All items: Recruitment

  • Queen's Speech: flexible working, carers' leave and immigration plan confirmed

    19 December 2019

    The new government will bring in a points-based immigration system for skilled workers, one weeks' leave for unpaid carers and flexible working by default, the Queen has announced during the State Opening of Parliament.

  • Hiring plans for Q1 weakest in seven years

    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.

  • Guide improves recruitment for visibly different candidates

    23 September 2019

    Changing Faces has launched a guide to help employers provide a positive recruitment process for people with a visible difference such as a mark or scar.

  • International graduates offered two-year work visa

    11 September 2019

    International graduates will be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work under a new immigration route that reverses the "hostile environment" that Theresa May introduced as home secretary in 2012.

  • Hiring declines at fastest rate for three years

    9 September 2019

    Political and economic uncertainty continues to affect the labour market as data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG showed that permanent placements fell at the quickest rate for more than three years.

  • Drop in EU migrants prompts urgent call for immigration transition period

    22 August 2019

    The number of EU citizens moving to the UK to work has continued to fall, prompting business bodies to reiterate their calls for a transition period ahead of any new immigration system so employers can access the labour they need.

  • Future skills framework to be developed

    15 August 2019

    A framework for "essential" skills - such as teamwork, presenting and problem-solving - will be developed by a new task force to help inform employers' future hiring criteria and plans for progression.

  • Post-Brexit regional salary thresholds for migrants to be considered

    26 June 2019

    The Migration Advisory Committee is to consider how salary thresholds should be calculated under a future immigration system - including whether there is a case for regional salary thresholds to be set.

  • More firms commit to employing ex-offenders

    29 May 2019

    An additional 230 organisations - including Greene King and Pret A Manger - have committed to hiring ex-offenders, as the government allows more prisoners to take temporary release to participate in work placements.

  • New flexibility in immigration rules allays skills gap fears

    3 April 2019

    Given the current Brexit crisis there are few certainties about future immigration rules, but for Claire Nilson and Hodon Buraleh there are encouraging signs in Philip Hammond's Spring Statement for those concerned about the growing skills gap.

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