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  • Half of staff fear Brexit redundancies within a year

    Date:
    18 April 2019
    Type:
    News

    Almost half of employees think their employer will make redundancies over the next year, fearing Brexit will result in financial instability.

  • 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 February 2019. The next ONS release date is 14 May 2019.

  • 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 14 May 2019.

  • How to get ahead in the labour market race

    Date:
    11 April 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Matt Weston, managing director of recruitment firm Robert Half, looks at the current UK labour market and provides some insight into how business can attract and retain the best talent.

  • Recruitment

    Type:
    Indicators

    Updated to include data for March 2019 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 9 May 2019.

  • Women at highest risk of losing roles to automation

    Date:
    26 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    Around 1.5 million people in England are at high risk of losing their job to automation - and women are most at risk - according to the Office for National Statistics.

  • Tech jobs enjoy UK boost but banking roles fare better in EU

    Date:
    22 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    There is evidence of a "jobs merry-go-round" in European centres as Brexit approaches, according to recruitment company Robert Walters.

  • Rudd wants to increase disabled workers target

    Date:
    6 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    Amber Rudd has announced that she will review the government's target of getting one million more disabled people in work by 2027, with a view to making it more ambitious.

  • Report proposes new visas to tackle tech skills gaps

    Date:
    4 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    The government should create a new class of visas specifically for technology firms "with the most growth potential" to help them access the skilled staff they need, a report has recommended.

  • Freelancer platforms add to global work insecurity

    Date:
    1 March 2019
    Type:
    News

    The hiring of workers anywhere in the world through global freelancer platforms means that limiting immigration will not necessarily protect "native" workers, researchers at the University of Oxford have found.

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