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How to attract and retain older workers

Linda Smith, 26 Jun 2014

There is growing recognition of the value of older workers, yet many employers aren’t addressing their...


Business groups urge further action on zero-hours contracts

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

Leading voices in business have praised Vince Cable's plan to ban exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts,...


Graduates over-optimistic about career prospects

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

Eight out of 10 graduates expect to find graduate-level roles within 6 months of leaving university but...

Exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts to be banned

Hywel Roberts, 25 Jun 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has announced that the Government is to outlaw the use of exclusivity...

Patient care is not about numbers, says NHS Employers CEO Royles

Katie Jacobs, 25 Jun 2014

The NHS should not be forced into setting minimum levels of nurse numbers to ensure a higher level of...

Earning and learning improves youth employment prospects, says study

Hywel Roberts, 24 Jun 2014

Countries where a large number of those in education also work have lower levels of unemployment, a report...

FA appoints Tariq Sadiq as chair of anti-discrimination panel

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jun 2014

The Football Association (FA) has undergone a recruitment drive to hire 50 people to its anti-discrimination...

McDonald's to create 8,000 jobs

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

McDonald's will create 8,000 jobs in the UK over the next three years, it has announced today.

Job applicants do not have to disclose minor offences, Supreme Court rules

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that forcing job applicants to disclose minor crimes as part of background...

Eight in ten employers intend to increase staff numbers

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jun 2014

More than three-quarters (81%) of employers plan to increase permanent hiring within the next four to...

Employers still ignoring candidate experience, report finds

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jun 2014

Up to 60% of HR professionals admit they are doing nothing to monitor candidate experience, according...

Health risks of unemployment more pronounced for men, says report

Hywel Roberts, 11 Jun 2014

Unemployment poses significant risks to mental health, with men twice as likely to suffer from problems...

Major sporting events provide Scottish employment boost

Hywel Roberts, 10 Jun 2014

Companies based in Scotland are looking to recruit at the fastest rate for seven years over the next...

Employers face shortages as candidate numbers fall

Hywel Roberts, 06 Jun 2014

The number of candidates available to employers has fallen every month in 2014, according to the latest...

Employers have "forgotten" how to recruit young people, says UKCES CEO

Hywel Roberts, 05 Jun 2014

Many businesses are no longer ready hire and develop young people, UK Commission for Employment and Skills...

Hot topic: Is the public sector struggling to find top talent?

Louise Tibbert, 05 Jun 2014

A recent CIPD survey highlighted a skills shortage in the public sector, with 53% of organisations reporting...

More women than ever in employment, says report

Hywel Roberts, 04 Jun 2014

The number of women in employment in the UK is higher than ever, with 14.1 million female employees working...

Companies considering rehiring retirees to plug skills gaps

Hywel Roberts, 04 Jun 2014

An increasing skills deficit is forcing companies into "radical" recruitment strategies, including trying...

Rise in temporary workers set to continue

Hywel Roberts, 30 May 2014

The growth of temporary workers is six-times higher than total UK employment growth, a survey of hiring...

Government should only deal with diverse employers, says BITC's Sandra Kerr

Hywel Roberts, 29 May 2014

The Government could use its spending power to encourage employers to take diversity seriously, according...

In this issue: December 2014
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Driving equality: Diversity matters for Ford of Europe

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