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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,...


Four in 10 L&D practitioners believe function is underfunded

Hywel Roberts, 22 Jul 2014

A lack of resources in learning and development (L&D) is seen as an issue by almost four in 10 (39%)...


Guaranteed pensions advice to be independent, Government says

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

The guaranteed advice on employees taking their pensions from April 2015 is to be provided by independent...

One in five UK workers has chronic lifestyle-related illness

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

Almost one in five (19%) British workers suffers from a chronic illness, including heart disease, diabetes...

Young people hit hardest by recession

Katie Jacobs, 15 Jul 2014

The young have been hit much harder by the recession than older people, according to a report by the...

UK workers value culture and recognition over pay, survey finds

HR Editorial, 14 Jul 2014

Eight in 10 UK workers would turn down a large salary increase if it meant working in an environment...

African cities most expensive for expats

HR Editorial, 11 Jul 2014

Two African cities have topped the list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates, according...

Four in 10 finance professionals look to move 'within six months'

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jul 2014

More than four in 10 (43%) employees in the financial services sector are planning to find a new role...

Most UK managers work over contracted hours

HR Editorial, 09 Jul 2014

New research from the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) reveals that 94% of UK managers work above...

Half of HR professionals see engagement as top priority

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jul 2014

More than half (56%) of HR professionals see engagement as the most important issue for their department,...

Employees in small enterprises less likely to face discrimination

Hywel Roberts, 08 Jul 2014

Staff at businesses with fewer than 50 people are up to 10 times less likely to face discrimination than...

Starting salaries continue to rise, says REC/KPMG report

Hywel Roberts, 08 Jul 2014

Starting salaries for people entering both temporary and permanent employment have risen for the seventh...

Global skills shortage hits seven-year high

Hywel Roberts, 07 Jul 2014

More than one-third (36%) of employers worldwide are struggling to find candidates with suitable skills...

Only half of leadership moves come with pay rises

Hywel Roberts, 04 Jul 2014

Little more than half (54%) of job moves undertaken by senior leaders result in an employee earning a...

Gen Y had biggest fall in earnings during recession

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Employees under 30-years-old saw their average earnings fall by 12% between 2009 and 2013, making them...

Eight in 10 candidates recount poor recruitment experience

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Candidates who have a bad experience during the hiring process go on to tell others, such as friends...

Half of HR managers plan to recruit in 2014

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jun 2014

Nearly half (48%) of HR hiring managers are looking to add to their team by the end of 2014, according...

Graduates over-optimistic about career prospects

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

Eight out of 10 graduates expect to find graduate-level roles within 6 months of leaving university but...

'More to be done' on gender balance in oil and gas sector

Hywel Roberts, 24 Jun 2014

Three-quarters of women working in the oil and gas sector say they feel welcome in the industry. Despite...

Resurgent technology sector looks beyond pay

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jun 2014

Technology companies are increasingly looking beyond basic pay to attract and retain staff as the sector...

In this issue: October 2014
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Grow influence: Who has made the HR Most Influential 2014 lists? We reveal all inside

Looking good: Beautiful HR at Estee Lauder

Back to the drawing board: Is HR more art than science?

Forward thinking: Futureproof your technology strategy



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