Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsTue, 21 May 2019 16:04:25 BST More than one million British people want their own business, research reveals More than one million British people want their own business, research reveals: A recent survey by Direct Line for Business has revealed that more than one million British people would like to start up their own business within the next year. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-one-million-British-people-want-their-own-business-research-reveals-03209 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-one-million-British-people-want-their-own-business-research-reveals-03209 A third of SME employees have called in sick due to work-related stress, survey finds A third of SME employees have called in sick due to work-related stress: A survey of employees in small businesses has revealed insight into the common causes of stress and work-related frustrations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-SME-employees-have-called-in-sick-due-to-work-related-stress-survey-finds-04312 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-SME-employees-have-called-in-sick-due-to-work-related-stress-survey-finds-04312 45% of SME employees have left a job because of their boss, reveals survey 45% of SME employees have left a job because of their boss: A survey of SME employees has found that just under half have quit their job because of their boss. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/45percent-of-SME-employees-have-left-a-job-because-of-their-boss-reveals-survey-04355 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/45percent-of-SME-employees-have-left-a-job-because-of-their-boss-reveals-survey-04355 The biggest obstacle to getting a job is age discrimination according to survey respondents The biggest obstacle to getting a job is age discrimination according to survey respondents: A national survey of job-seekers has revealed respondents looking for work believe age discrimination is the biggest obstacle to them getting back into employment. The survey polled 2,027 respondents who had previously worked in management, executive administration or manual labour who were not currently in employment, education or training for work and found almost a quarter (24%) believed the top reason they were overlooked was because of a younger person being favoured. Asked about what they felt was preventing them from getting back into employment, a third (32%) said they felt the skills they now need compared to when they trained are very different, while 29% believe jobs are offered in-house to people already working for the company. Technology was also blamed by 15% of respondents for making many jobs redundant, along with not being able to find a role to suit them (11%), being repeatedly unsuccessful at interview (11%), poor health (9%), and loss of confidence (6%). Six per cent said they still didn't know what they wanted to do - which held them back. Interviews When it came to interviews, over half (55%) said they prepared well for interviews by reading articles and researching the company including information about who was interviewing them, with an additional 4% trying to reach out to someone in the business before the interview. Just under a quarter, however, said that they just a have a quick look at the website before they go to the interview. Not knowing how to prepare for the interview was an issue for 11% while 7% admitted to doing nothing at all in preparation. Support wish list The poll also revealed the areas respondents would like some support in to help increase their chances of being selected at interview. One in five (21%) said they would like more help in ascertaining which jobs were relevant to them, while 18% would like to improve their interview technique. For 17%, support with writing their CV would help them back into work, while 14% believe feedback after the interview would be helpful so they could learn from constructive comments. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-biggest-obstacle-to-getting-a-job-is-age-discrimination-according-to-survey-respondents-04311 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/The-biggest-obstacle-to-getting-a-job-is-age-discrimination-according-to-survey-respondents-04311 One in three UK firms considering relocating due to Brexit, survey finds One in three UK firms plan to relocate due to Brexit, survey finds: A survey of UK companies has found almost a third either plan to or are considering relocating some of their operations as a result of Brexit. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-three-UK-firms-considering-relocating-due-to-Brexit-survey-finds-04313 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-three-UK-firms-considering-relocating-due-to-Brexit-survey-finds-04313 Survey reveals 35% of UK businesses expect a decline in profits due to Brexit Survey reveals 35% of UK businesses expect a decline in profits due to Brexit: A survey looking at the impact of Brexit on UK businesses has found 35% forecast reduced profits in 2019 after departing the EU. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-35percent-of-UK-businesses-expect-a-decline-in-profits-due-to-Brexit-04264 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-35percent-of-UK-businesses-expect-a-decline-in-profits-due-to-Brexit-04264 UK businesses more focussed on domestic ventures than global aspirations, survey finds UK businesses more focussed on domestic ventures than global aspirations: A survey has found that 56 percent of businesses in the UK believe their immediate geographical positioning offers the best opportunities for growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-businesses-more-focussed-on-domestic-ventures-than-global-aspirations-survey-finds-04263 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-businesses-more-focussed-on-domestic-ventures-than-global-aspirations-survey-finds-04263 Majority of Scottish companies believe climate change poses threat to business Majority of Scottish companies believe climate change poses threat to business: A poll of Scottish companies has found that the majority are concerned about the effect climate change will have on their businesses. The research by WWF Scotland (World Wildlife Fund, Scotland) polled 300 Scottish businesses (150 with over 250 employees and 150 SMEs) and found over half (54%) said climate change posed a risk to their business. For larger companies, 85% said it posed a risk to their business. For smaller companies, the fear of climate change was less prevalent with 69 % saying they were not concerned, compared to just 13% of larger businesses who said the same. Government role on Climate Change The survey also found that 85% of companies in Scotland believed the Scottish Government should set its sights on becoming a global leader on climate change. In terms of the breakdown for smaller and larger businesses, 41 % of SMEs said they felt the Scottish Government should 'definitely' aim to be one of the world's top leaders in tackling climate change, while 33% answered 'Yes, somewhat'. Just a quarter (25%) said 'no' ' the government should not aim to be a global leader on climate change'. For larger firms, more than nine out of ten polled (94%) said the government should be at the fore of climate change issues, with 61% saying 'definitely' and 35% agreeing to some degree. Just 4% felt the Scottish Government should not seek to be a lead voice in future climate change initiatives. Dr Sam Gardner, acting director at WWF Scotland said of the findings: 'These findings make it clear climate change is no longer a concern of a few 'green' businesses. The risks and opportunities are on the agenda in boardrooms across all company sizes, and rightly so.' http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Scottish-companies-believe-climate-change-poses-threat-to-business-04253 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-Scottish-companies-believe-climate-change-poses-threat-to-business-04253 New survey reveals the top sectors to work in http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-the-top-sectors-to-work-in-04109 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/New-survey-reveals-the-top-sectors-to-work-in-04109 Survey reveals why business owners are in a dilemma over social media Survey reveals why business owners are in a dilemma over social media: Out of 1,000 UK office workers, over half (51%) of those surveyed believed access to social media made them less productive at work, while around one third thought social media had the opposite effect. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-why-business-owners-are-in-a-dilemma-over-social-media-04036 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-why-business-owners-are-in-a-dilemma-over-social-media-04036 Fewer teenagers are applying for part-time jobs, new research finds http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-teenagers-are-applying-for-part-time-jobs-new-research-finds-04019 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Fewer-teenagers-are-applying-for-part-time-jobs-new-research-finds-04019 Two fifths of Brits think businesses should do more for charity http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-fifths-of-Brits-think-businesses-should-do-more-for-charity-03972 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-fifths-of-Brits-think-businesses-should-do-more-for-charity-03972 Over three quarters of British adults are proud of the work they do, survey says Over three quarters of British adults are proud of the work they do, survey says: A survey conducted by ComRes revealed that 79 per cent of adults are proud of their work, with 41 per cent claiming that they value their role more than the money they earn. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-three-quarters-of-British-adults-are-proud-of-the-work-they-do-survey-says-03812 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Over-three-quarters-of-British-adults-are-proud-of-the-work-they-do-survey-says-03812 UK businesses are already being negatively affected by Brexit, survey finds UK businesses are already being negatively affected by Brexit, survey finds: According to a recent business survey, more than 50 per cent of business leaders in Britain feel that the vote to leave the European Union has had a negative effect on their businesses; however, most of the business leaders in the survey believe that their company will be able to manage the change. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-businesses-are-already-being-negatively-affected-by-Brexit-survey-finds-03589 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/UK-businesses-are-already-being-negatively-affected-by-Brexit-survey-finds-03589 Survey reveals that 25 per cent of managers struggle with admin every day Survey reveals that 25 per cent of managers struggle with admin every day: A recent business support survey by the global telecommunications firm, Immervox, has revealed that company bosses in the United Kingdom are reporting a significant drain on their time at the hands of administration tasks ' time which could be spent better elsewhere. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-25-per-cent-of-managers-struggle-with-admin-every-day-03493 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-that-25-per-cent-of-managers-struggle-with-admin-every-day-03493 Survey finds SMEs are predicted to borrow more than £50 billion this year Survey finds SMEs are predicted to borrow more than £50 billion this year: According to a recent survey by Zurich, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Britain are intending on borrowing an average of £41,770 this year, which would represent an increase of around 22 per cent in comparison with 2016's average of £34,375. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-SMEs-are-predicted-to-borrow-more-than-50-billion-this-year-03448 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-SMEs-are-predicted-to-borrow-more-than-50-billion-this-year-03448 Survey finds British businesses more worried about Brexit than European companies Survey finds British businesses more worried about Brexit than European companies: According to a new survey by Deloitte, chief financial officers at some of Britain's largest firms are worrying more about Brexit, and how it will affect their bottom lines, more than their European peers. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-British-businesses-more-worried-about-Brexit-than-European-companies-03400 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-finds-British-businesses-more-worried-about-Brexit-than-European-companies-03400 Number of companies struggling financially has fallen since Brexit vote Number of companies struggling financially has fallen since Brexit vote: According to the insolvency company Begbies Traynor, the number of businesses in the United Kingdom who are finding it hard to stay afloat has decreased which indicates that the UK's economy is holding up following the Brexit vote. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-companies-struggling-financially-has-fallen-since-Brexit-vote-03353 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Number-of-companies-struggling-financially-has-fallen-since-Brexit-vote-03353 Many UK CEOs considering moving their HQ overseas following Brexit Many UK CEOs considering moving their HQ overseas following Brexit: According to a recent survey by KPMG, a 76 per majority of Chief Executives in the United Kingdom are considering moving their headquarters or operations overseas as a direct result the Brexit vote and the uncertainty which surrounds it. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-UK-CEOs-considering-moving-their-HQ-overseas-following-Brexit-03327 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Many-UK-CEOs-considering-moving-their-HQ-overseas-following-Brexit-03327 Majority of SMEs are optimistic despite challenges, survey finds Majority of SMEs are optimistic despite challenges, survey finds: Recent figures from CAN Capital's 2016 Small Business Health Index has revealed that despite challenges, small businesses in the United States are optimistic about their growth. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-SMEs-are-optimistic-despite-challenges-survey-finds-03284 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Majority-of-SMEs-are-optimistic-despite-challenges-survey-finds-03284