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Over eight in 10 UK workers searching for their next job in 2021

Over eight in 10 UK workers searching for their next job in 2021

New research finds that over eight in 10 UK employees are searching for a new role, with over three-quarters stating that their job hunt already began in December 2020.  New research from Totaljobs, a jobs board, has shown that almost nine in 10 (89 per cent) people...

Permanent vacancies rise for the first time since September

Permanent vacancies rise for the first time since September

A new report indicates that there was a marginal rise in permanent vacancies at the end of 2020, marking the first time this has occurred since September 2020.  KPMG and REC's report 'UK Report on Jobs' highlights a slight recovery in the job market, with permanent...

Professional vacancies in UK fell by a third in 2020

Professional vacancies in UK fell by a third in 2020

New research highlights the toll of the COVID-19 pandemic on recruitment, with the number of professional vacancies falling significantly by a third when analysing year-on-year figures. According to new research by APSCo, the Association of Professional Staffing...

Furlough extension leads number of planned redundancies to fall

Furlough extension leads number of planned redundancies to fall

New data shows that the Chancellor's extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (also known as the furlough scheme) has had a large impact on businesses, with last month seeing the lowest number of planned redundancies since coronavirus lockdowns began. ...

Hiring confidence rises despite tougher restrictions being implemented

Hiring confidence rises despite tougher restrictions being implemented

New research indicates that businesses' hiring confidence is on the rise this month despite the introduction of tougher restrictions in light of a rapid rise in COVID-19 cases. According to new research conducted by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC),...

Quarter of businesses are not planning to hire young workers next year

Quarter of businesses are not planning to hire young workers next year

New research shows that the impact of the pandemic could continue to hit young workers hardest as a quarter of businesses report that they have no plans to hire workers aged 16-24 over the next year.  A new report from the CIPD highlights that less than half of...

How can employee loyalty in your organisation be improved?

How can employee loyalty in your organisation be improved?

A new report uncovers some of the key features that would make employees more loyal to their company. In addition, it highlights the significant discrepancies between employers and workers' views regarding what factors would make talent retention more likely.  MHR...

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Arran Heal: Can HR ever deal with unconscious bias?

Arran Heal: Can HR ever deal with unconscious bias?

More tribunal cases are turning on the role of unconscious bias. The King’s College NHS Foundation Trust last year (2019) paid out £1 million to an Afro-Caribbean member of staff who’d been “assumed” to be the aggressor in an incident with a visitor to the site. The...

Heidi Thompson: Tackling the talent shortage

Heidi Thompson: Tackling the talent shortage

The ‘war on talent’ continues to be an on-going problem across all sectors. Nobody is immune to the shortages in talent that businesses are facing. The battle shouldn’t be shied away from though, as there are plenty of ways to tackle the talent gap. Crunching the...

Mathias Linnemann: Measuring what matters in recruitment

Mathias Linnemann: Measuring what matters in recruitment

Management consultant Peter Drucker famously said “You can't manage what you don't measure.” This article explores the role of measurement, people analytics and psychometrics in the recruitment process, exploring how this can have a positive impact on employment and...

Karen Hebert-Maccaro: Finding and retaining the top tech talent

Karen Hebert-Maccaro: Finding and retaining the top tech talent

Every business today is arguably a technology business. Tech underpins almost every aspect of operations, leading to a huge demand for skilled IT workers across every industry and job function. That said, talented technical employees are hard to come by. What’s more,...

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