Employers are losing out on a huge talent pool by not considering people with criminal records for employment.
Poor morale and concerns over mandatory vaccinations mean that the care sector is struggling to keep roles filled.
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.
The UK points-based immigration system, effective from 1 January this year, must change to ease worker crisis, a new report urges.
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.
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.
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.
Employers carrying out right to work checks will be able to continue doing them digitally until 5 April 2022 following updated government guidance.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has called on the government to expand its shortage occupation list (SOL) while MPs warn of 'another Windrush' if EU Settlement Scheme concerns aren't addressed