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Local lockdowns drive slow recovery for job market

Local lockdowns drive slow recovery for job market

Research reveals that, out of 62 cities analysed, none have recovered to their pre-lockdown job postings level. New research from think tank Centre for Cities and Indeed, a job site, has shown a correlation between the recovery of the labour market and the number of...

Job recovery falls as COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions return

Job recovery falls as COVID-19 and lockdown restrictions return

Within a week, job recovery falls as there has been a 7.6 per cent decrease in the number of new job adverts posted. According to new research by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC), last week (5th-11th October 2020) saw the first fall in active job...

Unemployment in the UK has risen to its highest level since 2017

Unemployment in the UK has risen to its highest level since 2017

Figures reveal that the unemployment rate in the UK for June to August 2020 stands at 4.5 per cent.  According to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK unemployment levels have risen to their highest levels since 2017. The most recent figures show...

Tesco creates 16,000 jobs in the wake of surge in online sales

Tesco creates 16,000 jobs in the wake of surge in online sales

Tesco has seen a mass increase in online sales due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading the supermarket to create 16,000 permanent jobs.  According to new figures, Tesco saw over a quarter increase (28.7 per cent) in pre-tax profit from 1st March up until 29th August,...

UK unemployment predicted to hit over 11% in coming months

UK unemployment predicted to hit over 11% in coming months

The Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts that unemployment will hit 11.9 per cent in the final quarter of 2020, a sharp rise from current UK unemployment rates that stand at around four per cent, according to the most recent ONS statistics.  These figures...

Labour warns one million jobs are “consigned to the scrap heap”

Labour warns one million jobs are “consigned to the scrap heap”

In a critique of the Government's newly announced Job Support Scheme (JSS), Labour has warned that one million jobs are at risk. Last week, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, unveiled a Job Support Scheme which would replace the current furlough scheme. Rolling out on the...

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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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