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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 April 2020. The next ONS release date is 16 July 2020.

  • 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 16 July 2020.

  • Employees on payrolls drop 600,000 in two months

    Date:
    16 June 2020
    Type:
    News

    The UK could be heading into an "employment crisis", commentators have warned, as the number of employees on payrolls dropped by 612,000 in two months.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for May 2020 on the availability and recruitment of permanent and temporary staff from IHS Markit/KPMG/Recruitment & Employment Confederation. The next figures are due to be published on 8 July 2020.

  • UK employment at all-time high before lockdown

    Date:
    22 April 2020
    Type:
    News

    The UK employment rate reached a record high before social distancing and coronavirus lockdown measures forced the closure of the majority of workplaces.

  • Supermarkets create 30,000 jobs to meet surging demand

    Date:
    23 March 2020
    Type:
    News

    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
    Type:
    News

    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
    Type:
    News

    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.

  • HR roles and responsibilities 2020 survey: Key metrics

    Date:
    24 February 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Our 18th annual survey of the HR function reports on key metrics for the profession, including the ratio of HR practitioners to employees and budgets for HR activities and running costs.

  • HR roles and responsibilities 2020 survey: HR priorities by sector

    Date:
    24 February 2020
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    Wellbeing remains a priority for respondents to XpertHR's annual research of HR priorities, but employee engagement and retention is now a key business concern.

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