Back to school!
Welcome to our September ‘back to school’ newsletter. The Prism team and I have seen a more ‘back to normal’ and busier state of affairs in the hiring market, seemingly aligning with the return of children to our schools. Generally, we have seen businesses and our customers having a more definitive, albeit slightly reduced (in general terms), hiring plan for Q3 of 2020. We continue to see hiring spikes in the e-commerce, boutique financial services, medical and fintech industries.
Whilst our clients are generally continuing to hire, it must be said that there continues to be great uncertainty around the direction of where their hires will be based. We are seeing organisations continue to reduce their office space, or in some cases, close their offices entirely as they shift to home remote working.
September’s government announcements to urge, those who can, to work from home again cannot be helpful for the UK’s towns and cities and the economies that rely upon them to be full!
Prism continue to support our commercial offices and local businesses with 90% of us being back in the office since July. It is fair to say though I think, that for most industries, the work from home tendency will likely remain a much more permanent feature.
In this month’s newsletter, we take a detailed look at our ‘work from home survey’ which was completed both at the beginning and end of lockdown. The full report is available below.
Positive news this month has seen Pret’s ingenious offer of (almost) limitless monthly drinks for a £20 subscription and Uber’s (positive for most) legal win to remain in London.
I hope you had a good September and I look forward to catching up with you next month.
Prism Digital Founder & Director