Job market

Furlough numbers increase despite scheme's April deadline

Tighter and extended lockdown restrictions have meant the number of employees on furlough rose by 700,000 in January this year, despite the scheme's currently scheduled end on 30 April 2021.

Older workers’ employability is an HRD responsibility, part one

While people are working longer and longer, there is a perception that older workers are less able to move between jobs than younger cohorts, and HR needs to address that, finds Silvia Dello Russo.

Employees quitting jobs due to lack of promotions

A lack of promotions due to the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on the job market is leading to employees quitting their jobs.

How can businesses make the most of apprenticeships?

Young people and businesses can mutually benefit from apprenticeships – but how can businesses attract and recruit this valuable talent pool?

Unemployment in industrial cities intensifies as coronavirus pandemic continues

The COVID-19 pandemic has wiped out a decade’s worth of progress in reducing unemployment in the UK’s industrial cities, according to a new report.

Jobseekers face onslaught of rejections during the coronavirus pandemic

The average jobseeker unsuccessfully applied for 16 different roles over the past 12 months, according to a new BT survey.

Businesses have a key role to play in tackling the youth unemployment crisis

COVID-19 has exacerbated unemployment and social exclusion among young people who are facing an increasingly disrupted and challenging jobs market.

CIPD Scotland calls for new initiatives to tackle nation’s long-term skills challenges

CIPD Scotland has called for a reform of Scotland’s skills system and further employer incentives to tackle shortages and aid the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID causing career lockdown for young people

Young people across the UK are reportedly the most anxious about the impact COVID-19 has had, and is having, on their career prospects, according to new research from business supplies company Sharp.

HR calls for certainty on job support measures ahead of March Budget

Employers need a more long-term plan for job protection if HR is to efficiently adapt to the nation’s third lockdown, says the CIPD.

Third lockdown pushes workplace inequalities to brink

As many non-essential businesses are facing further closures into mid-February, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new £4.6 billion support package for employers including one-off top up grants of...

Coronavirus pandemic saw 30,000 lose their jobs in hospitality last year

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a 163% rise in restaurant job losses in the UK in 2020 and will make for a challenging start to the year for HR.