The UK job market has continued to defy the wider gloomy economic picture as unemployment fell by 82,000 between August and October - the biggest quarterly drop since 2001.
The latest Labour Market Statistics report from the Office for National Sta More...12 December 2012 11:39
The Government has published its response to the consultation on employee-owner contracts, under which employers could offer shares to staff in exchange for sacrificing some of their employment rights. The consultation was launched in October , afte More...05 December 2012 12:03
The UK jobs market is at its most buoyant since December 2009, according to recruitment data published today. The latest Job Index figures from recruiter Reed suggest that the final quarter of 2012 is set to be the strongest since the organisation be More...03 December 2012 12:08
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
The definition of apprenticeships has been "stretched too far", according to a government-commissioned review published today.
The Richard Review, compiled by entrepreneur and former Dragon's Den star Doug Richard, recommends that apprenticeships l More...27 November 2012 11:11
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) voiced its reservations today about Government proposals to introduce settlement agreements and make the dismissal process easier.
As the consultation on the proposals draws to a close , More...23 November 2012 12:31
Pay rises have fallen to their lowest level since June 2010, according to data released today.
Research by XpertHR found that the median basic pay increase (which excludes performance-related pay, bonuses and progression payments) in the three month More...22 November 2012 07:00
Getting the skills system right will be crucial to the Government's industrial strategy in the future, according to business secretary Vince Cable.
Speaking at the Confederation of British Industry's ( CBI) annual conference today, Cable told de More...19 November 2012 14:22
The European Commission (EC) has approved a proposal for there to be a 40% objective for female non-executive directors on the boards of listed companies by 2020. Justice commissioner Viviane Reding announced the news on Twitter this morning and a More...14 November 2012 16:05
Business and employers' groups have welcomed proposals to overhaul the family-friendly leave system and enable women to share maternity leave with their partners in order to help working families. Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg unveiled the plans, More...13 November 2012 12:39
Positive employment outlook set to remain for rest of 2012 The employment outlook for the rest of the year is set to remain positive, according to... More...12 November 2012 15:06
Lack of talent is turning out to be the "single biggest obstacle to growth", according to a new report by Ernst & Young . The consultancy firm has warned that too few companies are adapting their management and talent identification systems to co More...12 November 2012 15:06
The House of Lords will recommend that the Government should oppose European Union proposals to introduce quotas for women on company boards. In its Women on Boards report released today, the Lords EU Committee concludes that quotas would risk setting b More...09 November 2012 06:00
October was an encouraging month for recruitment, with the number of jobs posted by UK employers up 4% month on month, and 8% on last year, according to the latest Job Index figures from jobs board reed.co.uk. The Reed Job Index reported that i More...01 November 2012 08:45
A new report by former Deputy Prime Minister Lord Heseltine marks out a much greater role for employers in educating young people and making them ready for the workplace.
The report, No stone unturned in pursuit of growth , commissioned More...31 October 2012 12:17
Almost three-quarters of nurses believe that NHS job cuts are having a negative effect on their work, according to a survey by health workers' union Unison. The survey of more than 3,000 nurses found that fewer than 10% felt they could deliver More...30 October 2012 15:25
Private-sector companies will continue to be cautious about recruitment for the next six months, according to the latest Employment Trends Survey from the CBI and recruitment company Harvey Nash, released today.
Just over one-third of bus More...29 October 2012 10:14
Almost eight thousand more of last year's graduates are in employment compared with the year before, according to the latest Graduate Market Trends report from the Higher Education Career Services Unit (HECSU) .
Despite contin More...25 October 2012 15:49
Government proposals to raise the income trigger for pensions auto-enrolment will leave women worse off, Labour has warned.
According to the Government's own consultation on the plans , increasing the amount that employees have to earn before being More...22 October 2012 14:57
The Government has launched a consultation into its controversial plan to allow employers to offer tax-free shares to staff in exchange for sacrificing some of their employment rights.
Business minister Jo Swinson today set out the details of More...18 October 2012 16:50