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Record vacancies highlight UK businesses’ need to innovate to attract staff

Today’s labour market statistics published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show the number of vacancies at 845,000 for August to October 2018, the highest since comparable records began in 2001 – 44,000 more than for a year earlier and 14,000 more than for May to July 2018.

Shifting business priorities create significant opportunities for HR, says CIPD

Cost management, talent management and boosting productivity remain top current priorities for HR and non-HR business leaders in 2015, unchanged from 2013, the CIPD have found. But for the first time, innovation is now a leading business priority for a third of both HR and other business leaders, according to the latest CIPD/Workday HR Outlook leaders’ survey.

James Marsh: Government plans to boost apprenticeships must focus on quality, not just quantity

On Friday (21 August) Prime Minister David Cameron outlined the Government plans to increase the number of quality apprenticeships across England and give businesses a say on how they are run and what they offer. Employers across the country will be asked for their views on the introduction of an apprenticeship levy set to be…

Employers report rise in employee mental illness

Mental illness among workers is on the increase a survey of employers has discovered. The 2015 Absence Management survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) found that heavy workloads, management style and difficult relationships with colleagues were the principle contributing factors to the rise in stress and anxiety levels.