Jasmine Urquhart

Junior Writer

Jasmine is a junior writer at People Management. Contact her at  jasmine.urquhart@haymarket.com or 020 8267 5021

Employer groups broadly welcome government plans to ‘level up’ skills and education

But other commentators argue plans outlined in new whitepaper ‘fall short on all accounts’

Three-quarters of jobseekers admit to ghosting an employer, survey finds

Majority of candidates say they have cut communication without warning, but most remain worried about the impact of their actions on their career

Employers twice as likely as staff to have positive view of L&D programmes, report finds

Providing development opportunities is key to staff retention, experts warn, as half of firms report project delays because of talent shortages

Half of employees would sacrifice pay for personalised benefits, report reveals

Survey finds two-thirds of employers are reviewing their reward package as experts urge organisations to consider individual staff needs in their policies

Commuters with face masks stepping off the tube

Daily commute can predict job performance

Research reveals link between employees' productivity and how they travel to work

Legal scales

Managers have rosier view of ethical standards than frontline staff

Businesses need to weigh up the benefits of putting ethical practices over profits and resist compromise

Two women having a conversation at work

Companies with more female directors are more ethical

Study finds women are less tolerant of questionable practices

Care home worker who refused Covid vaccine was fairly dismissed, tribunal rules

Judge finds claimant’s unwillingness to have the jab amounted to gross misconduct and put staff, visitors and residents at risk

Large employers failing to address in-work poverty, think tank finds

Analysis reveals the term is mentioned just once in the average FTSE 100 end-of-year report

Employers urged to be cautious as England’s work-from-home guidance relaxed

Experts warn against ‘pendulum swing’ approach to returning after Boris Johnson announced Plan B restrictions would be scaled back from next week

HR and talent roles among fastest-growing in UK, analysis finds

Many organisations are realising the profession’s key role, say experts, noting that a seat on the board has 'never been more essential'

Number of job vacancies in 2021 was double the previous year, figures show

Experts say increase is a mix of economic changes and pandemic bounceback, and urge employers to review retention practices ‘beyond just raising wages’

Nurse disciplined for wearing cross necklace to work was constructively unfairly dismissed, tribunal rules

Judge finds NHS trust’s uniform policy was rarely enforced and that permitted forms of jewellery posed a greater health and safety risk

Three-quarters of workers want their employer to be more transparent on sustainability, research finds

Poll also reveals business leaders are more likely to have a positive view of their company’s environmental practices

Graduate vacancies set to jump a fifth on last year, research finds

Report reveals opportunities for university leavers are expected to increase further in 2022, with most sectors seeing a return to pre-Covid hiring rates

Three in five employers saw increase in job applications from other sectors during pandemic, poll finds

Businesses increasingly value applicants with ‘soft’ skills, but a university education continues to be important

Digital right-to-work checks to become permanent from April

Government extends temporary measures indefinitely following months of campaigning by the recruitment sector

HR warned to be vigilant after £130m payroll blunder

Businesses should also encourage staff to check their payslips after technical error by Santander led to thousands of overpayments

Two-thirds of workers taking on multiple jobs, study finds

Research by the Department for Education shows ‘portfolio’ careers are on the rise, with employees keen to expand their skills and gain broader experience

Starting salaries see record increase as recruitment spikes, report finds

But experts warn current trajectory is ‘unsustainable’ and urge employers to offer broader benefits in order to attract talent