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.


Government must act to prevent mass youth unemployment

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

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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Pinsent Masons scoops four awards at first virtual People in Law awards

22 Jun 2020

Pinsent Masons scooped up four awards – including the coveted Grand Prix award – at this year’s People in Law...

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Delivery firm DPD and B&Q owner to hire thousands of new staff

18 Jun 2020

Demand at DIY stores and for online shopping drives surge in demand for staff but doubts persist over the sustainability of the trends.

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TUC proposes job guarantee scheme to avoid youth unemployment

12 Jun 2020

Women aged 25 and under faced the greatest risk of long term unemployment because of the Covid-19 crisis, claims TUC study.

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Coronavirus could push youth unemployment over 1 million

6 May 2020

Youth unemployment could top 1 million due to the impact of the coronavirus, according to a report from the Resolution...

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Apprenticeship providers “on brink of collapse”

1 Apr 2020

Private apprenticeship training providers are “on the brink of collapse” after failing to secure financial support from the Department for...

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New written particulars from 6 April could prove a ‘major headache’

9 Mar 2020

Written particulars upgrade from next month: what employers need to know.

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National Apprenticeship Week 2020 invites us to ‘look beyond’

3 Feb 2020

National Apprenticeship Week this year sees the government encouraging employers and young people to “Look Beyond” in a bid to...

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RAD Awards 2020 winners: TMP Worldwide takes Work of the Year with The AA

31 Jan 2020

TMP Worldwide took the coveted Work of the Year for its campaign for The AA.

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Entry-level recruitment intentions slow down

6 Jan 2020

Graduate and school-leaver recruitment intentions have slowed down substantially and could result in an overall drop in entry-level hires if...

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Employers cautious over steep 2020 minimum wage rises

2 Jan 2020

From the start of April low paid workers will benefit from a rise in the minimum wage that is four times the rate of inflation, in what the prime minister has called the “the biggest ever cash boost” to the legal pay floor.

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Graduates ‘lacking key skills’, HR managers say

18 Dec 2019

One-fifth of graduates are unprepared for the workplace when they leave university, HR managers feel, and many lack crucial skills...

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Staff seek greater flexibility as they get older

2 Dec 2019

Employees increasingly look for a job that is tailored to their lives, rather than having to adapt their lives to...

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