The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called on the Government to publish a comprehensive audit of public sector job cuts, to ensure that they do not exceed the forecasts of the Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR). John P More...13 April 2011 09:37
Private sector employers are preparing to offer only low or modest pay rises over the next year, according to the latest XpertHR pay forecast survey. According to the survey's findings, the median pay rise predicted for the 12 months to the end of Febr More...08 April 2011 09:21
Unemployment across the UK has risen to its highest level for 17 years and now stands at 8%, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures, which cover the three months to the end of January , point to More...16 March 2011 12:46
UK business should brace itself for more job losses after the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) revised its forecast for unemployment levels over the next year. According to the BCC's latest economic forecast, the country's unemployment rate could r More...10 March 2011 15:01
Overall jobs growth accelerated in February, but contrasting fortunes in the private and public sectors have given rise to a "two-speed" labour market, according to new figures.
The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPM More...10 March 2011 11:50
Business groups have spoken out against the Government's claims that jobs are available and that the failure of jobseekers to match themselves to vacancies had brought about a rise in immigration.
At the weekend, work and pensions secretary Iain Dun More...08 March 2011 12:48
The Government has said that its programme to reassess the fitness to work of incapacity benefit claimants is finding that large numbers of claimants do have the potential to return to work.
The controversial changes have, in part, been prompted by More...24 February 2011 15:26
Unemployment in the UK rose to almost 2.5 million in the final three months of 2010, with youth unemployment hitting a record high.
The figures, from the Office for National Statistics' (ONS) quarterly labour market survey, put the UK unemployment r More...16 February 2011 12:09
Job opportunities across the country rose in January, with some sectors offering their highest number of vacancies in over a year, according to data released today.
The Reed Job Index, released monthly by recruitment website reed.co.uk , is based o More...31 January 2011 00:01
Unemployment in the UK rose to 2.5 million in the three months to the end of November 2010, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The figures show that the employment rate in that quarter fell by 0.3 percent More...19 January 2011 12:48
The job market recovery recorded in 2010 is set to stall in early 2011, according to figures released today. The Totaljobs Barometer's analysis of recruiter and jobseeker activity shows that the supply of jobs has grown by almost one-fifth (19%) sinc More...28 December 2010 00:01
Thousands of public sector workers have been warned that their jobs are under threat as councils begin 90-day consultations on job losses, according to the GMB union.
The union states that a total of 87,374 posts are under threat of being made More...23 December 2010 15:30
Almost a quarter of a million people in the UK have been unemployed for more than a year and many of them will be spending their second or third successive Christmas out of work, according to figures released today by the TUC.
The TUC's analysis of More...22 December 2010 12:01
NHS Plus is to undergo a major reconfiguration that is likely to lead to a reduction in the number of posts and the wholesale merging of some services and units.
A report, The Future Configuration of NHS Occupational Health Services, commis More...25 November 2010 13:55
The Government has announced it will cap the number of non-EU skilled migrants permitted to work in the UK to 21,700 next year, down from 28,000. Theresa May, Home Secretary, told MPs that the UK entry cap on skilled workers without a job offer -&nbs More...23 November 2010 17:15
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The Court of Appeal decides that BA was not in breach of contract by reducing crew on flights.
Dr John Philpott, CIPD chief economist, discusses recent unemployment forecasts.
CIPD conference delegates' views More...12 November 2010 09:57
Online jobseekers are facing the highest level of competition for vacancies in almost two years, according to research released today.
Recruitment website totaljobs.com has recorded application figures for vacancies posted on the site, and foun More...18 October 2010 15:13
HR staff at Co-operative Travel and Thomas Cook face an uncertain future after the two travel companies announced merger plans that will lead to savings of £35 million per year.
The joint venture, announced to the London Stock Exchange this morning More...08 October 2010 11:05
Greenwich Council has been criticised for advertising 11 new HR roles, despite having spent more than £500,000 making 12 HR staff redundant since 2008. The council, which estimates that it may need to make £70 million in savings as a r More...06 October 2010 12:22
The Government has been urged to do "everything possible" to combat the threat of increasing unemployment after demand for jobs grew at the slowest rate for a year in September. The latest Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Repor More...06 October 2010 10:00