Caitlin Purvis's Blog – March 2021 Archive (12)

Pursuing a career in the Jewellery industry…

From goldsmiths to CAD designers, read on as we look at the various career paths you could follow to be involved with creating stunning pieces like wedding rings and necklaces.

The UK jewellery industry could be one that you find yourself working in and currently employs over 55,000 people and made up of over 16,000 businesses. But, have you considered the different roles in the sector?

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 31, 2021 at 4:16am — No Comments

The Impact of Increased Screen Time On Our Eyesight

It goes without saying that the past 12 months have been like no other. Many of us have spent more time indoors than ever before, losing out on social and business activities outside the perimeters of our own homes.

A lot of this indoor time has revolved around screens, whether that’s our TVs, phones, tablets, or computers. A February 2021 survey by…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 29, 2021 at 6:36am — No Comments

Fresh Ideas: How Amazon Is Transforming the Grocery Industry

Since the first supermarket was opened in the US in 1930, the industry hasn’t changed much. Supermarkets are handy places for us to go and pick up what we need, when we need it, all from one place. It’s fair to say that expectations are limited when it comes to supermarkets—customers know what’s coming: baskets, shelves, and checkouts. However, this all changed when Amazon opened its first physical grocery store location in 2018, Amazon Go.

The move created shockwaves throughout the…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 18, 2021 at 11:12am — No Comments

The Business Closures That Shook the UK

Despite Brexit uncertainty, in 2019, the UK remained in the top spot for Forbes’ annual Best Countries for Business list. The country maintained relatively high ranks in terms of innovation, workforce, and…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 18, 2021 at 5:48am — No Comments

Gender Equality: How Europe’s Transport Sector Can Deliver

With over 11 million employees, the transport and logistics sector is a vital sector for the European workforce. However, the division of gender reveals that only 22 per cent of transport workers are female within the EU. This is disappointing, considering that in total, women make up about 46 per cent of the total EU workforce.

There are various sector-specific initiatives to encourage women to enter…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 16, 2021 at 7:32am — No Comments

UK Workers Are Neglecting a Major Workplace Need

It has been a strange year for businesses and workplaces around the world. With the majority of us working from home for at least part of the year, workers have no doubt gained a new appreciation for a dedicated office space away from home – or, if nothing else, for the top-quality office chair as opposed to the spine-shattering kitchen chair of their makeshift home office.

Not only are we craving that distinct work-to-life separation in our lives once more, but many of us are missing…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 15, 2021 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Lockdown Habits You Need to End Before Returning to Work

Since 23rd March 2020, we’ve experienced a dramatic change in our social and working situations. Being asked to stay at home as much as possible means that many workers have found themselves moved from office blocks to kitchen tables.

In fact, the Office for National Statistics measured that in April 2020, 46.6 per cent of people did some work at home. A staggering 86 per cent of these people declared they had done so as a consequence of the pandemic.

In addition to these…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 12, 2021 at 5:00am — No Comments

A Year of Lockdown… and Great Marketing Campaigns

The past year might have dragged. But equally, it feels almost unbelievable that it’s been one year since Boris Johnson first asked us to stay at home!

The mood of the country changed when bustling cities and close-knit communities retreated into isolation. Our resolves became stronger, and our working lives shifted onto Zoom calls with a dodgy internet connection. But similarly, our attitude to businesses and brands changed. We recognised those that were looking out for us during the…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 12, 2021 at 4:39am — No Comments

SkipHire UK Reveals the Best Region for Construction Workers to Live and Work

SkipHire UK has revealed which UK region is the best to live and work in for construction workers. By comparing each region based on a points-based system that reflected working conditions, pay, and aspects of home life, the waste management company’s index placed London in the top spot, while the North West fell last.

London was crowned as the best place for tradespeople to live and work in the UK. The index score was influenced by the region’s leading average tradesperson wage of…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 10, 2021 at 9:14am — No Comments

Fighting the Gender Gap in UK Construction and Engineering

Evidence of a gender imbalance in the UK construction industry should come as no surprise to anyone, even in 2021. And though the misconception of men dominating the STEM subjects can be disproved through a quick Google search (female students outperform male students), the same results continue to suggest there are continual obstructions to women participating in subsequent industries.

According to reports, sexism, a lack of role models, and anxiety over career progression…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 10, 2021 at 7:30am — No Comments

Why Transport Needs Gender Equality and How to Inspire Women Into the Sector

The transport and logistics workforce is one of the largest and most vital in the UK, with over 1 million employees. But in terms of gender split, only 20% of the workforce is female. This is less than half the average across the entire UK workforce, which sits at 47%. Even more damning is the figure for women in land transport, which is only 14%, while only 1% of truck…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 10, 2021 at 7:12am — No Comments

Human Capital Will Determine Tech Success

According to the Economist, one of the most significant outcomes of the pandemic will be “the infusion of data-enabled services into ever more aspects of life.” We were already expecting a transition to digital transformation thanks to technological advancement, dubbed the “fourth industrial revolution”. However, following on from the pandemic which forced countless businesses to switch…

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Added by Caitlin Purvis on March 9, 2021 at 12:02pm — No Comments

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