Coding is the fastest growing profession in the UK by numbers of employees, and there are now more than 600,000 developers working in the private sector, according to research by developer recruitment platform CodinGame. Analysis of the most up-to-date ONS business population data1 reveals that the number of computer programmers working for private companies has increased by 74,000 in the past three years, from 536,000 to 610,000. A third (196,000) of those developers are employed by large companies. However, just under 300,000 programmers are working in micro and small businesses.
When it comes to gender equality in the workplace, Scandinavian countries have traditionally led the charge on progressive policies. However, a new study conducted by for International Women’s Day has unearthed some surprising new findings! By evaluating a variety of factors that contribute to women’s success in the workforce, Reboot Online created a points-based index that determined which European countries offer the best prospects for female professionals. Which country in Europe is the best for women to work in?
The pandemic has made clear how important are elderly people in our society. Not just their knowledge and experience are what counts, but also their courage and mindfulness have been a reference for us. In countries like Spain old people participate in social life, independent from the pandemic. In Madrid, they go to the theatre and restaurants, many times hand in hand with their couple.
Coronavirus has made finding employment hard over the past year, especially for new graduates. Malta has the highest graduate employment rate across Europe! With a whopping 93.4% of recent graduates employed, it seems Malta’s workforce is strong – the pandemic’s effects on these numbers will be interesting to see. In second place is Germany with graduate employment at 92.7%. The stats are a testament to Germany’s impressive education system and decade-long employment boom.
Childcare tops the list as the happiest sector with 239 points, despite being the most unsatisfied with their remuneration (-76 points) and then:
- Second is Finance & Banking (232 points), followed by police and firefighters from the Public Security sector (227 points)
- Health Care and Education are the least satisfied sectors when it comes to mental health and employee empowerment
- Marketing & Digital Media professionals are the most unsatisfied with the sector’s toxic culture (-54 points)
- Hospitality professionals overall are the least satisfied sector with just 83 points in total!
by Fay McFarlane
With Boris Johnson announcing another lockdown on Sunday night, sadly, the future of the labour market in the UK is looking rather bleak. Most recent reports suggest that we are on course for the worst recession in more than 300 years. The Institute for Policy Research meanwhile warned that more than one million young people will be unemployed in 2021. Whilst those searching for work in the new year are going to be facing stiffer competition, there is an additional challenge — the virtual interview process. Online interviews have been a part of many companies’ processes for years, but since the Covid-19 outbreak and lockdown was implemented, it has become a staple.