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Labour market stays strong, but concerns rise over growing inactivity

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Force Survey data for August to October this year shows that the labour market remains tight as employment increased and unemployment decreased over the...

‘Perfect storm’ responsible for Great Resignation

A majority (61%) of UK and Irish workers are seen to be ‘flight risks’, as a combination of endemic burnout, a rapidly expanding talent pool and lack of provision for flexible working cause workers to...

Staffing crisis in social care worsens

The staffing crisis in the social care sector is set to deepen, as statistics show a loss of up to 70,000 workers across the sector in the six months to November.

Watch on demand: How to build a successful employee experience programme

Panellists on November's HR Lunchtime Debate discussed how to build an employee experience programme that genuinely benefits staff.

What you may have missed from day one at CIPD ACE 2021

The HR magazine team headed to Manchester for the CIPD’s annual conference this week. 

Taste for flexible working to blame for choppy waters in the talent pool

Nearly two thirds (63%) of HR leaders have seen an increase in staff churn in the past six months.

Younger workers feel empowered to make changes in their workplace

More than half of employees feel more empowered to influence change in their workplace - especially younger workers.

Workers sceptical of employers' green claims

Nearly half (43%) of employees say their company is guilty of greenwashing, where companies make empty claims about their environmental footprint.

Most UK workers don't think they're paid enough

Only four in ten (41%) UK workers think they are paid what they are worth, according to new research.

Workers doubt equality at work is achievable

Over half (51%) of workers do not think people from all backgrounds will ever have equal opportunity to succeed within their organisation.

Care sector vacancies soar, while applications slump

Poor morale and concerns over mandatory vaccinations mean that the care sector is struggling to keep roles filled.

The Body Shop to recruit on first-come first-serve basis

The Body Shop is launching a new policy for recruiting candidates offering roles on a first-come first-served basis, regardless of background, and without any interview or CV required.