Tags: Growth

95% of British businesses say the new national living wage won’t discourage recruiting

Seventy one per cent of British Businesses do not believe David Cameron’s target of full employment will be achieved in the next five years, according to new research by totaljobs. The data, released today, also reveals that 43 percent of jobseekers say that they have been more selective about the roles that they have taken over the last three years.

Monthly employment index: Education top growth industry

London, UK – 18 December 2014: An analysis on the growth trends in UK employment has been released by Indeed today. The company has sourced specific information around the number of job postings advertised across the UK at any given time, the jobs available within each industry, and which areas of the UK serve as employment…

UK creative industries growing at three times the national average

The Government could be missing a trick by not including the UK’s thriving creative industries sector in their eleven priorities for economic growth, according to a new report from the think tank IPPR to be published next month. New analysis from IPPR shows that growth in the creative industries was nearly three times the average…

UK SME’s to create nearly half a million jobs this year

Scotland’s small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) sector could create up to 40,000 new jobs in the next 12 months, according to new research by Clydesdale Bank. A recent survey of more than 800 UK SMEs was carried out to determine their business prospects for the year ahead. Almost half (43 per cent) of Scottish SMEs…

Too many managers cut costs rather than promote growth

MPs and business leaders will be putting managers and leaders under the spotlight with the launch of a new cross-party Parliamentary Commission. The Commission, led by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Management (APPGM) and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI), will explore why too many managers end up cutting costs, rather than promoting growth and employment.…

CIPD warns business to use top female talent or lose it

A new report by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned that employers will continue to lose entrepreneurial women if they fail to adapt flexible or innovative working practices that Its report, ‘Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs’ states that “urgent action” needs to be taken by the corporate world to stem the leaking talent…

Richard Nott: IT pros are cloudy about skills

The IT industry’s growth shows no sign of slowing down. Cloud is one sector in particular which is demonstrating significant growth and seemingly accelerating at a rapid pace. New research from IT specialist recruitment site, CWJobs, has shown that over two thirds (71%) of professionals are unsure of how to get skilled up in this…

Two-speed market for labour is emerging in the North of England

A two-speed labour market is emerging, with a lack of candidates for highly skilled jobs coupled with persistent levels of unemployment, according to a new report. The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report on Jobs – published today – provides the most comprehensive guide to the UK labour market, drawing on original survey…

Growth forecast for global legal services but tough times for high street lawyers

Law Society’s most comprehensive ever study forecasts growth in global legal services market, but pressure on high street law firms The UK legal services market is forecast to power out of the recession with annual growth of over four per cent, according to an authoritative study published by the Law Society. The most comprehensive ever…

Employee engagement can be used to drive growth, says CIPD

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Hay Group Insight have called on employers to review their engagement strategies in order to drive performance and business growth. They say: “There is now compelling evidence that organisations with high employee engagement have greater organisational productivity and performance. With countless studies illustrating the competitive-edge to…

2012’s ‘jobs enigma’ offers few clues to likely 2013 employment trends

– but a flexible labour market should see employment continue to grow. The ‘jobs enigma’ of 2012, which has seen fluctuating and overall muted economic growth figures accompanied by strong private sector jobs creation is explained by a mixture of factors, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)’s annual “Barometer” report on…

As unemployment falls, apprenticeships will be vital for significant growth

Following the most recent labour market figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), Ian Taylor, CEO of SkillsActive, stresses the value of apprenticeships and vocationally based training and their importance for the future of the UK economy. According to the ONS, unemployment for the three months of August to October fell by 82,000…