News / Research


Over half of organisations have rejected candidates based on cultural fit, survey finds

Katie Jacobs, 28 Jun 2013

Over half of organisations (59%) have rejected a potential candidate based on cultural fit, research...


CEOs still failing to see connection between engagement and the bottom line, Ashridge research reveals

Tom Newcombe, 11 Jun 2013

A lack of belief and connection to the bottom line are two of the barriers stopping some CEOs "engaging...


Back-to-work mums 'held back' as career progress is hindered

Tom Newcombe, 05 Jun 2013

Employers are being warned they are wasting talent after research highlighted career progress is being...

HSE's Fees for Intervention scheme makes Government £857,000

Tom Newcombe, 31 May 2013

The Health and Safety Executive's (HSE) Fees for Intervention (FFI) scheme, has made around £857,000...

A quarter of HR departments are 'ineffective', say senior HR professionals

Tom Newcombe, 31 May 2013

A quarter of senior HR professionals have labelled their HR function as ineffective, according to research...

UK shortfall of 395,000 jobs for 18-24 year olds, TUC research reveals

Tom Newcombe, 14 May 2013

People aged 18-24 are far less likely to be in work today than before the recession and 395,000 more...

Apprenticeships vital to build the workforce of the future, research finds

HR Editorial, 24 Apr 2013

Apprenticeships are essential to help build a sustainable workforce and get more people into employment,...

Exclusive: UK lags behind in global innovation race

Tom Newcombe, 19 Apr 2013

Innovation levels in the UK are behind many of its key competitors including India, China and the Middle...

Call for minimum nursing staff levels to avoid another Mid Staffordshire crisis

Tom Newcombe, 19 Apr 2013

Minimum nursing staff levels in the UK are needed to protect hospital patients and avoid another Mid...

UK lags behind in global race to recruit innovative workers

Tom Newcombe, 11 Apr 2013

The UK is falling behind many other countries in the global race to recruit the most innovative workers...

Push to get more women onto company boards is failing

Tom Newcombe, 10 Apr 2013

A drive to get more female representation onto FTSE 100 and FTSE250 boards has stalled, a report from...

Employers planning to increase staff levels, REC JobsOutlook survey finds

Tom Newcombe, 28 Mar 2013

Even though many employers are continuing to face economic challenges, the majority are still planning...

Expectant mothers plan to take shortened maternity leave due to money worries

Tom Newcombe, 27 Mar 2013

Almost half of expectant mothers feel that financial worries will force them back to work before their...

Employers warned that staff satisfaction is no longer enough to keep key talent

Tom Newcombe, 22 Mar 2013

Keeping employees satisfied in their roles is no longer enough to prevent them from walking out the door,...

Women over 50 "seek fewer hours" at work, TUC report finds

Tom Newcombe, 15 Mar 2013

More than two in five women workers over 50 want fewer hours in their current job, according to a TUC...

Half of employees pressured to come to work when ill, Adecco Retail report finds

Tom Newcombe, 14 Mar 2013

Half of UK employees feel pressurised to come into work by their line manager when they are ill, according...

Women are more underrepresented in the boardroom than previous figures state, says Manchester Business School

Tom Newcombe, 11 Mar 2013

The amount of women on UK company boards is not as much as previously reported in official figures, due...

Male graduates still paid more than females

Tom Newcombe, 07 Mar 2013

There is still a large pay gap between male and female graduates, according to a study published today....

Generation Y: less entrepreneurial and high risk, but more likely to jump ship, according to survey

Katie Jacobs, 27 Feb 2013

Generation Y employees see themselves as more risk averse and less entrepreneurial than their older colleagues,...

Exclusive report: City trumps retail in best companies to die in

Sian Harrington, 21 Feb 2013

Only one in a thousand people dies in employment, but the benefits to their family can range from nothing...

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Model Leaders – What kind of leaders do we need now? Find out in this special issue

Breaking the Silence – Lucy Adams and the BBC

Take it to the bank – HR in charge as TSB branches off

Save us all – Do collective pension schemes work?

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