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Jul 5, 2022

With job vacancies at record levels, wages on the rise after having been stalled for many years and the so-called great resignation underway, workers face a labour market changed beyond recognition by the pandemic and other forces. The workplace learning industry in particular is a volatile place, with digital learning having taken a big step forward during the pandemic.
John talks to Nick Jones, co-founder of Blue Eskimo, a specialist recruiter for the sector. The balance of power between employers and workers has definitely shifted with all these changes – but to what extent is this a temporary blip, or a more permanent transformation of the landscape?
  • 2:50 - Blue Eskimo
  • 4:12 - Hot Take on the 'Great Resignation'
  • 9:50 - Current state of the Labour market
  • 11:59 - Adjusting to 'Home-Based Jobs'
  • 18:48 - Importance of digital skills in L&D
  • 22:49 - Employer/Employee Power Balance
  • 26:07 - Advice for developing a career in learning
  • 34:19 - Advice for attracting the best staff
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