Employment Insight Report
Unemployment figures fell to its lowest level for more than a year. This week the Office for National Statistics revealed the significant decline of 49,000 was due to the drop in youth unemployment. Employment Insight Report, read more.
According to the latest REC Report on Jobs, permanent vacancies has risen at the fastest rate for 17 months, read more.
Unemployment drops by 50,000
Signs of an economic recovery were boosted, as the ONS latest report highlights a surprise fall in unemployment to its lowest level since June 2011. For more information download our report.
Pension Auto Enrolment Starts
Eleven million workers will start being automatically enrolled in pension schemes from 1 October as part of a scheme to ensure everybody has enough money to live on in retirement, read more.
Demand for temps remains high
Despite fears at the time, the introduction of the Agency Workers Regulations has not hindered the demand for temporary agency workers, read more.
Greater flexible working could be positive legacy of recession
Businesses have found they can reduce absenteeism, improve staff morale and productivity and are better able to attract and retain top talent if they adopt more flexible working arrangements, read more within our summary.
UK Executives criticise HR departments
76% of business leaders suggest their HR department is poor when it comes to supporting a flexible workforce, read more
A new CIPD report shows that six in ten employers do not offer any routes into their organi-sation for non-graduates, read more
Unemployment drops by 7,000
The number of people out of work fell by 7,000 to 2.59 million in the three months to August, compared with the previous three month period, read more.
Picking up the slack in Summer
Seven in ten (70%) HR directors say that tasks are delegated to other employees to manage, read more.
Unemployment falls to 2.56million
The unemployment rate fell to 8.0% in the period, down from 8.2% in the previous quarter. But analysts pointed out that the overall figures were distorted in the run-up to the Olympics, read more.
UK firms turn to temporary workers
Employers in the UK are increasingly turning to temporary workers rather than permanent staff to fill vacancies as jobs in this sector were up by +7% in the past twelve months, read more.