Job market

Employers to rein in pay in 2020

?As UK employers plan to scale back pay rises next year they must consider how to retain and motivate staff

New technology causing skills gaps and stagnant wages

Researchers urge employers and governments to focus on upskilling and lifelong learning to prepare employees for technological change and automation

Public sector facing seven-year skills shortage

The public sector will not be able to recruit the staff needed for up to seven years based on current demand, The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has warned

Graduates fear unpaid internships affect job chances

One in three (27%) graduates are worried they will lose out on roles because they can't accept poorly-paid internships

Resignations rise for sixth year in a row

High turnover rates continue to rock the labour market, especially in manufacturing and production

Competition for jobs reaches five-year low

?Competition for available roles has fallen to 0.38 jobseekers per vacancy, according to data from jobsite Adzuna

Employers must create policies to attract gig workers

Employers aren't sufficiently geared around attracting self-employed talent, according to research from SD Worx and Antwerp Management School (AMS)

Job applications surge across the UK

?Rates have soared across the UK, with figures rising by 83.6% in January 2018 compared to December 2017