Regions need more control over skills and employment

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.

Furlough scheme extension: is it too late to save jobs in a second lockdown?

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 rise unlikely to offset rising unemployment

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.

Greater understanding of neurodivergent employees needed

Half of employers would not employ a neurodivergent person as they would be ‘uncomfortable’ employing or line managing someone with a neurological difference.

Generation Covid in need of more educational support

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.

HR is on the brink of a paradigm shift

?This year has presented some incredible challenges, with HR and business leaders worldwide needing to step up to navigate this turbulent time.

Concerning disability unemployment rate needs urgent government action

Thousands of disabled employees have lost their jobs in the past year due to coronavirus, leading to calls for immediate government intervention.

HR concerned latest amendments to job support scheme isn’t enough to save jobs

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.

Is it time to re-think the recruitment process?

It’s been a stressful time for HR. Since the announcement of lockdown back in March, the profession has had to switch its workforce to remote working practically overnight, place employees on...

Bridging the social distance divide: onboarding in the COVID era

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.

Employers not doing enough to encourage senior level diversity

?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.

Coronavirus redundancies create 22 days overtime for HR teams

HR professionals will be working on average 22 days of overtime due to the workload of processing redundancies over the winter.