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Clegg's plans for vocational support widely backed

Hywel Roberts, 28 Feb 2014

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) says the Government is right to offer support to 16-year-olds...


Government urges employers to partner with schools

Gabriella Jozwiak, 11 Feb 2014

Employers should develop links with local schools to support young people’s career aspirations, the...


Train young talent rather than ‘buying in’ boosts retention, says Barclays’ head of early careers

Laurence Doe, 23 Jan 2014

Training young school leavers rather than “buying in” more qualified talent will help businesses...

CIPD urges employers to progress universal credit recipients

Gabriella Jozwiak, 23 Jan 2014

Employers with staff receiving universal credit should provide training and equip them for any available...

Jaguar Land Rover to create 1,400 jobs

Tom Newcombe, 09 Jan 2014

Jaguar Land Rover has launched a phased campaign that will see the company eventually recruit 1,400 employees...

Career guidance failing young people, says CBI

Laurence Doe, 22 Nov 2013

Almost all (93%) young people feel they are not getting adequate careers guidance, a survey by CBI and...

Effective EVP drives engagement and performance, study finds

Arvind Hickman, 20 Nov 2013

Less than half of companies have a long-term employee value proposition (EVP) plan, leading to poorer...

The future of business education is ‘blended learning’, experts agree

Katie Jacobs, 12 Nov 2013

The future of business education is blended learning, a panel of expert thinkers agreed yesterday.

Vocational skills 'more valuable' than academic qualifications, say employers

Tom Newcombe, 11 Nov 2013

Employers are increasingly placing greater value on vocational skills than academic qualifications, a...

CMI launches commission investigating UK's poor management

Tom Newcombe, 29 Oct 2013

The Chartered Management Institute (CMI) has today launched a cross-party Parliamentary Commission, which...

Boosting skills essential for tackling joblessness and wellbeing, says OECD

Tom Newcombe, 09 Oct 2013

The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according...

Firms have 'fear factor' when employing disabled graduates, says CEO

Tom Newcombe, 02 Oct 2013

The number of disabled graduates securing jobs straight out of university is "not good enough", according...

Mothers returning to work forced to re-train in a different field, says survey

Tom Newcombe, 25 Sep 2013

More than half of mothers who left the workforce to start a family have had to be retrained due to difficulties...

HR Lunchtime Debate: What you need to know to train tomorrow’s leaders

HR Editorial, 11 Sep 2013

On Tuesday, 24 September, HR magazine will host a live TV web debate, bringing together experts to discuss...

Employers must be aware of change in school leaving age, say business leaders

Tom Newcombe, 02 Sep 2013

Business leaders have said more needs to be done to raise awareness for employers about the change in...

UK's largest food and grocery employers unite to tackle youth unemployment

Tom Newcombe, 02 Sep 2013

More than 150 businesses from the food and grocery industry are offering 15,000 young people "valuable"...

Surge in young people applying to apprenticeship schemes

Tom Newcombe, 30 Aug 2013

Online apprenticeship applications have increased by a third in the past year, according to the National...

Cultural barriers hinder innovative practices, say HR professionals

Tom Newcombe, 13 Aug 2013

A lack of financial investment, a corporate culture resistant to change and poor senior buy-in are the...

Traditional university route not the only way to land top job, says CBI

Tom Newcombe, 01 Aug 2013

School leavers should be told the traditional three-year university route is not the only way to a good...

Change management tops the agenda for HR departments in the financial sector

Tom Newcombe, 26 Jul 2013

Change management is set to top the agenda across HR departments in the financial services sector for...

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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