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HRDs concerned about post-retirement age performance

Hywel Roberts, 28 Aug 2014

HR directors believe that three in 10 of their employees will struggle to perform their current roles...

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Technology contractors optimistic over pay

Hywel Roberts, 27 Aug 2014

The vast majority of contractors in the engineering and IT sectors expect their hourly rates to rise...

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Strong employment growth in services sector

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Employers in the business and professional services sector increased headcount at the fastest rate for...

Advertised salaries rise nationally, fall in London

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Advertised salaries have increased year-on-year for the first time since the recession, with every UK...

Two-thirds of graduates regret first role

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

Two-thirds of graduates regret the first job they take when they start work, according to global research...

Companies welcome government's flagship apprenticeship programme

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

Employers and industry experts have reacted positively to the government's Get In, Go Far apprenticeship...

Employers value attitude above qualifications and experience

Hywel Roberts, 20 Aug 2014

Companies recruiting people under-25 place more importance on a candidate's attitude than their qualifications,...

Europe's first 'Olympic-style' games launches graduate programme

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The 2015 Baku European Games, Europe's first Olympics-style sporting event, has launched a global recruitment...

Doubts cast over PM's immigrant job claims

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The head of the UK Statistics Authority has challenged claims made by prime minister David Cameron that...

Only one-quarter of recruiters check CV claims

Hywel Roberts, 14 Aug 2014

Only around one-quarter (26%) of recruiters and headhunters check claims candidates make on their CVs,...

Businesses welcome employment figures but lament poor wages

Hywel Roberts, 14 Aug 2014

Employment experts have reacted positively to lower youth unemployment, but concerns remain over low...

Communication most valued graduate skill, say SME employers

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

More than two-thirds (69%) of SME employers consider good communication a key skill for graduates, according...

Rise in self-employment driven by older workers, says IPPR economist

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

An increase in UK workers turning to self-employment is driven by older workers looking for flexibility,...

NEDs drive growth in law firms

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

UK law firms with at least one non-executive director (NED) on their board have seen revenue grow by...

Low productivity holding back wages, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

A failure to bring workplace productivity back to pre-recession levels is causing slower growth in average...

UK will be 'talent magnet' within Europe, says KPMG partner

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

Increasing demand and a lack of domestic candidates will see skilled workers come from all over Europe...

Government consultants earn £317 million in 2013

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

The Government paid external consultants £317 million in 2013, with more than 30 earning upwards of...

Companies must refocus on recruitment following recession, says FedEx HR manager

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

Companies looking to attract talent are having to refocus on attraction strategies paying attention to...

Finance sector could be “weaker" in independent Scotland

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

Recent growth in Scotland’s financial sector may be reversed if the country votes for independence,...

Majority of HRDs say finding skilled professionals challenging

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

More than nine in 10 (93%) HR directors admit they face challenges finding skilled professionals, according...

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?

 

Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection

 

High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?

 

Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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