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  • Date:
    25 November 2021
    Type:
    Podcasts and webinars

    Webinar: Reward planning - expectations and priorities for 2022

    Cendex's Ed Cronin and XpertHR's Sheila Attwood provide data and insights to enable you to plan key reward activities for 2022, including pay rises, recruitment and retention and reporting on pay gaps.

  • Date:
    25 November 2021
    Type:
    News

    Pandemic drove changes in shape of workforce, not unemployment

    The pandemic has led to major shifts in labour market participation - rather than mass unemployment as feared - according to the Resolution Foundation think tank.

  • 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 September 2021. The next ONS release date is 14 December 2021.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Employment

    Updated to include the latest official statistics from the ONS on employment and unemployment. The next ONS release date is 14 December 2021.

  • Type:
    Indicators

    Recruitment

    Updated to include data for October 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 9 December 2021.

  • Date:
    27 October 2021
    Type:
    News

    Budget 2021: Pay rises, scale up visa and universal credit reforms announced

    Chancellor Rishi Sunak has confirmed wage increases for the lowest paid workers and public sector staff in his Budget today, as well as changes to Universal Credit (Wednesday 27 October).

  • Date:
    4 October 2021
    Type:
    News

    Chancellor extends Kickstart and Jets schemes

    The chancellor has committed £500m to renewing job support programmes including Kickstart and the Job Entry Targeted Support (Jets) scheme.

  • 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.

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