Labour shortage

The future of work is freelance - here’s what HR needs to know

Freelancing is not just a job, not a stopgap, but more of a career choice, and there are benefits for both workers and employers. If HR invests in freelancers now, they’ll reap the rewards for years...

Public service: Government of Jersey HR lead Mark Grimley on building community

The remit for the HR lead at the Government of Jersey extends beyond the average day-to-day, but Mark Grimley’s power to deliver change is any HRD’s pipedream, finds Beau Jackson.

The talent crisis: panic hiring is not the answer

As the UK hits the highest number of job vacancies in 20 years business leaders are panic hiring to fill vacancies and to heal financial wounds. Yet an underlying theme predicted to surface from the...

The Great Retirement - why older people are leaving the workforce in droves, part two

Ageism should never be tolerated, but with an ongoing skills shortage, it is particularly important that we retain the wisdom and perspective of older workers.

The Great Retirement - why older people are leaving the workforce in droves

Ageism should never be tolerated, but with an ongoing skills shortage, it is particularly important that we retain the wisdom and perspective of older workers.

Legal-ease: 2022 visas will help reduce skills drought

The government has created new visa schemes intended to draw talented workers to these shores, so who can take advantage of them and what are the employer requirements? 

Watch: How to solve skills shortages with apprenticeships

Can apprenticeships help solve your skills shortages? We put the question to expert panellists from professional services, healthcare and food manufacturing in the the latest HR Lunchtime Debate – now...

Rise in redundancies could have long-lasting consequences, HR warned

Planned redundancies increased by 103% at the start of 2022, posing a risk to company reputation.

Seasonal workers scheme fails to deliver a good harvest

Following Brexit and the imminent end to EU Freedom of Movement, and to address the reliance upon migrant seasonal workers in the UK horticultural sector, on 6 March 2019 the government announced the...

CIPD publishes manifesto to help HR in Northern Ireland post-Covid

The CIPD Northern Ireland has published its first manifesto outlining what the region's HR professionals want from a post-Covid recovery, tackling the impact of the pandemic, Brexit and the NI...

Lack of in-person catch-ups driving workers to quit

Two thirds of white-collar workers are forecast to leave their jobs this year due to a lack of face-to-face communication with managers, as a result of working from home.

Workers unwilling to ask for a raise despite fight for talent

Three in five (61%) UK workers are unhappy with their pay, yet most (55%) have never tried to push for a higher salary.