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
Business groups have welcomed certain announcements in the Budget, such as the 5p cut to top rate tax, but have warned that it doesn't go far enough to reduce the regulatory burden on employers.
Chancellor George Osborne confirmed earlier today that More...21 March 2012 16:12
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
The Government has announced that the national minimum wage for young workers will be frozen when the new adult rates come into force later this year. The Government has accepted the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) to keep the minimum More...19 March 2012 11:43
The Government has today announced the publication of a call for evidence that could result in an overhaul of the dismissal process.
The Government is seeking to establish "whether current dismissal procedures are too onerous, too complex, and More...15 March 2012 16:14
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
Although there has been an increase in the number of women appointed to board-level positions in the past year, the rate of improvement is slower than that laid out by Lord Davies in his report on boardroom diversity 12 months ago. A year on from the More...13 March 2012 14:07
The TUC has called on Chancellor George Osborne to use his Budget to introduce measures that will help young people get into work and boost the economy. In its submission to next week's Budget, the TUC said that rising levels of youth unemployment re More...13 March 2012 10:46
UK businesses will have to embrace the benefits of older workers in order to meet the "employment deficit" caused by a lack of young people coming into the labour market, the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.
Accor More...12 March 2012 14:34
Chancellor George Osborne has suggested that compensated no-fault dismissals could be introduced for what he called "the smallest businesses" in an attempt to protect employers' rights. In a speech at a dinner for the manufacturers' organisation EEF More...07 March 2012 11:51
A European consultation has begun that could result in the introduction of compulsory quotas for the numbers of women appointed to board-level positions.
EU Justice Commissioner Viviane Reding yesterday announced the launch of the three-month consul More...06 March 2012 14:00
Employers need to plan ahead for the Diamond Jubilee bank holiday in June to avoid last-minute leave request clashes, Acas has warned. There will be an additional bank holiday on Tuesday 5 June this year to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. The More...02 March 2012 15:31
Migrant workers will only be allowed to settle in the UK if they earn at least £35,000, under government plans to ensure that only the "brightest and best" can reside permanently in the country.
According to immigration minister Damian Green, the mi More...29 February 2012 17:08
The furore over the Government's welfare-to-work programme reached a new high at the end of last week when Emma Harrison, chairman of the firm A4e, tasked with getting the long-term unemployed back into work, resigned as the Prime Minister's "family tsa More...28 February 2012 12:39
Just one-fifth of FTSE 250 companies have explicit alcohol-at-work policies in place, with lost productivity and absenteeism due to alcohol costing the economy approximately 14 million working days and £6.4 billion per year, an alcohol charity has warne More...28 February 2012 11:00
The Government should make leadership development a key part of its "skills for growth" strategy in order to improve the UK's competitiveness and boost economic growth, a report has recommended. According to the "Business benefits of management More...28 February 2012 08:46
Skills minister John Hayes has further outlined government plans to improve the quality of apprenticeships. In a statement to the House of Commons, Hayes said today that he wanted to build on plans unveiled last year to improve apprenticeship st More...27 February 2012 15:46