CIPD research shows zero-hours contract workers report better work-life balance and wellbeing than other workers, but improved enforcement of employment rights needed to protect those who are treated unfairly
Employers’ confidence in both the UK economic outlook and their own ability to invest in their business dropped quickly in the second quarter of 2022, with inflation and labour shortages causing widespread concern,
Despite holding at the highest recorded level since September 1992, pay awards continue to fall short of soaring inflation, now lagging 5.1 percentage points behind the latest Consumer Price Index, which stands at 9.1% (May 2022).
Last week the number of active job adverts across the UK hit a record high for 2022, according to the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC)’s latest Labour Market Tracker. There were around 1.69 million active job adverts in the week of 6-12 June. This was 6% more than the previous week and 5% up from a month earlier.