Recruitment & retention

‘Don’t fund level 6 and 7 apprenticeships’ say learning providers

Training providers have called on the government to remove the highest and degree level apprenticeships from the scope of funding...

Apprentices need more help with how to dress for work

Employers are four times more likely to worry about how their apprentices dress for work than they would about graduates,...

Tech jobs enjoy UK boost but banking roles fare better in EU

There is evidence of a “jobs merry-go-round” in European centres as Brexit approaches, according to recruitment company Robert Walters...

employee confidence and worry at low ebb. Anxiety in office

Sharp decline in UK employee confidence

Employee confidence in the UK business environment has slumped, according to global research company Gartner.

Intuition ‘very important’ in recruitment for nine in 10 leaders

Ninety-six per cent of business leaders say intuition is a “very important” skill in hiring and promoting staff, with a...

How inviting feedback can drive a positive candidate experience

It’s no secret that poor candidate experience can be harmful to an employer’s brand, but many organisations don’t know where...

UK must act to boost skills or face ‘perfect storm’ of decline

Cuts in public funding for adult skills and falling employer investment has led to the UK's skills base lagging behind that of comparable countries.

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Retention of staff


Recruitment of young people


Online recruitment


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