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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...

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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,...

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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...

Employees face salary drop of £400 per year in 50s

Hywel Roberts, 05 Aug 2014

Employees reach their highest average earning potential in their 40s, with a possible salary drop of...

Young people have 'appetite' for STEM skills, says TCS HRD

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

Young people are interested in learning STEM subjects but don't always have the opportunities to, according...

SMEs in record-breaking hiring growth, says CBI report

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

Small businesses are increasing recruitment at the fastest rate since 1998, according to the CBI SME...

Gatwick luggage crisis blamed on zero-hours contracts

Hywel Roberts, 01 Aug 2014

The baggage handling crisis at Gatwick demonstrates the dangers of relying on zero-hours contracts, according...

Advertised HR vacancies up 5% in 2014

Hywel Roberts, 31 Jul 2014

The number of HR jobs advertised online has jumped by 5% in 2014, according to figures released by specialist...

In this issue: May 2015
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Going steady: With the economy improving, can you remember how to lead HR in an upturn?

National treasure: Leading HR in the NHS

Happily ever after: The future of employee engagement

Cream of the crop: The HR Excellence Awards 2015 shortlist

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