Recruitment

CIPD calls for urgent measures to plug skills shortages

UK skills shortages predate the pandemic and require a change of strategy, according to the CIPD.

Skills gap risks locking young people out of jobs

A surge in the number of young people in full-time education has slashed the number looking for work and is leaving them without the skills to join the workforce, according to a new study.

Is TikTok a useful tool in the hunt for young talent?

While 94% of recruiters use social media for their jobs, only 39% of all employers use social media for recruiting and hiring.

Ex-offenders a “massive untapped resource” in talent crisis

Employers are losing out on a huge talent pool by not considering people with criminal records for employment.

Care sector vacancies soar, while applications slump

Poor morale and concerns over mandatory vaccinations mean that the care sector is struggling to keep roles filled.

Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a potentially £140 million compensation claim on behalf of Amazon drivers working as 'delivery service partners'.

UK faces labour shortage: what can employers do to manage?

The UK now has the lowest ratio of unemployed people to vacancies since records began in 1971.

Key steps for HR as dust settles post off-payroll

We learned from the Department for Transport’s (DfT) latest annual accounts that Network Rail is hiring 79% of contractors on an outside IR35 basis.

Black grads need backing, not just recruitment

Employers cannot encourage racial equality merely by hiring young black people and hoping for the best.

Life after furlough: are government job schemes enough?

With the furlough scheme having now come to an end, the government has announced additional support for employers in the form of an extension to the Plan for Jobs. Moving forward, it will be down to...

Webinar: The great fight for talent

A huge wave of change has hit the job market. Flooded with candidates and new opportunities, businesses can’t hire or fill talent gaps fast enough, as reported by Emma Greedy.

Party Conference Roundup 2021: what HR needs to know

This year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences have now come to an end. Back to in-person events for the first time in almost two years, the two parties set out their competing visions for a...

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