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Coronavirus response gives opportunity for HR to become heroes

Coronavirus has allowed HR to step up and become ‘heroes’ of an organisation, according to global research analyst Josh Bersin.

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Investing in infrastructure could create more than a million jobs, says TUC

?Fast tracking spend on projects such as broadband networks, green technology, transport and housing could create 1.2 million jobs by 2022, according to a new report by the Trade Union Congress (TUC).

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Employers confident in recruitment and retention due to coronavirus

Employers do not expect problems with recruiting and retaining people in the next months due to coronavirus shaking the job market

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Freedom of choice to prevail in post-COVID-19 work styles

Employees will want more freedom in where they choose to work following the coronavirus pandemic

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Disadvantaged areas see disproportionate amount of job seekers per vacancy

Twenty unemployed people are chasing every vacancy in disadvantaged areas of the UK, up from around four people per vacancy before the coronavirus hit.

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Eco-conscious workers opting for less business travel

Nearly half of UK workers (48%) want to reduce their business travel due to environmental concerns.

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Scottish employees frequently going to work when ill

Over half (55%) of Scottish employees go to work despite not feeling well enough, according to CIPD Scotland.

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UK job postings rise slowly

Job postings in the UK have risen slowly over the past four weeks to almost 963,000 in the first week of June.

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New ONS figures reveal large UK job losses during coronavirus pandemic

The number of workers on UK payroll has reduced by more than 612,000 between March and May as impacts of the coronavirus pandemic set in.

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Companies warned of mistakes when making furlough claims to HMRC

Companies need to be careful not to make mistakes when submitting furlough claims to HMRC, law firm Wright Hassall has warned.

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Emotional intelligence to have upper hand in post-COVID-19 recruitment

Hiring managers will need to start promoting and recruiting workers for their emotional intelligence, not just technical ability, as we move towards a post-coronavirus culture

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Economy needs to level up at “supersonic speed” to protect vulnerable

The UK's economy needs to level up at “supersonic speed” to protect the most vulnerable by keeping jobs intact, according to chief executive of Public Health England Duncan Selbie

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