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Furloughed staff set to face a “testing period” in the labour market

Furloughed staff set to face a “testing period” in the labour market

New figures estimate that, at the furlough scheme's end, around one million people are still set to be on the scheme.  Recent research published by think tank The Resolution Foundation suggests the end of the furlough scheme will prompt a "testing period" in the...

UK sees new record number of job adverts

UK sees new record number of job adverts

As the hiring frenzy continues, the number of job adverts in the UK surge to 1.9 million despite labour shortages. According to new research published by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), 1.9 million job adverts were active in the week of 13th-19th...

Two in five firms are hiring without planning for future staff needs

Two in five firms are hiring without planning for future staff needs

New research highlights that many employers are taking an ad-hoc approach to recruitment, leading to firms not adequately assessing the future needs of the company. According to new research published by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD),...

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...

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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,...

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...

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