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12 months of 2021: November/December

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Can HR prevent employees from taking up a second job?

Despite the ongoing row over whether MPs should be allowed to hold second jobs, the activity is actually not as unusual across the wider economy as many people think.

2021 was the year of magic for HR

Do you believe in magic? I’m sorry in advance to anyone I bump into during the next few months as I will bore you to tears with just how fantastic and amazing the HR Excellence Awards 2021 were.

Labour market stays strong, but concerns rise over growing inactivity

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data for August to October this year shows that the labour market remains tight as employment increased and unemployment decreased over the...

Employers warned not to shirk responsibility for contractors

A majority (88%) of off-payroll contractors have been told by firms that they must work through an umbrella company, despite questions about their credibility.

Staffing crisis in social care worsens

The staffing crisis in the social care sector is set to deepen, as statistics show a loss of up to 70,000 workers across the sector in the six months to November.

Record wages for seasonal staff set to climb higher

Companies are paying record-high wages to secure seasonal staff this Christmas, yet may have to pay even more as vacancies lie open.

The evolution of the interview

The past two years have been anything but normal for recruitment. From video calls and virtual onboarding to online applications and remote working, HR teams need to adapt rapidly to the changes and...

Work the most secure it has been in a decade, CIPD finds

Work has become more secure over the past decade despite the impact of the pandemic.

Hardest hit sectors have not benefitted from COVID job hopping

Though job-to-job moves hit a record high in 2021, industries that struggled in the pandemic, like hospitality and leisure, have not benefitted from the reallocation of labour.

Canning of HS2 leg threatens jobs

The government's announcement not to build a high-speed link between Leeds and Manchester could see thousands of planned jobs in the region come under threat, according to local experts.

Diversity and inclusion policies lack data on return on investment

Having a diversity and inclusion policy is the least effective D&I initiative when it comes to providing any information about return on investment (ROI).

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