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 Queen's Speech has unveiled a number of announcements aimed at helping employers, including a National Insurance Contributions Bill and a "Deregulation Bill" which will set out to reduce excessive red tape for businesses. The speech, delivered to More...08 May 2013 15:42
Radio group UKRD was recently ranked number one in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For list for the third consecutive year. The company, which has around 270 staff, owns and operates 16 local commercial radio stations, as well as a signi More...03 May 2013 12:30
The Government's 2013 Budget fleshed out parts of its Health and Work Assessment and Advisory Service. Nic Paton looks at how the details will affect the occupational health profession.
It would be fair to say Chancellor George Osborne's announcemen More...03 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
As the public sector strives to achieve "more with less," Jabbar Sardar looks at how rewards packages can be revamped to attract and retain the right blend of talent
Any thawing of the recent pay freeze in the public sector is likely to be slow, but More...01 May 2013 09:38
The recession - and the very vivid fear of dipping back into it - has affected many areas of our personal and working lives over the last few years. When it comes to recruitment and resourcing, employers are responding to the challenging econo More...29 April 2013 13:00
Almost two-thirds (65%) of UK CEOs have said that a lack of skills is hampering the growth prospects of their organisations, according to a report published today. The global survey of more than 1,300 CEOs, carried out by consulting firm Pricewa More...29 April 2013 00:00
The decision by the House of Lords to approve the "shares-for-rights" clause in the Government's Growth and Infrastructure Bill has been criticised by employment law commentators, despite the inclusion of a number of concessions.
The clause, which m More...25 April 2013 15:54
Finally, after twice rejecting the Government's legislation introducing the new employee-shareholder status, the House of Lords voted through the proposals on 24 April 2013. This new employment status could come into force, as intended by the Government More...25 April 2013 15:20
The way local government manages its services continues to be challenged by austerity, but public-sector HR professionals are perfectly placed to drive that change. Martin Couzins returns from the Public Sector People Managers' Association's 2013 confer More...25 April 2013 15:07
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
The House of Lords has voted for the second time to reject the Government's "shares-for-rights" proposal, only weeks after it previously voted to remove it from a Government Bill .
The proposal was included as a clause in the Growth and I More...23 April 2013 11:24
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
Employment minister Jo Swinson has referred 100 employers accused of flouting national minimum wage legislation - by hiring "free interns" - to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC).
Campaign group Intern Aware, which described unpaid internships as More...15 April 2013 12:22
The national minimum wage will increase by 12p an hour to £6.31 for adults and by 5p an hour to £5.03 for 18- to 20-year-olds, the Government has announced.
The increases, which will come into force in October, follow recommendations by the Low Pay More...15 April 2013 12:03
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