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UK companies need to brace themselves for a tough time ahead and the possibility of thousands more job losses, it has been suggested. According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), 600,000 more people will be made redundant this year. John Philpott, chief economist at the CIPD, said that the organisation expected to…

A quarter of UK employers plan to make staff redundant over the next year, a study by a professional body shows. Research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) reveals 26 per cent of firms have plans to make new or additional redundancies. The survey, in conjunction with management consultancy KPMG, found nearly…

Fewer employers are looking to recruit and more are considering making redundancies as the economy continues to slow, a new report shows. According to the latest labour market outlook survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), just 29 per cent of employers plan to recruit more staff during the third quarter of…

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has suggested that restraint should be used when dealing with pay rises in the coming months in a bid to keep a cap on inflation. John Philpott, chief economist at the CIPD, said average pay rises need to be modest in order to reduce the risk of…

Although the demand for staff in the UK has weakened since the end of 2007, there is no sign of a dramatic deterioration in the jobs market, it has been suggested. According to the latest Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/ KPMG Labour Market Outlook survey, the hiring expectations of firms changed little between…

The government’s new points-based migration system, details of which were published earlier this week, may cause employers difficulties, an industry body has warned. Under the new system, organisations will have to prove that no British workers are able to fill a job vacancy before offering the position to an immigrant worker from outside Europe. According…