Job adverts hit new high in run-up to Christmas

24 December 2021

The REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation) is ending the year on an optimistic note as its latest Jobs Recovery Tracker shows three of the best weeks for new adverts on record — with over 270,000 new adverts in one week in November.

A quarter of employers expect increase in hard-to-fill vacancies

17 November 2021

The latest Labour Market Outlook (LMO), produced by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), reveals that 47% of employers' have vacancies that are hard to fill, while 27% expect the number of such vacancies to increase in the next six months.

Supply Chain Taskforce has big job on its hands

19 October 2021

According to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), the proportion of firms struggling to recruit staff has shown steep and sometimes record increases across most sectors.

National Insurance increases will hit hiring

8 October 2021

Almost one-third (31%) of members of the Institute of Directors (IoD) expect the new Health and Social Care Levy to result in them employing fewer people in their businesses, given that it will be funded through higher rates of tax levied on National Insurance contributions (NICs) and dividend payouts.

Fire and rehire still a problem

6 October 2021

New research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has shown that, between March 2020 and July 2021, 22% of firms made changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment.

Call for better use of workforce planning

5 October 2021

A report based on the views of 1000 employers, who were asked about their resourcing and talent planning practices, shows that 43% take an ad hoc approach to recruitment and are failing to plan for future skill and staff requirements.

Most UK businesses concerned about impact of labour shortages

27 September 2021

While a net balance of 50% of firms are expecting to expand their workforce in the next year, the latest CBI and Pertemps Network annual survey has found that 76% are reporting access to labour as a threat to the UK’s labour market competitiveness.

Where are the new recruits?

17 September 2021

August saw a further rapid increase in hiring activity as improved confidence around the economic outlook led businesses to push ahead with their recruitment plans.