Recruitment

Job ad for “underclass” applicants deemed “disturbing”

Commentators have criticised a job advert that invited applicants from “working-class, benefit class, criminal class and/or underclass” backgrounds.

Time taken to fill vacancies rose in April

The amount of time employers took to fill roles rose from 35.6 days in March to 39 days on average in April 2024, the latest Job Market Report from hiring platform Adzuna showed.

How to tackle the cost of working crisis

Employers want the UK government to prioritise financial support for new workers, according to a survey conducted in March by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) in collaboration with...

“Sluggish” labour market could stunt long-term growth

Employment decreased while real wage growth increased in the last quarter, the latest labour market data from the Office of National Statistics has shown.

Decline in recruitment slows as candidate availability surges

Recruitment continued to fall in April but at a slower rate than in previous months, the latest report by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has revealed.

Sustainability job ads surge

The number of sustainability-related job postings grew by 116% from 2019 to 2024, data from the job posting platform Indeed has showed.

Uptick in temporary hires suggests "cautious optimism"

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

Recruitment declines while labour supply jumps

Recruitment continued to decline in March, a survey of 400 recruitment and employment consultancies by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed today.

Interim CEO unfairly dismissed after whistleblowing about his replacement’s CV

An interim CEO of Cornwall Air Ambulance Trust was unfairly dismissed after raising concerns about the CV of the person appointed as their permanent replacement, a tribunal has ruled.

John Lewis hints at further redundancies

John Lewis has hinted that it will continue to make job cuts in 2024, despite reporting a return to profit.

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: How NCVO is boosting over-50s’ entry into charity work

For people aged 50 and over, a new programme is helping break down barriers into charity work, the programme’s founder explained to HR magazine.