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Thursday 25th of March 2010

News Tag: Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

February 17, 2010

UK unemployment continues to slow

by Kay Murchie
”UK
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) has today revealed that UK unemployment fell slightly in the three months to December to 2.46 million. However, the unemployment rate remains the same at 7.8%, according to the ONS. In the meantime, the number of Britons claiming jobseeker’s allowance (JSA) rose by 23,500 in January to 1.64 million - the largest increase since July 2009. Meanwhile, youth unemployment ...



February 15, 2010

CIPD expects unemployment to rise

by Kay Murchie
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January 25, 2010

Over 1m lose jobs during recession

by Kay Murchie
”Over
A report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has revealed that the recession has had more of an impact on jobs than figures suggest. According to the CIPD, 1.3 million people were made redundant during the recession. Last week, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) revealed that UK unemployment fell by 7,000 in the three months to November to ...



January 20, 2010

Unemployment expected to hit 2.5m

by Kay Murchie
”Unemployment
The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is to publish UK unemployment figures this morning and analysts expect the figure to be around the 2.5 million mark. Figures last month revealed that UK unemployment rose by 21,000 in the three months to October to 2.491 million, taking the unemployment rate to 7.9% - a 13-year high. However, the increase was slower than expected and was ...



December 29, 2009

BCC survey reveals 2010 will be a tough year

by Kay Murchie
”BCC
A survey by business group British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has revealed that businesses are cautious about a recovery next year with figures showing that two thirds are planning wage freezes or pay cuts next year. The survey, which questioned 260 companies, also revealed that in a bid to reduce overheads, one in five is considering scrapping benefits such ...



November 9, 2009

CIPD/KPMG report shows slight improvement in jobs market

by Kay Murchie
”CIPD/KPMG
The latest report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and financial services firm, KPMG, shows that there is still no indication that the labour market is anywhere close to returning to its former health. However, the report does show that while job losses will continue this quarter, it will be at a slower rate than at ...



August 10, 2009

CIPD survey shows improved optimism among private firms

by Kay Murchie
”CIPD
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) said there are signs of improved optimism among private firms with the pace of job losses slowing. However, it is a different story within the public sector with growing pessimism among firms. A survey conducted by the organisation, from 923 of its members, found that the number of public sector employers expecting to ...



July 20, 2009

Fewer sick days as workers for fear for jobs

by Kay Murchie
”Fewer
Unemployment in the UK has now reached 2.38 million - the highest since 1995, while the unemployment rate is up to 7.6% - the highest in over a decade. These statistics have led workers in the UK to take less sick leave for fear of losing their jobs amid the recession. In its latest Absence Management Survey of 600 companies, ...



June 16, 2009

TUC warns of rising unemployment

by Kay Murchie
”TUC
Despite the positive news that the recession may be coming to an end, a report today has revealed that unemployment will continue to rise until the end of next year - long after economic recovery. The Trades Union Congress (TUC), general secretary, Brendan Barber said: "Some now say that we have a recovery. But even if this is not a false dawn, as ...



Warnings of huge job losses among public sector and lawyers

by Kay Murchie
”Warnings
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned of significant job losses in the public sector over the next five years. According to the organisation, as many as 350,000 jobs could be lost within the sector between now and 2015 with chief economist, John Philpott, forecasting that the recession will bring "a bloodbath in the public ...



May 26, 2009

Survey reveals worrying job prospects for school leavers

by Kay Murchie
”Survey
A survey conducted by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has revealed that only one in five firms plan to employ 16-year-olds due to leave school in the next few months. Furthermore, the survey found that one third of the companies that took part in the survey said they had cut their graduate employees in 2009, while 45% ...



March 6, 2009

CIPD: Easter may see turnaround in jobs market

by Kay Murchie
”CIPD:
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) believes Easter could bring some much awaited good news for the economy. The organisation said the worst of the job cuts could come to an end by Easter. Unemployment in the UK has soared over recent months with the figure reaching 1.97 million between October and December 2008 - a level not ...



December 29, 2008

CIPD: 2009 set to be worst year for employment for nearly 20 years

by Kay Murchie
”CIPD:
According to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), the first quarter of 2008 could see nearly 300,000 people lose their jobs in Britain, making it the worst year for jobs since the early 1990s. The organisation is warning that unemployment is set to rise even more over the next 12 months, taking the ...



October 31, 2008

Sharp rise in redundancies expected due to financial crisis

by Kay Murchie
”Sharp
A survey carried out by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) of 721 organisations has resulted in some alarming news. The CIPD said its survey found that a sharp rise in redundancies is expected by employers as a result of the current financial crisis. A quarter of the organisations questioned said they had prepared fresh plans for ...



June 12, 2008

UK unemployment figures increase by 38,000

by Kay Murchie
”UK
The Office for National Statistics have revealed that unemployment in the UK increased by 38,000 to 1.64 million in the 3 months to April As a result, the unemployment rate increased to 5.3% from the previous rate of 5.2%. Unemployment benefit claims increased by 9,000 in May to 819,300, this represented the fourth consecutive increase. The rate of increase of average ...