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Employers face shortages as candidate numbers fall

Hywel Roberts, 06 Jun 2014

The number of candidates available to employers has fallen every month in 2014, according to the latest...


Employers have "forgotten" how to recruit young people, says UKCES CEO

Hywel Roberts, 05 Jun 2014

Many businesses are no longer ready hire and develop young people, UK Commission for Employment and Skills...


Hot topic: Is the public sector struggling to find top talent?

Louise Tibbert, 05 Jun 2014

A recent CIPD survey highlighted a skills shortage in the public sector, with 53% of organisations reporting...

More women than ever in employment, says report

Hywel Roberts, 04 Jun 2014

The number of women in employment in the UK is higher than ever, with 14.1 million female employees working...

Companies considering rehiring retirees to plug skills gaps

Hywel Roberts, 04 Jun 2014

An increasing skills deficit is forcing companies into "radical" recruitment strategies, including trying...

Rise in temporary workers set to continue

Hywel Roberts, 30 May 2014

The growth of temporary workers is six-times higher than total UK employment growth, a survey of hiring...

Government should only deal with diverse employers, says BITC's Sandra Kerr

Hywel Roberts, 29 May 2014

The Government could use its spending power to encourage employers to take diversity seriously, according...

Gen Y attitude to work marks shift in values, says London Business School

Hywel Roberts, 28 May 2014

Ninety percent of Generation Y employees do not intend to stay with any given employer for more than...

Graduate vacancies up, quality of applications poor

Hywel Roberts, 28 May 2014

The number of graduate vacancies in the UK has increased by 37% year-on-year, with 15,732 entry-level...

Firms urged to revise attitude on retirement

HR Editorial, 27 May 2014

As the population lives longer and retirement ages increase, companies should not dismiss older workers....

Five reasons to ban the box

Arvind Hickman, 23 May 2014

Business in the Community's Ban the Box campaign aims to level the playing field for jobseekers with...

How to recruit a 'purple squirrel'

David Dumeresque, 23 May 2014

Recruitment managers are increasingly looking to hire the ultimate game changer, the supreme innovator...

Business must not be complacent, despite fall in NEET figures

Hywel Roberts, 23 May 2014

A generation of lost talent is still threatening the future of the UK economy, despite a fall in the...

Sharp rise in false education claims on CVs

Hywel Roberts, 21 May 2014

The number of CVs with inaccurate details about applicants’ education has increased by more than a...

Hot topic: youth unemployment and a lost generation, part 2

Lizzie Crowley, 21 May 2014

In part two of this discussion, Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes at the Work Foundation...

Hot topic: is youth unemployment scarring a generation?

Tanith Dodge, 20 May 2014

A recent House of Lords committee claimed that high levels of youth unemployment is creating a ‘scarred’...

Hiring restricted by skills shortage

Hywel Roberts, 20 May 2014

Concerns about a lack of available talent are holding back UK employers looking to expand, according...

SMEs five times more likely to hire than large corporates

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Small employers are almost five times more likely to increase their workforce in the next quarter than...

Scotland and Wales lead increase in graduate vacancies

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Graduate vacancies have risen by 11% compared to this time last year, with Scotland, the East Midlands...

Public sector employers struggling to fill roles and retain talent

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Public sector organisations are increasingly having to fend off private sector companies looking to hire...

In this issue: December 2014
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Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

Out of juice: The digital onslaught and wellbeing

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