Economy

Lifestyle choice driving unemployment in older workers

A rise in the number of people retiring early is the main reason for joblessness among older people in the UK.

How to prepare organisations for a recession

Fears of a looming recession may freeze the UK’s competitive labour market. What can HR do to prepare?

ONS data exposes older workers driving talent shortages

Older people are falling out of the labour market at a high rate, often due to long-term ill health.

Women's role in the economy transformed since 1992

The number of female workers in the UK has risen by 4.3 million in the last 30 years, a report by the Resolution Foundation and the Centre for Economic Performance found.

Watch on demand: HR trends for 2022 and beyond

Panelists on Tuesday’s (7 December) HR Lunchtime Debate discussed the trends they expect to dominate HR’s agenda in 2022.

Inflation to squeeze living standards of employees

Inflation may rise as high as 5% next year, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has warned, putting a squeeze on living standards for many employees.

Growth in green jobs market remains sluggish

The rate of green jobs creation is seriously behind government target levels.

Downsizing in a downturn – does acting fast help you in the long run? Part two

Looking at downsizing and upsizing we focus on two important questions. One, are the antecedents of restructuring common across downsizing and upsizing? And two, are the performance consequences of...

Downsizing in a downturn – does acting fast help you in the long run? Part one

Looking at downsizing and upsizing we focus on two important questions. One, are the antecedents of restructuring common across downsizing and upsizing? And two, are the performance consequences of...

Skills gap risks locking young people out of jobs

A surge in the number of young people in full-time education has slashed the number looking for work and is leaving them without the skills to join the workforce, according to a new study.

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.

Party Conference Roundup 2021: what HR needs to know

This year’s Labour and Conservative party conferences have now come to an end. Back to in-person events for the first time in almost two years, the two parties set out their competing visions for a...