Out of Office

Recruiting staff used to be a question of reading through a pile and CVs and conducting interviews to find the best candidate. But, as Ruth discovers, everything has changed. Many job applicants are faced initially with online interviews – speaking into the camera of their laptop in response to automatic questions.

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Job of the week

Our client, a tech start-up is looking for an experienced Business Assistant to support the Founder, based in Guilford. It is 3 days a week, flexible on days. Please do get in touch for full job description and details – emma@afinapartners

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Unemployment: Younger workers bear brunt of job losses amid Covid crisis

Younger workers have borne the brunt of the job losses during the Covid crisis, official figures show, as the unemployment rate continues to rise.

The UK’s jobless rate rose to 5.1% in the three months to December, the Office for National Statistics said, the highest for almost five years.

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Lockdown 3, working parents and home schooling

What are the options for employers and employees?

With the closure of schools in England following the current coronavirus related lockdown, employees are grappling with working arrangements where they are also now having to care for, and home school, children.

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Impact report – Gender Diversity

Amongst all the mayhem the organisation, Everywoman took some time to reflect on the work they’ve being doing these past two decades to help bring about record levels of female employment and drive down the gender gap in the workplace.

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Second Wave Challenge

Business Psychologist warns UK businesses of increased depression rates

As more of the UK moves into lockdown and the UK government urges employees to work from home again, Business Psychologist, Dannielle Haig warns businesses that they need to prioritise employee well being as the ‘second wave’ is set to be mentally more challenging.

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