The pandemic has accelerated the move to hybrid working and a change in working cultures.
May 18, 2023
Incentives from local or national government and other partner organisations, can give businesses the help they need in tough economic times.
May 18, 2023
The UK economy has faced numerous challenges in recent years, from the impact of Brexit to the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, and, now the cost-of-living crisis.
May 11, 2023
During Rishi Sunak’s speech on 17th April announcing a review to tackle a perceived ‘anti-maths mindset’, Movement to Work announced that they will seek to help young people step onto the career ladder by working with employers to provide jobs and training to address youth unemployment.
Apr 17, 2023
About a third of people out of work due to long-term sickness or disability want to find a job – but for some it’s not as easy as you might think.
Mar 16, 2023
Coaching, mentoring or sponsorship can help women increase their self-confidence and career success, as well as empowering them to invest in their own self-development.
Mar 13, 2023
Gender equity is an ongoing issue in the UK and women continue to face barriers in the workplace and in society as a whole.
Mar 7, 2023
In February 2022, the Conservative government launched the Levelling Up White Paper, framed as a ‘plan to transform the UK by spreading opportunity and prosperity to all parts of it’.
Feb 23, 2023
With UK job vacancies currently sitting at 1.134 million, are we missing a trick with the over-50s?
Feb 22, 2023
When the World Economic Forum published the Global Gender Gap Report in 2006, it pushed the focus on gender disparity, meaning Government policy makers across the world were finally benchmarked on how they treated their male and female populations.
Feb 13, 2023
A recent study by KPMG found that 75% of female executives across industries have experienced imposter syndrome in their careers.
Jan 23, 2023
Imagine being a university student in recent years.
Sep 14, 2022
Research shows that inclusive teams perform up to 30% better in high-diversity environments, according to Gartner.
Jun 20, 2022
The prestigious Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards were back and celebrating their 40th anniversary year.
Apr 4, 2022
Apprenticeships are coming into their own. Again.
Feb 7, 2022
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.
Feb 15, 2021
Events in recent months have transformed the way organisations approach diversity and inclusion within their workplace, policies and company culture.
Jan 25, 2021
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.
Jan 19, 2021
Though we have entered a lockdown and unemployment remains on the rise, businesses are staying positive as we navigate the Coronavirus pandemic.
Jan 18, 2021
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.
Jan 12, 2021
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.
Jan 7, 2021
The theme International Women’s Day 2020 on Sunday, March 8th is #EachForEqual, with gender equality as a global issue at its forefront.
Mar 5, 2020
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.
Feb 3, 2020
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.
Jan 23, 2020
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.
Jan 20, 2020
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.
Jan 16, 2020
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.
Oct 11, 2019
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)
Oct 10, 2019
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?
Sep 27, 2019
Carmen reflects on creating a diverse workforce and the importance of investing in females.
Sep 25, 2019
Carmen gives her thoughts on job descriptions - are we truly avoiding discrimination?
Sep 13, 2019
Carmen reflects on Authenticity… what does it really mean and how do we make a true reflection of it within our jobs?
Sep 11, 2019
Introduced in April 2017, the Apprenticeship Levy intends to tackle skills shortages and increase the number of people taking part in apprenticeships.
Apr 8, 2019
Carmen gives her thoughts on the Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership Conference 2018, where she was part of the panel discussion.
Sep 27, 2018
The current climate of candidate and skills shortages, along with the highest employment rate for decades, presents a real opportunity for employers.
Sep 4, 2018
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…
Apr 11, 2018
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?
Apr 3, 2018
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.
Mar 14, 2018
Carmen reflects on International Women’s Day and some of the achievements women have made over the past 100 years.
Mar 7, 2018
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.
Nov 10, 2017
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.
Nov 1, 2017
Around 300,000 people with long-term mental health issues lose their jobs each year – a staggering number and something which needs to change.
Oct 26, 2017
The prestigious Women of the Year Luncheon and Awards were back for the 35th year recently, celebrating exceptional women in business.
Oct 19, 2017
Carmen's comments this week focuses on the recent report from the BBC revealing employer's growing concerns about the UK economy.
Aug 31, 2017
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.
Aug 22, 2017
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.
Jul 19, 2017
Pertemps are sponsors of the prestigious Women of the Year Awards, which celebrates inspirational businesswomen across the UK. Could you be the next winner?
Jul 7, 2017
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.
May 31, 2017
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."
May 15, 2017
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."
Apr 10, 2017
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."
Apr 6, 2017
"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.
Mar 27, 2017
Our own Chairperson Carmen Watson speaks about International Women's Day (March 8th) and the issues women in business face in a modern age.
Mar 6, 2017
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..
Feb 20, 2017
'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.
Feb 9, 2017
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.
Jan 23, 2017