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UKCES launches fund to boost SME productivity

Katie Jacobs, 19 Mar 2015

The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) is launching a fund to address the productivity gap...

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Budget 2015 reaction: Why no mention of productivity?

Rebecca Gowler, 19 Mar 2015

The CIPD has questioned why chancellor George Osborne did not mention the issue of productivity in yesterday’s...

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Budget 2015: Few surprises for businesses

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

The 2015 Budget contained few big surprises for business, with chancellor George Osborne stressing the...

Budget 2015: What will it mean for HR?

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

What will today’s Budget bring? HR magazine quickly runs through what HR and business-related policies...

Retail and food workers risk soft skills ‘deficit’

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

Employees in the retail and food services sectors are at risk of being held back by a lack of soft skills,...

YMCA calls for urgent inquiry into the effectiveness of Jobcentre Plus

Rebecca Gowler, 18 Mar 2015

The charity YMCA has called for an urgent inquiry into the effectiveness of the Jobcentre Plus service,...

How are you developing your leaders for future change?

HR Editorial, 18 Mar 2015

HR magazine, in partnership with Hay Group, wants to know how you are developing your leaders for future...

Government announces national minimum wage rise

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Mar 2015

The national minimum wage will rise by 20p to £6.70 an hour from October, the government has announced....

Tribunal claims down by 70% since introduction of fees, CIPD finds

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Mar 2015

There has been a 70% drop in tribunal claims brought by employees since the introduction of fees in 2013,...

Penguin Random House using Tumblr to attract young talent

Rebecca Gowler, 17 Mar 2015

Publishing company Penguin Random House UK is using microblogging and social networking platform Tumblr...

Organisations need ‘integrated programmes’ to retain older workers

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Mar 2015

Organisations need “integrated programmes” and formal policies to ensure they retain and make the...

Disabled graduates fear discrimination

Rebecca Gowler, 16 Mar 2015

More than three-quarters (77%) of disabled graduates fear employers will discriminate against them, a...

Government announces £5 million investment to help SEND young people find work

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

The Department for Education has announced a £5 million investment in supporting young people with special...

Employers should have more influence over university programmes, say MPs

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

Four in 10 (40%) MPs believe employers should be given more influence over how universities are run and...

More than a third of NHS staff suffer work-related stress

Rebecca Gowler, 13 Mar 2015

More than a third (38%) of NHS staff in England have suffered from work-related stress, according to...

HR Director of the Year: HR should step outside the day job

Rebecca Gowler, 12 Mar 2015

HR leaders and teams should step outside of their day jobs and build external connections to increase...

Fathers regret not taking more paternity leave

Rebecca Gowler, 12 Mar 2015

Nearly a third (32%) of fathers regret not taking any, or enough, leave after the birth of their child,...

Employees lack the technology to do their jobs

Rebecca Gowler, 12 Mar 2015

More than half (55%) of employees believe they do not have access to the technology needed to do their...

Number of unemployed young people from BAME communities up 50%

Rebecca Gowler, 11 Mar 2015

The number of unemployed young people from ethnic minorities has risen by almost 50% since 2010, according...

Age discrimination a ‘widespread problem’, says government’s older workers champion

Rebecca Gowler, 11 Mar 2015

Age discrimination and unconscious bias are “widespread problems” in the UK, according to a report...

In this issue: March 2015
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Save us all: Pension reforms could radically shake up retirement. What's your strategy

Lock, stock and barrel: HR at London Stock Exchange

The inside track: People first for Crossrail's leaders

New tricks: HR technology – the next generation

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