Job vacancies have grown at their fastest rate for 13 months, with rises reported for both permanent and temporary positions. This is according to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG's job data for September, which also found More...08 October 2012 09:38
Moves to tackle tax avoidance could make contractors unaffordable for the public sector and hold back efforts to improve public-service delivery.
This is according to economist and commentator John Philpott, former chief economic adviser to the More...05 October 2012 13:05
A Labour MP and the former head of the civil service have claimed that skills shortages were behind mistakes made by civil servants in the bidding process for the West Coast Main Line. Earlier this week, the Government reversed its decision to award More...04 October 2012 13:37
Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will begin "action short of strike action" today, which will see them refusing to invigilate exams, undertake administrative work or cover for absent colleagues. Teachers who take part in the actio More...03 October 2012 13:36
Proposals set out by Labour leader Ed Miliband to increase vocational training to help the "forgotten 50%" of young people who do not go to university have been welcomed by business groups. In his speech to the Labour Party conference, Miliband set o More...03 October 2012 00:01
Shares in companies that are part-owned by their employees continue to outperform the FTSE All-Share index, according to research published today.
The Employee Ownership Index (EOI), published by law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse, compared companies More...01 October 2012 14:31
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has released figures suggesting that around 600,000 more people will be putting money into a workplace pension by the end of 2012 due to pensions auto-enrolment legislation.
This week, the DWP launch More...20 September 2012 15:54
Greater openness towards flexible working has been a positive outcome of the recession, according to a report released today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) Flexible Work Commission. The commission interviewed 29 businesses an More...20 September 2012 15:29
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 Government's latest employment law reforms have been met with a lukewarm response from employment lawyers and industry bodies. Business secretary Vince Cable today unveiled measures aimed at giving employers "more flexibility and confidence in ma More...14 September 2012 14:55
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 number of "under-employed" workers in the UK has risen by 42% since 2008, with young people and low-skilled staff most likely to be working fewer hours than they would like.
This is according to a report by the TUC, which found that 3.3 million More...05 September 2012 12:56
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
Government back-to-work schemes that require jobseekers to work in unpaid work-experience placements have been ruled lawful, after an unemployed graduate took her case to the High Court claiming a violation of human rights legislation. Caitlin Reill More...06 August 2012 12:11
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 women appointed to board-level jobs at top UK companies has reached "unprecedented levels", with women making up 44% of FTSE 100 board appointments made since March and 40% of those in FTSE 250 companies. This is according to statistics More...24 July 2012 16:28
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
The Government has confirmed the fees that will be charged for using the employment tribunal system, following a consultation on their introduction.
The Government said the fees will be introduced from summer 2013 and explained that their introducti More...13 July 2012 15:31
Security firm G4S has been criticised in Parliament today after it emerged there is a significant shortfall in the number of people it has recruited for security roles at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. MP Keith Vaz raised the matter in an urgent More...12 July 2012 15:59