Recruitment & retention

Does Google for Jobs signal an upheaval in recruitment marketing?

When Google for Jobs launched in the UK last year, recruiters warned it would disrupt the online jobs market. Despite...

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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Study finds ‘alarming’ bias against minority ethnic candidates

18 Jan 2019

Research has uncovered an “alarming” level of discrimination against job seekers from minority ethnic backgrounds, who need to send an...

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Staff shortages could swallow up extra NHS funding

18 Jan 2019

Even with the extra funding announced in the health service’s Long Term Plan, NHS trusts are unlikely to meet performance...

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Oxfam’s ‘toxic work environment’ allowed sexual misconduct allegations to go unchecked

17 Jan 2019

The charity Oxfam failed to tackle an environment that allowed sexual misconduct and bullying to go unchecked, according to an interim independent review.

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‘Ghosting’ in recruitment: a growing candidate trend

15 Jan 2019

In the world of modern dating, few things leave the sting of confusion and despair as much as being ghosted....

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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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Childcare main barrier for unemployed parents

14 Jan 2019

86% want to return to work, but most say they have been unable to find roles that fit around their childcare needs

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Flexible working has plateaued, study finds

14 Jan 2019

The number of people using flexible working arrangements has flatlined since 2010, despite the right to request flexibility being extended...

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Lack of appreciation making staff want to leave

9 Jan 2019

More than a third of ambitious workers are dissatisfied in their current jobs, citing poor relationships with their managers and...

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Deliveroo and Uber Eats face questions over worker black market

7 Jan 2019

The way that Deliveroo and Uber Eats engage their riders and drivers’ has come under fresh scrutiny after claims emerged...

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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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2019 employment law: eight changes to look out for

21 Dec 2018

Although Brexit dominates the news, there will be a number of important employment law developments in 2019. Clio Springer sets...

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Early-retiring employee not treated unfavourably by pension scheme, says Supreme Court

18 Dec 2018

The Supreme Court has ruled that an employee was not treated unfavourably after his early retirement due to ill health...

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Manufacturers favour apprentices over graduates, says EEF

17 Dec 2018

Apprenticeships
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What can employers spend apprenticeship levy funding on? 

Employers now favour employing apprenticeships over graduates, a...

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