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Labour Market Statistics October 2020: Fastest ever rise in redundancies, on course for at least 600 thousand lay-offs by the end of the year13 Oct 2020
Comment from IES Director Tony Wilson on today's Labour Market Statistics
13 Oct 2020
In a guest-authored blog, Dr Lesley Crane looks at the possible skills chasm between employers looking for employees skilled in remote working and students still learning in physical classroom settings.
12 Oct 2020
With conflicting evidence and mixed reports from both employers and staff, Dan Lucy considers the future of homeworking and the implications for HR.
9 Oct 2020
To mark World Mental Health Day, Zofia Bajorek reflects on her personal mental health challenges through the Covid-19 lockdown and highlights the potential benefits that workplace counselling can deliver.
28 Sep 2020
Tony Wilson considers the Job Support Scheme, part of the newly announced Winter Economy Plan, and estimates that the government’s post-furlough proposals could still leave a million people long-term unemployed.
21 Sep 2020
Ed Griffin highlights the issues and challenges facing the adult social care workforce and stresses the importance of creating an overarching workforce plan, that will build, develop and support the workers providing this critical service.
Likely that half a million jobs will be lost this autumn – the highest level since at least the mid-1990s11 Sep 2020
Urgent measures needed to support those affected, stimulate employment growth and provide targeted help to viable firms
Nursery closures will hurt disadvantaged children the most - targeted funding and a long-term Early Years strategy are needed now26 Aug 2020
With as many as one third of nurseries in disadvantaged areas facing closure, Anneka Dawson and Helena Takala highlight the long lasting impact this will have on widening social inequalities and urge the government to deliver targeted support to save the early years sector.
25 Aug 2020
In the final in a series of blogs, Beth Mason speaks to Young Women's Trust about the difficulties young women face in accessing adequate childcare, and the impact this has on their ability to find, and to stay in work.
18 Aug 2020
With home and remote working now normalised for many, Peter Reilly questions whether there will be any fundamental changes to HR shared services centres in larger, physically dispersed organisations.