Tags: ONS

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.

Increase in zero-hours contracts reopens public debate

The number of people employed on a zero-hours contract in their main job has risen, according to new figures released by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) yesterday. The figure rose to 744,000 for April to June 2015, representing 2.4 percent of all people in employment. In the same period in 2014, this was 2.0%…

CIPD ‘not surprised’ by record ONS migration figures

According to a quarterly report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), net migration has reached an all-time high of 330,000 in the year ending in March 2015, up 94,000 from the previous year. A significant rise in immigration, up 84,000, was met with a drop of 9,000 in those emigrating from the UK, producing…