A significant proportion of Britain's small business bosses are risking ill health because of the stresses of keeping their businesses afloat in the tough economic climate.
Research by healthcare provider Bupa found that four out of 10 heads of smal More...24 April 2012 09:30
Employers are struggling to recruit and retain managers because of a lack of candidates with the right skills and financial pressures on the level of salary they are able to offer, a report has found. According to the 2012 National Management Survey, More...19 April 2012 15:49
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
More than 260,000 people are claiming sickness benefits because of mental and behavioural disorders, a recent analysis has argued.
The crunching of statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions by insurer Legal & General has found that th More...30 March 2012 10:00
The biggest recruitment barrier that employers faced during the last 12 months was the poor quality of candidates, a new survey reveals. According to the XpertHR recruitment trends survey , 95% of employers that faced problems in their recruitm More...21 March 2012 12:32
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
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD) warning is based on the findings of its latest quarterly Labour Market Outlook , which surveyed more than 1,000 employers. The CIPD says that the findings reinforce its estimat More...13 February 2012 13:51
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
Nearly two-fifths (38%) of employers believe that there are too few graduates to fill entry-level vacancies, despite high youth unemployment rates, new research has found.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment among More...01 February 2012 00:01
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
UK employment figures rose by 128,000 in the three months to October to 2.64 million, the highest level since 1994. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the jobless rate was 8.3%, up from 7.9% three months ago, its highest rate sin More...14 December 2011 11:08
Employers' hiring intentions have dropped to their weakest level in three years, a survey has found. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey found that the jobs market was "flat-lining", with four-fifths of employers intending to either not hire or to More...13 December 2011 14:17
Permanent staff placements have decreased for the second month running and are falling at the quickest rate since 2009, a report has found, contrasting with more positive job-market data released earlier this week. The latest Recruitment and Employme More...07 December 2011 15:20
New job opportunities have risen to their highest level for almost two years and employer demand for new staff is 20% higher than at the same time last year, according to figures published today. The figures, taken from November 2011 and released in More...05 December 2011 14:48