Labour market

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  • Apprenticeship levy

    Date:
    21 June 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    Apprenticeships are changing, with a levy for large employers now in place. We round up our resources on the apprenticeship levy, including a "How to" guide on employing an apprentice under the new rules, a revised model apprenticeship agreement and new example letters to use at the conclusion of an apprenticeship.

  • Why Brexit means business for interim talent

    Date:
    15 June 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Demand for interim managers has risen impressively since the UK's decision to leave the EU. Jo Sweetland, managing partner at recruitment specialists Green Park, considers why this might be the case.

  • 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 April 2017. The next ONS release date is 12 July 2017.

  • Employment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on employment and unemployment, and labour market forecasts from HM Treasury and ManpowerGroup. The next ONS release date is 12 July 2017.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for May 2017 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 7 July 2017.

  • Candidate availability hits a 16-month low, says REC

    Date:
    9 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    The UK jobs market has experienced its steepest drop in candidate availability for 16 months, according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's latest Report on Jobs.

  • Take part in our annual labour turnover survey

    Date:
    4 May 2017
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's latest annual survey focuses on gathering annual labour turnover rates, which in turn, will allow you to benchmark your organisation's rate against those of similar organisations.

  • Self-employment loopholes must be closed, says Work and Pensions Committee

    Date:
    2 May 2017
    Type:
    News

    Government must close the loopholes that allow "gig economy" companies to engage people on a supposedly "self-employed" basis, a committee of MPs has said.

  • GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers

    Date:
    24 April 2017
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    For the past three decades, employers have advertised roles requiring candidates to have a certain number of GCSEs at "grade C or above". But is all that about to change to "grade 4 or above"? We provide a crash course on GCSE reform from an employer's perspective.

  • Date:
    23 March 2017
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Does the recent spate of employment status cases have implications for all employers, or just for the gig economy sector? Fiona Rushforth analyses the Uber, CitySprint and Pimlico Plumbers cases for indications of a shift in approach to the classifications of worker or self-employed status.

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