Labour shortages

How Labour can solve the skills crisis

Following the Labour Party's election win, we asked HR how the new government can solve the UK's skills crisis.

Pay offers soar as workers prioritise job safety

Pay growth continued to rise while unemployment increased, the latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics showed (11 June).

Conservatives pledge 100,000 new apprenticeships

The Conservative party has promised to replace ‘rip-off’ university degrees with 100,000 apprenticeships. 

72% of employers choose skills assessments over CVs, research finds

Hiring professionals favour skills-based hiring over resumes, a survey commissioned by AI recruitment platform HireVue has revealed.

Case study: using L&D to solve labour shortages

Leisure centre management company Fusion Lifestyle worked out its talent problem by partnering with Arden University to offer exciting career development opportunities. Millicent Machell reports.

Record pay rises as vacancies down again

Pay was up 7.8%, excluding bonuses, in June to August 2023, while vacancies fell for the 15th consecutive period.

Work is getting more intense, say over half of employees

Over half of workers (55%) feel work is getting more intense and demanding, according to a study from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).