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Labour market

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  • Type:
    Indicators

    Recruitment

    Updated to include data for April 2021 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 4 June 2021.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Working hours

    Updated to include official statistics from the ONS on average weekly hours worked in the UK for the three months to the end of February 2021. The next ONS release date is 18 May 2021.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Employment

    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 18 May 2021.

  • Date:
    12 March 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    HR roles and responsibilities 2021 survey: Key metrics

    Our 19th 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.

  • Date:
    26 January 2021
    Type:
    News

    Redundancy rate hits record high as payrolled employees plummet

    The number of employees on payrolls has plummeted by 828,000 since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with the number of redundancies reaching a record high in September to November 2020.

  • Date:
    22 January 2021
    Type:
    Survey analysis

    HR roles survey: Response to the coronavirus pandemic and priorities for 2021

    The response of the HR community to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has been to put people first, while also supporting business continuity during exceptional circumstances. It is unsurprising then, that wellbeing tops the priority poll for the profession for the coming year, coupled with employee engagement.

  • Date:
    10 November 2020
    Type:
    News

    Job losses reach record high despite summer reopenings

    Redundancies hit a new record high in the late summer and early autumn despite the easing of lockdown measures, new estimates from the Office for National Statistics have shown.

  • Date:
    11 August 2020
    Type:
    News

    Employees on payrolls fall by largest amount in 11 years

    The number of employees on payrolls fell by 730,000 between March and July 2020 - the largest quarterly drop since 2009 - but recruitment bodies suggest there have been signs of recovery over recent weeks.

  • Date:
    16 July 2020
    Type:
    News

    UK records biggest fall in working hours since 1971

    The number of weekly working hours in the UK has fallen by 16.7%, the largest decrease since records began in 1971 with total hours dropping to their lowest level since the early summer of 1997.

  • Date:
    8 July 2020
    Type:
    News

    Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a £1,000 "job retention bonus" for employers that bring workers back from furlough.

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