Recruitment & retention

Job postings soar to highest point since lockdown

Last week saw the highest number of new job postings since the lockdown began, with four of the top 10 hiring hotspots situated in Northern Ireland.

Employees on payrolls fall by largest amount for 11 years

The number of employees on payrolls fell by 730,000 between March and July 2020 – the largest quarterly drop since...

More support for carers needed to keep staff in work

Research by Carers UK has shown that employers are seeing the health, wellbeing and productivity of their workforces adversely impacted...

Apprenticeship system reboot could boost economy

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

Number of employers expecting job cuts goes up by half

One in three organisations expects to cut jobs in the third quarter of 2020, according to the latest Labour Market...

Hiring continues to fall but pace slows

The rate of decline in recruitment activity is slowing, starting salaries are falling and worker availability is on the up as the Bank of England cuts the severity of its forecasts for the UK economy.

Shares perform best in companies with gender diverse boards during virus

Shares in companies with more women have performed better than their competitors during the coronavirus, according to an analysis of...

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Retention of staff


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