March 2020 Newsletter

So we are officially in the first day of spring and after the wettest February on record and storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge the sun is a over due visitor!  Spring maybe especially challenging with the developments of Covid-19 looming heavily on business.  @Proxime we are committed to total remote working so we can assure you we will be here to fulfill all your staffing solutions when and as you need us. Stay well and we look forward to hearing from you…

Roy O’Brien 

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The YouGov survey (1) of 2,000 adults found that while money is predictably the biggest motivator behind moving jobs (64%), over half of the respondents cited working hours as an important factor (55%). With people striving for a healthy work-life balance, it is perhaps unsurprising that workers are looking for
employment that fits in around their lifestyle and allows them enough time to

It is also encouraging to see ‘enjoyment’ listed as the joint third most considered aspect during the job search process. Finances will always be central to a lot of career changes, but half of Brits (50%) say they would follow their heart and look for jobs which align with their personal interests. 

The top 10 most important factors when choosing a new job are:

1.Salary: 64%
2.Working hours: 55%
3.Location: 50%
4.Personal interest / enjoyment: 50%
5.Job security: 40%
6.Working environment: 37%
7.Opportunities for progression: 26%
8.Opportunities for training / learning a new skill: 23%
9.The opinions of my family / partner: 12%
10.Status: 9%

It appears that Brits are prepared to put the effort in for these new jobs, with
nearly three in five UK adults (58%) saying they would consider
training/retraining for a new career. This figure rises to around two thirds
(66%) among current workers.

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by recruitmentnewsuk

22% of women in technology say that home and flexible working is important to them, compared to just 19% of men. This is one of the findings from Mason Frank International’s market report into the gender differences in desired benefits and actual benefit entitlement in the tech industry. The report surveyed 2,500 tech professionals, of which 30% were female.

While women may want to work from home, only 58% are offered this benefit, compared to 64% of men. When it comes to flexible working, only 42% of women enjoy this, compared with 54% of men.

The company’s research found that flexible and home working would make a woman more likely to accept a job role. By not offering this, gender representation may be reduced even at the initial intake stage.

Mason Frank suggests that there is sentiment that flexible and home working creates more work for others. This is leading to a reduced number of people asking for flexible working, and potentially holding back those that do request it. This is despite research showing employees who work flexibly and remotely having higher levels of engagement and productivity.

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by recruitment International

IR35, The rules and Regulations ahead

March Brainteaser

…This will get your grey matter going.

There’s a bottle of bubbly waiting for the exact answer. 

Send your answer via email to be entered in the monthly draw to win a bottle of Champagne!

Good Luck!