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Cutting corners to mitigate tough recruiting is always counterproductive

With the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) data revealing that the number of UK job vacancies in June to August 2022 dropped by 34,000 from the previous quarter - the largest quarterly fall since June to August 2020 – leading background screening and identity services firm, Sterling has stressed that firms must not get complacent in their hiring efforts.

Contributor: Steve Smith, President of International - Sterling | Published: 25 September 2022

How well are employers adapting to a changing work landscape?

A new report brings employers practical insights on why and how to embed essential skills into their businesses. It draws on years of research by professionals and academics as well as practical experience, with case studies from a range of employers such as PwC and HS2 that have leveraged a structured approach to skills in order to boost their recruitment, learning & development and outreach or CSR.

Contributor: Eleanor Collard - Skills Builder Partnership | Published: 25 September 2022

Employers are not providing the wellbeing support that employees want

Research carried out by Towergate Health & Protection among 500 HR decision makers shows that many employers are missing the mark with their health and wellbeing support. Social wellbeing is now the most widely provided support for employees, but mental health support is the most wanted.

Contributor: Debra Clark, head of specialist consulting - Towergate Health & Protection | Published: 24 September 2022

Flexible working Index lifts the lid on new work era

This month’s Flexible Working Index has revealed a range of key trends, including that employees want more say in their working hours. The Index, which tracks where, when and how people prefer to work, analyses data from Flexa Careers, the global directory for verified flexible companies.

Contributor: Molly Johnson-Jones, co-founder and CEO - Flexa Careers | Published: 24 September 2022

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Mini budget – what it means to employers, in brief

Regarding the Chancellor’s mini budget announcement today. The main announcement affecting employers probably came yesterday with the announcement of the reversal of the 1.25% increase in National Insurance which came in to effect in April. This will now be abolished from 6 November, affecting both employers and employees.

Contributor: Ben Chaplin, Managing Director - Croner | Published: 23 September 2022

So what makes a good place to work now?

New research by HR software provider Ciphr reveals that friendly people and good pay are the top reasons that make an organisation a good place to work

Contributor: Emma-Louise Jones, Ciphr | Published: 23 September 2022

Why is stress is increasing for hospitality workers?

A new report on the UK’s hospitality workforce has highlighted how understaffing is causing stress among employees, as the industry faces increasingly tough conditions.

Contributor: Toma Pagojute, chief HR officer - Quinyx UK | Published: 23 September 2022

What is the state of tech salaries in 2022?

Hired, a recruiting marketplace matching tech and sales talent with top companies, today released its annual report: 2022 State of Tech Salaries: Navigating an Uncertain Hiring Market. The report provides one of the most in-depth analyses of the 2022 hiring environment – detailing insights on global compensation trends, benefits, and remote work shifts.

Contributor: Missive | Published: 22 September 2022

Cost-of-living is putting regular saving on hold

Half (50%) of 18–34 year olds say the increase in the cost of living has meant that they have reduced or stopped any regular savings. This is compared to over two fifths (42%) of all UK adults, and more than a third (32%) of those aged 55 and over, according to a survey of 2,000 UK adults, conducted by WEALTH at work, a leading financial wellbeing and retirement specialist.

Contributor: Jonathan Watts Lay, Director - WEALTH at work | Published: 22 September 2022

Why are entrepreneurs finding recruitment and people management challenging?

Hiring new talent is the most unexpected challenge faced by entrepreneurs when running a small business, according to new research. Against the backdrop of the Great Resignation and an increasingly competitive market for employers, recruitment issues were listed by almost one in six (13%) small business owners as their greatest challenge.

Contributor: Lee Murphy - The Accountancy Partnership | Published: 21 September 2022