Market Research RSS Feedshttp://www.djsresearch.co.ukMarket Research RSS FeedsSat, 04 Apr 2020 12:57:17 BST 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 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