Author: Jaime Thorpe

Employers looking for tech candidates with hybrid skills

Robert Half: ‘Technology initiatives have been at the heart of many businesses’ pandemic recovery efforts and underpin their plans for future growth’.

Nearly half of employers have vacancies for hard-to-fill roles

CIPD: ‘Employers have a challenging few months ahead with many anticipating increased recruitment difficulties. More business support is required from government to help employers increase their capability to invest in skills and create better quality and more productive jobs’.

Hybrid workers at risk of ‘burnout’

Activ People: ‘The pandemic has altered the workplace forever. This brings with it enormous benefits for many workers, however there are also risks such as burnout as highlighted by the this report’.

IR35 changes have driven many self-employed out of sector

IPSE: ‘Not only have the changes to IR35 driven large parts of the contracting sector out of self-employment: they have made things needlessly and enormously more complex for those who remain’.

Government urged to introduce self-employed statutory sick pay

Community: ‘Other countries such as Canada and Denmark have shown us there is a way to support the self-employed through periods of illness’.

Self-employed reminded to prepare for tax return

HMRC: ‘We want to help people get their tax returns right by making sure they are prepared and have everything they need before they start their Self-Assessment’.

Poor mental health most commonly reported medical complaint in the UK

Benenden Health: ‘Exacerbated by the coronavirus pandemic, the nation’s mental health is at a perilous point, with UK adults revealing it to now be the most common condition in the country’.

Pandemic causes one in five employers to make changes to staff contracts

CIPD: ‘The mass shift to home and hybrid working homeworking, as well as business uncertainty and upheaval, in the last year means it’s not surprising so many employers made contractual changes to employees’ terms and conditions of employment’.