Young talent

Private sector HR failing to support young workers with their pensions

Young workers aged between 16 to 21 in the private sector are participating in workplace pension schemes at a much lower rate than their public sector counterparts.

Sharp fall in graduate retention during pandemic

Graduate turnover rose to its highest point in 10 years during the pandemic. Research says low pay and poor organisational culture are to blame.

Under appreciated young workers on brink of exodus

Half of young workers (49%) aged 18-34 say they are planning to quit their jobs in the next 12 months due to pandemic working conditions, according to a new report commissioned by HR software...

Digital nomad visas no threat to British talent pools

Last week Spain launched its digital nomad visa, offering foreign nationals the opportunity to work remotely while living in Spain. Could the same work in the UK? And will it affect the UK talent...

Small businesses miss out on millions in Apprenticeship Levy funding

Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to plug skills gaps, but many small businesses are still missing out.

Free school meals recipients struggle to earn a living wage

Fewer than a quarter of people (23%) in England who used to receive free school meals were earning above the living wage by the age of 25.

Young workers would take a pay cut for better employee experience

Nearly half (48%) of Generation Z employees (ages 18-24) said they would switch jobs for a better employee experience, even if it meant taking a pay cut. A similar proportion (44%) of millennials...

Young people struggle to find quality jobs post-pandemic

While employment is booming, new research suggests that the pandemic has seriously impacted the quality of jobs available to young people.

Skills gap risks locking young people out of jobs

A surge in the number of young people in full-time education has slashed the number looking for work and is leaving them without the skills to join the workforce, according to a new study.