Talent

Ex-offenders a “massive untapped resource” in talent crisis

Employers are losing out on a huge talent pool by not considering people with criminal records for employment.

Care sector vacancies soar, while applications slump

Poor morale and concerns over mandatory vaccinations mean that the care sector is struggling to keep roles filled.

Amazon: new legal challenge could cost firm £140 million

Law firm Leigh Day has launched a potentially £140 million compensation claim on behalf of Amazon drivers working as 'delivery service partners'.

Life after furlough: are government job schemes enough?

With the furlough scheme having now come to an end, the government has announced additional support for employers in the form of an extension to the Plan for Jobs. Moving forward, it will be down to...

Webinar: The great fight for talent

A huge wave of change has hit the job market. Flooded with candidates and new opportunities, businesses can’t hire or fill talent gaps fast enough, as reported by Emma Greedy.

Majority of businesses struggling to recruit specialist skills

Almost two thirds (63%) of business leaders have said they are struggling to recruit as candidates lack the specialist skills and relevant experience they need.

Ageism blocking benefits of an intergenerational workforce

A wave of over 50s made redundant at the end of the furlough scheme might see themselves locked out of work by ageism in the recruitment process, the Centre for Ageing Better has warned.

The Body Shop to recruit on first-come first-serve basis

The Body Shop is launching a new policy for recruiting candidates offering roles on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of background, and without any interview or CV required.

Talent war boosts maternity and parental leave packages

A majority (79%) of employers now offer enhanced maternity pay, compared with 57% in 2017, according to a new poll.

New visas announced to address labour shortages

With the public furore growing as quickly as the petrol pumps dried up, the government has been quick to act in response to the shortage of HGV drivers that has crippled the UK. It has been announced...

Fight for talent drives higher pay increases

Half of UK employers (50%) are looking to award higher pay increases to staff in 2022 compared with 2021.

Employers failing to use data for future workforce planning

Less than half (46%) of employers use data to identify skills gaps in their organisation, according to a new report by the CIPD and Omni.

Talent