Government urged to focus on more age groups to boost labour market
CIPD: ‘As our analysis shows, it’s important that the current focus on addressing the decline of over-50s in employment doesn’t obscure the need and opportunity to get more young people into work’.
Firms should invest in talent now
APSCo: ‘The power is still very much in the hands of the candidates, and without appropriate remuneration packages in place, access to crucial resources will become increasingly limited for firms’.
Recruitment industry play huge role in driving recovery
REC: ‘With an unpredictable economic outlook, but severe shortages of labour, it has never been more important for businesses to work with recruiters who are able to offer the advice they need to shape a winning offer.’
Skills shortages remain a concern
APSCo: ‘The UK needs urgent action to rebalance skills availability, including a suitable visa route for international highly skilled contractors, a flexible approach to apprenticeships and an Employment Bill that is appropriate in the modern, flexible world of work’.
Four-day week trial has generally positive results so far
4 Day Week Global: ‘The organisations in the United Kingdom pilot are contributing real-time data and knowledge that are worth their weight in gold’.
Calls for Liz Truss to focus on the employment and skills agenda
APSCo: ‘With the new Prime Minister now in place, we believe it is crucial that the employment and skills agenda is moved back up the list of priorities’.
Labour and skills shortages risk significant damage to UK economy
REC: ‘Only growth can create the environment to maintain public services and a low tax rate – no government can afford to leave £30bn on the shelf’.
UK employers are unsure whether hybrid working will stay
CIPD: ‘Developing effective hybrid working arrangements can help employers attract and retain a more diverse workforce while enhancing employee wellbeing, work-life balance and productivity’.