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Employers must make inclusion efforts global

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

Organisations must make LGBT networks part of a global effort if they are to have any impact on diversity...

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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,...

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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...

Government consultants earn £317 million in 2013

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

The Government paid external consultants £317 million in 2013, with more than 30 earning upwards of...

Companies must refocus on recruitment following recession, says FedEx HR manager

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

Companies looking to attract talent are having to refocus on attraction strategies paying attention to...

Employers may face extra costs over pension cap charges

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

The financial impact of pension cap charges on employers and the pensions industry may be significantly...

Employee ownership can drive productivity

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

The employee ownership model can be a driver for engagement and productivity, but only if staff fully...

Finance sector could be “weaker" in independent Scotland

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

Recent growth in Scotland’s financial sector may be reversed if the country votes for independence,...

Majority of HRDs say finding skilled professionals challenging

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

More than nine in 10 (93%) HR directors admit they face challenges finding skilled professionals, according...

Carr Review into unions stalls over "politicised environment"

Hywel Roberts, 06 Aug 2014

Bruce Carr, the QC leading the Carr Review into the conduct of unions, has revealed he will not be making...

Ineffective data collecting costs HR departments, says Max Blumberg

Hywel Roberts, 06 Aug 2014

Collecting data with no focus on its use is an expensive drain on HR departments' resources, according...

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...

SMEs in record-breaking hiring growth, says CBI report

Hywel Roberts, 04 Aug 2014

Small businesses are increasing recruitment at the fastest rate since 1998, according to the CBI SME...

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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