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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...

PM's comments on overseas recruitment 'unhelpful', says REC's Kevin Green

Hywel Roberts, 31 Jul 2014

Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) chief executive Kevin Green has criticised David Cameron...

Ann Corbyn joins Ridgeons as group HR director

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jul 2014

Ann Corbyn, former HR director of housing association BPHA, has joined timber and builders' merchant...

Strong graduate market drives up salaries

Hywel Roberts, 29 Jul 2014

Average salary growth doubled month-on-month in June, driven by a strongly performing graduate market,...

Equality commission says all-female shortlists are illegal

Hywel Roberts, 24 Jul 2014

Guidance released by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has clarified that recruiters and...

Shape employer brand for 'influence' rather than 'appeal', CEB says

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jul 2014

Employers who tailor their brand for appeal and not influence risk missing out on the best available...

MPs call for overhaul of Employment and Support Allowance

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jul 2014

The Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), designed to help those with health problems and disabilities...

Graduate vacancies up by 17% in 2014

Hywel Roberts, 22 Jul 2014

The number of vacancies for graduates has increased by 17% in 2014, with strong growth in financial services,...

Demand for interim managers jumps 15 percentage points

Hywel Roberts, 22 Jul 2014

The number of companies looking to recruit interim managers rose 15 percentage points in the first quarter...

UK third most desirable job market worldwide, research finds

Katie Jacobs, 16 Jul 2014

The UK has the third most desirable job market worldwide, with one in 10 searches for UK jobs coming...

In this issue: April 2015
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Who is best for HR: The general election is only weeks away. What could it mean for HR?

When the price is right: Tullow Oil's HRD on the sector

Picture of health: Key NHS workforce issues

Perks of the job: Employee benefits – a special report

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