Job creation and losses

Carillion workers “face uncertain future” after collapse

Thousands of workers face uncertainty after Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company, went into liquidation yesterday.
The company went...

Skills gaps will hamper growth in 2018 say most employers

19 Dec 2017

Four-fifths of companies worry that they will not be able to fill skills gaps in the coming year, according to...

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Government commits to skills and training in Industrial Strategy paper

27 Nov 2017

The Government has today released its flagship Industrial Strategy, aimed at boosting productivity and economic performance in the UK.

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Should every weekend be a long weekend?

12 Apr 2017

With spring’s four bank holidays fast approaching, it’s easy to get used to the concept of the long weekend. Roisin...

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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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Danny Alexander and George Osborne ahead of today's Budget. Photo: Jonathan Hordle/REX

Few surprises for employers in pre-election Budget

18 Mar 2015

The Chancellor’s final budget before the election offered few surprises for employers, with George Osborne boasting that “Britain is walking...

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Rita Gunther McGrath speaking at the CIPD conference last week

CIPD Manchester 2014: changing perspectives

10 Nov 2014

Key lessons for employers to take away from last week's CIPD annual conference in Manchester highlighted by Martin Couzins...

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Youth empoyment round table

Youth employment: How can we break down barriers and create opportunities?

18 Jul 2014

We bring together seven employers for a round table discussion on young people's readiness for work...

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George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, on 2014 Budget day

In with the old, out with the new? How the Budget failed the young

28 Mar 2014

The reaction to the Chancellor’s 2014 Budget has been largely positive, but Chris Jones argues that George Osborne squandered the...

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Recruitment levels to rise in 2014, CBI survey finds

17 Dec 2013

More than half of companies expect to create jobs over the next 12 months, according to a survey published today...

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Top 100 apprenticeship employers announced – free download

15 Nov 2013

Personnel Today can exclusively reveal the 100 organisations that have made it onto the City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship...

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Rising resignation rates suggest recovering jobs market

16 Jul 2013

An increase in voluntary resignations in private-sector services is suggesting a more buoyant recruitment market as employees have growing confidence...

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Latest official jobs figures paint a mixed picture

12 Jun 2013

The Office for National Statistics has released its latest set of labour market data, mostly covering the three months to April...

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UK unemployment rises by 70,000

17 Apr 2013

The number of unemployed people in the UK rose by 70,000 in the quarter from December to February, according to...

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Have public-sector jobs cuts reached their peak?

15 Apr 2013

The surprising strength of private-sector jobs growth has deflected attention away from what’s been happening to those in the public...

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