Employee jobs fall and vacancies dry up

26 May 2020

Not surprisingly, the latest jobs figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) paint a gloomy picture even though they cover only the first few weeks of the COVID-19 crisis.

Some positive news in Jobs Recovery Tracker

26 May 2020

Almost all regions in the UK have seen a broad decline in demand for staff week-on-week with only the North East bucking the trend, according to the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).

The privacy implications of workplace testing

20 May 2020

With the Government encouraging more people to return to work, assuming they are not among the group who can work from home, employers are having to think seriously about what measures they will need to ensure workplace safety.

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 — be kind

19 May 2020

Kindness is the theme of this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week, currently taking place up to Sunday 24 May 2020, which aims to highlight the benefits of helping others to improve mental health and wellbeing and reduce stress during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coronavirus, self-isolation and sick pay

19 May 2020

Setting out his action plan to tackle the spread of coronavirus, on 4 March, in the Commons, Prime Minister Boris Johnson confirmed that emergency legislation would be introduced to ensure that workers will get statutory sick pay (SSP) from the first day off work, not the fourth.

Which jobs should be on the Shortage Occupation List?

18 May 2020

In March, Home Secretary Priti Patel asked the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) to review the composition of the Shortage Occupation Lists (see Migration Committee asked to Update Shortage Occupation List).