BITC responds to latest ONS UK labour market update - Business in the Community

BITC responds to latest ONS UK labour market update

Today, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) published a UK labour market update for December 2022 to February 2023. Commenting on this, Nicola Inge, Social Impact Director at Business in the Community, said:

“While the number of job vacancies has been falling slightly over the last number of months, there are still over one million jobs available in the UK. Attracting, recruiting and retaining talent is crucial for employers, so they must ensure they are not falling at the first hurdle.

“Many of today’s recruitment practices, such as focusing solely on education and not skills, are outdated and lead to employers unconsciously shutting some jobseekers out. Recruiting inclusively is critical to creating a fairer, sustainable workforce; therefore, employers should consider if how they recruit is unintentionally contributing to the labour market shortages that UK employers are experiencing today.”


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Notes to Editor

  1. Read more about Business in the Community’s Inclusive Recruitment campaign, Opening Doors.