Impact of COVID-19 on hiring in Europe

As countries around the world try to manage the impact of COVID-19 on their economies, LinkedIn’s hiring rate (a measure of hires divided by LinkedIn membership) gives us early insight into how the labour market is responding and what might lie ahead. Yesterday, we posted insights on how COVID-19 is impacting hiring in China and Italy, the two most impacted countries, and what that means in the U.S. According to sources we now have new insights on what the picture looks like for the UK and France. It’s clear that the hiring rate has declined across these European countries as…


How COVID-19 is impacting hiring around the world

Countries around the world are in different stages of managing COVID-19, and we are beginning to gain an understanding of how economies are responding to the sudden disruption of the pandemic. According to the sources, LinkedIn’s hiring rate gives us early insight into how the labor market is responding and what might lie ahead for those who are just beginning to feel the impact of COVID-19. We also know from conversations on LinkedIn that some companies have been adapting interview processes that may slow the time-to-hire, while we may see others delay start dates for the time being. As per…


Four ways to staying productive when working from home

COVID-19 has led many companies to recommend that employees work from home. For many, remote work is a new reality and one that takes some getting used to. Below are a few tips for working remotely to help you make the most out of the situation. Whether it’s done by choice or by necessity, working from home has its benefits, like avoiding your daily commute. But it also means it’s up to you to motivate yourself and get as much out of your time as you would in an office setting. To help, here are four tips to keep yourself…


Using Big Data Technology for Environmental Protection

Data has quickly become one of the most valuable resources for any organization. New tools and data-collection schemes have made it possible to gather and analyze massive sets of data—dubbed “big data.” These data sets allow us to discover patterns and relationships that we couldn’t have found with traditional approaches. One area being reshaped by big data is environmental protection. New approaches are providing researchers, businesses and governments with the best information possible, allowing them to make highly informed decisions and optimize their approach to resource use and conservation. A Better Picture with Big Data With big data and big…


Coronavirus (COVID-19) advice for UK employers

Introduction The new coronavirus disease, officially named COVID-19, has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As the virus continues to spread extensively, it’s posing a significant challenge to many organisations. This factsheet provides an overview of the current coronavirus situation. It explains what the virus is and gives advice on how employers should respond to the threat and support employees by being prepared, particularly looking after employees’ health and safety and developing flexible resourcing plans. What is Coronavirus ? Coronaviruses (CoV) are a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more…


Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Vital Information For You

A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease. What are the signs and symptoms of this new virus? The symptoms of this new coronavirus (COVID-19) include cough, fever, shortness of breath, or flu-like symptoms. The current evidence is that most cases appear to be mild. What is the current risk level to the UK? We have been working in close collaboration with international colleagues…


Top 3 biggest technology trends for 2020

Technology is rapidly advancing – everyone knows that. And with 2020 fast approaching, new and exciting technological innovation is coming.In order to be prepared for the upcoming year, this list will take you through the top 3 biggest technology trends that you need to look out for – no matter what industry you are in. Helping you to grasp these opportunities and have the right resources in place so that your business can adjust alongside it, you’ll go into the new year ready for these technological advancements – and not left in the dark. The Rapid Takeover of Artificial Intelligence…


Whether it’s improving employee experience or employee engagement, it all starts with the leaders

We are living in an age of greater workforce mobility, and we are smack bang in the middle of an employee-led recruitment market. In today’s fast-paced global business environment, staff retention is one of the greatest challenges businesses face. It’s no wonder that there has been so much discussion about how to make the workplace more attractive. Losing and replacing staff is notoriously expensive and time-consuming. It makes far more sense to hold on to valuable staff members. The key is to create a business environment in which employees feel happy, fulfilled and involved. The trouble is, it seems that…


The 10 most in-demand tech jobs for 2020 — and how to hire for them

As companies scramble to adapt to a tight IT job market, they’re doing whatever they can to attract top tech talent. For some that means getting a head start in filling this year’s most in-demand roles, which range from data-focused to security-related positions, according to 2020 IT salary report. The survey also reveals the average salaries for each role based on experience. A lot will impact a company’s starting salary, including competition, location, corporate culture and budgets, there are certain things you can look for to make sure you land the talent you want. Here are 10 jobs expected to…


5 HR Tech Trends to Look Out for in 2020 and Beyond

Records show that companies spent more than $380 billion on HR tech in 2018, which represents a 9.5 percent year-over-year increase. Experts expect this increase in HR tech spending to continue to rise well into the future. With increased demand comes an onslaught of new tech products on the market. Today’s employers must be savvy enough to filter through the array of options and find the right technologies to enhance HR functions in their workplaces.    What is HR tech?  In basic terms, HR tech consists of various software applications that help to improve HR processes within the company. HR departments use technology for everything from employee management to talent acquisition to employee payroll, and everything in between. The…