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Welfare system deterring young people from work, says M&S HR director

Tom Newcombe, 20 Dec 2013

The UK's welfare system is deterring unemployed young people from getting a job because work is "frowned...


Energy firms to increase hiring as complaints calls rise

Tom Newcombe, 10 Dec 2013

Rising energy costs could result in thousands of new job opportunities as energy companies look to take...


Autumn Statement: Missed opportunity to tackle youth unemployment

Tom Newcombe, 06 Dec 2013

Chancellor George Osborne missed an opportunity in yesterday's Autumn Statement to tackle the UK's youth...

Hewlett-Packard to cut over 1,000 UK jobs

Tom Newcombe, 05 Dec 2013

The world's largest maker of PCs, Hewlett-Packard (HP), has announced it will cut more than 1,124 UK...

REC urges recruiters to offer more value

Tom Newcombe, 05 Dec 2013

Recruiters need to "up their game" to remain a valued source of hiring in an increasingly more competitive...

Christmas comes early for job market

Tom Newcombe, 04 Dec 2013

Christmas has come early for the jobs market with seasonal jobs up significantly compared to last year,...

Unconscious bias against disabled people 'extremely worrying', says ENEI

Tom Newcombe, 03 Dec 2013

Unconscious bias against disabled people in recruitment processes is "significantly" higher than against...

Discrimination against older jobseekers 'alarming', research finds

Tom Newcombe, 03 Dec 2013

Almost 90% of jobseekers over the age of 60 say they have been rejected for a job because of their age,...

HR directors sporadic on exit interviews, says study

Arvind Hickman, 02 Dec 2013

Fewer than a third (31%) of HR directors ‘always’ conduct exit interviews despite a majority (95%)...

Recruiters rejecting potential employees based on social media profiles, survey says

Tom Newcombe, 26 Nov 2013

Nearly two-thirds of UK recruiters have rejected a job application after viewing a candidate's social...

NHS Employers backs seven-day care in hospitals but opposes pay rise

Tom Newcombe, 22 Nov 2013

NHS Employers organisation, the voice for employers in the NHS, has urged a doctors' pay review to support...

Half of graduates work in non-graduate jobs, says ONS

Tom Newcombe, 20 Nov 2013

Almost half of graduates in the UK are working in non-graduate roles, a report published by the Office...

Jeremy Hunt: Hospitals to publish monthly staffing levels

Tom Newcombe, 19 Nov 2013

From next April, hospital trusts in England will have to publish staffing levels on a ward-by-ward basis,...

UK employment market a magnet for forced labour, report warns

Tom Newcombe, 18 Nov 2013

The UK employment market is "highly susceptible" to exploitation and forced labour, a report has warned....

Does HR need standards? Take part in the research

HR Editorial, 15 Nov 2013

HR magazine wants to know what the HR community thinks about the development of HR standards.

Businesses must help young people escape unemployment, says Nestle chief

Tom Newcombe, 15 Nov 2013

Fiona Kendrick, Nestle UK and Ireland CEO, has urged companies to help young people gain real work experience...

Met police plans to outsource £500 million of services

Tom Newcombe, 14 Nov 2013

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) is considering outsourcing up to £500 million worth of key services,...

REC chief calls for traditional recruitment firms to change or 'struggle'

Tom Newcombe, 13 Nov 2013

Traditional recruitment firms will "struggle" in the economic upturn, unless they change the way they...

Warning over shortage of 20,000 nurses in the NHS

Tom Newcombe, 12 Nov 2013

Almost 20,000 nursing vacancies are currently unfilled in England, leading to fears hospital wards may...

Government to crack down on intern exploitation

Tom Newcombe, 11 Nov 2013

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is targeting 200 employers to ensure they are paying interns the national...

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