UK business struggling with worker shortages

Businesses in the UK are dealing with staff shortages in the workplace according to new research from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Tribunal highlights payment confusion for umbrella workers

A tribunal has ruled against a worker whose umbrella company had been making unauthorised deductions from their monthly salary.

Bill promises to eliminate qualification bias in job applications

The Employment (Application Requirements) Bill, designed to eliminate unnecessary requirements from job applications, has undergone a second reading in the House of Commons.

EasyJet targets empty-nesters in new recruitment campaign

Airline EasyJet is targeting over-45s in a new recruitment campaign designed to encourage people to pursue a new career as cabin crew.

Is your hiring process refugee friendly?

Nearly two thirds of refugees were studying or working before they came to the UK, according to the Nuffield Foundation. That’s why it is surprising they often struggle to find employment. Especially...

Exit interview insights are going to waste

Your organisation is leaking top talent assets through exit interviews.

Working mothers looking for new jobs as inflation spikes

More than half (55%) of working mothers in the UK have said they will look for new jobs in the next 12 months, according to research from employment support service Working Mums.

Umbrella firm accused of skimming money from contractors

Umbrella company Liquid Friday has been accused of skimming money from its contractors by independent worker advocacy site Contractor Voice.

Retired workers recruited back into the workforce

Almost three quarters (72%) of UK employers are looking to hire workers who retired during the pandemic, according to research from LinkedIn.

Candidates with convictions benefit from shift in employer attitude

UK employers are more likely to hire people with previous criminal convictions than they were a decade ago, according to research from Working Chance, an employment charity for women with convictions.

Vacancies fall as long-term sick hits record high

The number of job vacancies in the UK fell for a fourth consecutive quarter to 1.2 million according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Introverts are as important as extroverts for a successful business

Employers may be being misled by the power of a louder voice, or the notion that the traits of an extrovert such as being a natural-born leader, someone who is self-assured, or a decisive communicator...