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Business confidence turned positive for the first time since 2018

Business confidence turned positive for the first time since 2018

Employers have showcased increasing optimism towards the economy with business confidence turning positive for the first time since June 2018. New data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) investigates the positive impact that the easing of...

Physical Right to Work checks delayed until September

Physical Right to Work checks delayed until September

The Home Office has announced that the return to physical Right to Work checks has been delayed until the 1st of September.  Prior to the announcement of further delays of the full lifting of lockdown restrictions, the Home Office previously stated that physical Right...

Redundancy rate drops to pre-pandemic levels

Redundancy rate drops to pre-pandemic levels

Recent ONS statistics have signalled a clear recovery in the labour market with the employment rate and the number of UK employees on the payroll increasing.  The jobs market is showing strong signs of recovery with many areas recovering to pre-pandemic levels....

Physical Right to Work checks delayed until September

Candidates are currently less willing to move jobs, say recruiters

According to the research, this hesitance to move jobs is thought to be rooted in a desire for job security. New research from LinkedIn finds that almost four in five recruiters (77 per cent) say candidates currently seem less committed to moving roles. In addition to...

Virtual hiring to increase following lockdown easing

Virtual hiring to increase following lockdown easing

The switch from in-person to virtual hiring has been a venture which most companies have taken over the last year. However, new research shows it is here to stay even after lockdown restrictions are eased. According to research by jobsite Indeed, the shift to virtual...

Hospitality staff shortages to be aided with government initiative

Hospitality staff shortages to be aided with government initiative

UKHospitality and the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) have launched a scheme to promote jobs in hospitality, after facing significant shortages in staff. UKHospitality, the trade association for the hospitality sector, has announced it will be running...

Permanent job vacancies rise at record pace in May

Permanent job vacancies rise at record pace in May

In line with the easing of COVID-19 restrictions and the re-opening of certain sectors, the rate of hiring has increased over the last month.  According to the latest KPMG and REC UK Report on Jobs survey, permanent vacancies rose at a record pace - at the fastest...

Domino’s seek to recruit 5,000 new workers due to staff shortages

Domino’s seek to recruit 5,000 new workers due to staff shortages

Domino's Pizza have stated that the company are looking to recruit 5,000 new staff members after workers who filled previous vacancies return to other jobs.  This comes after the company hired over 6,000 workers over the last year - most of whom had other jobs...

Umbrella company abuse hotline will protect staff, says REC

Umbrella company abuse hotline will protect staff, says REC

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) are calling on the HMRC to set up a dedicated hotline for workers to report bad practice by umbrella companies. This news comes after experts have called on the Government to take action on regulating the umbrella...

Government join Google to improve candidates’ digital skills

Government join Google to improve candidates’ digital skills

The Government have partnered with Google to provide candidates on the hunt for a job with scholarships in IT and technology.  The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has announced it is now working with Google to give 9,000 jobseekers across the UK a chance to...

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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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