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.

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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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Why a future of remote work will fail the next generation

4 Sep 2020

With Jeremy Hunt declaring that workers need the “fizz and excitement” of working together in an office environment, David Spencer-Percival...

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Firms to receive £1,500 for offering Kickstart work placements

2 Sep 2020

Employers can now apply to offer fully-subsidised work placements to 16- to 24-year olds under the government’s Kickstart scheme –...

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Tesco creates 16,000 permanent jobs

24 Aug 2020

Surge in online shopping behind supermarket chain's recruitment drive as retailers overall experience a better week for footfall.

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Why we are not identifying the right leaders

21 Aug 2020

Talent risks being wasted through poor decision-making that is based on uninformed, inconsistent and biased information, writes Roger Philby.

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Mims Davies MP: Why Kickstart’ is serious about jobs for young people

20 Aug 2020

Minister for employment Mims Davies explains how Kickstart will create opportunities for under-25s.

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Apprenticeship system reboot could boost economy

10 Aug 2020

A new focus on SMEs and younger people who are disadvantaged could lead to an improved demand-led system, says influential think-tank.

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Graduate recruitment down by almost a third in some countries

15 Jul 2020

The graduate hiring market is down by almost a third in some countries due to the coronavirus, the Institute of...

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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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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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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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