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Five points to ensure your workforce is ‘recession-ready’

With the UK officially in recession, employers are encouraged to consider five urgent questions to ensure their workforce is “recession-ready”.

3 September 2020

UK insolvencies set to jump by a third in 2020

Insolvencies in the UK are forecast to jump to 27% this year, above the global average rise of 26%, according to a new economic research report by trade credit insurer Atradius.

2 September 2020

Tribunal service ‘overwhelmed’ with a 40,000 backlog

A backlog of some 40,000 cases may be waiting to be dealt with in employment tribunals.

18 August 2020

‘Desperate’ consultants scam candidates to find out IT market info

A technology recruiter says jobseekers are being contacted by individuals trying to learn about which companies are currently hiring by falsely claiming to work for certain recruitment companies.

IT/Telecoms 13 August 2020

People 1st International partners with charity to help travel industry

Skills expert People 1st International is helping people in the travel industry to transfer to other sectors.

Retail, Sales 12 August 2020

Free lunch vouchers for office workers to boost city sandwich bars

Would a £5 lunch voucher incentivise you or your team to return to the office?

Retail 12 August 2020

OPINION: Seeking leaders with purpose

Employees that are engaged and empowered are also the most productive people, says Sally Bailey.

HR 7 August 2020

Cut National Insurance rates to kickstart employment, says REC CEO

The government should cut National Insurance rates to reduce the cost of hiring as one measure to kickstart employment, the CEO of the REC has said.

6 August 2020

IT makes up nearly a third of UK vacancies as volumes fall by 46.1%

Further evidence of the devastating impact of coronavirus on hiring activity is revealed as research from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) shows that vacancies in the UK were down 46.1% year on year in June.

IT/Telecoms 29 July 2020

Communication more important than ever during Covid, says Adecco’s Hayes

With millions of people continuing to work from home as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever that recruiters communicate effectively with HR, according to Melanie Hayes, HR director, UK & Ireland, The Adecco Group.

HR 28 July 2020

Worldly advice from recruiters about operating in the ‘new normal’

Over communicating with your staff and getting them to come into the office at least once a week.

23 July 2020

Flexible working expected to rise post-Covid, says redwigwam report

Both workers and employers expect to see more flexible working in a post-Covid world, according to a new report.

23 July 2020

TfL TA head says Covid is huge opportunity to foster greater diversity

The Covid pandemic is a huge opportunity to dismantle some of the recruitment barriers facing diverse talent.

Mind the home working gap, says ONS

Alongside the existing North-South divide and the gender pay gap that we are all familiar with, Covid-19 has seen the emergence of new divide within the UK’s labour market.

22 July 2020

Viewpoint: New ways of working

Becoming more flexible out of lockdown.

22 July 2020

Editor's Leader August/September 2020

What is ‘normality’ to you? And how do you know that you’ve returned to it?

22 July 2020

Letter demands licensing of garment factories

More than 50 MPs and Peers alongside leading retailers, as well as the Association of Labour Providers, are calling on the home secretary Priti Patel to take urgent action to prevent the exploitation of garment workers in the UK.

Train demand leads to 200 new staff at Bombardier

Train manufacturer Bombardier plans to hire an additional 200 staff at its Derby site to meet growing demand for new trains.

Recruitment industry benefits from Plan for Jobs support service

The recruitment industry will likely be a key beneficiary of the Plan for Jobs announced yesterday as part of a £40m investment in a job-finding support service in Great Britain.

9 July 2020

Chancellor’s lifeline mostly welcome from industry but questions still remain

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s new Plan for Jobs has been warmly welcomed by many in business and in the recruitment sector.

9 July 2020

Chancellor hand-outs to stimulate jobs and economy

Vouchers for meals out, a 15% VAT cut on hospitality and tourism offerings, and a £1k bonus to employers who bring back furloughed employees were among the initiatives revealed today by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

Retail, Oil & gas/Energy 8 July 2020

South-East Asia employers will need to recalibrate their talent needs

As economies in South-East Asia slowly reopen after the peak of coronavirus in the region, organisations should look beyond their current short-term cost reduction measures.

Executive search 26 June 2020

Boost for logistics sector as DPD recruits 6,000 staff

Logistics and delivery firm DPD is recruiting 6,000 new staff, in response to an unprecedented boom in online shopping caused by Covid-19.

PM serves up good news for hospitality recruitment

The reopening of England’s restaurants and pubs from 4 July has been hailed as “brilliant” by one hospitality recruiter. 

Hospitality/Leisure 25 June 2020

Key outcomes of coronavirus furlough scheme revealed

The first release of official statistics on the furlough initiative was issued yesterday [11 June 2020].

Retail 12 June 2020
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