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Businesses have a key role to play in tackling the youth unemployment crisis

COVID-19 has exacerbated unemployment and social exclusion among young people who are facing an increasingly disrupted and challenging jobs market.

CIPD Scotland calls for new initiatives to tackle nation’s long-term skills challenges

CIPD Scotland has called for a reform of Scotland’s skills system and further employer incentives to tackle shortages and aid the country’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

COVID causing career lockdown for young people

Young people across the UK are reportedly the most anxious about the impact COVID-19 has had, and is having, on their career prospects, according to new research from business supplies company Sharp.

HR calls for certainty on job support measures ahead of March Budget

Employers need a more long-term plan for job protection if HR is to efficiently adapt to the nation’s third lockdown, says the CIPD.

Coronavirus pandemic saw 30,000 lose their jobs in hospitality last year

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven a 163% rise in restaurant job losses in the UK in 2020 and will make for a challenging start to the year for HR.

Third lockdown pushes workplace inequalities to brink

As many non-essential businesses are facing further closures into mid-February, chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a new £4.6 billion support package for employers including one-off top up grants of...

Leadership skills most in demand in early 2021 job market

Leadership skills such as coaching, onboarding and decision-making are the top of employers’ wish lists for 2021.

What HR needs to know: GDPR and AI

Complete transparency about how your AI technology works, whatever the process, is essential. Without it, employers can run into GDPR challenges and lose the trust and buy-in of colleagues. An...

Business hiring confidence recovered in early December

Employers became more confident in their ability to hire new staff over the past month despite the onset of more COVID-19 restrictions and growing concern over a no-deal Brexit.

HR internships among lowest paid in the UK

With an average salary of £1,380 a month, HR internships have ranked fifth in the lowest paid internships in the UK, which could risk turning top talent away from the profession.

Creating a net-zero ready workforce

?We are increasingly hearing about organisations that are purpose-led. With vision, mission and brand statements, companies are wearing their hearts on their sleeves and talking about more than...

COVID-19 vaccine will slow business uptake of the Job Retention Scheme

The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) will continue to be a lifeline for some businesses in 2021, however fewer HR leaders will be using the scheme in the new year thanks to optimism around the coronavirus...

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