Skills shortages

Agriculture is one of the sectos concerned about access to EU migrant labour as farmers are dependent on thousands of seasonal workers  to pick crops.  APA images/REX/Shutterstock

EU citizens working in the UK: will the Government listen to employers’ wishes?

At the top of the agenda for Brexit negotiations will be freedom of movement and the status of EU citizens...

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International recruitment and immigration charges: tips for employers

6 Dec 2016

Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can “frontload” next year’s recruitment before April,...

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Careers guidance failings “unacceptable” say MPs

2 Nov 2016

Government failure to address inadequacies in careers guidance is “unacceptable” according to the chairs of the Education, Skills and the...

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Why all workforce plans should address digital skills shortages

28 Sep 2016

The skills shortage in technology isn’t just a problem for businesses in the digital space. Employers need to focus on...

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How employers can break the re-offending cycle

13 Sep 2016

Young entrepreneur Jacob Hill has just launched Offploy, which guides businesses through the HR, legal and ethical minefield associated with...

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Harnessing the gig economy could solve skills shortages

28 Jul 2016

The legal status of workers in the gig economy must be clarified so that businesses and individuals can thrive, according...

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MPs: Skills gap exacerbated by “inadequate” careers advice

5 Jul 2016

“Patchy” and inadequate career advice resulting from Government policy is worsening the skills gap in the jobs market and damaging...

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HR’s role in building vital infrastructure skills

24 May 2016

The Government announced ambitious plans to invest almost £500 billion in improving the UK’s infrastructure at the last budget. But...

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How selective are you about your next role vs your previous role?

Candidates becoming choosier about their next role

7 Mar 2016

PROMOTED | Job candidates are becoming increasing selective about their next career move, according to new research from Totaljobs.

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Shortage of candidates a barrier to full employment, survey finds

12 Feb 2016

Almost three-quarters of UK businesses do not believe that David Cameron’s target of full employment will be achieved in the...

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Employment prospects improve for young jobseekers

12 Aug 2015

Research from the CIPD reveals a sharp rise in the number of UK employers turning to the skills of young...

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Are you creating barriers for older workers?

REC and Age UK produce best practice guide for recruiters on hiring older workers

5 Jun 2015

Age UK and the REC launch a best practice guide to give older people a better chance of finding work.

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How can we get more women into technology careers?

20 Apr 2015

Last week, Monster launched a new initiative to create a better pipeline of women in technology.
Girls are put off...

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Competition marketplaces: game on for skills

10 Apr 2015

So-called “competition marketplaces” have been established in student circles for some time, but could they revolutionise how employers access more...

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Five trends to watch in HR recruitment in 2015

22 Jan 2015

It stands to reason that, as the overall employment market returns to health, then demand for HR professionals will also...

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