Employment will continue to grow in the second quarter of 2013, but applicants are set to face stiff competition in the jobs market, with 45 applicants chasing each low-skilled job.
This is according to the latest Labour Market Outlook data released More...13 May 2013 00:01
The UK jobs market shrank slightly in April following a record first quarter, but year-on-year growth remains strong, according to data released today.
The Reed Job Index figures highlighted a 2% drop in employment opportunities during April, but More...01 May 2013 13:34
A mismatch in expectations between employers and young people is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment, according to a report published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Business in the Community. Th More...25 April 2013 15:07
Women are suffering most due to the impact of the recession on the labour market, according to a report published today by equality campaign organisation the Fawcett Society.
The report, The changing labour market: delivering for women, delivering More...24 April 2013 16:58
Baroness Thatcher's funeral meant that fewer eyes than usual were directed at this month's official labour market statistics, which were released today. Sadly, they haven't done anything to lift the funereal mood, says John Philpott.
After a period More...17 April 2013 15:21
The number of unemployed people in the UK rose by 70,000 in the quarter from December to February, according to the latest labour market data published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
This means that 2.56 million people were out of wor More...17 April 2013 14:00
The surprising strength of private-sector jobs growth has deflected attention away from what's been happening to those in the public sector, says John Philpott, former chief economic adviser at the CIPD and director of independent research organisation More...15 April 2013 15:28
Consultant editor Darren Newman looks back at the employment law position in 1979 when Margaret Thatcher came to power, and the legacy left by her Government on the workplace.
When I first began studying employment law, Margaret Thatcher was Prime M More...09 April 2013 11:58
The UK jobs market grew further in March, continuing the upward trend seen throughout the rest of the first quarter, and resulting in 9% more job opportunities compared with the final three months of 2012.
This is according to the latest UK jobs dat More...02 April 2013 16:07
An employment lawyer has criticised plans - under which immigrants would be required to pay a deposit upon entering the UK to introduce a security bonds system - designed to reduce the risk of entrants staying in the UK illegally.
Last week, De More...25 March 2013 11:56
The Chancellor, George Osborne, might have chosen a better day to deliver his fourth Budget statement to Parliament. For months now, each set of official labour market figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) has shown falling unemployment. More...21 March 2013 09:22
This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Learndirect , originally shown online on 25 March 2013, examines the various ways in which organisations can employ young people and look at the raft of government initiatives that have been la More...18 March 2013 14:00
The Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) exists to promote the best HR practices across the public sector. Martin Rayson, PPMA president, explains the current issues affecting the public sector during these times of economic restraint. More...06 March 2013 10:52
February saw a 12% monthly rise in job opportunities, marking the highest number advertised since 2009. This is according to the analysis of job advertisement trends throughout the UK, conducted by recruitment agency Reed.
Of the 33 sectors analyse More...04 March 2013 15:21
Employment will continue to grow during the first quarter of 2013, which will mark the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. This is according to the latest Labour Market Outlook report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIP More...18 February 2013 13:12
There was an increase on the number of people who found jobs in January, as well as a rise in the number of employers on the lookout for skilled staff, according to the latest Report on Jobs, published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confed More...08 February 2013 13:24
Youth unemployment has risen faster in the UK than in any other of the G8 countries since the start of the recession, and the Government has been urged to learn the lessons of economies that have been more successful at tackling the issue. A report p More...29 January 2013 12:20
The number of graduate vacancies is predicted to rise by 9% in 2013, according to the latest survey carried out by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The winter edition of the AGR's twice-yearly research into graduate recruitment, re More...24 January 2013 16:05
Another month, another set of mixed official figures on the UK labour market. Those who know me are aware of how desperate I am to see a return to full employment. But unlike commentators with a political or commercial vested interest in talking th More...23 January 2013 16:01
John Philpott, freelance economist and former chief economic adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, comments on the latest job figures from the Office for National Statistics.
It's freezing outside and quite Christmass More...12 December 2012 17:07