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Hiring plans for Q1 weakest in seven years

Employers’ hiring intentions are at their weakest in seven years with Brexit uncertainty, the general election and a slowing global...

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Conservative voters more confident about career prospects

People who feel “politically homeless” have lower job confidence than those who identify with a particular political party, and Conservative...

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Worker reps would be part of Labour nationalisation move

Labour will start re-nationalising water and energy companies within 100 days of taking office, shadow chancellor John McDonnell will announce...

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Three hundred jobs lost at John Lewis call centre

More than 300 jobs at an outsourced John Lewis customer contact centre have been culled as the retailer attempts to...

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Learnability: Is LQ the new IQ?

The concepts of IQ and EQ (emotional quotient) are well known by HR leaders, but should they be focusing their...

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Main parties’ migration policies pose threat to NHS staffing

Both the Conservatives’ and Labour’s migration policies would worsen understaffing in the NHS and social care, according to a report...

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Factories lay off workers at fastest rate in seven years

Employment in the manufacturing sector has fallen for the eighth month in a row as factories lay off workers at...

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RB opens £200m innovation hub in Hull

Health and hygiene supplier RB, formerly Reckitt Benckiser, today opens a £200m centre in Hull as a “magnet” for the best scientific talent with 200 new jobs created.

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Conservatives would review IR35, claims Sajid Javid

Although not in the manifesto, the chancellor now says the Conservatives would review the IR35 rules ahead of their introduction to the private sector next year.

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UK could face university brain drain as EU academics quit posts

The number of EU academics working in the UK to have quit their jobs has accelerated since the Brexit referendum,...

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