Labour shortage

Ex-offenders a “massive untapped resource” in talent crisis

Employers are losing out on a huge talent pool by not considering people with criminal records for employment.

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.

Life after furlough: are government job schemes enough?

With the furlough scheme having now come to an end, the government has announced additional support for employers in the form of an extension to the Plan for Jobs. Moving forward, it will be down to...

Majority of businesses struggling to recruit specialist skills

Almost two thirds (63%) of business leaders have said they are struggling to recruit as candidates lack the specialist skills and relevant experience they need.

Chancellor’s extended job support will need consistency to succeed

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference yesterday (4 October), chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a further £500 million to help alleviate the jobs and skills crisis. While extended job support...

New visas announced to address labour shortages

With the public furore growing as quickly as the petrol pumps dried up, the government has been quick to act in response to the shortage of HGV drivers that has crippled the UK. It has been announced...

Immigration rules must change to ease worker crisis

The UK points-based immigration system, effective from 1 January this year, must change to ease worker crisis, a new report urges.

Employers failing to use data for future workforce planning

Less than half (46%) of employers use data to identify skills gaps in their organisation, according to a new report by the CIPD and Omni.

Hospitality jobs prove most difficult to fill post pandemic

Vacancies at hospitality businesses are more than twice as difficult to fill than other industries, with travel restrictions to the UK cited as a major hindrance. 

Warmth will help hospitality survive its talent shortage

It’s really no secret; the hospitality sector has been changed forever by the pandemic.

Demand for workers remains high as staffing shortages grow

There were a total of 1.66 million active job adverts in the UK at the end of August, with HGV drivers and nurses in the highest demand.

Pingdemic: How can HR adapt to staff shortages caused by self-isolation?

According to the CIPD, almost six in ten (57%) HR professionals have said they have suffered staff shortages in the last month due to employees being told to self-isolate by the NHS Test and Trace...