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How the pandemic has deepened existing inequality especially within employability

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Have you noticed a worsening in employability inequalities in your industry? The last 18 months have been transformative, the coronavirus crisis spearheaded intense change throughout society. From global lockdowns to the economic decline, we have faced unprecedented circumstances that have changed the world, potentially forever. Businesses rapidly adopted new ways of working to survive, such as remote working, new communication styles, new strategies and widespread behavioural change.

The rapid transformation has been positive for many. Working from home has provided the flexibility for people to re-enter the labour market. New emergent technologies have, in some cases, opened up employment geographically. The digital transformation undertaken by many businesses has provided more roles. However, for some, the pandemic worsened existing employability inequalities.

We first published a full article about the inequalities we have seen progress across employment during the pandemic is FE News. As industry experts, they welcome our thoughts on data trends and know the value of our insights.

Read the full article here.

If you would like to learn more about how the pandemic has further deepened inequalities in employability, you can delve more into the topic via our latest whitepaper here. We offer lots of useful insights for training providers to help them better engage learners and close the skills gap in the UK.

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