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Exposure to stress helps managers make better decisions, says study

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

Leaders benefit from experiencing stressful situations on a regular basis, according to research by Ashridge...

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REC welcomes Government crackdown on illegal workers

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

The Home Office has announced reforms in an attempt to stop employers exploiting vulnerable workers....

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HR sitting in the sidelines 'not good enough', says Simplyhealth CEO

Hywel Roberts, 10 Apr 2014

HR professionals need to "step out from the shadows" and realise the value they can add to business,...

Acas denies employment changes will put pressure on employers

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Early conciliation could cost business in time in money, according to an employment lawyer. But Acas...

Female employees most suited to international assignments

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Foreign businesses see women with at least two languages and good networking skills as the ideal executives,...

Talent mismatch costs UK companies more than £1bn

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Businesses from all the major economies, including the UK, are losing billions of pounds through recruitment...

Youth unemployment still high despite recovery

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Lack of employment opportunities among 16- to 24-year-olds remains widespread, with more than ten UK...

REC launches good recruitment campaign

Arvind Hickman, 08 Apr 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has today launched the Good Recruitment Campaign in...

Sharpest increase in permanent salaries since 2007

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

Pay for permanent staff rose in the last quarter of 2013 at the quickest rate since July 2007.

Small business forum welcomes proposals to better prepare jobseekers for employment

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

A forum for small and medium-sized businesses has reacted largely positively to Iain Duncan-Smith's plans...

Retention of values crucial for SMEs, says expert

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

SME leaders must work especially hard to keep company values as their businesses grow and reach "tipping...

A consistent HR approach the key to shared service model

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

Having a consistent approach to the HR function, often across different continents, is crucial to making...

London has highest number of skilled workers in Europe

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

London is the undisputed business capital of Europe, according to research carried out by Deloitte.

Two thirds of directors dissatisfied with quality of data

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

Two in three directors are unhappy with responses to requests for workplace data, according to a recent...

Future employees could be 'entrepreneurial, but lack communication skills'

Hywel Roberts, 07 Apr 2014

Research comparing school children to current employees shows that the workforce of tomorrow is likely...

Early conciliation could cause rise in 'vexatious claims', says employment lawyer

Hywel Roberts, 04 Apr 2014

The Acas early conciliation process could lead to a rise in "vexatious and frivolous claims" against...

Education system failing to prepare children for employment

Hywel Roberts, 04 Apr 2014

The national school curriculum is not teaching children vocational skills they need for employment, according...

Trusting staff with data ‘lifts productivity’

Hywel Roberts, 04 Apr 2014

Employers who give staff greater autonomy with company data are more productive, according to research...

'Social intrapreneurs' inspire culture of positive risk taking

Hywel Roberts, 04 Apr 2014

Innovative employees who bring an entrepreneurial spirit to corporate frameworks are driving positive...

Leading accountancy firms launch social mobility drive

Hywel Roberts, 03 Apr 2014

The UK's largest accountancy firms, including KPMG, Deloitte, PwC and Grant Thornton, are collaborating...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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