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.

Scotland consults on becoming a Fair Work nation

4 October 2021

The Scottish Government has launched a public consultation into proposals that, by 2025, people in Scotland will have a world leading working life where Fair Work drives wellbeing and prosperity for individuals, businesses and society.

Pay gap break comes to an end

1 October 2021

Companies with 250 or more employees are being reminded that that they are required to report their gender pay gap by Tuesday 5 October.

Government prepares for Plan B

29 September 2021

We reported recently on the Government’s plans for dealing with possible increases in rates of infection from the coronavirus and how it will ensure that the NHS does not come under unsustainable pressure (see Winter plan for managing Covid).

Call for time-limited visa to ease labour shortage

29 September 2021

Brexit and the pandemic have left thousands of struggling businesses with a shortage of workers as the impact of new immigration rules has coincided with many EU nationals returning home or seeking work elsewhere in the Union.

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.

Government urged to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay reporting

24 September 2021

Just 13 FTSE 100 companies currently report their ethnicity pay gap, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has highlighted as it calls on the Government to introduce mandatory ethnicity pay reporting for all large employers from April 2023.