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The Ageing Workforce – What’s your strategy? by Talent Smoothie

Eight out of 10 organisations are not planning any policy changes to recruit, retain and engage older workers, according to ‘The Ageing Workforce – What’s Your Strategy?’ a report recently published by leading consultancy Talentsmoothie. This is despite estimations there will be 13.5 million job vacancies over the next 10 years, but only 7 million school and college leavers.

The report highlights a significant new demographic challenge for employers. Older workers are the main untapped source of hidden labour talent, but most organisations aren’t equipped to recruit and retain them. Talented and motivated mature workers have options. The over 50s have accounted for 85% of new business start-ups in the UK over the past two years. Without investment in finding out what interests and inspires this population, this valuable resource might walk out of the door.

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Management 2020

In 2013, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Management (APPGM) decided to investigate how management and leadership in the UK will need to change by 2020 to deliver sustainable economic growth.

The Commission on the Future of Management and Leadership was created with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) to pursue that inquiry, bringing together members of both Houses of Parliament, across the main parties, with leaders from a wide range of sectors.

The Commission considered evidence from academic experts, vibrant entrepreneurs, up-and-coming young managers and world-renowned business leaders alike.

The CMI conclusions are outlined in depth in this report.

Management 2020 – Leadership to unlock long-term growth

Labour Market Outlook – Summer 2015

The quarterly Labour Market Outlook provides a set of forward-looking labour market indicators, highlighting employers’ recruitment, redundancy and pay intentions.

The survey is based on responses from 931 employers, many of whom are drawn from the CIPD’s membership of around 140,000 professionals. To read the full report…


UK businesses turn to interim managers to drive business growth

UK businesses are increasingly turned to interim managers to help them drive growth, restructure and take advantage of better economic times. To find out more….

PWC: The outlook for the Entertainment & Media industry to 2016.

PWC predict the UK Entertainment & Media (E&M) sector will grow by 3.1% (CAGR) from 2012 – 2016 to a value of £63 billion. In the videos above they discuss the overall trends in the UK, and the issues facing companies in the broadcasting, publishing and advertising industries specifically.  They also highlight the key things companies need to be thinking about now to remain competitive in 2016. To read the full report and watch the videos click on the link


KPMG Media Tracker

Media Tracker is a new bi-annual report compiled with Markit which unveils potential significant impact on broadcasters as viewers’ habits change.

What lies ahead for the media consumer?

Featuring unique survey data from UK media companies, marketing executives and consumers, they draw upon the results of 1,500 UK households to illustrate key emerging trends in media consumption, as well as likely patterns of change on the horizon.

UK media sector tracker

The second section presents the headline UK media sector tracker, which aims to provide fresh media sector insight, from the perspective of UK marketing executives and private sector media companies.

Media sector job market trends

In the final section, they examine labour market trends in the media sector. Job security, income from employment, workplace activity and household finances are all benchmarked against those reported across the UK as a whole, through the past six years.

Key data from Media Tracker revealed:

  • Almost eight out of ten (77%) respondents had watched catch-up TV over the past month, with 18-24 year olds leading this trend (86% for the group)
  • Viewing behaviour is becoming dominated by a desire to control broadcasts, with 42% claiming they watch catch-up TV compared to 24% who watch programmes as they are broadcast
  • Televisions are the most common device for catch-up viewing at 53%, followed by desktops/laptops (33%), tablets (22%) and smartphones (10%)
  • Among 18-24 year olds, more than 50% opted to stream their favourite TV shows on their personal computers rather than watching it through a television set
  • One in five (21%) went further, claiming they do not have access to a television set.

Given the lack of reliable business cycle information currently available and the importance of media sector health to the wider UK creative industries, hopefully  this tracker can plug a vital information gap for industry participants and policymakers.



KPMG: More than medicine

The changing healthcare landscape

Strategies for success

  • Understand the customer and what they want
  • Reshape R&D to deliver greater shareholder value
  • Anticipate shifting powers in the wider healthcare ecosystem

Conclusion: Delivering value to tomorrow’s healthcare systems


Deloitte: Real World Evidence, Enabling the life sciences industry to transform patient care

This evidence enables R&D organisations to prioritise their pipeline investments more effectively, better understand underlying causes of disease and identify opportunities for indication expansion and business development. It allows commercial organisations to demonstrate the clinical and economic value of their products to payers, to deploy health solutions that truly integrate healthcare and therapeutics and to build new reimbursement mechanisms.


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