News / Research


Sharp rise in false education claims on CVs

Hywel Roberts, 21 May 2014

The number of CVs with inaccurate details about applicants’ education has increased by more than a...


Financial concerns affect one in five employees, says Barclays

Hywel Roberts, 19 May 2014

One in five UK workers admit that worries about their personal finances affect their performance at work,...


Older workers 'not a homogenous group', says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 16 May 2014

Employers must appreciate that employees older than 50 have diverse career aims, according to CIPD public...

UK employees only use three-quarters of annual leave

Hywel Roberts, 15 May 2014

British workers took an average of 77% of their annual leave entitlement in the past year, according...

Half of employees 'don't trust' pensions industry

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Almost half (49%) of workers distrust the pensions industry, according to research by Capita Employee...

SMEs five times more likely to hire than large corporates

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Small employers are almost five times more likely to increase their workforce in the next quarter than...

Public sector employers struggling to fill roles and retain talent

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Public sector organisations are increasingly having to fend off private sector companies looking to hire...

Number of HR jobs up 15% nationwide

Hywel Roberts, 09 May 2014

The number of HR jobs advertised in the UK rose by 15% in Q1 of this year, compared to the last quarter...

A fifth of employees fail to pass probation

Hywel Roberts, 09 May 2014

Employers are either terminating contracts or extending probation periods for 18% of new starters, according...

Poor wellbeing affects UK staff retention

Hywel Roberts, 08 May 2014

A third of employees would consider leaving a company due to wellbeing concerns, according to research...

Automotive sector enjoys popularity surge in the UK

Hywel Roberts, 07 May 2014

Half of British employees now see the automotive industry as an attractive area to work in, according...

More than half of employees feel undervalued, says study

Hywel Roberts, 06 May 2014

Employees feel undervalued and say being told 'thank you' in the workplace is worth on average £1,608...

Wearable technology can boost productivity 'by up to 8.5%'

Hywel Roberts, 02 May 2014

The use of wearable technology to track employee wellbeing can significantly increase employees' productivity,...

Business focus not in conflict with ethical HR, says ethics specialist

Hywel Roberts, 02 May 2014

An increased need to focus on financial returns need not conflict with HR's ethical responsibilities,...

Businesses increasingly measure ROI on L&D, says CIPD study

Hywel Roberts, 30 Apr 2014

An increasing number of businesses are measuring financial returns on learning and development (L&D)...

Workers look to employers for financial guidance

Hywel Roberts, 30 Apr 2014

The majority of employees feel the companies they work for should give them advice to manage their finances,...

Failure to tackle depression will harm UK business, says KPMG director

Hywel Roberts, 28 Apr 2014

Companies face worsening productivity if they don't tackle the workplace taboo around depression, according...

Lack of women in IT costing UK £2.6 billion a year

Hywel Roberts, 28 Apr 2014

The UK economy could improve by £2.6 billion if more women were recruited into IT to fill skills gaps,...

HR has crucial role to play in building trust, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 24 Apr 2014

HR has a crucial part to play in establishing trust in business leaders, with personable and honest being...

'Astounding' growth of micro-businesses drives UK recruitment

Hywel Roberts, 24 Apr 2014

Micro-businesses, those that employ up to ten people, are leading a new wave of recruitment in the private...

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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