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Can contractors capitalise on digital disruption?UK businesses are struggling to cope with the fast pace of technological change, with many lacking the skills they need to get ahead...
Illegal working: target employers, not migrantsThe prime minister’s plans to seize the wages of illegal workers risks targeting the very people the government should be protecting...
City hiring holds firm despite election worriesFears of a slowdown in City hiring activity proved unfounded as financial firms shook off their election jitters to further increase...
Severe talent shortages are threatening to destabilise employee morale, potentially jeopardising the UK’s economic recovery. Research by recruitment firm Robert Walters reveals that almost a quarter (24%) of businesses are reporting a dip in staff motivation, as the pressure of … Continue reading
A long-term industrial strategy is essential if Britain is to be at the forefront of the manufacturing revolution, a new study has claimed. Research from the manufacturers’ organisation EEF revealed that the UK is on the cusp of a fourth … Continue reading
The good news just keeps on coming for the UK’s flexible workforce, as new research reveals that an increasing number of contractors are earning more than their counterparts in “traditional” employment. Today’s JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation … Continue reading
An increase in the state pension age will help drive the UK’s labour supply, further assisting its recovery after the financial crisis. Yesterday’s EY ITEM Club ‘special report on labour’ predicts that around 125,000 extra workers will be in circulation … Continue reading
A lack of co-ordination between government, business and the education system is threatening undermine the “vital” digital industry, a new study has claimed. Members of the House of Lords Digital Skills Committee urged whoever wins May’s election to completely rethink … Continue reading