Businesses increasingly use temps to support recovery

Employers are increasingly turning to temporary staff as they try to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

UK job adverts reach post-lockdown high

Job postings in the UK have reached their highest level since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

CIPD calls for further government support after furlough scheme ends

The CIPD is calling for the government to provide further support after the government’s Job Retention Scheme (JRS) winds up at the end of October.

AI in the workplace is a diversity issue HR needs to take control of

HR needs to have a seat at the table when it comes to employers’ use of artificial intelligence (AI) and automation, according to senior associate at Fieldfisher David Lorimer.

Employers consider next steps as UK enters recession

Employers are now bracing themselves for the true scale of redundancy and a turbulent job market following the news that the UK has officially entered into a recession fuelled by the coronavirus...

Protection from employee competition in the new normal

As lockdown is winding down and the economy is restarting, employers should be on the lookout for unlawful employee competition activity.

Redundancies expected to increase in next quarter, CIPD says

One in three organisations expect to cut jobs in the third quarter of 2020, according to new research from the CIPD and Adecco Group.

Furlough scheme masks true scale of UK unemployment rate

?The number of employees on UK payrolls in July 2020 was down an estimated 730,000 compared to March, according to the ONS labour market overview for August 2020.

Human mobility is at a standstill, and it may never be the same

The 2020 coronavirus pandemic has disrupted every aspect of human life in recent months, including bringing all forms of human mobility to a complete standstill – from walking to the shop, to...

Slow career progression will have compounding effect on post-pandemic job market

The speed of job progression for young employees has gradually been slowing since the 1950s.

Remote onboarding: five tips for the perfect virtual welcome

The whole process of onboarding has been thrown a curve ball by COVID-19. Where remote onboarding used to be rare, many companies now have to do it. And in a post-COVID environment virtual onboarding...

Hot topic: Pandemic interventions for employers from the UK government, part two

?In early July, Rishi Sunak announced his plan for jobs which will provide financial support to the under-25s, one of the hardest-hit demographics of the pandemic. In the so-called 'mini-budget,' the...