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Recruitment | Graduate hiring slows

More than half (57%) of UK businesses are hiring fewer graduates this year, with 39% blaming the situation on tighter hiring budgets, according to a poll commissioned by the recruitment consultancy...

Career development | Half of workers unsure how to change their career

Nearly half (49%) of UK workers reported that they want to change their career but don’t know how, a report by the HR consultancy LHH revealed yesterday.

Financial wellbeing | How to tackle the cost of working crisis

Employers want the UK government to prioritise financial support for new workers, according to a survey conducted in March by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) in collaboration with...

Technology | Employee data breaches hit five-year high

Breaches of employee data increased by 41% in 2023, analysis by the law firm Nockolds found.

Technology | How can HR integrate new digital tools?

New digital services introduced by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have not reduced pressure on employees as expected, analysis by the National Audit Office (NAO) showed.

Jobs market | “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.

Wellbeing | Mental health days: do they work?

Employees of the Chinese supermarket chain Pang Dong Lai have been offered up to 10 days of “unhappiness leave”, The Guardian reported. Should UK businesses offer a similar benefit?

Employment law | Chip shop worker wins £8,000 in disability discrimination case

Former chip shop worker Oisín McKerr, who lives with autism, has been awarded an £8,000 settlement for a disability discrimination case, after the food outlet failed to inform him of his dismissal.

Financial wellbeing | Why employees don't discuss financial concerns with employers

Nearly three quarters (74%) of people have not spoken to their employer about their financial concerns, a survey by financial wellbeing platform Wagestream found.

Recruitment | 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.

Employment tribunal | Council appeals ruling over "bully-boy" email to strikers

Wiltshire Council is to appeal an employment tribunal ruling that an email sent by its CEO subjected workers to detriment.

Jobs market | 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.