Hiring freezes on horizon as UK economy set to shrink in 2023

UK employers are looking at a range of cost-cutting measures due to continued economic uncertainty.

Work first approach to Universal Credit costing employers

The Universal Credit (UC) system is unnecessarily costly to employers, according to a new report from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU).

Students turning to micro-credentials to boost education and land jobs

Students and graduates are turning to online skills certifications to boost their CVs and win jobs they might not otherwise be qualified for, according to research published today (1 February).

Less than a quarter of disabled people would disclose disability during hiring process

Less than a quarter (23%) of disabled people would disclose their disability in a job application raising fears that not enough is being done to include these workers.

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Job scams accelerate in January

January reporting of job scams is already 66% ahead of December 2022’s total, sparking worries this rise could exacerbate recruitment struggles and stress-test hiring processes.

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Why using RPO can help your talent acquisition to thrive

Post covid the job market has changed beyond all recognition, leading to a ‘perfect storm’ for those looking to locate the best talent. We look at how RPO (recruitment process outsourcing) could offer...

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Digital skills scheme for veterans backed by Capita and Fujitsu

Capita, Northrop Grumman, Atos, Leonardo UK, Fujitsu and Leidos have joined 15,000 Futures, an initiative to help ex-forces personnel find tech jobs after leaving the military.

Employees' second jobs putting employers at risk

Employers are worried they are being exposed to risks through employees’ second jobs, according to research.

Gender diversity leaps at Zurich after all vacancies made part-time

Zurich UK has seen a fivefold increase in the number of female part-time hires since it started offering all roles on a part-time or flexible basis in 2019.

Social media in workplace investigations

It can be tempting for HR to police employees’ social media, but there is a better approach.

Recession fears might worsen talent shortage, says REC

Workers and employers in the UK remain cautious as recession and a tightening of the labour market look set to continue in 2023, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the Recruitment and...

Government to boost careers advice in schools

The government has announced a new careers programme for primary schools in disadvantaged areas that seeks to strengthen the link between employers and future candidates.