Labour market

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  • 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 July 2016. The next ONS release date is 19 October 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 19 October 2016.

  • 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.

  • Podcast: HR and the gig economy

    Date:
    9 September 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    We provide an overview of the "gig economy", consider issues about which HR should be aware if their organisation is hiring freelancers through technology platforms, and discuss some employment tribunal cases brought by contingent workers.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for August 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 7 October 2016.

  • Take part in our annual labour turnover survey

    Date:
    5 August 2016
    Type:
    Editor's choice

    XpertHR's annual survey of labour turnover gathers data on both total labour turnover and voluntary resignation rates, as well as data on costs.

  • Gig economy

    Type:
    Employment glossary

    Definition from the XpertHR glossary.

  • Apprenticeship levy

    Date:
    13 May 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.

  • 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.

  • Labour turnover rates: 2015 survey

    Date:
    9 November 2015
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    The latest XpertHR research reveals employers' staff turnover levels for 2014, and provides benchmarking data on occupational voluntary resignation and total turnover rates by sector and industry.

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