In the workplace, health and safety may seem too obvious to need explaining but with the legal attachment’s to businesses of any size and the impending Brexit, things are not as simple as they seem, says Liza Andersin.
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With UK workers living and working longer, we are beginning to see many looking for a new type of retirement, says Andrew Secker.
What are the top in-demand European soft skills?
Research shows something of a disconnect between employers’ expectations and candidates’ beliefs in their own skills.
Need we do some more lateral thinking to improve conditions for innovation?
Almost three quarters (71 per cent) of CEOs across the UK and Ireland believe their business could be at risk from current blind spots in data access and skills.
More than three-quarters (79 per cent) of businesses expect to increase the number of higher-skilled roles over the coming years. Yet two-thirds (66 per cent) fear that there will be a lack of sufficiently skilled people to fill vacancies.
What can you do to stand out from your competitors and how can you attract the best people? Debra Gers from leading law firm Blake Morgan discusses what can be done to retain staff.
Two fifths of UK workforce identify themselves as Not In Skilled Employment (NISKE) – with majority struggling to move up career ladder since 2012
The skills gap is costing UK businesses more than £2 billion a year in higher salaries, recruitment costs and temporary staffing, according to research from The Open University.
The UK’s skills crisis has been laid bare as a new CIPD report shows nation is bottom of international class on key measures
New research has found that the modest economic growth of the past four years has been met by an unprecedented shortage of skills, leaving thousands of vacancies unfilled.
The challenges facing graduate recruiters struggling to connect with emerging talent has been emphasised by the release of figures suggesting that 10,000 baby boomers leave work for good, every day, in the US. With a similar situation becoming the case in the UK, recruiters are facing an uphill battle to shore up widening skills gaps.…
2016 is just around the corner, believe it or not, so what can the HR world anticipate as we enter the latter half of the second decade of the 21st century. Here are some key events to be prepared for:
The confidence of British business is growing and the new found fortitude is being reflected in more gutsy hiring decisions.