The government has been urged to give regional economies in the UK greater autonomy over skills and employment in order to create grassroots recovery strategies following the pandemic.
The UK government’s extension to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) has come as a welcome relief for many employers as the country faces its second national lockdown.
Hiring has reportedly returned to pre-pandemic levels, but it is not set to improve at a rate that will offset the nation’s rising unemployment.
Half of employers would not employ a neurodivergent person as they would be ‘uncomfortable’ employing or line managing someone with a neurological difference.
The coronavirus pandemic has reportedly had the biggest impact on young people, especially those from a deprived background, as their education and job prospects have been largely affected.
Thousands of disabled employees have lost their jobs in the past year due to coronavirus, leading to calls for immediate government intervention.
Amendments to the Job Support Scheme (JSS) aim to support businesses in need of more financial aid but HR professionals aren’t so sure it will go far enough.
Even in a hugely disrupted jobs market, firms are still hiring – and many people are joining a company without meeting their new colleagues in person.
?Less than a quarter (23%) of UK employers go beyond basic legislative requirements on diversity when it comes to recruitment and selection of senior level roles.
HR professionals will be working on average 22 days of overtime due to the workload of processing redundancies over the winter.