Many employers are failing to recruit young workers despite the majority agreeing that they have a duty to help tackle youth unemployment, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). One organisation in More...19 September 2012 14:03
The Government's flagship scheme to reduce youth unemployment isn't going far enough to tackle the problem, according to a group of MPs. The Work and Pensions Select Committee said that the " youth contract" was a good start, but added tha More...19 September 2012 14:03
The number of unemployed people in the UK fell by 7,000 on the previous quarter in the three months to July, according to the latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures point to the jobs market continuing to More...12 September 2012 11:10
The UK employment rate has risen to its highest level since May 2009, with 71% of 16- to 64-year-olds now in work, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS Labour Market Statistics showed a rise of 0.4% in employme More...15 August 2012 14:52
The number of UK job opportunities is continuing to grow, despite recent figures showing a contraction in the economy. This is according to the latest figures from the Reed Job Index, which found that the number of jobs posted online in July 2012 was More...01 August 2012 12:05
The number of people who have been unemployed for more than two years has risen to its highest level since 1997, despite an overall fall in unemployment.
This is according to the latest labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics ( More...18 July 2012 12:36
Public-sector employers are finding it difficult to recruit and retain staff as cuts bite and the sector loses its appeal to candidates, according to research published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruitment More...20 June 2012 08:39
Anxiety about the ongoing uncertainty in the eurozone is causing recruiters in London to halt their recruitment plans, despite overall business optimism being higher than six months ago. The latest London Business Survey, carried out by the CBI and More...19 June 2012 00:01
The rate of job growth in the UK slowed to its weakest in five months during May, as recruiters became more cautious about their hiring activity due to economic uncertainty in the UK and the eurozone. This is according to the latest Report More...12 June 2012 11:30
The National Audit Office (NAO) has said that the Government's Regional Growth Fund, which was set up to support growth and boost private-sector employment, has not delivered "value for money", with some of the jobs generated expected to cost more than More...11 May 2012 15:22
The number of unemployed people in the UK has fallen for the first time since spring 2011, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS figures show that in the period from December 2011 to February 2012 t More...18 April 2012 11:01
Employers may be swapping temporary workers for permanent staff because of uncertainty over the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), a report has claimed.
However, the same report indicated that other factors may be to blame, such as competitive pressu More...11 April 2012 12:41
Redundancies made since the start of the recession have resulted in a cost of £28.6 billion to employers, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD).
In its latest Work Audit report, "Counting the cost of the jobs rece More...14 March 2012 12:14
The number of people working part time because they cannot find a full-time job has reached the highest level since comparable records began 20 years ago, according to data released today by the Office of National Statistics (ONS).
In the three mont More...15 February 2012 12:31
Jobs data published today points to a modest uplift in the number of permanent appointments, although figures relating to temporary placements and pay offerings suggest that the job market is still experiencing difficulties.
The Report on Jobs, publ More...08 February 2012 12:01
Unemployment rose by 118,000 in the three months to November 2011, bringing the total figure to 2.685 million, according to the latest figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS figures show that in the three months t More...18 January 2012 11:09
The rise in self-employment since the start of the recession is mostly due to part-time "odd-jobbers" who are desperate to avoid unemployment, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed.
Figures from the Office for Natio More...18 January 2012 00:01
Figures released today point to a modest reduction in permanent placements as well as the first reduction in temporary placements for two and a half years.
The figures are included in the latest Report on Jobs, published by the Recruitment and Emplo More...11 January 2012 11:56
There have been further developments today in the debate over the impact of immigration on levels of unemployment in the UK. Research published today by the Government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) points to an association between non-EU migra More...10 January 2012 16:43
Job opportunities were 17% higher in December 2011 compared with the same period in 2010, and were more than one-fifth higher than in December 2009, according to figures published today by reed.co.uk . The most recent Reed Job Index data h More...03 January 2012 15:51