Recruitment of young people

The recruitment of young people raises some specific challenges for employers. For example, there are working time restrictions on the hours that young workers of some ages can work. There are also restrictions placed on the employment of young persons in certain types of work and on the exposure of young persons to hazardous situations at work. There are different national minimum wage bands for younger workers.

Why it’s time to reset candidate expectations

To avoid damaging skills gaps and to make use of the talent that's still out there, businesses need to rethink their recruitment strategies as the Covid crisis recedes.

The 2021 RAD Awards shortlist revealed

18 Feb 2021

The shortlist for the 2021 RAD Awards – which celebrate excellence in employer branding, talent attraction and recruitment advertising –...

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Students opt for technology and business over arts subjects

4 Feb 2021

Computing, medicine and engineering subjects continue to gain popularity for students, university entry figures have revealed.

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Government removes 30-job threshold from Kickstart scheme

25 Jan 2021

The government has removed the minimum number of Kickstart scheme work placements an employer must create in order to apply...

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Less than half expect to hire young staff in 2021

16 Dec 2020

Just 46% of employers plan to hire new workers aged 16 to 24 in the next year, despite the government’s...

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Sharp fall in London jobs compared with EU capitals

30 Nov 2020

The number of jobs in London being posted on job site Indeed this year has plummeted by 50%, compared with...

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Co-op to offer ‘hundreds’ of apprenticeships

26 Nov 2020

The Co-operative Group will offer “hundreds more retail apprenticeships” in a bid to drive greater social mobility and make use...

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Fewer young people in jobs than 2008 crash

20 Nov 2020

More 16 to 24-year-olds were made redundant in the summer of this year than the whole of 2019, and there...

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Speedy sponsor-licence process costs businesses extra £500

12 Nov 2020

The Home Office has launched a priority service for businesses that wish to bring in overseas workers under the sponsor-licence scheme.

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Collapse in internships ‘worrying’ for talent pipeline

11 Nov 2020

The number of graduate jobs available have fallen this year, but a dramatic reduction in the number of work experience...

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Mims Davies: Extended furlough won’t affect youth employment push

9 Nov 2020

Furlough's extension will not affect government plans to get young people back into jobs, employment minister Mims Davies tells Personnel Today.

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Recruitment agencies sign up to ethnic equality commitment

2 Nov 2020

Recruitment agencies providing candidates for law firms are being encouraged to sign up on a new diversity and inclusion pledge.

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RAD Awards 2021 open for entries

9 Oct 2020

The 2021 RAD Awards have opened for entries as the search for the very best in employer branding, talent attraction...

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‘Head of remote’ set to be trending job title in coming months

1 Oct 2020

Jobs search engine Adzuna says the number of remote jobs including management roles is up by 147% with IT leading the way.

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Is the graduate jobs market as bleak as the headlines suggest?

4 Sep 2020

The class of 2020 is facing one of the most challenging jobs markets ever experienced, with reports suggesting graduate schemes...

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