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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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Working Families calls for stronger RPA legislation

Hywel Roberts, 20 Aug 2014

Working Families has criticised the government's "watered down" implementation of the Raising the Participant...

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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...

More than one million over-65s in work

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of employees over the age of 65 has jumped 36% to 1.09 million since 2010, according to research...

Female 'underemployment' doubled during recession

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of women working less than full-time hours has doubled to 789,000, according to a report by...

One-third of Gen Y employees happy to share personal data

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

Around one-third of Gen Y workers are happy for employers to access their personal data, according to...

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,...

Employers believe guaranteed pension guidance will be insufficient

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

Around two-thirds (62%) of employers plan to offer additional savings advice to retirees as they do not...

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...

Redundancy payouts fall for first time since 2008

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

The total cost of redundancy payouts for UK companies has fallen for the first time since the recession,...

Two in five managers not taking full holiday allowance

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

Two in five (41%) UK managers did not take their full annual leave allowance in 2013, according to research...

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...

Part-time vacancies up 44% in a year

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

The number of part-time roles advertised has increased by 44% since the same time last year, according...

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...

Employers must engage 'forgotten talent pool', says HSBC head of emerging talent

Hywel Roberts, 06 Aug 2014

Businesses must take practical steps to connect with young jobseekers if they are to fill skills gaps,...

Half of SMEs have no age diversity strategy

Hywel Roberts, 05 Aug 2014

Almost half (46%) of SME employers admit they have no strategy in place to support mature workers, 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...

Three-quarters of IT professionals bullied at work

Hywel Roberts, 05 Aug 2014

Three-quarters (75%) of IT professionals face bullying in the workplace, according to research by IDG...

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?

 

Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection

 

High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?

 

Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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