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HR one of the happiest jobs in the UK

HR jobs have been found to be among the happiest and best paid roles in the UK.

Barty retirement should inspire young workers to chase dreams

Ashleigh Barty's retirement from tennis at 25 shocked the world – but others could learn from the courage it take to quit at the top of your game.

Under appreciated young workers on brink of exodus

Half of young workers (49%) aged 18-34 say they are planning to quit their jobs in the next 12 months due to pandemic working conditions, according to a new report commissioned by HR software...

How can employers champion single mothers?

There are 1.8 million single parents in the UK, the vast majority of whom (nine out of 10) are women. Almost all are in work or want to work, and pre-pandemic single-parent employment hit record...

Women drive sharp rise in temporary work

The number of temporary workers has shot up in the past two years as workers seek flexible working arrangements.

Rising cost of job ads calls for a recruitment rethink

Headlines are all about rising costs at the moment. It’s not just food, fuel and heating. It’s affecting recruitment advertising too.

Businesses keen to employ refugees but need support

Refugees can play a key part in relieving the skills shortage, and would benefit greatly from employment. But are employers ready and able?

Bouncing back – Boris' jobs boom miracle

The accusation that, while the UK was under COVID restrictions, Downing Street hosted multiple drinks parties and a birthday party for the PM is toxic for Boris Johnson.

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Putting a price tag on the Great Resignation

While we’ve been talking about the global resignation crisis anecdotally, we now have figures that reveal the scale of the emergency.

HR in 2022: taking stock of 2021

2022 will no doubt reprise many of the challenges of 2021, with tight talent markets and office plans upended again. The third year of the pandemic, however, will be more than a replay.

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Great Resignation vs staff shortages, part two

The latest skirmish in the UK's war for staff has seen huge numbers of employees up sticks to seek out new roles, meaning HR must fight harder than ever – and creativity will be key, says Beau...

HR consultancy to boom in 2022

A first of its kind survey of independent HR firms revealed that nine in 10 (93%) expect to grow their business within the next 12 months.