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Half of employers offer no work experience

Hywel Roberts, 02 Oct 2014

Just over half (52%) of companies currently offer no work experience, despite 76% quoting a lack of experience...

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Race for Opportunity director welcomes boardroom ethnicity focus

Hywel Roberts, 02 Oct 2014

Pledges by both government and opposition politicians to address the issues of ethnic representation...

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Cameron announces higher threshold for top tax rate

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

David Cameron has announced the Conservatives would increase the level at which employees pay the top...

National minimum wage increases to £6.50 per hour

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

The national minimum wage increases by 19p to £6.50 per hour for people aged 21 and over today (1 October...

Employees to drive 'social purpose agenda', says Cranfield professor

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

Companies will come under increased pressure from their employees to demonstrate their social purpose...

G4S HRD Valerie Dale joins Securitas

Hywel Roberts, 01 Oct 2014

G4S HR director Valerie Dale has left the company to take up the same role at rival company Securitas....

Osborne proposes two-year freeze on benefits

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Chancellor George Osborne has announced that the Conservatives would freeze benefits for those of a working...

Migrant labour and youth employment not 'either/or choice', says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Most employers do not see a link between hiring migrant workers and damaging youth employment, according...

Midwives strike over NHS pay

Hywel Roberts, 30 Sep 2014

Members of the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) have voted overwhelmingly to strike over pay in the NHS....

Take-home pay in 2017 lower than pre-crisis levels, says EY report

Hywel Roberts, 29 Sep 2014

Take-home pay in 2017 will be lower than pre-crisis levels, says an EY report.

Conservatives plan benefits cap to fund apprentices

Hywel Roberts, 29 Sep 2014

The Conservatives have unveiled plans to fund 3 million apprenticeships, partly by imposing stricter...

Unite NHS members latest to vote for strike

Hywel Roberts, 26 Sep 2014

Unite's 100,000 NHS members are the latest to vote for strike action after the results of a ballot were...

Advertised salaries growing faster than inflation, says Adzuna

Hywel Roberts, 26 Sep 2014

Average advertised salaries saw a year-on-year increase of 1.9% up to August 2014, according to research...

Britain's 'talent mismatch' among worst in Europe, says Hays report

Hywel Roberts, 26 Sep 2014

Skills gaps in high-skilled industries such as engineering and IT are threatening the UK's economic growth,...

Nick Worrall joins Countryside as HR director

Hywel Roberts, 26 Sep 2014

Nick Worrall has joined Essex-based housebuilder Countryside as HR director.

Finance directors concerned over losing baby boomer skills

Hywel Roberts, 25 Sep 2014

More than two-thirds (69%) of CFOS are concerned about a skills drain due to baby boomers (those born...

Graduate unemployment in biggest drop for 15 years

Hywel Roberts, 25 Sep 2014

The number of former students still out of work six months after graduating has dropped from 8.5% to...

Monarch staff vote for pay cuts to save company

Hywel Roberts, 25 Sep 2014

Employees at airline The Monarch Group have voted to accept a significant decrease in pay so that the...

BITC announces winners of Race for Opportunity awards

Hywel Roberts, 24 Sep 2014

The winners of the Business in the Community (BITC) Race for Opportunity awards were announced last night...

PCS union calls national strike

Hywel Roberts, 24 Sep 2014

The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) has announced its 250,000 members in England and Wales...

In this issue: October 2014
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Grow influence: Who has made the HR Most Influential 2014 lists? We reveal all inside

Looking good: Beautiful HR at Estee Lauder

Back to the drawing board: Is HR more art than science?

Forward thinking: Futureproof your technology strategy

 

 

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