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Labour shortage a concern for nine in ten recruiters

Labour shortage a concern for nine in ten recruiters

New research shows that nine in ten (88 per cent) recruiters are concerned about the labour shortage, stating that they are worried it is putting economic recovery at risk. Whilst the labour shortage remains the top concern among recruiters for the remainder of 2021,...

UK job vacancies surpass record-breaking 1 million

UK job vacancies surpass record-breaking 1 million

Official figures show that job vacancies have hit a record high as the country’s economic recovery continues. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said there were an estimated 1,034,000 vacancies between June and August this year, making the three months to August...

Over half a million jobs could be at risk without environmental action

Over half a million jobs could be at risk without environmental action

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) warns that 600,000 jobs - largely supply chain and manufacturing jobs - may be at risk if the UK fails to transition to net zero soon.  The union has warned that ultimately many job opportunities may be moved offshore to other countries...

Skills shortages and “Great Resignation” threaten jobs growth

Skills shortages and “Great Resignation” threaten jobs growth

New research from APSco indicates that whilst rampant hiring continues in the professional recruitment market, this growth could ultimately be undermined by skills shortages and workers opting to take on new job opportunities. According to a new report conducted by...

KPMG seeks to hire working class staff

KPMG seeks to hire working class staff

‘Big Four’ accounting and consulting firm KPMG has announced a new aim to ensure that almost a third of its senior employees come from a working class background by 2030. This makes it one of the first large UK businesses to set such a target. The company has defined...

Redundancy numbers fall despite imminent ending of furlough scheme

Redundancy numbers fall despite imminent ending of furlough scheme

The number of proposed job cuts has declined, especially in comparison to previous predictions regarding what redundancy figures could look like as the furlough scheme begins to wind down.  New data published by the Insolvency Service indicates that, in August, only...

Shortages in staff could last for up to two years, warn CBI

Shortages in staff could last for up to two years, warn CBI

The phasing out of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS), or furlough scheme, at the end of September will not help to ease staff shortages, the Confederation of British Industry warns.  Labour supply shortages could last for up to two years and will not be...

Skills shortage an issue for half of UK businesses

Skills shortage an issue for half of UK businesses

New data suggests that the skills shortage in the UK is causing significant problems for many organisations. The figures, from XpertHR, show that whilst the UK recruitment market continues to show strong signs of recovery post-pandemic, finding the right talent is...

Unemployment set to newly rise after end of furlough scheme

Unemployment set to newly rise after end of furlough scheme

A new report finds that though hiring is set to continue following the end of the furlough scheme, unemployment is predicted to see a fresh rise.  New research conducted by the Resolution Foundation warns that, although unemployment hasn't hit predicted levels, it is...

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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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