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Three in five don't know how much they have saved for retirement

Rebecca Gowler, 31 Mar 2015

Three in five (59%) people aged 65 and under with pension savings have no idea how much they have saved,...

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CSR and HR activities should be more closely linked, says FedEx HR manager

Jenny Roper, 31 Mar 2015

Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities should be more closely linked with learning and development...

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UK salaries continue to rise, according to research

Sian Harrington, 30 Mar 2015

UK employers continue to offer above average salary increases compared to those in other larger European...

Gender imbalance in IT sector growing

Sian Harrington, 30 Mar 2015

The gender imbalance in information technology is gathering pace, with 37% of women working in the sector...

AGR calls on future government to prepare young people for work

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Mar 2015

The Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) is calling on the future government to help employers, schools...

Numbers lying on CVs increase

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Mar 2015

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of CVs contain lies, a rise of 15% in the past decade, according to an analysis...

Companies missing out on gamification benefits

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Mar 2015

Four in 10 HR directors report their organisation is ‘not at all interested’ in exploring the potential...

Less than half of graduates aren't prepared for work

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Mar 2015

Nearly half of graduates (47%) said they felt unprepared for work, according to a survey by Work Ready...

Wellbeing should be "at the heart" of employee benefits, says Samsung VPHR

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Mar 2015

Speaking at HR Tech Europe, Samsung Electronics UK VP HR Tess Smillie said that wellbeing “needs to...

Business welcomes women on boards progress

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Mar 2015

The number of women on boards has almost doubled in the last four years since the Lord Davies target...

Last chance to enter HR Excellence Awards 2015

HR Editorial, 25 Mar 2015

There are only two days left to enter the running for this year's HR Excellence Awards.

Business needs to improve strategic workforce planning, research finds

Rebecca Gowler, 25 Mar 2015

UK businesses looking to improve performance and manage future challenges need to improve their strategic...

Sourcing global candidates requires a different approach, says Regus global recruitment director

Rebecca Gowler, 25 Mar 2015

Global candidates engage with technology in a different way to those in the UK, Nicky Ivory-Chapman,...

'Quick and easy' qualifications fuelling bad practice in security sector

Rebecca Gowler, 24 Mar 2015

A focus on processing apprenticeships quickly, together with too many training providers in the market,...

Current insolvency laws favour investors over workers

Rebecca Gowler, 23 Mar 2015

A Business, Innovation and Skills committee of MPs and the Scottish Affairs committee have released a...

Leaving the EU could impact skills and productivity, says Centre for Economic Performance

Sian Harrington, 23 Mar 2015

Leaving the European Union would result in less skilled immigration and could result in slower productivity...

SMEs risking profits by not investing in employees

Rebecca Gowler, 23 Mar 2015

Small- and medium-sized businesses are losing staff and money through failing to invest in their finance...

Seven in 10 working carers have felt lonely or isolated

Rebecca Gowler, 23 Mar 2015

Seven in 10 employees who care for family members have felt lonely or isolated at work as a result of...

Apprenticeships help plug hospitality skills gap, says Whitbread head of education

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Mar 2015

Hospitality employers should use an apprenticeship strategy to support the sector’s future growth,...

Agency workers afraid of asserting employment rights

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Mar 2015

Agency workers are unaware of and afraid of asserting their employment rights, a study from Acas has...

In this issue: March 2015
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Save us all: Pension reforms could radically shake up retirement. What's your strategy

Lock, stock and barrel: HR at London Stock Exchange

The inside track: People first for Crossrail's leaders

New tricks: HR technology – the next generation

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