NHS Employ-Ability is a Harlow based charity that are trying to swing the balance of power to good during the pandemic. This is our story of how we have worked with local employers to help people living with mental health illness to get into and retain work in Essex and beyond.
On 7 October 2021, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported that an estimated 1.1 million people in the UK were experiencing self-reported long COVID. Of those, 831,000 had (or suspected they had) COVID-19 for at least 12 weeks previously, and 405,000 at least one year previously.
As businesses grow in confidence and begin to recruit for new and vacant positions, there has scarcely been a better time to secure a new role, according to a report by specialist recruiter Robert Half.
It’s the 1st of September 2020. The world is six months into the worst pandemic it has witnessed in over 100 years. The UK has been in a total lockdown for the last three months and after a brief period of semi-freedom, we were about to be plunged into lockdown once again.
With summer ending, many of us will be starting to look back on the last year and its lessons. All being well, the new year will be the first ‘normal’ year of business since 2019, giving leaders space to build the learnings of the pandemic into their work.