Research shows that inclusive teams perform up to 30% better in high-diversity environments, according to Gartner.
The prestigious Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards were back and celebrating their 40th anniversary year.
Apprenticeships are coming into their own. Again.
Since the Coronavirus pandemic, employment continues to fall, with the decline mainly driven by workers aged between 16 to 24 years old according to the CBI/Pertemps Employment Trends Survey 2020.
Events in recent months have transformed the way organisations approach diversity and inclusion within their workplace, policies and company culture.
With technologies advancing, and our population increasingly diversifying, the growth of people analytics is rising. Research continually shows that bringing in more diverse perspectives boosts businesses innovation and financial performance.
Though we have entered a lockdown and unemployment remains on the rise, businesses are staying positive as we navigate the Coronavirus pandemic.
The coronavirus has redefined employee engagement as we know it. In the face of uncertainty, we’ve had to adapt by changing our digital approach with a large-scale adoption of remote working and new business models.
As we enter a third national lockdown, the pandemic continues to pose a significant threat to our cultural economy, but businesses cannot be complacent when it comes to Diversity and Inclusion.
The theme International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday, March 8th is #EachForEqual, with gender equality as a global issue at its forefront.
The International Day of Women and Girls in Science, celebrated each year on 11 February, was adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to promote full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls.
It’s important that businesses are creating working environments where diversity and equality are respected, and employees feel comfortable to express themselves without the fear of discrimination.
Cultural fit is crucial to the hiring process. It can change businesses work culture, achieving greater job satisfaction, more harmonious culture and productivity. More employees feel that a cultural fit is more important than salary.
It’s against the law to discriminate against anyone because of their religion. Religion is a well-established fundamental right internationally and within Europe. Within the UK we have a diverse culture, full of different practicing religions and beliefs.
I’m proud to announce that Pertemps is sponsoring the Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards once again. The awards are back for their 37th year next Friday on the 25th October, celebrating exceptional women in the business.
60% of employees say they’d feel more motivated and more likely to recommend their organisation as a good place to work if their employer took action to support mental wellbeing. (i)
See my latest reflection...Are we in denial in the fact that we don't know how to or don't realise the value of investing in ourselves?
Carmen reflects on creating a diverse workforce and the importance of investing in females.
Carmen gives her thoughts on job descriptions - are we truly avoiding discrimination?
Carmen reflects on Authenticity… what does it really mean and how do we make a true reflection of it within our jobs?
Introduced in April 2017, the Apprenticeship Levy intends to tackle skills shortages and increase the number of people taking part in apprenticeships.
Carmen gives her thoughts on the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Conference 2018, where she was part of the panel discussion.
The current climate of candidate and skills shortages, along with the highest employment rate for decades, presents a real opportunity for employers.
The 2018 Women of the Year Awards are back! Here’s what happened when I recently attended the exciting launch of this year’s 36th event…
Technology has progressed at a rapid rate in the past 20 years. Machines seem to be getting cleverer by the day and many fear they could soon outperform humans. So, will they ever replace us completely? And what does this mean for recruiters?
I'm proud to announce that Pertemps is sponsoring the Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards once again. The awards are back for their 36th year in October and are set to be the biggest and best yet.
Carmen reflects on International Women’s Day and some of the achievements women have made over the past 100 years.
I’m happy to hear that the number of women on company boards has doubled since 2011; a positive start to increasing diversity at leadership levels in business. The level now stands at 28%, up from 12.5% in 2011.
Pertemps has been identified as one of the UK’s best employers for Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people by Business in the Community, a business-led charity committed to empowering employees.
Around 300,000 people with long-term mental health issues lose their jobs each year – a staggering number and something which needs to change.
The prestigious Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards were back for the 35th year recently, celebrating exceptional women in business.
Carmen's comments this week focuses on the recent report from the BBC revealing employer's growing concerns about the UK economy.
Once again, the CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update is out and employment growth is on the up. The unemployment rate has fallen to a 42-year low and job opportunities remain at high levels.
With recent figures revealing the highest earners working at the BBC, questions are being asked surrounding why women are paid significantly less at the organisation.
Pertemps are sponsors of the prestigious Women of the Year Awards, which celebrates inspirational businesswomen across the UK. Could you be the next winner?
Carmen comments on this month’s CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update and the trend from last month – employment is at a record high; unemployment is falling, however pay growth continues to struggle.
Carmen examines one of the most important aspects of leading a team and the benefits of ensuring everyone feels truly valued. "An unsatisfied workforce equals low retention rates and high recruitment costs. Discover how Pertemps can help."
Carmen revisits the Spring Budget and how it might further impact females in the UK: "Chancellor Philip Hammond announced the Spring Budget on International Women’s Day this year, a day for celebrating the achievements of women across the globe. With inequality still rife between men and women, I wanted to find out the real impact on women, if any, that this Budget will have."
Our Chairperson Carmen reviews the latest employment statistics; "It’s coming up to that time of the month again - the CBI/Pertemps Labour Market Update. I’m always intrigued when I read the latest figures unearthed by the survey and discover the highs and lows occurring in the market nationwide."
"573,000 16-24 year olds are currently out of work and actively searching for a job according to the CBI report, a fall of 52,000 on the previous quarter." Carmen discusses the latest statistics regarding unemployment and young people.
Our own Chairperson Carmen Watson speaks about International Women's Day (March 8th) and the issues women in business face in a modern age.
Carmen comments on the recent YouGov report titled 'Equality, Diversity and Racism in the workplace: A qualitative analysis of the 2015 Race at Work Survey'. The report found that ethnic minority workers are still being subjected to racism by colleagues and managers, ranging from ‘everyday banter’ to violence and intimidation..
'We all remember great customer service.' Our Chairperson Carmen Watson discusses great customer service and how it's affected our success at Pertemps Network Group.
Unemployment has fallen to an 11-year low and businesses plan to increase their workforce as the year progresses. However, there is one challenge we face year after year. The national skills shortage.