Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsWed, 23 Sep 2020 00:58:27 BST 80% of SMEs are 'confident' they will recover from impact of Covid-19, reveals survey 80% of SMEs are 'confident' they will recover from impact of Covid-19: A survey of 300 SMEs has revealed some positive insights - with 80% of respondents saying they are 'confident' that their business will recover from the impact of Covid-19. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/80percent-of-SMEs-are-confident-they-will-recover-from-impact-of-Covid-19-reveals-survey-04713 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/80percent-of-SMEs-are-confident-they-will-recover-from-impact-of-Covid-19-reveals-survey-04713 Survey reveals most common communication and tech challenges for SMEs during lockdown Survey reveals most common communication and tech challenges for SMEs during lockdown: A survey of people working for SME companies has found that 86% have faced 'significant' challenges during the COVID-19 lockdown, which they have had to overcome in order to maintain normal 'business as usual' operations. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-most-common-communication-and-tech-challenges-for-SMEs-during-lockdown-04649 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-most-common-communication-and-tech-challenges-for-SMEs-during-lockdown-04649 Two-thirds of SMEs polled have applied for Government schemes to help navigate COVID-19 crisis, reveals survey Two-thirds of SMEs polled have applied for government schemes to help navigate COVID-19 crisis: A survey of accountants working for small and medium business across the UK has revealed that 65% have turned to government schemes to aid cash flow due to the disruption caused by COVID-19. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-SMEs-polled-have-applied-for-Government-schemes-to-help-navigate-COVID-19-crisis-reveals-survey-04627 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Two-thirds-of-SMEs-polled-have-applied-for-Government-schemes-to-help-navigate-COVID-19-crisis-reveals-survey-04627 Seven in 10 UK workers say their company has taken steps to address mental health during COVID-19 pandemic, reveals survey Seven in 10 UK workers say their company has taken steps to address mental health during COVID-19 pandemic: A survey of employees from across a range of UK businesses has revealed that 70% say their company has taken measures to ensure that their mental health and wellbeing is addressed as they work from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Slightly more (72%) said they have also been spoken to about how they might best approach their role remotely. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-in-10-UK-workers-say-their-company-has-taken-steps-to-address-mental-health-during-COVID-19-pandemic-reveals-survey-04615 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Seven-in-10-UK-workers-say-their-company-has-taken-steps-to-address-mental-health-during-COVID-19-pandemic-reveals-survey-04615 HR managers fear lockdown may lead to more mental health absences for staff, according to survey HR managers fear lockdown may lead to more mental health absences for staff: A survey of HR professionals working for medium to large companies, has found that almost six out of 10 (58%) are concerned about losing staff due to mental health issues, such as stress and burnout, during lockdown. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/HR-managers-fear-lockdown-may-lead-to-more-mental-health-absences-for-staff-according-to-survey-04613 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/HR-managers-fear-lockdown-may-lead-to-more-mental-health-absences-for-staff-according-to-survey-04613 A quarter of UK businesses have closed temporarily due to COVID-19, reveals ONS survey One in four UK businesses have closed temporarily due to COVID-19: A survey of businesses by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that since lockdown was announced, a quarter have already closed their doors temporarily, or paused trading, due to the pandemic. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-UK-businesses-have-closed-temporarily-due-to-COVID-19-reveals-ONS-survey-04597 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-quarter-of-UK-businesses-have-closed-temporarily-due-to-COVID-19-reveals-ONS-survey-04597 44% of UK firms plan to furlough at least half employees due to COVID-19, according to poll 44% of UK firms plan to furlough at least half employees due to COVID-19: As the coronavirus pandemic rages on, a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce has revealed that 44% of businesses are planning to use the government's Coronavirus Job Retention scheme in the next week, which offers to pay 80% of an employees salary, up to £2,500 per month. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/44percent-of-UK-firms-plan-to-furlough-at-least-half-employees-due-to-COVID-19-according-to-poll-04585 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/44percent-of-UK-firms-plan-to-furlough-at-least-half-employees-due-to-COVID-19-according-to-poll-04585 5% of Brits have lost employment already due to coronavirus, according to survey 5% of Brits have lost employment already due to coronavirus: A YouGov survey has found that one in twenty respondents polled between 23 - 24 March have lost their job as a result of covid-19. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/5percent-of-Brits-have-lost-employment-already-due-to-coronavirus-according-to-survey-04573 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/5percent-of-Brits-have-lost-employment-already-due-to-coronavirus-according-to-survey-04573 Survey reveals majority of SMEs believe Government not doing enough to help businesses with sustainability Majority of SMEs believe Government not doing enough to help businesses with sustainability: A survey of SMEs has revealed that more than half believe that when it comes to encouraging businesses to adopt more sustainable practices, the government is falling short. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-majority-of-SMEs-believe-Government-not-doing-enough-to-help-businesses-with-sustainability-04560 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Survey-reveals-majority-of-SMEs-believe-Government-not-doing-enough-to-help-businesses-with-sustainability-04560 A third of UK employees experience 'Sunday Night Fear', according to survey A third of employees experience 'Sunday Night Fear': A recent survey found that a third of employees (33%) feel a sense of dread on Sunday evenings at the thought of going back to their desks and starting a new working week. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-UK-employees-experience-Sunday-Night-Fear-according-to-survey-04539 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/A-third-of-UK-employees-experience-Sunday-Night-Fear-according-to-survey-04539 Courses to boost digital skills the most desirable training for SME leaders in 2020, reveals survey Courses to boost digital skills the most desirable training for SME leaders in 2020: Business leaders planning training in 2020 say digital skills courses are their main priority, according to a survey by Hitachi Capital Business Finance. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Courses-to-boost-digital-skills-the-most-desirable-training-for-SME-leaders-in-2020-reveals-survey-04518 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Courses-to-boost-digital-skills-the-most-desirable-training-for-SME-leaders-in-2020-reveals-survey-04518 Disabled candidates sought after and welcomed by just 53% businesses polled Disabled candidates sought after and welcomed by just 53% businesses polled: A survey of businesses has found that just 53% actively seek and welcome disabled jobseekers, with 4 out of 5 (80%) admitting they 'could do more' to attract disabled candidates. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Disabled-candidates-sought-after-and-welcomed-by-just-53percent-businesses-polled-04504 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Disabled-candidates-sought-after-and-welcomed-by-just-53percent-businesses-polled-04504 More than a third of UK employees believe their boss 'does not care' about their mental health, reveals poll More than a third of UK employees believe their boss does not care about their mental health: A survey of employees by the Parliament Street think tank has found that more than a third believe that their employer 'does not care' about their mental or financial wellbeing. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-a-third-of-UK-employees-believe-their-boss-does-not-care-about-their-mental-health-reveals-poll-04463 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/More-than-a-third-of-UK-employees-believe-their-boss-does-not-care-about-their-mental-health-reveals-poll-04463 One in 10 SME business owners have not been on holiday in half a decade, reveals survey One in 10 SME business owners have not been on holiday in half a decade: A survey of SME business owners has revealed that one in 10 (9%) have not escaped the stresses and strains of the office and taken a holiday for as long as half a decade. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-10-SME-business-owners-have-not-been-on-holiday-in-half-a-decade-reveals-survey-04423 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/One-in-10-SME-business-owners-have-not-been-on-holiday-in-half-a-decade-reveals-survey-04423 40% of SMEs have not engaged in basic measures to help cut plastic waste, reveals poll 40% of SMEs have not engaged in basic measures to help cut plastic waste: A survey of small and medium businesses (SMEs) has revealed many still have a long way to go in employing basic measures to help reduce single-use plastics. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40percent-of-SMEs-have-not-engaged-in-basic-measures-to-help-cut-plastic-waste-reveals-poll-04414 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/40percent-of-SMEs-have-not-engaged-in-basic-measures-to-help-cut-plastic-waste-reveals-poll-04414 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 Salary and work-life balance most important to employees, reveals poll Salary and work-life balance most important to employees: A survey by Aviva insurance has revealed insight into the benefits which attract employees to roles ' with salary and work-life balance coming out on top when it comes to searching for a new job. http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Salary-and-work-life-balance-most-important-to-employees-reveals-poll-04381 http://www.djsresearch.co.uk/blog/article/Salary-and-work-life-balance-most-important-to-employees-reveals-poll-04381 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