” by better understanding customers’ use of products, predicting future demand and responding to issues before… Read more
Customs delays of just half an hour could cause one in 10 businesses to go bankrupt, a survey of supply chain managers has found.
A CIPS survey of 1,310 EU and UK-based supply chain managers found 10% of firms believed their businesses would likely go bankrupt if goods were delayed at the border by between 10-30min. This increased to 14% for delays of 1-3hr, and 15% for 12-24hr.
John Glen, CIPS economist, said even small delays… Read more
Over the years, many have predicted the death of one of the recruitment industry’s central pillars: the CV. Currently, it’s still alive though.
However, that might all change if others start to follow Twitter’s newest take on recruiting. The social media giant is inviting people to apply for intern positions at the firm by using a single tweet instead of a traditional paper-based work history.
For a generation who are au fait with gifs, polls… Read more
In the aftermath of gender pay gap reporting, several firms have turned their focus toward improving representation of women. In particular, getting women into senior roles in their organisations.
With the data finding that the average median pay gap stands at 9.7%, many firms found one reason for the disparity was the imbalance between men and women in senior roles. Men were far more likely to have higher paid roles, with on average, companies’ highest… Read more
New research from job board CV-Library found that 70% of British employees believe the way someone looks can affect their career prospects.
The study, which surveyed 1,040 UK workers around the topic of physical appearance and career prospects, found that 79% of professionals believe that the way you look can affect your chances of landing a job. More than half, or 57%, think it can impact the way your co-workers see you.
Furthermore, 55% of… Read more