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Unemployment in biggest annual fall since 1988

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

Unemployment fell by 468,000 from July 2013 to July 2014, the biggest year-on-year decrease since 1988,...

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Eight out of 10 HR teams use social media to recruit

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

Eight out of every 10 HR functions use social media as at least one part of their recruitment strategy,...

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Military cutbacks a chance for companies to gain skills, says Bureau Veritas HRD

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

Cuts in the armed forces present an opportunity for employers to gain skills in areas such as engineering...

Employers' manifesto calls for 'mandatory reporting' on diversity

Hywel Roberts, 10 Sep 2014

A manifesto launched by the Employers' Network for Equality and Inclusion (ENEI) has called for the government...

Carney predicts wage growth to pick up mid-2015

Hywel Roberts, 10 Sep 2014

Employment experts and unions are divided over comments made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney...

Study finds sharpest dip in hiring intentions in three years

Hywel Roberts, 09 Sep 2014

British companies' hiring intentions for the fourth quarter of 2014 are down two percentage points on...

Construction industry not 'monoculture', says Crossrail HRD

Hywel Roberts, 09 Sep 2014

Companies in the construction industry should be "shining a light on good practice" to attract diverse...

Half of London companies report skills shortage

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

Nearly half (45%) of employers in London report that the capital is experiencing a skills shortage, according...

Gamification can reduce pre-start dropouts, says HCL CHRO

Hywel Roberts, 05 Sep 2014

Gamification is a useful tool to keep candidates engaged in the time between accepting a job offer and...

Access to Work has ‘marketing problem’ with mental health

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

The government’s Access to Work programme, designed to help disabled people into employment, is too...

Work Programme helps 100,000 find jobs

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

The government’s Work Programme has helped about 100,000 long-term unemployed into work since its introduction...

Half of jobseekers would turn down zero-hour contracts

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

More than half (52%) of jobseekers are not willing to take on roles under zero-hour contract terms, according...

Costa joins PhotoBox as group HRD

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Nicky Costa is to take the newly-created group HR director role at PhotoBox Group.

Skilled foreign workers boost economy, says Lloyds Bank

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

Highly-skilled workers from abroad are filling many senior and technical roles in the UK, contributing...

Scottish engineering and manufacturing job market contracts

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

The impending vote on Scottish independence could be affecting traditionally strong employment sectors...

Businesses not using data effectively, say IT professionals

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

The majority of IT professionals are concerned companies are not effectively using the data they collect,...

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...

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...

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...

In this issue: September 2014
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Save us all – Do collective pension schemes work?

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