Skills shortages

City firms ‘must coordinate skills development to avoid talent shortages’

Every role in the financial services sector will be affected by automation and...

Fast-track ‘Global Talent’ visas for top scientists unveiled

27 Jan 2020

“Top” international scientists, mathematicians and researchers will be able to apply to work in the UK under a fast-track visa...

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Probation officers overstretched and under-resourced, says Inspectorate

14 Jan 2020

The National Probation Service, the organisation that supervises high-risk offenders in the community, is hampered by staff shortages...

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Productivity continues to be outpaced by wage growth

8 Jan 2020

The Office for National Statistics has published the latest productivity figures for the UK showing that output per hour rose...

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apprenticeship target missed

‘Fake apprenticeships’ are turning training system into a farce

3 Jan 2020

The UK's training system is becoming farcical with a levy system spiralling out of financial control - we need to learn from apprenticeships in Europe, claims report.

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IT workers

Artificial intelligence roles head up list of UK emerging jobs

13 Dec 2019

Artificial intelligence and tech roles fill the top ranks of the UK's fastest emerging jobs according to new data revealed by LinkedIn.

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Learnability: Is LQ the new IQ?

6 Dec 2019

The concepts of IQ and EQ (emotional quotient) are well known by HR leaders, but should they be focusing their...

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Main parties’ migration policies pose threat to NHS staffing

4 Dec 2019

Both the Conservatives’ and Labour’s migration policies would worsen understaffing in the NHS and social care, according to a report...

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RB opens £200m innovation hub in Hull

3 Dec 2019

Health and hygiene supplier RB, formerly Reckitt Benckiser, today opens a £200m centre in Hull as a “magnet” for the best scientific talent with 200 new jobs created.

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lecture theatre

UK faces university brain drain as EU academics quit posts

2 Dec 2019

The number of EU academics working in the UK to have quit their jobs has accelerated since the Brexit referendum,...

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Job search

Job website spots slump in searches for nursing roles

29 Nov 2019

Indeed has reported a steep decline in online searches for nursing jobs.

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Business leaders question migration policy as EU workers return ‘home’

28 Nov 2019

The CBI has queried how a post-Brexit immigration system would function as new figures confirm the decline in EU net...

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Nurses

Acute nurse shortages revealed amid growing blame culture

28 Nov 2019

Staff shortages have led to the rise of a blame culture among nurses most of whom feel unable to provide the level of care they want to patients.

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L&D complacency risks UK firms’ competitiveness with global counterparts

27 Nov 2019

Employers in the UK risk losing talent to organisations in emerging economies if they do not increase investment in learning...

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How recruitment tech could ease the social care skills crisis

18 Nov 2019

Technology has reached a point where it can alleviate social care sector's recruitment problems.

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