Recruitment & retention

Proposal to erase minor convictions from criminal record checks

Government responds to court ruling that should help people who committed a minor offence get jobs.

Care sector faces ‘alarming’ staff shortages under new immigration rules

9 Jul 2020

Concern grows over the staffing of care homes once the points-based immigration system starts.

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Reaction: Is the job retention bonus a drop in the ocean?

8 Jul 2020

The £1,000 incentive to bring back employees from furlough has been described as “inconsequential” and potentially not enough to prevent...

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Employers to receive £1k bonus for bringing staff back from furlough

8 Jul 2020

Government announces CJRS "bonus", kick-start scheme for 16 to 24-year-olds and other initiatives to boost jobs...

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Chancellor to announce kickstart scheme for jobs

8 Jul 2020

The chancellor is due to announce a £2bn “kickstart jobs scheme” today in the hope it will stem youth unemployment...

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apprenticeships

Firms to be given £1,000 per work experience trainee to stimulate youth employment

6 Jul 2020

Employers in England will be given £1,000 for each work experience placement.

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Hospitality reopening drives recruitment recovery

6 Jul 2020

There are initial signs that recruitment activity is beginning to recover, driven by increasing demand for staff in the hospitality...

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Government must act to prevent mass youth unemployment

3 Jul 2020

Measures need to be urgently implemented to avoid mass youth unemployment, and should include employers being incentivised...

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HR in a pandemic: How three companies dealt with a surge in demand

2 Jul 2020

For organisations up and down the country, Covid-19 has put considerable strain on HR. Many in the profession are facing...

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What does coronavirus mean for executive search?

2 Jul 2020

Finding the right leaders to navigate organisations through the pandemic and beyond has never been more important, but executive search...

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Black jobs matter: does the law curb positive action?

29 Jun 2020

Employers looking to take strong action to boost diversity must be very mindful of the Equality Act 2010.

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BAE Systems: Why Covid-19 hasn’t stopped us taking on apprentices

29 Jun 2020

Although most organisations have frozen recruitment while they focus on recovery, BAE Systems is bucking the trend by going ahead...

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How to hire staff more fairly and recognise diversity

29 Jun 2020

Recognising our biases and presumptions is only the start of achieving the fairer, more inclusive, recruitment processes our businesses need...

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Could furlough and redundancy for visa holders increase the skills gap?

26 Jun 2020

Furlough and redundacy may force some skilled migrant workers to return home. Jonathan Beech explains the impact of job losses...

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Extend sick pay rebate to larger firms, recruitment bodies urge

25 Jun 2020

Bodies representing the recruitment sector have urged the Treasury to extend the 14-day statutory sick pay rebate to businesses with...

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