Job ad for “underclass” applicants deemed “disturbing”

Commentators have criticised a job advert that invited applicants from “working-class, benefit class, criminal class and/or underclass” backgrounds.

Time taken to fill vacancies rose in April

The amount of time employers took to fill roles rose from 35.6 days in March to 39 days on average in April 2024, the latest Job Market Report from hiring platform Adzuna showed.

“Sluggish” labour market could stunt long-term growth

Employment decreased while real wage growth increased in the last quarter, the latest labour market data from the Office of National Statistics has shown.

45% of candidates are ghosted by recruiters, research suggests

Just under half (45%) of job candidates have been ghosted after an initial conversation with a recruiter, a report from hiring platform Greenhouse has revealed.

Decline in recruitment slows as candidate availability surges

Recruitment continued to fall in April but at a slower rate than in previous months, the latest report by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed.

Three quarters of employers used flexible contracts in 2023

Three quarters (75%) of employers used some form of flexible contract at some point in 2023, and half (48%) of those employers planned to increase use of flexible contracts over the next five years, a...

How to address the escalating challenge of job scams

How people come to find jobs has fundamentally changed. It has become much more digitalised, increasing accessibility and creating more opportunities. But this has come at a cost. It’s made it easier...

Hiring ex-offenders: new guidance published by CIPD Trust

The CIPD Trust has today published guidance for employers to recruit, employ and retain people with convictions or lived experience with the criminal justice system.

Sustainability job ads surge

The number of sustainability-related job postings grew by 116% from 2019 to 2024, data from the job posting platform Indeed has showed.

False references: How concerned should employers be?

References are an essential part of the pre-employment screening process for all companies. As HR professionals will attest, as well as verifying the experience and credentials of an applicant, they...

HR Focus podcast: 'How to introduce AI to talent management' now live

The third episode of HR magazine's HR Focus podcast is now live.

IHRE24 London is back in February at the Excel, London

Exhibition organisers VAB Events is delighted to present the tenth in-person edition of In-House Recruitment Expo (IRHE24) in London. 

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