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BBC HR director urged to step down over severance payments scandal

Tom Newcombe, 11 Jul 2013

BBC HR director Lucy Adams came under fire from MPs yesterday over how BBC senior staff were given large...


Cavendish review calls for healthcare assistants to receive formal training

Tom Newcombe, 10 Jul 2013

All healthcare assistants (HCAs) should receive the same basic training, based on best practice, a review...


More than 100 food and grocery businesses unite to tackle youth unemployment

Katie Jacobs, 10 Jul 2013

More than 100 companies in the food and grocery industry are supporting a drive to tackle youth unemployment....

UK Coal restructuring deal saves 2,000 jobs

Tom Newcombe, 10 Jul 2013

UK coal has completed a restructuring plan that will save 2,000 jobs.

HR should lead on employer brand management

Tom Newcombe, 09 Jul 2013

More than half of employers (59%) believe employer brand management is key to HR strategy, according...

Private companies should help 'failing' job centres, says think tank

Tom Newcombe, 09 Jul 2013

Private companies and charities should play a bigger role in helping people back into employment as part...

Jobs market 'blast off' as placements rise at fastest rate since 2011

Tom Newcombe, 08 Jul 2013

Growth of permanent staff placements rose rapidly in June, at the fastest rate for over two years, according...

Over half of organisations have rejected candidates based on cultural fit, survey finds

Katie Jacobs, 28 Jun 2013

Over half of organisations (59%) have rejected a potential candidate based on cultural fit, research...

Employers shun Government’s Youth Contract

Katie Jacobs, 25 Jun 2013

Employers are not engaging with the Government’s policy for tackling youth unemployment, a survey by...

Work Programme: Three quarters sent on scheme still out of work

Tom Newcombe, 20 Jun 2013

Nearly 900,000 people sent on the Government's controversial Work Programme have still not found a job,...

Employers predict growth in permanent hires

Tom Newcombe, 20 Jun 2013

The majority of employers are planning to take on more permanent workers in the next three months despite...

Thousands of army jobs expected to be cut

Tom Newcombe, 18 Jun 2013

Nearly 5,000 army personnel are expected to lose their jobs today, in the latest round of redundancies...

The Work Programme is 'giving hope' to the unemployed, says minister for employment

Tom Newcombe, 17 Jun 2013

The Government's controversial Work Programme has been hailed a success by minister for employment, Mark...

Number of over-65s in work tops one million

Tom Newcombe, 13 Jun 2013

The number of people aged 65 and over in employment has reached one million for the first time, Office...

RBS set to cut another 2,000 jobs

Tom Newcombe, 13 Jun 2013

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has announced it expects to cut a further 2,000 jobs in its investment bank,...

Boris boosts apprenticeship funding for London SMEs

Tom Newcombe, 13 Jun 2013

Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has announced he's going to provide £1.5 million to help London's SMEs...

Unemployment falls by 5,000, ONS figures reveal

Tom Newcombe, 12 Jun 2013

The number of people who are unemployed fell by 5,000 from November 2012 to January 2013, figures published...

We need to find the HR poster boys and girls of the profession

Sian Harrington, 11 Jun 2013

HR in so many places is done badly. That is the view of Neil Morrison, group HRD at publisher Random...

Permanent job placements increase to six month high

Tom Newcombe, 10 Jun 2013

The number of people placed in permanent jobs continued to increase in May, with the rate of expansion...

Europe at 'high risk' of social unrest as unemployment levels soar, ILO report warns

Tom Newcombe, 04 Jun 2013

Europe is being confronted with significant challenges, as its labour market and social outlook continues...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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