Work immigration changes HR teams should be aware of in 2023

Springtime, and the Home Office has announced a number of work immigration changes rolling out across next year. Below is a summary of key changes HR teams should be aware of.

HR Most Influential Podcast: Solving the hybrid working conundrum with Gemma Dale

The HR Most Influential Podcast has gone live with the fifth episode of its second series, featuring Gemma Dale as its starring guest.

Autism employment review launched by government

A new review designed to boost the employment prospects of autistic people was announced by the government on Sunday (2 March).

Skills for the future: How tech can help solve the skills conundrum 

Aside from computer-generated poetry and a ‘code red’ on AI development at Google, the release of ChatGPT opened fresh dialogue about the threat that ‘robots’ will take all our jobs.

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How to downsize your company with care and compassion

Economic uncertainty has taken root in the UK and globally, with mass layoffs one of its most troubling consequences. Last month came the news that nearly 15,000 British retail jobs have been cut...

Budget must get all ages involved in work, CIPD warns

Nearly a million (913,000) young people have been lost from the labour market over the last 30 years, according to CIPD analysis released today.

Employers filling rising job demand with temps

Demand for workers remains high in the UK economy, though vacancies are increasingly being filled by temporary workers as companies hesitate to take on permanent staff.

Alternative ways to deal with the cost of living crisis

Salary increases are often an excellent way for businesses to support their employees through a cost of living crisis. The latest ONS figures show that many employers have already awarded salary...

Gig workers given go-ahead in backdated holiday tribunal

An employment appeal tribunal has allowed 45 medical couriers to pursue a claim for unlimited backdated holiday pay.

Why the internal communications function is essential to retaining talent

Business priorities have evolved frequently and rapidly over the past few decades. However, this has proved even more tangible in the last five years, with the Covid-19 pandemic acting as a...

Outstanding balance: why HR must learn to be sure-footed on the change curve (part two)

Imposing big changes on workers will naturally be worrying for them, but with the right preparation, employees can be reassured and concerns overcome.

There’s a perfect storm brewing in the UK recruitment market

In the UK, two market forces are colliding with almost unprecedented consequences. On the one hand, unemployment remains at its lowest level since 1974. On the other, job vacancies, according to the...