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Claridge’s launch tonight for this year's Most Influential rankings

Siân Harrington, 17 Sep 2012

HR magazine unveils the 2012 HR Most Influential ranking at a prestigious event at Claridge’s Hotel...


Olympics and self-employed boost UK employment figures

Peter Bradley, 13 Sep 2012

The latest Labour Market Statistics report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), published yesterday,...


Employment outlook for rest of year strongest since crunch, says ManpowerGroup

Peter Bradley, 12 Sep 2012

The UK’s employment outlook now stands at its strongest level since 2008, according to workforce solutions...

Lack of 'face time' could hold back employees in spite of growth of flexible working, London Business School finds

David Woods, 07 Sep 2012

Although telecommuting is increasingly becoming the norm for time-poor executives with a global workforce,...

Mars Drinks Office Connections survey reveals HR departments most prone to gossip

David Woods, 04 Sep 2012

Although members of the department trusted with the largest amount of confidential information in a typical...

Disability and poor health are preventing nearly half a million people approaching retirement from working, claims TUC

David Woods, 03 Sep 2012

Disability and poor health are preventing nearly half a million people approaching retirement from working,...

Unemployment will peak at 2.7 million next year, despite projected GDP growth, CBI predicts

David Woods, 31 Aug 2012

Growth should return to the UK economy towards the end of the year, and pick up a little pace during...

Three quarters of staff returning from sick leave require employer support, finds DWP/Legal & General analysis

HR Editorial, 31 Aug 2012

Nearly three quarters of people off work due to illness required adjustments in the workplace to help...

September looks set to be the most popular month for annual leave, CIPP reports

HR Editorial, 31 Aug 2012

September is the most desired month to take annual leave, according to the Chartered Institute of Payroll...

HR experts and training providers welcome Holt Review recognition of adult apprenticeships

David Woods, 30 Aug 2012

Apprentice training organisations have welcomed the recognition from a Government review that apprenticeships...

Number of 'workless households' in UK down slightly, ONS figures show

David Woods, 30 Aug 2012

In April to June 2012 there were 3.7 million UK households with at least one member aged 16 to 64 where...

Two-thirds of staff globally think their employer has breached overtime laws, according to Kronos

David Woods, 29 Aug 2012

The majority of hourly workers around the world, including 63% in the UK, believe their employer has...

Half of employers face prosecution over ill-conceived evacuation plans for disabled staff

David Woods, 28 Aug 2012

One in two employers is under prepared for evacuations in the workplace and wheelchair users and the...

Employers suffer minimum Olympic disruption, but enjoy morale boost, ILM reports

David Woods, 24 Aug 2012

Two thirds of UK businesses said the Olympics were less disruptive than expected; with nearly half (48%)...

Retail staff happier with working conditions than peers in other industries, finds ETS study of 540,000 staff

David Woods, 23 Aug 2012

Retail employees are happier with their compensation, manager and job security than peers in other industries...

Business leaders' lack of confidence in Government plans holds back employment strategy, reports IoD

David Woods, 23 Aug 2012

Business leaders have low confidence in Government’s proposals for growth in the UK, and just under...

More than half of employers don't test company car drivers for alcohol or drug use, finds Brake

David Woods, 23 Aug 2012

More than half of fleets (57%) do not test drivers for alcohol, and an even greater proportion (63%)...

Graduate recruits reckon they have fewer job opportunites than in 2007, reports Hay Group

David Woods, 22 Aug 2012

Graduates believe they have fewer job opportunities than five years ago, despite most companies continuing...

Death of a salesman: building relationships with clients is a ‘losing’ technique in the fight to make sales, claims CEB

David Woods, 20 Aug 2012

The tradition of relying on good relationships to make sales is a 'losing strategy' according to a study...

Pay growth slows for FTSE 100 directors, finds IDS

David Woods, 20 Aug 2012

Bonuses frozen for many, and falling for some but FTSE-100 CEOs still see a median 8.5% earnings rise,...

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