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One-third of employees would move for better boss

Hywel Roberts, 26 Nov 2014

One-third of employees say they would switch jobs today if they knew they were going to work for a better...


Advertised vacancies outnumber jobseekers for first time since recession

Hywel Roberts, 25 Nov 2014

The number of advertised roles in the UK jumped above the number of active jobseekers in October for...


Progression paths key to solving skills crisis, says UKCES CEO

Hywel Roberts, 25 Nov 2014

Ensuring there are clear routes “from the shop floor to senior leadership” is an important way for...

Two-thirds of newly-employed paid below living wage

Hywel Roberts, 24 Nov 2014

Two-thirds of people who moved from unemployment to work over the past 12 months took jobs that pay below...

Report calls for greater transparency on pensions charges

Hywel Roberts, 24 Nov 2014

Pensions companies should declare the amount they intend to charge savers who make early withdrawals...

Plumbing qualifications more employable than law degrees, say parents

Hywel Roberts, 12 Nov 2014

More than half of parents (57%) rate young people with plumbing qualifications as "very employable",...

Women uncomfortable discussing maternity benefits

Hywel Roberts, 12 Nov 2014

Female employees are reluctant to discuss maternity benefits with their employers in case it implies...

‘Candidate confidence’ on the up as 61% of employees plan to move jobs

Katie Jacobs, 11 Nov 2014

‘Candidate confidence’ is increasing, with 61% of employees saying they plan to move jobs in the...

Businesses fail to track cost of overseas assignments

Hywel Roberts, 10 Nov 2014

British companies are increasing the number of employees they send to work overseas but are not able...

Whitepaper calls on HR professionals to embrace big data

Hywel Roberts, 05 Nov 2014

HR professionals risk falling behind the curve if they do not use big data effectively, according to...

'Meaningful opportunities' needed for disabled graduates

Hywel Roberts, 03 Nov 2014

Only talking about policies for disabled graduates is "not good enough" and employers should be taking...

'Sharp regional disparities' in workless households

Hywel Roberts, 30 Oct 2014

The latest ONS figures on the number of workless households show the biggest drop since comparable records...

'Rush to recruit' leads to drop in productivity

Hywel Roberts, 29 Oct 2014

Employers recruiting larger numbers of new staff following the financial crash have put UK workplace...

UK falls eight places in gender equality rankings

Hywel Roberts, 28 Oct 2014

Women in the UK have seen their wages fall by an average of £2,700 over the past year – leading to...

Low-paid risk 'being left behind', says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 27 Oct 2014

Research revealing that 5.2 million British workers are now low-paid demonstrates an increasing disparity...

Professional wage growth to extend into 2015

Hywel Roberts, 23 Oct 2014

Wage growth in professional services roles is set to continue into 2015, according to research by professional...

Employers struggling to hire Christmas drivers, says REC

Hywel Roberts, 22 Oct 2014

Many businesses are not able to hire enough drivers for the Christmas period according to the latest...

Switzerland top destination for expat workers

Hywel Roberts, 22 Oct 2014

Switzerland is the most desirable location for British employees working abroad, according to research...

HR professionals value feedback more than other functions

Hywel Roberts, 15 Oct 2014

Employees working within HR see workplace feedback as more valuable than professionals in any other function,...

'Misconceptions' prevent food and drink industry attracting STEM skills

Hywel Roberts, 10 Oct 2014

The food and drink sector is struggling to fill its technical roles due to a lack of understanding around...

In this issue: October 2014
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One giant leap: Business, government and education must step up to avoid a skills crisis


Icing on the cake: Gregg's talent recipe


Behind the story: Rebuilding trust at News UK


Beyond appraisals: Fixing performance management

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