Recruitment & retention

Tier 2 visas: Why employers can’t get the skilled labour they need

The quota on Tier 2 (General) visas has been reached for several consecutive months, which is causing serious issues for...

Number of employers planning to recruit rises to five-year high

14 May 2018

There will be strong growth in the demand for labour in the second quarter of 2018, according to the CIPD,...

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Glassdoor acquired by Indeed’s parent company for $1.2bn

9 May 2018

Employee review and job site Glassdoor has been acquired by Japanese company Recruit Holdings for $1.2 billion.
Recruit Holdings also...

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How having a dog-friendly office can help your business get ahead

9 May 2018

PROMOTED CONTENT | Looking to retain and attract the best young talent? A dog could be the answer. No, really – 42% of...

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Rail fares should better serve needs of part-time workers

8 May 2018

The Rail Delivery Group (RDG), a consortium of Britain’s railway companies, has admitted that fares have failed to keep pace...

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Hundreds of skilled migrants wrongly face deportation

8 May 2018

At least 1,000 highly skilled migrant workers are wrongly facing deportation by the Home Office after being accused of lying...

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Labour calls for health professionals’ exemption from immigration caps

2 May 2018

Labour has urged home secretary Sajid Javid to exempt all health professionals from the immigration cap on skilled workers in...

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Home Office compliance visits: how can employers prepare?

27 Apr 2018

Compliance visits to holders of Tier 2 sponsor licences are on the rise and employers must have their house in...

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Team alchemy: the five psychological factors of team success

27 Apr 2018

For a team to function well and achieve the right outcomes in an effective manner, it needs good chemistry. Psychometrician...

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London firms struggle to recruit because of housing crisis

26 Apr 2018

The shortage of affordable homes in London has meant that two-thirds (66%) of employers in the capital are struggling to...

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Refugee employment rules need to be streamlined

24 Apr 2018

The regulations governing the employment of refugees are too complicated and may deter organisations from offering jobs to displaced people,...

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Jobseekers more likely to apply to big brands

18 Apr 2018

Organisations with low brand awareness are likely to get overlooked by jobseekers, according to Glassdoor, with candidates 40% more likely...

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Major investor takes stand on gender diversity on FTSE 350 boards

17 Apr 2018

Legal & General Investment Management – one of the UK’s biggest investors in the stock market – has promised to...

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Neil Carberry to head up REC

17 Apr 2018

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has appointed Neil Carberry as its new chief executive, following the recent departure of...

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Recruitment: don’t underestimate skills because of background

13 Apr 2018

Putting a job candidate’s experience and skills into context can help employers find overachievers. Raphael Mokades, founder and MD of...

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