Without a doubt, younger workers are more likely to change jobs more often than their senior counterparts. According to reports published by CNBC, the millennial generation is the largest in today’s workforce, and the median tenure for a millennial employee is just two years, compared with seven years for a baby boomer. A 2013 survey found that 30% of companies were losing 15% or more of their millennial workers within a year.
Finding a better job – especially through promotion – is not only time-consuming, it’s often fraught with obstacles. There are many courses of action you can take to help you get the job you want, such as training and exhaustive job hunting. But there’s another route that’s often overlooked: resigning.
We’ve examined how the online gaming industry is an unsung hero of the British economy that’s worth billions of pounds – so how do you go about becoming a part of this success story?
We’ve already learned that being a qualified heavy goods vehicle (HGV) driver is an opportunity to travel the country, meet new people and enjoy an independent lifestyle. Here we look at not only what’s involved with getting behind the wheel but also other jobs associated with HGVs.
You’ve somehow seen it through your finals and donned your cap and gown. But what’s next? For many, summer means beaches and beer gardens but if you’re a recent graduate, it’s time to scour job ads and trainee schemes and secure yourself that first rung on the ladder. Here we profile just a handful of the many opportunities out there…
When it comes to finding the right job, it’s not only about the pay, location or holiday entitlement. Sure those things are important, but so is the type of company you are working for. Will a corporate organisation guarantee you long-term career success? Does the flexibility offered at a start-up appeal to you? We look at the pros and cons of both company cultures…
While some employers are still demonstrating reluctance to take on large numbers of permanent staff, the temp-to-perm jobs market is booming, providing both employers and employees with a valuable ‘try before you buy’ option. But if you have found a position that you could see yourself happily staying in for the long term, what can you do about making that happen?
Freed from the time-consuming paperwork exercise it used to be, HR not only continues to play an important role in modern businesses but is now, more than ever, a key part of a company’s strategy…
The digital age has transformed how we shop: all that’s needed is the touch of a button for goods to be winging their way to customers’ houses or offices. What’s more, many retailers are offering increasingly shorter delivery times. As a result, the need for delivery drivers has exploded, and numerous companies are competing to offer the best in customer service.
In this article, we speak to a number of people who kicked off their chosen career working in front of house or receptionist jobs. Here, they tell us about the skills these jobs taught them and how they acted as a valuable stepping stone to other jobs.