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ISS CEO: Firms should pay the living wage

Katie Jacobs, 18 Feb 2015

Paying the living wage is “morally and ethically the right thing to do”, ISS Facilities Services...

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Cameron: Young unemployed must do community work for benefits

Katie Jacobs, 17 Feb 2015

Young unemployed people would have to do community work in order to receive benefits under a Conservative...

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Complexity deterring firms from engaging with youth employment policies

Katie Jacobs, 17 Feb 2015

High levels of complexity are putting large employers off engaging with youth employment policy initiatives,...

SMEs putting off auto-enrolment preparation until after the election

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Feb 2015

Small- and medium-sized enterprises are putting off preparing for pensions auto-enrolment until after...

HR not offering incentive and recognition programmes

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Feb 2015

More than half of HR managers (55%) do not have an incentive and recognition (I&R) programme in place,...

CIPD warns of pay polarisation in labour market

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Feb 2015

The UK labour market is increasingly polarised when it comes to pay, according to the CIPD’s latest...

Lack of HRDs on risk committees a danger for companies

Jonathan Tilley, 16 Feb 2015

There is a lack of continuity between the way companies publicly acknowledge the importance of human...

HR professionals not developing necessary capabilities, says CIPD

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Feb 2015

Many HR professionals are not developing the skills and capabilities they need to fulfil their business...

Labour would extend bankers’ bonus clawback to 10 years

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Feb 2015

The Labour party would extend the clawback period of banker’s bonuses to 10 years, shadow chancellor...

Two-fifths say work has a negative impact on health

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Feb 2015

Millions of UK workers worry they are putting their health at risk due to the pressures of their job,...

Government launches scheme to help carers balance work and life

Jonathan Tilley, 13 Feb 2015

A scheme using smartphones, email alerts and pop-up care centres to help carers balance care with work...

Hunt promises more protection for NHS whistleblowers

Rebecca Gowler, 12 Feb 2015

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised that the government will do more to protect NHS whistleblowers...

Webb calls for government department for 'ageing society'

Jonathan Tilley, 12 Feb 2015

Pensions minister Steve Webb has called for the formation of a new government department to deal with...

Work experience a 'postcode lottery' for young people

Jonathan Tilley, 12 Feb 2015

Employers in some areas of the country are much more likely to offer work experience than in others,...

Top Employers for Working Families awards and benchmark open

HR Editorial, 12 Feb 2015

Registration for the 7th annual Working Families awards, in partnership with HR magazine, is now open....

It’s time to ‘revolutionise retirement’, says older workers champion

Katie Jacobs, 12 Feb 2015

Business and policy leaders need to “revolutionise retirement” in the UK to encourage older people...

More Millennials embracing freelancing

Rebecca Gowler, 11 Feb 2015

Younger employees, the so-called Millennials, are more likely to reject working for one organisation...

Prioritise productivity before wages, business groups tell Cameron

Jonathan Tilley, 11 Feb 2015

Business groups have responded to David Cameron’s call for increased wages with a warning that improving...

‘Amplify differences’ to achieve innovation, advises Harvard professor

Katie Jacobs, 11 Feb 2015

Leaders should “amplify differences, not minimise differences” in order to drive innovation, according...

More than half a million people to transfer from DB pensions

Rebecca Gowler, 10 Feb 2015

More than half a million people are set to transfer from their defined benefit (DB) pensions schemes...

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