Dan Cave

Job scams accelerate in January

January reporting of job scams is already 66% ahead of December 2022’s total, sparking worries this rise could exacerbate recruitment struggles and stress-test hiring processes.


Government cracks down on illegal working

An almost 10% rise in government visits to identify illegal working should remind employers to tighten recruitment processes and understand risks in this area say legal experts.


McKinsey calls for better socioeconomic representation to boost economy

McKinsey is calling on other firms to kickstart their social mobility agendas — by highlighting links to how better socioeconomic diversity benefits businesses and the wider economy.


Employers to step in as menopause rejected as a protected characteristic

The UK government's rejection of calls to add menopause protections to the Equality Act shouldn’t stop businesses from creating their own policies, say women’s rights advocates and HR experts.


Layoff alternatives called for as tech sector redundancies hit 200,000

With Google, Microsoft and Spotify the latest technology companies to announce redundancy plans, HR and legal experts are calling on businesses to consider other options and good processes.


Davos 2023 roundup: HR took central role at the World Economic Forum

The central role HR had at Davos 2023 shows the function is under increased pressure to help solve global social, political and climate issues, say HR experts.


Should we increase the minimum wage?

With the value of UK workers’ wages falling, what is hindering employers from increasing employee pay?


Graduate recruitment predicted to withstand recession

Recruitment experts do not expect graduate recruitment to halt off despite the economy edging towards a recession.


The jobs most likely to bear the brunt of a 2022 recession

ONS labour market data this week showed that open vacancies were dropping at a rate not seen since 2020 with the employment rate hitting 3.6%, the lowest percentage since 1974. Experts have warned...


What HR needs to know about October’s digital right to work check changes

From 1 October this year, right to work checks will permanently change meaning employers will only be able to hire applicants by meeting them face-to-face or using ID validation technology to check...


Cryptocurrency fraud sparks concerns over adoption of new tech

A headline-making workplace cryptocurrency fraud has reignited debate on how far employer policies should change to guard against the impact of evolving technologies at work.


HR to support employees despite energy cost cap

Last week, prime minister Liz Truss announced a cost of living support package which included capping typical annual household energy bills at £2,500 for the next two years.