Labour market

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  • Taylor review on modern employment practices launched

    Date:
    30 November 2016
    Type:
    News

    The review looks into the impact of changes to the labour market, addressing questions on issues such as job security, wage levels and employees' rights.

  • Working hours

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of September 2016. The next ONS release date is 14 December 2016.

  • Unemployment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on headline unemployment and the claimant count, and labour market forecasts from HM Treasury and Manpower Group. The next ONS release date is 14 December 2016.

  • Apprenticeship levy

    Date:
    15 November 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    New apprenticeship levy for large employers with a pay bill of more than £3 million per year will be payable with effect from 6 April 2017.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for October 2016 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. The REC is due to publish new figures on 8 December 2016.

  • Employment tribunal decides Uber drivers are workers

    Date:
    28 October 2016
    Type:
    News

    Uber drivers are workers and are entitled to receive the national minimum wage and paid annual leave, according to an employment tribunal ruling that is being seen as a test case for the employment status of the gig economy's growing workforce.

  • Labour turnover rates 2016

    Date:
    24 October 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The latest XpertHR research reveals employers' attrition rates, covering voluntary resignation and total labour turnover rates according to organisation size, broad sector and industry.

  • Podcast: Introduction to the gig economy

    Date:
    9 September 2016
    Type:
    Audio and video

    We discuss some recent gig economy employment tribunal claims and the risks faced by organisations that hire freelancers through web applications.

  • Gig economy

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • HR roles and responsibilities 2016 survey: key metrics

    Date:
    15 March 2016
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our 14th annual survey of HR roles reports on the key metrics for the profession, including the ratio of HR professionals to employees and cost per head.

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