Candidate availability rises for first time in two years

The latest Report on Jobs from KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has found candidate availability, for both permanent and temporary roles, has risen for the first time since...

A third of autistic people say recruitment most difficult part of their career

Traditional recruitment involves unwritten social rules which are a barrier for autistic candidates, a new report has found.

Real inclusivity for the neurodivergent workforce starts at school

HR has made considerable strides in creating genuinely inclusive workplaces but if we stand back and wait to welcome the neurodiverse into our businesses, it will be too little, too late. The only way...

Just Eat employees forced to take up gig economy model

Takeaway delivery company Just Eat has announced it will be reorganising jobs in the UK, cutting back the employment rights of its couriers.

Half of businesses ghosting job applicants

Almost half (44%) of businesses do not reply to candidates within four weeks of receiving their job application, according to research from Resource Solutions. The study also found that 95% of job...

Budget must get all ages involved in work, CIPD warns

Nearly a million (913,000) young people have been lost from the labour market over the last 30 years, according to CIPD analysis released today.

Five ways to embrace new inclusive apprenticeship recruitment opportunities

More doors than ever have been opened by the latest ESFA apprenticeship funding rules, cementing opportunities for asylum seekers and opening up apprenticeships to qualifying prisoners, wishing to...

Employers filling rising job demand with temps

Demand for workers remains high in the UK economy, though vacancies are increasingly being filled by temporary workers as companies hesitate to take on permanent staff.

Most employers would consider hiring ex-offenders in 2023

Six in 10 employers have said they would consider hiring ex-offenders this year, according to new research.

UK employees worked £26 billion in unpaid overtime in 2022

British employers claimed £26 billion worth of free labour in 2022 from workers doing unpaid overtime, according to analysis published today (24 February).

Why the internal communications function is essential to retaining talent

Business priorities have evolved frequently and rapidly over the past few decades. However, this has proved even more tangible in the last five years, with the Covid-19 pandemic acting as a...

Recruiters losing talent through slow right to work checks

Nearly half of recruiters (46%) say their right to work (RtW) checks take more than a week to perform, according to research by digital RtW check provider TrustID.