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Youth unemployment crisis set to cost UK almost £7 billion next year

Youth unemployment crisis set to cost UK almost £7 billion next year

A new report analyses the impact that COVID-19 has had on youth unemployment and how this is likely to incur significant economic and fiscal costs for the UK economy.  A joint report by the Learning and Work Institute and The Prince's Trust finds that it will be young...

30 per cent of UK professionals have changed jobs over past year

30 per cent of UK professionals have changed jobs over past year

Despite COVID-19 restrictions and the ensuing dip in the labour market and hiring rates, three in 10 UK professionals have changed jobs over the past year.  According to new data by TopCV, almost a third (30 per cent) of professionals in the UK have switched jobs...

Under 25s hit hardest by redundancies throughout pandemic

Under 25s hit hardest by redundancies throughout pandemic

During the pandemic, 63 per cent of the staff struck off from payrolls were aged under 25, with the total number of employees removed from payroll exceeding half a million people. According to new data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), there has been a...

UK hiring rate sees growth throughout 2021

UK hiring rate sees growth throughout 2021

The rise in hiring rates has been attributed to the vaccine roll-out with over 27 million UK adults having received their first dose.  According to new data from professional networking site LinkedIn, the hiring rate in the UK has seen an increase in January -...

Over half of job adverts displaying unconscious bias towards men

Over half of job adverts displaying unconscious bias towards men

A new analysis of 5,000 job adverts indicates a prevalent problem with over half displaying "gendered wording" targeted towards male applicants.  Research by Michael Page, a specialist recruitment company, reveals a systematic bias found within job adverts. Over half...

Permanent vacancies decline as lockdown continues

Permanent vacancies decline as lockdown continues

New research shows how the continuation of lockdown restrictions is affecting recruitment decisions - with permanent vacancies on the decline and temporary roles seeing their slowest level of growth. Research by KPMG and REC which analysed hiring decisions in February...

Planned job cuts drops to lowest level since beginning of pandemic

Planned job cuts drops to lowest level since beginning of pandemic

Research reveals that the number of companies planning to cut jobs has fallen to the lowest level since the beginning of the pandemic.  According to a Freedom of Information request made by the BBC, only 292 employers in the UK expressed plans to cut jobs in the first...

Graduates significantly affected by pandemic unemployment

Graduates significantly affected by pandemic unemployment

New data by the ONS has revealed that graduates have been adversely impacted by the pandemic, with the most recent unemployment rates for this group reaching 5.2 per cent. New statistics released by the Office for National Statistics have shown that the unemployment...

Unemployment rate has risen to over 5 per cent

Unemployment rate has risen to over 5 per cent

New statistics reveal that the unemployment rate in the UK has risen to an estimated 5.1 per cent in the three months leading up to December 2020. Data provided by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has found that unemployment in the UK rose significantly during...

Permanent hiring and contract vacancies have increased in 2021

Permanent hiring and contract vacancies have increased in 2021

New research reveals an improvement within the job market during the first month of 2021, with permanent and contract vacancies increasing.  The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSco) has found that vacancies for contract and permanent jobs increased...

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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,...

Dean Sadler: AI is set to become a redefining force in HR

Dean Sadler: AI is set to become a redefining force in HR

With all the discussion about which jobs robots will steal, we can be forgiven for overlooking the fact that these very same technologies play a vital role in finding, securing and retaining talent. We are living in a digital era of continuous change, compounded by...

Kate Haywood: Creating an equal playing field for talent

Kate Haywood: Creating an equal playing field for talent

In a world crying out for new talent, one where workplace culture is in decline, mental illness is on the rise and trust in leadership is at an all time low, we find ourselves between a rock and a hard place when it comes to finding good people. News of talent...

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