Interim vacancies expected to rise again throughout the year
APSCo: ‘With the latest ONS data revealing that there are now more vacancies than unemployed people, we expect demand for interim professionals to increase again’.
Government warned that using agency workers to replace those on strike breaches international labour standards
APSCo: ‘We are surprised by the unexpected move to amend the agency legislation, which will only restrict the impact of workers exercising their rights to strike’.
Workers more focussed on quality family time than a career
‘The pandemic opened up remote working possibilities for workers globally. Global workers view a flexible schedule or remote option as their top quality and ideal employer, followed by good pay and benefits’.
Commute costs deterring workers from returning to the office full-time
Emburse: ‘Given the sharp increase in the cost of living, businesses should consider how they can support staff by reducing the financial burden of attending the office in-person’.
CIPD’s Festival of Work returns in June
CIPD: ‘With the pandemic accelerating new ways of working it’s important to come together so we can share and understand the challenges organisations are facing, as well as solutions to help build better work and working lives for all.’
Staff shortages ongoing challenge for both employers and staff
Totaljobs: ‘While employers are making good strides in offering wellbeing initiatives, skills shortages mean that many workers will continue to feel the pressure of empty seats in their teams’.
Over half of workers would consider changing career for a ‘greener’ role
Aviva: ‘Sustainability is very much on the radar for businesses large and small and it is positive news that so many UK people are bringing green thinking into their working routines, as well as their personal lives’.
UK business confidence bounces back to five-month high
Lloyds Bank: ‘The UK’s expected future growth is in positive territory following February’s rise in business confidence, trading prospects and economic optimism’.