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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...

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A third of young people would consider careers in engineering

Hywel Roberts, 11 Apr 2014

A study of young people aged 12 to 25 suggests almost one third (32%) see engineering as a potential...

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Dave Ulrich: 'Standards should start with stakeholders'

Arvind Hickman, 10 Apr 2014

HR magazine has launched a new campaign, Raising the Standard, to explore whether HR needs standards...

Exposure to stress helps managers make better decisions, says study

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

Leaders benefit from experiencing stressful situations on a regular basis, according to research by Ashridge...

Future employees could be 'entrepreneurial, but lack communication skills'

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

Research comparing school children to current employees shows that the workforce of tomorrow is likely...

'Social intrapreneurs' inspire culture of positive risk taking

Hywel Roberts, 04 Apr 2014

Innovative employees who bring an entrepreneurial spirit to corporate frameworks are driving positive...

Companies urged to endorse traineeships

Hywel Roberts, 21 Mar 2014

The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) is urging employers to run traineeship schemes, designed to...

HR advisers want NIC reforms to be brought forward

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

National insurance contributions (NICs) are one of the main issues employers would like to see addressed...

Cisco plans CSR programme for Commonwealth Games

Hywel Roberts, 18 Mar 2014

Network provider Cisco is planning to repeat the successful CSR programme it ran during the London Olympics...

Motivation initiatives worthless without employee engagement

Hywel Roberts, 17 Mar 2014

A report released today attempts to separate motivation from employee engagement, and finds any attempts...

'World moving from economic capitalism to people capitalism,' says Valuing Your Talent lead

Hywel Roberts, 13 Mar 2014

Stakeholders of the future will not judge companies solely by their profits but by the value of their...

Male and female managers discriminate against female STEM candidates

Hywel Roberts, 13 Mar 2014

Hiring managers of both sexes are more likely to pick male candidates over better qualified female counterparts...

Interest 'spikes' after national apprenticeship week

Hywel Roberts, 12 Mar 2014

Both employers and young people are showing increased interest in apprenticeships after the Government...

Demanding year for Amey used as a learning opportunity by HR team, says director

Hywel Roberts, 11 Mar 2014

It's been a busy year for Amey's HR department. The infrastructure support service provider bought Enterprise,...

Better engagement required to prevent staff attrition

Hywel Roberts, 07 Mar 2014

Managers need to communicate better with staff to avoid an employee drain in the near future, a psychometrics...

Lack of focus on 'critical roles' is risky business, experts warn

Hywel Roberts, 06 Mar 2014

Many companies are not fulfilling their potential because the right talent is not being deployed into...

Lack of apprenticeships schemes cost economy £4bn a year

Hywel Roberts, 06 Mar 2014

The UK is falling behind other G20 countries on apprenticeships, according to a study by think tank Demos....

Better careers advice needed to encourage young women into apprenticeships, say experts

Hywel Roberts, 05 Mar 2014

Young women are still not encouraged to take up apprenticeships to the same extent as men, according...

Apprenticeships dominated by older workers and existing employees

Hywel Roberts, 04 Mar 2014

Most apprenticeships offered by UK employers are given to existing members of staff, making it harder...

UK must move from low to high ‘training culture’, says skills minister

Katie Jacobs, 04 Mar 2014

Employers, training providers and the Government must work together to take the UK from a low to a high...

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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