Graduate recruitment has worst growth rate since 2016

14 January 2020

The entry-level jobs market is stagnant with only public sector and charity employers planning to substantially increase vacancies this year according to the Pulse Survey 2020 carried out by the Institute of Student Employers (ISE).

Slow growth poses risk to jobs in 2020

13 January 2020

This year is set to see real pay finally surpass its 2008 peak, but employment is at risk of falling from the record level it enjoyed throughout 2019, according to the latest Earnings Outlook published by independent think tank the Resolution Foundation.

Hiring confidence at the lowest since 2012

13 December 2019

Having interviewed a representative sample of 2101 employers in the UK, the ManpowerGroup’s Employment Outlook Survey for the first quarter 2020 (Q1) shows that they are reporting their weakest hiring confidence in seven years.

Employers still hiring in an uncertain labour market

26 November 2019

The labour market figures for November 2019, published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), show that, while the employment rate fell slightly to 76%, both public and private sector employers expect staff numbers to increase in the final quarter (Q4).

Employers’ confidence at lowest since referendum

18 November 2019

At net -31, employers’ confidence in the UK economy has dropped to the joint lowest level since mid-2016, according to new data from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

Brexit uncertainty is hitting recruitment

22 October 2019

The UK employment rate was slightly down, at 75.9%, in the quarter to August 2019, while the unemployment rate was estimated at 3.9%, compared with 3.8% in the previous quarter.

Government expands shortage occupation list

16 September 2019

Employers will have improved access to skilled workers following recent changes to the Immigration Rules announced by Immigration Minister Seema Kennedy.

Call to cut costs of employment

7 August 2019

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has urged Prime Minister Boris Johnson to focus on cutting what it describes as the unsustainable cost of employing people in the UK.

Helping ex-offenders into employment

30 July 2019

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has suggested that ex-offenders striving to turn their lives around through work will be helped by new legislation changing what they must disclose to employers.

Employers worried about immigration proposals

29 July 2019

According to a survey of 380 businesses that currently employ non-UK nationals, just over half (53%) would be adversely affected by proposals requiring all skilled migrant workers to earn a minimum annual salary of £30,000 once the UK leaves the EU.