Talent shortage

Failure to attract workers puts key sectors at risk

Key sectors, including food production, construction, and health and social care, are under threat of collapse as British workers reject essential jobs.

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.

Great Resignation vs staff shortages, part two

The latest skirmish in the UK's war for staff has seen huge numbers of employees up sticks to seek out new roles, meaning HR must fight harder than ever – and creativity will be key, says Beau...

Great Resignation vs staff shortages: HR tackles the UK's talent paradox

Just when you thought lockdown was the great leveller of this generation, 2021 kicks up a talent crisis leaving no sector, and seemingly no employer, unmarked.

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.

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.

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.

Hidden potential webinar gains third speaker

Rhea Chatterjee, head of people at challenger bank Monument, will be joining HR magazine's upcoming Lunchtime Debate on unlocking hidden potential in your workforce.

Headhunting on the rise but how does HR get it right?

Almost two-thirds (63%) of talent teams are actively headhunting to find high-quality hires in the UK’s competitive job market, but what's the key to success?

Jobseekers prioritise progression and working conditions over pay

Almost half (45%) of companies mistakenly believe salaries drive employees to move jobs, rather than their working culture

Government must increase apprenticeship levy flexibility

As many as 92% of levy-paying employers want greater flexibility in how they can spend their apprenticeship allowance, according to research from the City & Guilds Group