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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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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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Why now is the best time to hire talent…

July 16th, 2020

We are in the midst of witnessing a global pandemic. Covid-19 is having a substantial impact on our economy, reshaping businesses and altering mindsets across the globe. However with crisis also comes opportunity, and in order to survive in this new landscape, business owners need to focus energy on the major opportunity this creates to hire talented candidates across the UK who may be struggling to find new opportunities or keep their existing role.

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Build Build Build

July 7th, 2020

The government recently announced what it described as the “most radical reforms to our planning system since the Second World War”.

New regulations will give greater freedom for buildings and land in town centres to change use without planning permission and create new homes from the regeneration of vacant and redundant buildings.

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Will UK Manufacturing Change After COVID-19?

July 2nd, 2020

We live in unprecedented times. Never before have we seen a global business shutdown at a scale anything like this. For months now, while COVID-19 has continued to ravage its way across the world, we have watched as businesses across sectors and industries struggle, be set back, and sometimes fail. In the UK, we’ve been under lockdown for a few months now, and we’ve seen businesses up and down the country struggle to deal with the restrictions of the pandemic. But for British manufacturing, things have been very interesting indeed.

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Recruitment In A Post Coronavirus Lockdown World

June 8th, 2020

Here at Futures, we’ve thought a lot about the Covid-19 crisis. From the significant changes to recruitment businesses to the more human impact of how people are coping during this uncertain time. We’ve extensively covered how to ensure a successful recruitment process during the lockdown… but what about after the nationwide lockdown? What recruitment practices will we keep from this, which ones will we ditch and how will open positions be filled by the top talent that is nervous to change jobs in such fraught times.

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