What working parents want, London tops cybersecurity & US workers fake sick days

By October 21, 2022For Companies

Working with publishers around the world, connecting job seekers with open opportunities, our Amply network shares the real issues impacting the workforce right now. 

We’ve had a lot going on this week. On Payments, Cards and Mobile we take a look at what working parents want and need from their workplaces, and why it matters for retention. On The Next Web, London is in focus as Europe’s cybersecurity jobs capital and we delve into what a career here looks like. And on VentureBeat, America’s workplace absenteeism is in focus as we examine why 50% of U.S. workers have admitted to faking a sick day.

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What parents want from their workplaces

While conducting internal meetings over a game of pool or having fridges stocked full of free beer might have lured potential employees in the past, in-office perks are becoming increasingly irrelevant for working parents, especially those with very young children, writes Jobbio HQ’s newest recruit, content editor Aoibhinn Mc Bride, on Payments, Cards and Mobile.

Practical benefits like flexible working hours, paid parental leave and a culture that actively seeks to lighten the domestic load are proving to be more valuable, she says, pointing out that it leads to a happier, engaged and more productive workforce. 

Plus, having structures in place that appeal to working parents is becoming increasingly important for managing and retaining talent, as well as recruiting new employees who are seeking out roles that work for them and their families in more ways than one.

In the family way: paymentscardsandmobile.com/jobs

London emerges as the best city in Europe for cybersecurity professionals

There are multiple cities and regions across Europe where a cybersecurity professional can locate — or relocate — to nurture a flourishing career in this rapidly growing sector, writes Jobbio’s senior content manager, Kirstie McDermott, on The Next Web

To discover the continent’s leader, the United Nations Global Cyber Security Index offers sharp-eyed insight, and in Europe, it’s the UK which comes out on top with London being the leading cybersecurity city.

London’s long-term history in financial services has more recently transformed into an expertise in fintech. It’s now home to a burgeoning ecosystem of challenger banks, blockchain startups, and at least 26 fintech unicorns. With regulation and security top of mind, cybersecurity is baked-in.

That London Look: talent.thenextweb.com

Half of Americans fake sick days — so what’s the solution?

Almost 50% of Americans surveyed have admitted to faking a sick day at one point during their career, writes Jobbio contributor Aisling O’Toole on VentureBeat.

Reasons vary, but some of the more light-hearted excuses include attending a family event (29%), personal appointments (23%) and going on vacation (12%) but overall, employees taking sick days results in 1.5 million Americans, on average, missing work due to illness, real of otherwise, each month – costing the economy millions of dollars.

Perhaps it isn’t so surprising: Research shows that the U.S. ranks last in terms of the amount of paid time off it grants its workers — including bank holidays and vacation days — with the average worker entitled to only 10 days off per annum.

That’s sick: jobs.venturebeat.com

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