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Recruitment firm accused of using ‘aggressive’ tax avoidance scheme

Katie Jacobs, 29 May 2015

Recruitment umbrella firm Anderson Group has been accused of using an “aggressive” and “abusive”...

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Career progression top priority for millennials

Jenny Roper, 29 May 2015

Ninety-one per cent of millennial professionals say career progression is a top priority when considering...

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Three million people unable to work due to back pain

Katie Jacobs, 29 May 2015

Up to three million people are estimated to be on long-term sick leave or unable to work because of back...

Business reacts to the Queen's Speech

Jenny Roper, 28 May 2015

Creation of two million jobs; a ban on income tax, VAT and national insurance increases for five years;...

E-learning: don't forget to support staff

Jenny Roper, 27 May 2015

Companies should take care to properly support employees when embracing e-learning initiatives, development...

Exclusivity ban fails to ‘adequately address’ zero-hours contracts, says Pickavance

Katie Jacobs, 27 May 2015

Measures to ban exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts fail to “adequately address” the controversial...

Company culture should come from leaders

Jenny Roper, 26 May 2015

Leaders need to take full ownership of instilling a strong sense of company culture, senior partner and...

Zero-hours contracts exclusivity clauses ban comes into force

Katie Jacobs, 26 May 2015

Rules banning exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts come into force from today.

NBCUniversal appoints chief legal and HR officer

Jenny Roper, 22 May 2015

Media and entertainment company NBCUniversal has appointed Melanie Laithwaite to the newly-created role...

Nationwide focusing on leadership ‘agility’

Katie Jacobs, 22 May 2015

Building society Nationwide is focusing on improving the agility of its leaders, HR director Ann Brown...

Government plans crackdown on illegal immigrant workers

Katie Jacobs, 21 May 2015

The Conservative government is planning to clamp down on illegal immigrant workers with measures including...

Baker & McKenzie and Hogan Lovells launch 'contextual recruiting'

Jenny Roper, 21 May 2015

A first of its kind contextual recruitment tool has been launched to boost social mobility and ensure...

NHS urged to embrace ‘systems leadership’

Katie Jacobs, 21 May 2015

Healthcare charity The King’s Fund is urging the NHS to embrace ‘systems leadership’ as a way of...

Graduates don't feel they need people skills

Jenny Roper, 20 May 2015

A significant gap exists between how important people skills are seen to be by businesses and by new...

CBI urges employers to ‘speak out clearly’ on benefits of EU membership

Katie Jacobs, 20 May 2015

The CBI is stepping up its campaign for the UK to remain in the EU in the face of a referendum, with...

How HRDs can enhance influence at board level

Jenny Roper, 19 May 2015

HR directors should network with other people in the business, have a strong financial and broader political...

Emerging markets disposals lead RSA to rethink talent management

Katie Jacobs, 19 May 2015

Insurance firm RSA is disposing of several of its emerging markets businesses, meaning it needs to rethink...

The rise of the single sector CEO

Jenny Roper, 19 May 2015

CEOs who have always worked in the same sector are increasingly sought by CEO selection panels, research...

Management training can help with intergenerational problems

Katie Jacobs, 18 May 2015

Comprehensive management training can help organisations deal with any issues around intergenerational...

Skills gaps: Shift towards employer collaboration

Jenny Roper, 18 May 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has reported good “momentum” on its Industrial...

In this issue: May 2015
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Going steady: With the economy improving, can you remember how to lead HR in an upturn?

National treasure: Leading HR in the NHS

Happily ever after: The future of employee engagement

Cream of the crop: The HR Excellence Awards 2015 shortlist

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