Complicated jargon could be putting many young job seekers off applying to vacancies according to research out today from the City and Guilds group. Terms such as 'fulfillment service' and 'KPIs' are amongst the most confusing with two thirds of young people claiming they don't understand the language used by employers in their job adverts. To find out more Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Michael Osbaldeston, special advisor at the City and Guilds Group.
From Deliveroo to Uber more and more people are getting involved in the gig economy. Whilst for many it can provide a useful income boost, thousands could be missing out on employment rights. Indeed nearly two-thirds of gig economy workers think the Government should do more to regulate according to research from The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development. To find out more from the people behind the research Share Radio's Tom Hill spoke to CIPD chief economist Ian Brinkley.
Sarah Pennells was joined by independent personal finance expert Simon Read this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed how an average stay in a residential care home could swallow up as much as half of the value of your house. Plus they look into the news that Uber's president Jeff Jones has quit after seven months. All these stories and more on The News Review.
To go through all the political headlines this morning with Sarah Pennells was Share Radio's Political Correspondent, Colin Bloom. They started by discussing the Prime Minister insisting she wants every part of the UK to benefit from leaving the European Union. Theresa May will go to Wales later to meet first minister Carwyn Jones. Last week the PM dismissed calls for a second independence referendum for Scotland before the Brexit deal's finalised. Plus a police team has been set up to investigate crimes against MPs looked into more than 50 complaints in the six months after the murder of Jo Cox.
Joining Sarah Pennells to discuss the latest market headlines was Share Radio's very own Nigel Cassidy, starting with the tumultuous period that Uber has been going through. In an otherwise quiet morning for company announcements, we've heard from Vodafone - they're planning a merger in India. Plus Carillion, the British multinational facilities management and construction services company have been awarded a £90 million contract by UK defence.
A survey by Grant Thornton showed that of 5,500 businesses in 36 economies, the proportion of women in senior management has reached an all-time high of 25 per cent, up 1 percentage point from 2016, and up 6 percentage points since the survey began in 2004. Share Radio's Sara Macham spoke to Kate Cooper, Head of Research, Policy & Standards at the Institute of Leadership & Management, to find out how the UK fared in the survey compared to other countries.
Last week the Chancellor announced £500m worth of investment into technical education as part of the budget. Amongst the changes we'll see the introduction of new T-level qualifications aimed at teaching vocational subjects. To find out more about the investments being made Sarah Pennells spoke to Petra Wilton, Director of Strategy and External Affairs at the CMI.
It's the kind of thing we don't want to have to think about, and dealing with a whole load of forms and numerous different companies is probably the last thing you want to do when your loved one has died. There are a number of things to consider though, not least changes to bereavement benefits which could leave thousands of widows and widowers worse off. Sarah Pennells is joined by Alastair McQueen from pensions and insurance provider Aviva, David Samson of turn2Us, which specializes in benefits advice and help and James Ward, Partner and Head of Private Clients at Seddons.
A new phone scam has been hitting the headlines lately. People are being warned to hang up their phones if someone asks ‘can you hear me?’. The supposed con started in the US last month with experts warning it is set to sweep the UK with fraudsters tricking people into saying ‘yes’ to swindle you out of huge amounts of money. But is this a genuine threat? Tony Neate is the CEO of the organisation Get Safe Online and joined Sarah to explain more.
Sarah Pennells was joined by independent money expert Martyn James this morning. Today on the agenda, they discussed the thousands of workers on Southern Railway, Merseyrail and Arriva Trains North. Plus they look into why average rents across the country have fallen for the first time in more than six years. All these stories and more on The News Review.