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Small businesses hiring staff to implement auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

More than 60% of SMEs are brining in extra HR resources to cope with the rigours of staging auto-enrolment,...

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Vince Cable warns FTSE 100 companies to curb bonuses

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has written to the UK top 100 companies, warning them to rein in excessive...

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Renewable energy projects to create 8,500 jobs

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

The Government has unveiled eight green energy projects that is predicted to create 8,500 jobs by 2020....

HR 'can do more' to ensure effective communications to staff

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

HR departments have a role to play in creating a clear communications strategy to engage all staff, according...

CPS report calls for radical changes to pension rules

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

Abolishing the lifetime allowance cap and reforming tax relief on pensions are among measures that could...

Vince Cable insists on public register on company ownership

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable is going ahead with plans for a public register of company owners and...

Government plans to create 150,000 construction jobs

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

David Cameron and George Osborne are due to appear in Nottingham today to promote the Government's national...

Adrian Furnham: talent programmes can lead to arrogant staff

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

Psychology professor Adrian Furnham warns that talent programmes can lead to arrogance, with those not...

Government to give life expectancy estimates with pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has announced plans to give retirees rough estimates of their life expectancy...

'Passive' candidates perform better in new roles

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Passive candidates, those not proactively seeking to move jobs, outperform active candidates when hired,...

Unemployment down to 6.9% as wage growth overtakes inflation

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

The unemployment rate is down to 6.9% as wage growth outpaced inflation for the first time since 2008,...

A third of employees expect pay rise within a year

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

Optimism about the economic recovery is fostering expectations of better pay, a Glassdoor survey of 2,146...

Dean Royles calls for union talks over impending strikes

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles has urged unions to engage in talks over employee pay as UNISON...

HR urged to 'steal shamelessly' from marketing to attract talent

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

HR and resourcing teams should take advantage of customer marketing teams' far larger budgets for recruitment...

Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth appointed BBC HR director

Katie Jacobs, 15 Apr 2014

The BBC has appointed Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth as its new director of HR.

Lucy Adams: ‘appraisals don’t work’

Katie Jacobs, 15 Apr 2014

The annual appraisal system is not fit for purpose former BBC HR director Lucy Adams has claimed this...

Family business handover thwarted by 'sticky batons', says PwC report

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

A PwC survey found that many people taking over businesses from their parents have doubts the handover...

Late expenses payments costing UK workers £2.1bn

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Employees in the UK are losing an average of £45 per year through bank charges incurred while chasing...

AGR warns against painting 'bleak' picture for graduates

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Companies should avoid negatively portraying job prospects for students and graduates, Association of...

Employees in construction sector 'secure' in jobs, but salaries fall

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Workers in the construction industry are among the most secure of all UK employees, according to a recent...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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