Hiring

Has tech taken the soul out of recruiting?

Recruiters and candidates are increasingly using technology to manage the high volume of available roles. How is this impacting the recruiting experience? Tim Stone investigates.

Employers trying and failing to hire Gen Z

Nearly half of UK managers (45%) indicated that they intend to hire workers aged 25 and under from July to September of this year, a survey by recruitment firm ManpowerGroup has found (11 June).

Uptick in temporary hires suggests "cautious optimism"

Temporary staff hires are up 69% in 2024, according to data from hiring platform Totaljobs.

IR35 legislation change will help HR hire much-needed talent

Thanks to a legislative fix to the UK’s off-payroll working rules (IR35), HR can take a less risk-averse approach, and return to using freelancers.

Withdrawn job offer costs firm £17,000 for disability discrimination

A man with a stammer has won £17,000 in compensation at the employment tribunal, after a prospective employer withdrew its job offer.

Carling brewer scraps CVs in recruitment

Jobseekers will no longer be asked to provide a CV when applying for certain roles at brewer Molson Coors, the producer of Carling, Fosters and Coors Light, to encourage inclusion and diversity.

The UK’s first AI employee is now for hire

Avery Ingram (AI), reportedly the UK's first AI employee and the world's first AI software developer, is now available for hire.

HR’s fears over use of AI in hiring mount

How concerned should HR be about AI apps such as ChatGPT and its competitors? And should they adapt their policies accordingly?

Bad hiring practices are hindering recruitment

The UK labour market is in flux. After what proved to be an incredible boom in the jobs market post-Covid, there are now signs that hiring intent might be softening with the number of open roles...

Hiring freezes on horizon as UK economy set to shrink in 2023

UK employers are looking at a range of cost-cutting measures due to continued economic uncertainty.

Less than a quarter of disabled people would disclose disability during hiring process

Less than a quarter (23%) of disabled people would disclose their disability in a job application raising fears that not enough is being done to include these workers.

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Don’t believe the CV is dead

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