Avoid salary history questions in recruitment, guide urges

Employers and recruiters should not seek salary history from job candidates in any manner, including by asking applicants about their current pay and for their desired salary, according to new guidance. The... Read more »

Disability pay gap wider than in 2014

The disability pay gap has widened since 2014, new figures from the Office for National Statistics show, although there was a slight narrowing between 2019 and 2021. In 2021 the gap between... Read more »

MPs vote against further NHS workforce planning requirements

Organisations representing doctors and nurses have expressed their disappointment at MPs’ decision to reject a proposal for greater NHS workforce planning requirements. During a final reading of the Health and Social Care... Read more »

EasyJet tackles staff shortages with seat tactic

EasyJet plans to remove a row of seats from its planes in a bid to cope with labour shortages. By removing the last row on its A319 aircraft, it can cut the... Read more »

Only 5% of job ad wording fully gender neutral

Just 5% of job ads are completely gender neutral in their wording, according to a study by an employee brand agency. Chatter Communications looked at 230 adverts posted by companies in the... Read more »

Young people’s skills don’t match employer needs, finds survey

Half of organisations feel the economy would be productive and resilient if the education system was better tailored to employers’ needs, according to a survey that finds employers think young people are... Read more »

How to build a compelling talent attraction strategy (today’s webinar)

ON-DEMAND As employers compete to attract the best people, talent acquisition specialists need to use everything at their disposal to ensure their efforts are efficient and successful. The days of “post and... Read more »

Green energy jobs given lift by new Delivery Group

The first meeting of the UK’s Green Jobs Delivery Group took place yesterday (11 May), co-chaired by energy minister Greg Hands and E.ON CEO Michael Lewis. The group, comprised of representatives from... Read more »

Fears over skills as visa application times double for spouses

Spouse applications for people coming to work in the UK are being delayed, leaving immigration specialists concerned that the extra waiting times for decisions could exacerbate the skills crisis. Processing times at... Read more »

easyJet joins battle for cabin crew with £1,000 bonus

EasyJet has become the latest airline to offer cabin crew a £1,000  bonus in a bid to attract staff in a tight labour market. New and existing easyJet cabin crew will receive... Read more »
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