The spending review: what does it mean for HR?

In yesterday’s Spending Review chancellor Rishi Sunak told the House of Commons that the government will accept a recommendation from the Low Pay Commission to increase the National Living Wage (NLW)...

Coronavirus pandemic reduces unemployment stigma

Nearly half (47%) of HR professionals believe stigma surrounding unemployment has reduced since the coronavirus pandemic started, according to new research.

Hot topic: How HR can prepare for a Brexit job shock, part one

Since March, the spread of COVID-19 and resulting national lockdowns have led to significant job losses around the country. However, a no-deal Brexit could lead to even more.

Internal hiring up 20% since COVID-19

Companies are increasingly looking inwards for talent since the outbreak of coronavirus, according to new data from LinkedIn.

Millions of workers to miss out on government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee

Millions of workers who would benefit the most from the government's Lifetime Skills Guarantee (LSG) would currently miss out when it is launched in 2021, according to a new report.

Decarbonising of Northern homes could create 77,000 new green jobs

The addition of new green technology on homes in the North of England could create 77,000 new jobs in the region and 111,000 supply chain jobs across the UK by 2035, according to research from...

Building critical skills is HR leaders’ priority for 2021

Building critical skills and competencies will be HR leaders’ number one priority next year, according to a new survey from Gartner.

Graduate job vacancies decrease significantly in 2020

The number of graduate jobs has dropped by 12% in 2020 with the majority of employers anticipating further decline next year, according to the Institute of Student Employers (ISE).

More stability in sight for employment, reports CIPD

Improvements to recruitment activity and a decrease in employers’ redundancy intentions have started to slow the pace of declining job prospects.

Extension of employee furlough scheme – what does it mean for businesses and what’s next?

The extension of the furlough scheme until the end of March 2021 provides businesses with a welcome degree of longer-term certainty regarding government support for employees; but how effectively will...

New immigration system could exclude two thirds of EU workers

The skilled worker visa under the UK’s new immigration system could make future recruitment from the EU much harder than before and mean some sectors will struggle to recruit.

Call for further education for furloughed workers

Furloughed workers who lose their jobs are less likely to have higher-level qualifications than the general population, impacting their search for new job opportunities.