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Employment levels to rise but candidates fight for low-skilled vacancies

There are 24 applicants chasing every low-skilled job vacancy, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and...


Young people suffer most from slowdown in income growth

17 Jul 2017

Average income growth fell to just 0.7% in the year running up to the general election, research from think tank...

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Pay awards lose pace with inflation

29 Jun 2017

Employers have given a median 2% pay award to their employees over the three months to the end of May...

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Unions urge May to lift 1% NHS pay cap

19 Jun 2017

Trade unions representing 1.3 million nurses, doctors and other health professionals have written to Theresa May asking her to ditch...

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Pay awards refuse to budge at 2%, according to XpertHR

26 May 2017

Pay awards in the three months to the end of April 2017 remained steadfast at 2%, according to the latest...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Expected pay growth hits three-and-a-half-year low

15 May 2017

Employers expect to be awarding median pay rises of just 1% in the year ahead, according to the latest CIPD...

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Pay awards remain steady at 2% for first quarter

27 Apr 2017

Pay awards for the first quarter of 2017 remained steady at 2%, according to the latest data from XpertHR.

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Pay awards to remain below inflation this year, according to XpertHR

23 Mar 2017

Private-sector employers predict they will give pay awards of just 2% over the coming year, according to the latest data...

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Continued caution as pay awards linger around 2% mark

24 Feb 2017

Pay increases remain resolutely at 2% despite economic growth and rising inflation, XpertHR analysis has revealed.
It found that median...

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Essential people analytics: Seven key HR metrics for 2017

18 Jan 2017

With data and analytics playing an increasingly critical role in HR decision-making, latest analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals the seven...

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Pay awards fall to six-year low, XpertHR finds

23 Nov 2016

Pay settlements have fallen to their lowest level for more than six years, according to the latest data from pay...

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ONS to use CPIH as preferred measure of inflation

11 Nov 2016

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is to change its preferred measure of inflation, it announced today.
From March 2017,...

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Employers cautious about pay awards in the year ahead

27 Oct 2016

Many employees are set to see their pay eroded over the next year as inflation rises and employers keep pay...

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Pay growth stands firm at 2%

29 Sep 2016

The median pay award in the three months to the end of August 2016 was 2%, according to provisional findings...

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