The number of employees resigning is at its lowest level in five years, with an average 9.3% of staff voluntarily leaving their jobs in 2011.
This is according to analysis of data from five years of XpertHR's annual labour turnover rates and costs s More...21 August 2012 10:08
Labour turnover and absence are the two most fundamental metrics that an organisation can track in order to assess its health - and no organisation can control what it is not measuring.
Research on absence shows that organisations which record abse More...16 May 2012 16:04
Public organisations' turnover rates remained lower than private companies in 2010, suggesting that the public sector refrained from significant redundancy programmes. According to the 2011 XpertHR staff turnover rates and costs survey, labour turnov More...18 July 2011 00:01
Employers are struggling to recruit because they are being swamped by unsuitable candidates, while the talented individuals they are looking for are staying put, fearing that the economy is too volatile to risk changing jobs.
These are the main find More...15 June 2011 13:30
The number of job opportunities across the UK fell slightly in March, according to figures released today.
The latest Reed Job Index report from recruitment website reed.co.uk shows that job numbers on the site fell in March, from 121,290 to 11 More...04 April 2011 16:56
Two employers in five have never operated a succession planning process, according to research published by XpertHR. The 2011 XpertHR survey on succession planning also found that fewer than one organisation in four (23.3%) currently runs a fo More...21 March 2011 00:01
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
Changes to the Acas guidance on the removal of the default retirement age (DRA) have caused confusion over the notice period that employers will have to provide under the transitional arrangements.
Acas currently states in its guidance that the la More...16 February 2011 16:52
Planned cuts to public spending could prove "formidably hard to deliver", according to a forecast by the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). The thinktank's Green Budget forecast argues that the planned cuts to public spending are greater and mo More...02 February 2011 14:37
Employers have been urged to review their staff retention programmes to ensure that their best employees don't jump ship as the economy begins to pick up. The call came after a pan-European survey of more than 7,500 workers, by consultancy Aon Consul More...13 September 2010 15:15
Equal pay for women is still more than five decades away at current rates, according to a report published today by XpertHR and the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). The 2010 National Management Salary Survey shows that female salaries increas More...19 August 2010 00:01
The number of unemployed people in the three months to April rose slightly to 2.47 million, according to official figures that paint a gloomy picture of the UK labour market.
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that the unemploymen More...16 June 2010 10:56
The Conservative pledge to "abolish the default retirement age (DRA)" entirely - going one step further than the government which yesterday promised to remove only the DRA at 65 - has angered business groups. In the Conservative Manifesto 2010, publis More...13 April 2010 16:53
Record numbers of head teachers lost their jobs last year due to school closures and poor exam results, according to a union leader.
John Dunford, head of the Association of Schools and College Leaders (ASCL) said 163 of the association's members lo More...08 March 2010 10:19
NHS employers have been urged to ensure safer staffing levels in hospitals after a survey revealed that a shortage of nurses is putting patients at risk. Four out of 10 nurses say staff shortages are compromising patient care at least once a week, ac More...19 October 2009 08:58
Scottish employees who have suffered pay cuts and freezes are more likely to be angry about them than workers elsewhere in the UK.
According to research released today by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) 8% of 729 employees polled in the UK said they we More...08 October 2009 13:00
Charities have slashed the number of temporary staff they hire as a result of having to absorb extra costs since the government changed rules on VAT earlier this year. A study of 170 charities found that 41% had reduced the number of temporary More...25 September 2009 14:55
Skills shortages continue to afflict employers despite rising unemployment and could damage their competitiveness in the recovery.
Employers and recruitment agencies have warned that many positions, including those of head teachers, nuclear engine More...26 August 2009 08:23
Levels of unemployment among the UK's young people are soaring. With the government calling on businesses to step in, Tara Craig asks employers, recruiters and education experts where the responsibility lies, and what employers can do to help. Even More...13 August 2009 12:26
The number of HR jobs available online has increased for the first time in six months, the latest study of online recruitment has revealed, showing the first signs of recovery for the sector.
The July 2009 Monster Employment Index saw a six point More...11 August 2009 12:16