Unemployed HR graduates must be patient and not retrain for another career despite the profession's slow recovery and lack of vacancies, employers have insisted.
The Monster Employment Index revealed this week that job opportunities in HR remained fl More...13 November 2009 06:00
The number of people who work past pensionable age is set to double over the next decade.
A survey by insurers Prudential has found that about 1.8 million people will be working beyond the state retirement age in 10 years' time, up from 750,000 tod More...10 November 2009 08:58
The era of redundancies has now eased, but the UK jobs market is no closer to returning to proper health, latest figures have revealed.
According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/KPMG Labour Market Outlook (LMO) surv More...09 November 2009 00:01
The number of job vacancies has risen for the first time since May 2008, new data has revealed.
The Report on Jobs , by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, out today, showed an increase in demand for permanent staff for the More...04 November 2009 13:07
Up to 70,000 single parents will be forced to actively seek work or risk losing their benefits following the implementation of welfare reforms today. Lone parents whose youngest child is aged 10 or 11 will now be moved from Income Support benefits to More...26 October 2009 10:25
Businesses that offer apprenticeships to workers are making themselves more attractive to consumers, according to research carried out by YouGov on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service . The survey revealed that more than 80% of people More...26 October 2009 08:32
Jobcentre Plus, the insolvency trade body R3 and the Insolvency Service have joined forces to develop a system to share information about possible job losses in struggling companies. The intention is to help people threatened with redundancy by offer More...22 October 2009 12:46
NHS staffing levels in Wales will come under pressure next year as a result of a funding shortfall, the BBC has reported .
It says NHS finance directors have claimed that a funding drop of 5% next year will prompt them to make tough choices th More...22 October 2009 08:50
Employees face another year of hard bargaining and low pay rises, the Labour Research Department has warned. Its annual pay round analysis found a decline in the number of new long-term deals - pay agreements that provide a formula covering more tha More...19 October 2009 11:42
One in three unemployed young people have been out of work for more than six months, prompting fears they could be exploited through unpaid internships and work experience. According to the TUC, 366,000 young people have been unemployed for more th More...13 October 2009 13:09
The Conservatives' plan to raise the state pension age to 66 will make youth unemployment worse, a leading economist has warned. Last week the shadow chancellor George Osborne announced at the Conservative Party Conference, that a Tory government wo More...13 October 2009 13:07
Up to one in 10 men will be unemployed by 2010 as male employment plummets towards a new low, the CIPD has warned. Official UK unemployment figures are due to be released tomorrow. The male unemployment rate currently stands at 9%, but is forecas More...13 October 2009 10:09
Youth unemployment could top one million when official figures are published later this week, experts have warned.
The data for August is set to be released on Wednesday and experts predict that the hiring freezes for graduates this summer could mea More...12 October 2009 08:50
Redundancy predictions made by employers at the start of the year fell well short of the actual number of job cuts they needed to make – by as much as a third, Personnel Today can exclusively reveal.
Four in 10 employers vastly More...12 October 2009 00:01
Youth unemployment came under the spotlight at this week's Conservative Party Conference. Personnel Today spoke to leading employer groups and HR directors to get their reactions to a variety of policy announcements made. Public sector More...09 October 2009 15:54
Conservative plans to place private providers in direct competition with Jobcentre Plus to help the young unemployed back to work will cause wide-scale "confusion" and could lead to a drop in standards, experts have warned. David Freud, shadow welfa More...09 October 2009 00:07
The Conservatives will take work away from Jobcentre Plus and instead allow private providers to offer personalised support to job seekers to get them ready for the workplace, Personnel Today has learned. David Freud, the shadow minister for welfa More...08 October 2009 10:06
The Ministry of Defence's HR chief has echoed calls from his Whitehall peers to make the public sector HR function smaller, more professional and better skilled. In an interview with Personnel Today , Jonathan Evans, the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) More...08 October 2009 09:29
Train to Gain will not be scrapped, but its budget will be refocused to help the young unemployed, the Conservatives have insisted. Earlier in the week, the Tories revealed their Get Britain Working plans would be partly funded using the £1bn T More...07 October 2009 10:32
The jobs market is continuing to show signs of improvement after permanent placements rose for the second month in a row, the latest figures have found. The Report on Jobs by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG showed that bot More...07 October 2009 00:01