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Millions of savers locked out of pensions freedoms

HR Editorial, 28 Jan 2015

Millions of people may not have access to the new pensions freedoms coming into effect in April, according...

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Almost five million people at risk of poor pensions decisions

Rebecca Gowler, 28 Jan 2015

Research by The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) has found that 4.8 million people are at...

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Accenture Products CEO calls for more LGBT role models

Rebecca Gowler, 28 Jan 2015

There should be more visible LGBT role models in business, according to Accenture group chief executive,...

HR professionals want real-time absence reporting

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Jan 2015

Two-thirds of HR professionals would like to be able to access real-time information on employee absence,...

Mental health should be "critical aim" for businesses

Peter Crush, 27 Jan 2015

Maximising the mental health of staff should be the “critical aim of businesses,” Stephen Bevan,...

Graduate vacancies predicted to rise, despite skills shortages

Rebecca Gowler, 27 Jan 2015

Employers predict an 11.9% rise in graduate vacancies in the coming year, according to the Association...

Talent shortages a 'major challenge' for UK companies

Rebecca Gowler, 26 Jan 2015

Over a third (34%) of UK companies will be affected by major talent shortages over the next year, while...

Cooper: Engagement programmes have had no impact on wellbeing

Peter Crush, 26 Jan 2015

Most employee engagement programmes have had no impact on staff health and wellbeing, according to Cary...

Employees planning for retirement sooner due to pensions freedoms

Becky Frith, 26 Jan 2015

Over a third (34%) of employees will think about planning for retirement sooner as a result of new freedoms,...

Cable and investors call for better ‘dialogue’ around human capital reporting

Katie Jacobs, 23 Jan 2015

Business secretary Vince Cable and a panel of investors have called for a better ‘dialogue’ and more...

HR magazine partners with Roffey Park to launch research competition

HR Editorial, 23 Jan 2015

HR magazine has partnered with Roffey Park to offer practitioners and academics working in leadership,...

Three-quarters of employers noticing impact of auto-enrolment

Becky Frith, 23 Jan 2015

Three-quarters (75%) of employers are noticing an administrative impact of auto-enrolment, according...

Work Foundation urges employers to make absence policies more flexible

Becky Frith, 22 Jan 2015

Employers need to increase the flexibility of sickness absence policies, according to a report by Lancaster...

DHL turns to ex-military to plug driver skills gap

Rebecca Gowler, 22 Jan 2015

Logistics firm DHL is recruiting ex-military talent to plug the skills gap for drivers in the logistics...

Pret creates weekend jobs for UK teens

Katie Jacobs, 22 Jan 2015

International food-on-the-go retailer Pret a Manger is endeavouring to help British young people gain...

Skills biggest concern for UK CEOs

Becky Frith, 21 Jan 2015

More than four in five (84%) UK CEOs are concerned about the availability of key skills in the workforce,...

Switzerland, Singapore and Luxembourg lead in global talent competitiveness

Rebecca Gowler, 21 Jan 2015

Business school INSEAD has released its annual Global Talent Competitiveness Index, placing Switzerland...

HR professionals value job satisfaction above salary

Rebecca Gowler, 21 Jan 2015

HR professionals value job satisfaction as the most important aspect of their working life, according...

60% of UK workers unhappy in their jobs

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Jan 2015

Six in 10 UK workers are not happy in their current jobs, according to research by Investors in People...

Employees want support on pensions changes

Rebecca Gowler, 20 Jan 2015

Over a third (36%) of employees say they want their employer to provide support on retirement planning,...

In this issue: December 2014
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Career ladder: Tips and tricks for a winning HR career

Express delivery: HR logistics at Wincanton

Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

Out of juice: The digital onslaught and wellbeing

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