Making sure that more people with disabilities or learning difficulties, and those from minorities, are able to benefit from apprenticeships is a priority for the Government, according to skills minister John Hayes.
At the launch More...09 February 2012 12:29
Jobs data published today points to a modest uplift in the number of permanent appointments, although figures relating to temporary placements and pay offerings suggest that the job market is still experiencing difficulties.
The Report on Jobs, publ More...08 February 2012 12:01
Small businesses will be offered £1,500 to take on their first young apprentices, as part of a government drive to boost apprenticeship numbers.
To coincide with National Apprenticeship Week, Prime Minister David Cameron today announced a round of g More...07 February 2012 15:11
The latest Employee Outlook report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) gives a new meaning to the term "squeezed middle". According to the CIPD's research , almost half of middle managers feel under excessive pressure eithe More...06 February 2012 09:33
Changes to health and safety regulations on reporting accidents may relieve the burden on employers by cutting the amount of incidents that firms have to report to authorities, a legal expert has said.
This week, the Government published change More...02 February 2012 13:24
Nearly two-fifths (38%) of employers believe that there are too few graduates to fill entry-level vacancies, despite high youth unemployment rates, new research has found.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics show that unemployment among More...01 February 2012 00:01
The Government launched a major initiative in January to tackle what it termed the UK's "compensation culture" and to free small and medium-sized enterprises "from the stranglehold of health and safety red tape". Prime Minister David Cameron said tha More...31 January 2012 09:00
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) chief executive Stephen Hester may have bowed to public pressure and waived a £1 million bonus, but how much can executive pay really be reined in? Employment lawyer Emma Sanderson looks at Vince Cable's proposals to limit b More...30 January 2012 13:17
The Government today issued amendments to the timetable against which employers must enrol their staff in workplace pension schemes.
The Government says that the amendments have been made in order to allow smaller businesses more time to prepare for More...25 January 2012 15:41
The Government's plans for an overhaul of the executive pay system have been announced.
The proposals were first outlined in September 2011 by business secretary Vince Cable and more detail has been provided in a speech given to MPs.
Speaking in More...24 January 2012 12:02
Unemployment rose by 118,000 in the three months to November 2011, bringing the total figure to 2.685 million, according to the latest figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The ONS figures show that in the three months t More...18 January 2012 11:09
The rise in self-employment since the start of the recession is mostly due to part-time "odd-jobbers" who are desperate to avoid unemployment, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed.
Figures from the Office for Natio More...18 January 2012 00:01
Figures released today point to a modest reduction in permanent placements as well as the first reduction in temporary placements for two and a half years.
The figures are included in the latest Report on Jobs, published by the Recruitment and Emplo More...11 January 2012 11:56
There have been further developments today in the debate over the impact of immigration on levels of unemployment in the UK. Research published today by the Government's Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) points to an association between non-EU migra More...10 January 2012 16:43
Job opportunities were 17% higher in December 2011 compared with the same period in 2010, and were more than one-fifth higher than in December 2009, according to figures published today by reed.co.uk . The most recent Reed Job Index data h More...03 January 2012 15:51
All new apprenticeships for 16- to 18-year-olds will last for at least one year, as part of a series of reforms aimed at strengthening apprenticeships announced yesterday by skills minister John Hayes. Within the new measures, the Gov More...20 December 2011 12:09
Pay awards are continuing to lag well below inflation, with just 2% of settlements keeping up with the retail prices index (RPI) in 2011, research has found.
According to XpertHR's latest pay trends report , the median basic pay award rem More...16 December 2011 09:43
UK employment figures rose by 128,000 in the three months to October to 2.64 million, the highest level since 1994. According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the jobless rate was 8.3%, up from 7.9% three months ago, its highest rate sin More...14 December 2011 11:08
Employers' hiring intentions have dropped to their weakest level in three years, a survey has found. The Manpower Employment Outlook Survey found that the jobs market was "flat-lining", with four-fifths of employers intending to either not hire or to More...13 December 2011 14:17
Permanent staff placements have decreased for the second month running and are falling at the quickest rate since 2009, a report has found, contrasting with more positive job-market data released earlier this week. The latest Recruitment and Employme More...07 December 2011 15:20