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NHS sees increase in job applications

NHS sees increase in job applications

The number of healthcare job applications to the NHS have gone up since September. The end to the health service’s dismal two years for hiring has coincided with a 4 percent dip in the number of new jobs listed since September. It has narrowed what was becoming a...

HR industry “wasting” £9bn on recruitment

HR industry “wasting” £9bn on recruitment

HR teams are being accused of using outdated and ineffective methods to hire employees, while wasting money on recruitment costs. A study by the acquisition platform TalentTrack, says firms are in a "hiring frenzy" since the end of the pandemic, the Great Resignation,...

Post-furlough redundancies below pre-pandemic

Post-furlough redundancies below pre-pandemic

Employers have made fewer redundancies than expected since the end of the furlough scheme, according to research by the CIPD. This season’s Labour Market Outlook says only 10 percent of employers expect to make redundancies, which is down from 13 percent last...

Competition for graduate jobs reaches record high

Competition for graduate jobs reaches record high

As applications for graduate jobs increased while recruitment has remained lagging behind due to the pandemic, new research finds that competition for these roles have reached a record high.  A new report released by the Institute of Student Employers has revealed...

Job adverts continue to rise in the run-up to Christmas

Job adverts continue to rise in the run-up to Christmas

Close to a quarter of a million job adverts were posted in the first week of November, suggesting companies are ramping up hiring in the run-up to the festive period. According to new research by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), 221,000 new job...

Replacing unvaccinated staff could cost NHS £270 million

Replacing unvaccinated staff could cost NHS £270 million

As mandatory vaccinations have now been extended to all frontline health and social care staff, a new impact statement analyses the potential drawbacks and positives of this move. According to a new impact statement released by the Department of Health and Social...

CSR roles jump by three-quarters as firms tackle climate change

CSR roles jump by three-quarters as firms tackle climate change

The number of corporate social responsibility-related job roles advertised this year has increased by 74 per cent since last year, indicating businesses are taking steps to tackle important issues.  According to a new report released by global recruiter Robert...

Flexible workers missing out on jobs and high pay

Flexible workers missing out on jobs and high pay

A new report shows that UK employers still have a long way to go in order to meet the demand for flexible working - with three in four employers failing to offer any kind of flexible working options. New research released by Timewise, a flexible working consultancy,...

Starting salaries reach record level amid rise in hiring

Starting salaries reach record level amid rise in hiring

A new report signalled a further marked rise in hiring activity at the start of the final quarter of the year, leading to an inflation of starting pay.  New research carried out by the REC and KPMG reveals vacancy growth remains robust but both permanent staff...

Over two in three workers are ready to move jobs

Over two in three workers are ready to move jobs

New research shows the surge in employees looking to find a new job is showing no signs of stopping with two in three looking to move jobs within the next couple of months. According to new research by Randstad UK, almost seven in every 10 employees (69 per cent) say...

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Mike Baker: Navigating the Hospitality Staffing Crisis

Mike Baker: Navigating the Hospitality Staffing Crisis

No industry has had a tougher time throughout the pandemic than hospitality. After 18 months of uncertainty, with three UK lockdowns closing the doors of restaurants, bars and hotels to customers, and many staff members being put on furlough for months on end, the...

Ali Hackett: Nurturing young talent through your virtual recruitment

Ali Hackett: Nurturing young talent through your virtual recruitment

In a job market that has become so much more fragile over the past year, it is those just starting out, with little or no experience to fall back on, that have really borne the brunt of the altered landscape. According to the Pew Research Center, 50 per cent of 18-to...

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...

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