Summary of employment law coming into place in April 2022

Eight key changes for employers to know about this April. Covid-related changes – 1 April 2022 The following changes will take effect on 1 April 2022: Self-isolation:those with Covid symptoms will be encouraged to “exercise personal responsibility” and show consideration to others, but will not be required, nor advised, to stay at home. Covid testing:free lateral flow and PCR testing will end for the general public (PCR tests will remain…

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UK Job Vacancies Slipped To Lowest Levels In 8 Months In December

According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG, job vacancies in the UK slipped to their lowest levels in eight months in December Meanwhile, a report from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) revealed 79% of businesses are experiencing difficulties recruiting people, particularly construction and hospitality firms.  The findings further contribute to the evidence that the arrival of the omicron variant of coronavirus has setback the UK’s economic recovery. …

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October News. Further drop in candidate availability

Slower increases in permanent placements Candidate availability continues to drop rapidly as demand for staff rises further Starting salary inflation hits fresh series peak Starting salary inflation hits fresh series record in October Adjusted for seasonal factors, the Permanent Salaries Index signalled a sharp and accelerated rise in salaries awarded to new permanent joiners in the South of England in October. Furthermore, the rate of pay inflation reached a…

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Recruitment Activity August 21

Permanent staff appointments expand at record rate Unprecedented decline in availability of workers Starting salary inflation hits fresh series high Record increase in permanent placements during August After slowing in July, growth of permanent staff appointments across the South of England accelerated to a fresh series high in August. The rapid upturn was frequently linked by recruiters to increased market activity following the relaxation of pandemic measures and greater…

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Recruitment rebounds as lockdown loosens

Improved market confidence among employers has led to the sharpest rise in permanent appointments in six years. As the government outlined its roadmap for lifting lockdown, and with Covid-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths all falling, temporary billings also grew at the fastest rate since 2017. The latest UK Report on Jobs, compiled for the Recruitment and Employment Confederation and KPMG, shows that demand for workers grew rapidly in March…

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Video Interviews – some tips..

1   Find the best environment and video background Find a private, quiet location where you won’t be interrupted. Find a simple, neutral background and ensure that your shot is well-lit. It’s best to have the light source coming from in front of you. Adjust the lighting if required once the shot is set up. 2   Technology & MS Teams You will need a laptop with a webcam,…

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The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme is set to close at the end of October, and many employers will be forced to consider making redundancies

The following list highlights some important points for employees to be aware of regarding their rights in respect of redundancy. Redundancy pay Employees on furlough leave retain the same rights to redundancy payments. Employees with two years’ service are entitled to a statutory redundancy payment. This amounts to 0.5, 1 or 1.5 week’s pay for each full year the employee has worked for the employer capped at 20 years, the amount dependent on the employee’s age Employees will receive 0.5 week’s pay for each full year they…

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