Tags: recovery

Most firms will boost their workforce, their graduate intake and their apprentices, says CBI

As the recovery takes hold, we need to make sure that all citizens benefit and that growth is properly balanced across the UK, John Cridland, CBI Director-General said in his New Year message. “The recovery is taking root and business leaders have a spring in their step compared to this time last year – but…

Will the recovery benefit everyone? TUC thinks not

Whose growth?’ will be the defining political question in 2014 says TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady in her new year message as new polling commissioned by the TUC shows that only one in 50 voters say they are already benefiting from the recovery – and only one in five say they expect to in the new year.…

More full time jobs created due to ´squeeze on pay levels´

Commenting on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 155,000 and unemployment fell by 18,000 in the three months to August: TUC General Secretary Frances O’Grady said: “While it’s good news that unemployment is still falling and more jobs are being created, there is still plenty to be worried about. Young people are being excluded…

Green Shoots of Recovery Signalled by Interim Report 2013

Interim managers are more likely to be on an assignment and feel busier than they did two years ago, according to biennial research by leading interim management and executive recruitment company Executives Online. Two years ago Executives Online’s highly regarded UK Interim Report  revealed that nearly half (47 per cent) of interim managers were less…

UK recovery is far behind schedule and not helping ordinary people, says TUC

The UK’s economic recovery is far behind schedule and is doing little to boost people’s living standards, according to new analysis published by the TUC today (Tuesday). The analysis shows that had growth risen in line with the Office for Budget Responsibility’s (OBR) original forecasts the economy would have grown by 7.9 per cent since…

HR departments have found that re-skilling employees and developing their existing expertise delivers long term efficiency savings and bridges the gaps created by job cuts and downsizing. Now markets such as IT are starting to pick up, it’s vital that business don’t turn their back on staff development, argues Martin Hill from Dell Education Services.…

Impact of spending cuts ‘unevenly distributed’

A new report has called on the government to take steps to assist cities hardest hit by public spending cuts and help stimulate private sector job creation where it is most desperately needed. Research from Centre for Cities highlighted areas such as Leeds, Bristol, Milton Keynes, Reading and Aberdeen as being most able to withstand…

Communication vital for employees, says expert

An expert has called on British bosses to communicate more closely with their workforce and keep them updated on any developments over job security and pay to prevent uncertainty. Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals policy liaison officer Diana Bruce predicted that salary freezes would continue to be a sticking point for some firms throughout 2011,…

Unemployment ‘to top 2.7 million’

The Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned that unemployment in the UK looks poised to soar in 2011, as the impact of government spending and jobs cuts begins to bite. According to new research from the organisation taking into account the views of 1,000 public sector HR bosses, the rate of adults…

Employment minister Chris Grayling has welcomed new figures published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), claiming they suggest a private sector-led jobs recovery is underway. The ONS data revealed that 70.8 per cent of individuals aged between 16 and 64 were in work during the third quarter of the year – up by 0.8…

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has suggested the proposed cap on non-European Union (EU) workers could prove detrimental to the UK's economy. Director of policy and professional services at the organisation Tom Hadley noted that it could cut off areas of the "global talent pool" if the country implements the restriction. "While we all…

An expert has warned that ongoing concerns over job security and the state of the economic recovery could have a negative effect on sleep patterns, damaging employee performance. Jessica Alexander from the Sleep Council explained that many workers are worried about what the future holds in this time of economic uncertainty and advised those struggling…