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UK ranks 14th out of OECD countries for women in work

Rebecca Gowler, 03 Mar 2015

The UK has risen four places in the latest edition of PwC’s annual Women in Work Index - but still...


Employers using agency workers to ‘access strategic skills’

Rebecca Gowler, 25 Feb 2015

Three-quarters of employers (75%) take on agency workers to gain “short-term access to key strategic...


Complexity deterring firms from engaging with youth employment policies

Katie Jacobs, 17 Feb 2015

High levels of complexity are putting large employers off engaging with youth employment policy initiatives,...

Top Employers for Working Families awards and benchmark open

HR Editorial, 12 Feb 2015

Registration for the 7th annual Working Families awards, in partnership with HR magazine, is now open....

‘Extreme transparency’ a major organisational trend in 2015

Rebecca Gowler, 03 Feb 2015

The rise in social sharing and e-commerce will force organisations to become more transparent in 2015,...

Austerity negatively impacting public sector staff commitment

Rebecca Gowler, 03 Feb 2015

The government’s austerity measures have led to a drop in the commitment of public sector workers towards...

Women should use EQ to drive career progression

Rebecca Gowler, 02 Feb 2015

Women should make the most of emotional intelligence (EQ) to drive their career progression, a study...

HR magazine partners with Roffey Park to launch research competition

HR Editorial, 23 Jan 2015

HR magazine has partnered with Roffey Park to offer practitioners and academics working in leadership,...

Millennials do not feel organisations are making ‘full use’ of their skills

Becky Frith, 16 Jan 2015

Almost four in five (79%) UK millennials do not feel that their current organisations are making “full...

Half of London businesses struggling to recruit skilled staff

Rebecca Gowler, 07 Jan 2015

More than half (52%) of London businesses are struggling to recruit the skilled staff they need, according...

MPs criticise DWP over disability support programme

Hywel Roberts, 19 Dec 2014

The government's flagship Access to Work (AtW) programme is failing to help enough disabled people into...

Beware of patchwork jobs recovery, says academic

Hywel Roberts, 18 Dec 2014

A polarisation of the jobs market, high youth unemployment and large regional variations mean the latest...

UK pay still among lowest in Europe

Hywel Roberts, 16 Dec 2014

British base-level professional pay is still among the lowest in Europe's top 15 economies, despite moving...

Employers urged to upskill employees for sustainability

Hywel Roberts, 11 Dec 2014

Business should be upskilling current employees to deal with "urgent" sustainability challenges, according...

UK to return to real wage growth in 2015

Hywel Roberts, 11 Dec 2014

British workers are set for a boost in 2015 as real wage growth returns for only the second year since...

CMI: Immigration focus misaligned with business leaders' priorities

Hywel Roberts, 10 Dec 2014

Political parties' preoccupation with immigration in the run-up to next year's election is at odds with...

UKCES unveils 'futureproof' jobs list

Hywel Roberts, 10 Dec 2014

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has released a list of 40 jobs that offer the best...

UK wages have had biggest fall in G20

Hywel Roberts, 05 Dec 2014

British employees have suffered the biggest real-term fall in wages of all workers within the G20, according...

Growth of permanent placements drops to 18-month low

Hywel Roberts, 05 Dec 2014

The number of permanent placements increased in November but at the slowest rate for 18 months, according...

Family-owned businesses: Hiring from outside the fold

Hywel Roberts, 01 Dec 2014

Many businesses are still predominantly family-owned, but new blood is finding a way in.

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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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