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‘Work from home’ jobs increase by 27% in two years

‘Work from home’ jobs increase by 27% in two years

In 2017, there were 147K jobs advertised over the whole of the UK where the employer indicated that the role can be based remotely or where working from home is possible on a full time or part time basis. This is a 27% increase on 2015. As the number of companies...

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Jobs at risk of automation in the UK

Jobs at risk of automation in the UK

When watching sci-films it’s interesting to see how writers and directors imagine our world to be in 20, 50 or 100 years from now. These films often drive technological advancement by sowing the seed in the minds of the young inventors of the future. What about our...

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Digital Skills… Meeting Employer Demand

Digital Skills… Meeting Employer Demand

As a partner to over 300 users of the Labour Insight real time skills data application, we are often asked about the growing demand digital skills, and the issues this causes employers. A recent survey, by the British Chamber of Commerce highlights the impact this is...

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Time for Britain to face up to its post-Brexit skills shortage

Time for Britain to face up to its post-Brexit skills shortage

A new and dramatic wrinkle seems to be added to the process of Brexit talks every week. But rumbling underneath the political positioning are some fundamental problems for business. Perhaps the most startling challenge is the prospect of a cavernous skills gap. A lot...

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Is the cost of getting a degree worth it?

Is the cost of getting a degree worth it?

With the number of young people planning on going to university falling to its lowest level in eight years, universities are having to work even harder to recruit. Tuition fees in England are now the highest in the world, and set to rise further over the next few...

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Developing an employer engagement strategy in 4 easy steps

Developing an employer engagement strategy in 4 easy steps

Employer engagement in further education covers a large area. From employer’s visits and job fairs to providing careers advice, to apprenticeships, traineeships and work placement. Employers can also provide valuable feedback on the current curriculum and what they...

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Labour market insight: Pilots & Cabin Crew

Labour market insight: Pilots & Cabin Crew

Monday’s news about Monarch entering administration shocked many of us.  The glamorous image conjured by the airline industry is at odds with the reality that has left an estimated 110,000 British holidaymakers stranded, and 2,100 employees out of work. Questions are...

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GDPR: How to make compliance easier using Dynamics 365

GDPR: How to make compliance easier using Dynamics 365

The GDPR will be enforced on 25th May 2018. It seems like a long way away, but ensuring you have taken steps to compliance is something that should be well under way already. Here at Active we are working towards ensuring we will be compliant well before the...

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Click Dimensions: Successful marketing from within your CRM

Click Dimensions: Successful marketing from within your CRM

We are now able to offer our customers an award-winning marketing automation solution to be integrated with our Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM solutions.  ClickDimensions creates completely unified marketing and sales processes, and does away with the need for third party...

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