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Catch up with our blog to find out what the Futures team have been up to, as well as to read articles on key trends, press releases, industry analysis, case studies and more.

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Industries predicted to boom post Covid-19

November 17th, 2020

Coronavirus has had a huge effect on the economy, with many businesses struggling due to the financial impact that isolation and lockdown has had across the globe. However, there are some sectors that have seen a surge in profits and overall business because of the pandemic, with an increase in demand in certain industries from both a public and business perspective due to new regulations. Here are some of the industries that are predicted to continue revelling in success after the pandemic.

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Announcing Our New Charity Partnership with Leeds Mind

October 8th, 2020

This Saturday the 10th October, marks World Mental Health Day, a day that aims to raise awareness and open conversation on mental health issues internationally. We are thrilled today to announce that we’ve chosen Leeds Mind as our annual partner charity. Mental Health is an issue that is relatable for all and one that is extremely important to all of us here at Futures as we work in a central people industry in such tough and uncertain times.

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Regeneration & Economic Recovery – project resources

September 22nd, 2020

COVID-19 has both highlighted and heightened the need for change in many areas, economic development and regeneration for city centres and high streets being one of them. Local Authorities across the UK now have a huge role to play in order to support local businesses, build new visions for city centres and transform local economies to be more robust. Bridging the gap between socio-economic and physical regeneration has never been more important, and in order to happen, it requires place-based specialists to provide an agile, innovative and diverse approach.

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Embracing Adaptability

September 9th, 2020

Overcoming obstacles that arise because of change is something that we have all had plenty of practice with in 2020. It will come as no surprise that being an adaptable member of your team is now a highly sought after ‘skill’ in the workplace. So what exactly is adaptability anyway? How do we showcase it? The key to adaptability is being able to handle change, and handle it well. Think resilience… It’s all about being that person that bounces back with a smile and a plan ‘B’, when things might not go exactly as planned.

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Remote recruiting: Top tips to conduct a successful video interview

September 2nd, 2020

It’s been a tough old year so far and as we adapt to the changes that the pandemic has had on the business world, more professionals are settling in to a new working routine. With some companies back to business as usual from the office, others operating from home, or a combination of the two, one thing that is clear is that video calls for both meetings and interviews will be an option that we still see moving forward.

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