News / Research


'Passive' candidates perform better in new roles

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Passive candidates, those not proactively seeking to move jobs, outperform active candidates when hired,...


Unemployment down to 6.9% as wage growth overtakes inflation

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

The unemployment rate is down to 6.9% as wage growth outpaced inflation for the first time since 2008,...


Employees in construction sector 'secure' in jobs, but salaries fall

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Workers in the construction industry are among the most secure of all UK employees, according to a recent...

Wage increases to outstrip inflation for first time since 2008

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

Salaries will increase at a higher rate than inflation for the first time since the recession, according...

Young people favour career advancement over job security

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

Younger employees in the UK are more ambitious than their older counterparts, according to a YouGov survey....

HR must address ‘complex’ issue of fairness

Katie Jacobs, 11 Apr 2014

HR professionals must address the changing and complex issue of fairness within their organisations,...

Exposure to stress helps managers make better decisions, says study

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

Leaders benefit from experiencing stressful situations on a regular basis, according to research by Ashridge...

Female employees most suited to international assignments

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Foreign businesses see women with at least two languages and good networking skills as the ideal executives,...

Youth unemployment still high despite recovery

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Lack of employment opportunities among 16- to 24-year-olds remains widespread, with more than ten UK...

Sharpest increase in permanent salaries since 2007

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

Pay for permanent staff rose in the last quarter of 2013 at the quickest rate since July 2007.

London has highest number of skilled workers in Europe

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

London is the undisputed business capital of Europe, according to research carried out by Deloitte.

Two thirds of directors dissatisfied with quality of data

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

Two in three directors are unhappy with responses to requests for workplace data, according to a recent...

Future employees could be 'entrepreneurial, but lack communication skills'

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

Research comparing school children to current employees shows that the workforce of tomorrow is likely...

Lack of networking culture a 'missed opportunity'

Hywel Roberts, 02 Apr 2014

Only half of business professionals in the UK see networking as a professional skill, research released...

Business leaders launch mental health campaign

Hywel Roberts, 01 Apr 2014

Half a working day per UK worker is lost each year to mental illness, a new report released today reveals....

Females lack role models in science, according to YouGov poll

Hywel Roberts, 31 Mar 2014

Most adults in the UK are unable to name one living female role model in science or other STEM subjects,...

Companies not providing adequate support for internal hires

Hywel Roberts, 26 Mar 2014

Managers are not offering enough support to new executives hired internally, assuming they require less...

One in five FTSE 100 board members are women

Katie Jacobs, 26 Mar 2014

Women now account for 20.7% of FTSE 100 executive board members, an increase from 12.5% in 2011, a Cranfield...

Contractor salaries in South East reach three times national average

Hywel Roberts, 24 Mar 2014

Pay for contractors in the South East and other big financial centres of the UK is significantly higher...

New study busts myths about women in business

Hywel Roberts, 19 Mar 2014

Women are just as aspirational as men and are being held back by entrenched gender roles, a new report...

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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