The gulf between education and business is not helping struggling graduates, argues co-founder of Eyes Wide Opened Alastair Creamer, and young career-seekers sometimes need a practical bridge between the two. Employers aren't happy. Bright, hopeful, More...29 January 2013 14:09
Youth unemployment has risen faster in the UK than in any other of the G8 countries since the start of the recession, and the Government has been urged to learn the lessons of economies that have been more successful at tackling the issue. A report p More...29 January 2013 12:20
The number of graduate vacancies is predicted to rise by 9% in 2013, according to the latest survey carried out by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The winter edition of the AGR's twice-yearly research into graduate recruitment, re More...24 January 2013 16:05
Another month, another set of mixed official figures on the UK labour market. Those who know me are aware of how desperate I am to see a return to full employment. But unlike commentators with a political or commercial vested interest in talking th More...23 January 2013 16:01
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has urged the Government to improve careers advice for young people after a survey found more than half of employers said the advice available was "inadequate".
In addition to the 53% of em More...23 January 2013 13:15
At the start of this year, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development said that last year's "jobs enigma" has made it difficult to predict the labour outlook for 2013 . During 2012, unemployment fell despite predictions to the contrary, y More...22 January 2013 12:46
Despite the economic outlook pointing floor-wards 12 months ago, employment rates defied the gloom and have taken a running jump into the new year, with a 6% increase in employers intending to hire in the first three months. 1
Optimism is high More...21 January 2013 13:41
Graduate vacancies are due to increase in 2013 following a subdued year, according to research published today.
However, one-third (36%) of this year's vacancies will be filled by graduate candidates who have already worked for organisations throug More...14 January 2013 12:52
The Government has announced the launch of a programme aimed at providing young people with the skills needed to get jobs and apprenticeships.
"Traineeships", set to be introduced later this year, will be aimed at improving the work-readiness of you More...10 January 2013 11:56
Consumers are more likely to complain if they experience problems when buying products or services, with staff attitude and lack of competence the most common reason for complaints.
A survey by the Institute of Customer Service (ICS) found that UK c More...09 January 2013 16:12
UK HR directors have admitted they are "very concerned" about the prospect of losing key staff in 2013, and said they expect one in five (22%) of their current employees to look for new roles as part of their new year's resolutions. This is according More...08 January 2013 13:10
John Philpott, freelance economist and former chief economic adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, comments on the latest job figures from the Office for National Statistics.
It's freezing outside and quite Christmass More...12 December 2012 17:07
The average HR professional might not rank themselves alongside comedian Frankie Boyle and footballer Ashley Cole, but their recent high-profile outbursts on the microblogging site Twitter are a cautionary tale for anyone operating online. Whether i More...10 December 2012 09:07
Christmas for many sectors means an influx of temporary workers. But to what degree should the employer brand be considered if the temps will be on their way in a matter of weeks? Georgina Fuller reports . Organisations employing seasonal workers will More...07 December 2012 09:25
Almost half of senior managers lack confidence in their ability to retain critical employees, despite significant investment in development programmes.
This is according to a survey carried out by career management consultancy Right Management, whic More...06 December 2012 12:43
It is in employers' interests to enable older workers to remain in employment for as long as possible, with more than half (56%) of those over the age of 55 planning to remain in work beyond state retirement age, according to the Chartered Institute of More...04 December 2012 15:48
A new organisation put in place to oversee criminal records checking, referral and barring has formally gone live.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was formed following the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent More...03 December 2012 13:25
The Work Programme, the Government's flagship welfare-to-work scheme, has been branded a "miserable failure" after it did not meet its targets.
Only 3.53% of unemployed people found sustainable work (defined as a job for six months or more), u More...27 November 2012 15:47
Personnel Today's webinar on the topic of metrics in talent management, which took place on Tuesday 27 November 2012, has now been archived and is available to watch. Register now to view this free webinar This webinar, presented in ass More...27 November 2012 14:00
Improving the talent pipeline of female leaders at work could benefit businesses to the tune of £5 billion a year, yet HR professionals neither recognise the potential returns nor the ambitions of female managers they employ, a report has found.
Th More...26 November 2012 15:38