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  • Businesses and unions react to UK 'lockdown'

    Date:
    24 March 2020

    A nationwide "lockdown" for everybody apart from key workers, announced by Boris Johnson last night, means that many employees will be working from home or unable to work at all from today.

  • Supermarkets create 30,000 jobs to meet surging demand

    Date:
    23 March 2020

    Supermarkets including Tesco, Morrisons, Aldi and Asda have embarked on a hiring spree in order to meet high demand.

  • Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

    Date:
    12 March 2020

    Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak's Budget announcement yesterday was rightly focused on the how the Government would support employers and workers as the UK attempts to contain the spread of the virus.

  • Two in five unaware it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless

    Date:
    24 February 2020

    Two in five employers are not aware that it is legal to employ somebody who is homeless, a survey has found, which suggests many organisations could be needlessly shutting talented people out of work.

  • Public-sector recruitment confidence hits 12-year high

    Date:
    17 February 2020

    Employment growth in the public sector is expected to match the private sector for the first time in 12 years, a new analysis has indicated.

  • Productivity continues to be outpaced by wage growth

    Date:
    9 January 2020

    The Office for National Statistics has published the latest productivity figures for the UK showing that output per hour rose only 0.1% in the third quarter of last year, compared to the same period in 2018.

  • Proportion of older workers grows rapidly

    Date:
    12 December 2019

    The gap between the employment rate of 50- to 64-year-olds and under-50s may be at its narrowest in 25 years as the proportion of older workers grows far more rapidly.

  • Hiring plans for Q1 weakest in seven years

    Date:
    11 December 2019

    Employers' hiring intentions are at their weakest in seven years with Brexit uncertainty, the general election and a slowing global economy all affecting their confidence.

  • Graduates take on second jobs to meet living costs

    Date:
    20 November 2019

    Recent university graduates are having to take on second jobs in order to pay their rent and cope with rising living costs.

  • HR most likely to be reaping automation benefits

    Date:
    18 November 2019

    HR professionals are more likely to be experiencing the benefits of automation in their roles than any other professional in the UK, but more than a third think the pace of technological change in their organisation is slow.

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