A survey of over 700 directors shows that 44% of businesses are currently experiencing staff shortages and this risks undermining the recovery and stoking emerging inflationary pressures, the Institute of Directors (IoD) has argued.
While the UK is no longer required to implement new European directives, employers may still be interested in what their competitors and clients in the European Union are being asked to comply with in the area of employment legislation.
Employers are urged to create a million opportunities for young people (aged 16 to 30), through jobs, internships, work experience, apprenticeships, T-Levels or the Kickstart scheme, in order to help undo the damage done by the Covid pandemic.
Highlighting the effectiveness of the furlough scheme, the TUC has called on the Government to build on its success by setting up a permanent scheme to deal with major disruptions to jobs in the future.
Rising demand for staff and a further marked drop in candidate supply has led permanent starting salaries to increase at a quicker pace according to the latest UK Report on Jobs survey by KPMG and the REC (Recruitment and Employment Confederation).
It is important for people to take time off to get rest and to keep both physically and mentally healthy, Acas has advised, as it urged workers to use their holiday entitlement within their current leave year where they can.
With effect from Monday 16 August, people who are double jabbed or aged under 18 will no longer be legally required to self-isolate if they are identified as a close contact of a positive Covid-19 case.