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Rise in self-employment driven by older workers, says IPPR economist

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

An increase in UK workers turning to self-employment is driven by older workers looking for flexibility,...


NEDs drive growth in law firms

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

UK law firms with at least one non-executive director (NED) on their board have seen revenue grow by...


Redundancy payouts fall for first time since 2008

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

The total cost of redundancy payouts for UK companies has fallen for the first time since the recession,...

Two in five managers not taking full holiday allowance

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

Two in five (41%) UK managers did not take their full annual leave allowance in 2013, according to research...

Low productivity holding back wages, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

A failure to bring workplace productivity back to pre-recession levels is causing slower growth in average...

Part-time vacancies up 44% in a year

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

The number of part-time roles advertised has increased by 44% since the same time last year, according...

UK will be 'talent magnet' within Europe, says KPMG partner

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

Increasing demand and a lack of domestic candidates will see skilled workers come from all over Europe...

Employers must engage 'forgotten talent pool', says HSBC head of emerging talent

Hywel Roberts, 06 Aug 2014

Businesses must take practical steps to connect with young jobseekers if they are to fill skills gaps,...

Half of SMEs have no age diversity strategy

Hywel Roberts, 05 Aug 2014

Almost half (46%) of SME employers admit they have no strategy in place to support mature workers, according...

Employees face salary drop of £400 per year in 50s

Hywel Roberts, 05 Aug 2014

Employees reach their highest average earning potential in their 40s, with a possible salary drop of...

Three-quarters of IT professionals bullied at work

Hywel Roberts, 05 Aug 2014

Three-quarters (75%) of IT professionals face bullying in the workplace, according to research by IDG...

Young people have 'appetite' for STEM skills, says TCS HRD

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

Young people are interested in learning STEM subjects but don't always have the opportunities to, according...

Increased competition drives innovation in manufacturing

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

More than one-quarter (26%) of manufacturing companies cite concerns about falling behind competitors...

Business school launches survey into HR artistry

Hywel Roberts, 01 Aug 2014

Cotrugli Business School, in partnership with HR magazine, has launched a global survey exploring the...

One in five employees want a 'virtual workplace'

Hywel Roberts, 29 Jul 2014

Only 14% of UK workers want to be in a traditional office environment, with one in five favouring the...

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...

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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