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US computer company HP Inc has said it expects to lay off 3,000 to 4,000 jobs over the next three years as it works to trim costs.
The task of looking for a job has become a digital one, as workers increasingly use online job sites, social networks and search engines to find the next step for their career. However, with the digital age opening up a can of fraudulent worms, new research suggests that job hunters aren’t savvy enough when it comes to spotting the signs of a job scam.
Royal Dutch Shell said today that it will cut an additional 2,200 jobs due to low oil prices and in the wake of its £35bn takeover of BG Group.
Research conducted by global recruitment company PageGroup, has found that an increasing number of temporary professionals are better-skilled, have years of experience and are better educated with 75 percent boasting at least a bachelor’s degree. It’s revealed that they are expected to work more autonomously, take more responsibility and be more flexible.
Despite fears that the global economy is about to hit the buffers, the UK economy has steamed ahead of predictions over the last economic quarter. The economy grew by 0.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015, higher than the previous estimate of 0.5 percent.
One of Britain’s leading supermarkets Tesco is considering cutting its staff by 39,000 over the next three years, following a fall in profits.
With 72 percent of employers reporting that they have been affected by talent shortages, attracting international talent is becoming more important for many businesses.
The UK’s employment rate has hit another record high, rising to 74.1 percent.
38 percent of UK employers don’t check whether their potential staff have the ‘right to work’ in the UK, according to a new study which claims that only 58 percent of organisations conduct any background screening checks on new hires.
Two-thirds of UK employees are now saving into a workplace pension following the introduction of auto-enrolment pensions, according to recent research from CIPD Employee Outlook (EO).
New findings from the Barometer on Change cast the UK skills shortage into sharp relief. The 2015/16 Barometer, produced by business transformation consultancy Moorhouse and now in its fourth year, found 97 percent of board members and their direct reports admit they need new or additional skills to successfully deliver their strategies.
Young people are falling victim to ‘broken recruitment processes’ that prompt drops in self-esteem. Most worryingly some processes leave negative impressions of the industry they initially want to break into, according to a joint report from Business in the Community (BITC) and City and Guilds Group.