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Further NHS strikes planned for November

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Staff across the NHS strike will strike for four hours on the morning of 24 November, according to union...

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'Private school premium' for graduates worth up to £4,500

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Graduates who attended fee-paying schools earn up to £4,500 per year more than those who went to state...

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More auto-enrolment fines to come, warn experts

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

Employers who do not take pensions regulations could face more fines for not complying with auto-enrolment...

'Sharp regional disparities' in workless households

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

The latest ONS figures on the number of workless households show the biggest drop since comparable records...

Link between ethics and business performance, finds CMI report

Hywel Roberts, 29 Oct 2014

Companies in which leaders act ethically are more sustainable and have better long-term financial performance,...

'Rush to recruit' leads to drop in productivity

Hywel Roberts, 29 Oct 2014

Employers recruiting larger numbers of new staff following the financial crash have put UK workplace...

One in three employees dissatisfied with career progression

Hywel Roberts, 29 Oct 2014

One-third of employees within the UK do not feel their career to date has met their expectations, according...

Lloyds confirms 9,000 job losses to aid 'digitalisation'

Hywel Roberts, 28 Oct 2014

Lloyds Bank has confirmed it will reduce its workforce by 9,000 and close 200 branches as it aims to...

Employers 'considerable way' from tackling mental health issues

Hywel Roberts, 28 Oct 2014

British businesses are still failing to take effective action on mental health despite widespread coverage...

UK falls eight places in gender equality rankings

Hywel Roberts, 28 Oct 2014

Women in the UK have seen their wages fall by an average of £2,700 over the past year – leading to...

Low-paid risk 'being left behind', says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 27 Oct 2014

Research revealing that 5.2 million British workers are now low-paid demonstrates an increasing disparity...

A good HR person 'doesn't care about HR'

Hywel Roberts, 27 Oct 2014

Effective HR professionals should see themselves primarily as "business people who happen to work in...

Ensure HR tech is global, says Hootsuite VP, HR and talent

Hywel Roberts, 27 Oct 2014

HR technology must be adaptable to several locations with differing employment conditions, according...

Companies under pressure to reduce health benefits costs

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Almost half (49%) of companies are under pressure to reduce short-term costs on employee health benefits,...

‘Tight coupling’ between collaboration and innovation, says Google director

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

A company’s ability to produce innovative output is closely linked to the level of collaboration among...

Bring ‘untraditional’ people to HR, says Appirio SVP

Hywel Roberts, 24 Oct 2014

Bringing in people you wouldn’t normally associate with HR roles from other parts of the business is...

Public sector wellbeing budgets being ‘decimated’, says Cooper

Arvind Hickman and Hyo Adams, 23 Oct 2014

Health and wellbeing budgets have been ‘decimated’ throughout the public sector in recent years,...

Workplace stigma prevails over English and maths skills

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

There is still a stigma around asking for help to develop skills in the workplace, according to National...

Chris Ashford joins Ærium as HR director

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

European real estate investment manager Ærium has appointed Chris Ashford to the position of HR director....

Professional wage growth to extend into 2015

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

Wage growth in professional services roles is set to continue into 2015, according to research by professional...

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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