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Retail jobs threat continues as Patisserie Valerie collapses

Around 900 staff are expected to be made redundant at Patisserie Valerie, as a rescue deal failed to save the...

High-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

22 Jan 2019

The UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according...

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Talent pool fails to keep pace with rapid rise of AI

21 Jan 2019

A shortage of talent is slowing the uptake of AI systems prompting a need for organisations to devise training programmes...

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Employment study debunks migrant worker myth

14 Jan 2019

Immigrants have been among the main beneficiaries of the employment boom but not at the expense of workers born in...

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Recruitment difficulties reach record levels

3 Jan 2019

The UK’s largest private sector survey of business sentiment has revealed that companies are finding it harder than ever to...

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Government White Paper confirms skills-based immigration system

19 Dec 2018

The government has confirmed today that it will introduce a skills-based immigration system once the UK leaves the EU.


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‘Wages worth third less in some areas than decade ago’: TUC

14 Dec 2018

The TUC has found that the average worker has lost £11,800 in real earnings since 2008

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Biggest rise in average pay since 2008, but growth remains slow

11 Dec 2018

Average weekly earnings have seen the biggest rise for almost a decade, but not to the levels expected during periods...

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Hiring to hit 18-month high to fix ‘leaking bucket’

11 Dec 2018

Hiring intentions will rise to their highest level for 18 months in the first quarter of 2019, as employers seek...

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Sharp rise in number of UK employees looking for a new role

5 Dec 2018

Almost a quarter of UK employees are pondering leaving their current job, according to research company Gartner...

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Staff bullied at investigated NHS Trust

29 Nov 2018

Staff at a Shropshire hospital trust being investigated over a high number of baby deaths have reported a culture of...

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Scrap net migration target, say London businesses

27 Nov 2018

Business campaigners have called for a radical shake-up to rules governing the immigration of workers at all skill levels.

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One in six NHS posts unfilled by 2030

15 Nov 2018

“Systemic” shortages in the NHS workforce mean long-term plans for the health service risk becoming an unachievable wish list, according...

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Fears over City jobs post-Brexit reignited by French bank

2 Nov 2018

Investment bank Société Générale is the latest large City employer to contemplate a shift of employees to the Continent.

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Pay growth at highest rate for almost 10 years

16 Oct 2018

Wage growth in the UK is at its highest in almost 10 years, according to the Office for National Statistics....

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