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An expert has suggested that the prospect of a jobless recovery has created considerable unease among British businesses and could have a disastrous impact on the country's jobs market. Recruitment Society chairman Steve Huxham admitted he had been surprised by the findings of a recent poll from the Federation of Small Businesses, which showed that…

A new study conducted on behalf of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has suggested that members of the coalition government are divided on issues relating to business and workers' rights. The ComRes poll found that while 87 per cent of Conservative MPs quizzed believed employment laws now favour workers rather than companies, 71 per…

Many private sector companies are still hesitant to take on new members of staff despite government efforts to stimulate recovery in the employment market, it has been claimed. John Hannett – general secretary of shop workers' trade union Usdaw – admitted that the outlook for British job seekers remains uncertain and explained that memories of…

Cutbacks in government spending are likely to result in more jobs being lost over the next few months, according to a representative from the Institute for Employment Studies (IES). Responding to new employment figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), IES research director Jim Hillage warned that it could be a number of months…

A new survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and financial services firm KPMG has found that the recovery in employment numbers appears to be slowing. The poll of around 600 employers revealed that around one-third are anticipating job cuts over the next six months – an increase from one…

The UK’s economy – currently the sixth largest in the world – is set to slide down the international rankings unless its skills and employment systems are fundamentally reformed and improved claims a new paper. The report, “Ambition 2020”, published today by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, says that an extra 20 million…

“Do you think it’s damaging to HR professionals to describe the profession as caring?” CIPD members were polled last week on this question. As of 29th July, the site showed 1,437 responses, the results being; 36.74% Yes, 58.25% No and 5.01% Don’t know On the basis of this sample, which is substantial enough to be statistically reliable, it…

Confidence among the business services sector has improved slightly during Q2, despite the fact that output has declined over the quarter and the industry is performing well below levels seen before the recession, according to the latest Business Factors Index from Bibby Financial Services. March saw a period of considerable growth in the business services…

As the Government tackles the country’s public finances and budget deficit, almost two thirds of employers (63 per cent) argue that work-related education and training will play a vital role in the UK’s economic recovery, according to ‘The Skills Economy – the new framework for prosperity’ a new report from the vocational education organisation, City…

A small majority of employers (55 per cent) welcome plans by the Government to introduce legislation requiring them to offer flexible working to all employees, according to research out today from Hays, the leading recruiting expert. Seventy per cent expect an increase in requests for flexible working and nearly 40 per cent are bracing themselves…

As the Government tackles the country’s public finances and budget deficit, almost two thirds of employers (63 per cent) argue that work-related education and training will play a vital role in the UK’s economic recovery, according to ‘The Skills Economy – the new framework for prosperity’ a new report from the UK’s leading vocational education…

Confidence is unlikely to return to the jobs market for at least three to five years, it has been suggested. Work Wise UK chief executive, Phil Flaxton, said that a recovery in recruitment is linked to reducing the deficit and how the country’s economy performs in comparison with global competitors. He suggested that these factors…

The Work Foundation has released a report in which it warns of the dangers that a split economic recovery could occur in the UK with some cities being left behind. At the Work Foundation and OECD LEED Programme Thriving in Recovery conference yesterday, the body’s document entitled No City Left Behind? indicated that populations with…

The Work Foundation has released a report in which it warns of the dangers that a split economic recovery could occur in the UK with some cities being left behind. At the Work Foundation and OECD LEED Programme Thriving in Recovery conference yesterday, the body’s document entitled No City Left Behind? indicated that populations with…

UK employers may be able to make the most of the company’s potential and that of their staff by using their transferable skills in a range of tasks, it has been suggested. Spokesperson for the Chartered Management Institute (CMI) Mike Petrook believes there is a greater need for project work and noted a number of…