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Equal pay audits will leave employers open to 'class actions', expert warns

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

New powers open to tribunals to order a full pay audit in an equal pay disputes will leave companies...

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Half of London companies report skills shortage

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

Nearly half (45%) of employers in London report that the capital is experiencing a skills shortage, according...

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Most CEOs see HR as 'least strategically important' function

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

A high proportion of CEOs and board-level executives see HR as adding less strategic value than any other...

Hot topic: Scottish independence

Russell Brimelow, 08 Sep 2014

On 18 September, Scotland will vote whether to remain part of the United Kingdom, or to go it alone as...

Women to take two-thirds of high-skilled roles over next six years

Hywel Roberts, 05 Sep 2014

An increase in the gap between women's and men's qualifications will see women take two-thirds of high-skilled...

Business needs to reconnect with society, says former Morrisons HRD

Katie Jacobs, 05 Sep 2014

Business has become “disconnected” from society and must get back to its true purpose, according...

Gamification can reduce pre-start dropouts, says HCL CHRO

Hywel Roberts, 05 Sep 2014

Gamification is a useful tool to keep candidates engaged in the time between accepting a job offer and...

Stressed employees less engaged, says report

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

More than half of employees suffering from stress at work are "disengaged", according to research by...

Gen Y most negative towards flexible workers

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

Research seen exclusively by HR magazine reveals Generation Y often thinks flexible working shows a lack...

Acas figures could prompt tribunal fees rethink

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

Employers and their staff successfully using Acas's early conciliation service might make the government...

Access to Work has ‘marketing problem’ with mental health

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

The government’s Access to Work programme, designed to help disabled people into employment, is too...

AE savers have less than 50% chance of matching work income

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

Employees who put in minimum contributions to their auto-enrolment pensions from 22- to 68-years-old...

Work Programme helps 100,000 find jobs

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

The government’s Work Programme has helped about 100,000 long-term unemployed into work since its introduction...

Half of jobseekers would turn down zero-hour contracts

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

More than half (52%) of jobseekers are not willing to take on roles under zero-hour contract terms, according...

Jaguar Land Rover supports Invictus Games

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Staff at Jaguar Land Rover are relishing the chance to volunteer at the Invictus Games this month, according...

Millennials less motivated by salary than Gen Y

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Millennial employees (those born after 1994) claim to be less motivated by money than Gen Y (born between...

Link employee volunteering to L&D, says CIPD paper

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Encouraging employees to help people into work can benefit companies' learning and development programmes,...

Costa joins PhotoBox as group HRD

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Nicky Costa is to take the newly-created group HR director role at PhotoBox Group.

Skilled foreign workers boost economy, says Lloyds Bank

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

Highly-skilled workers from abroad are filling many senior and technical roles in the UK, contributing...

Scottish engineering and manufacturing job market contracts

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

The impending vote on Scottish independence could be affecting traditionally strong employment sectors...

In this issue: September 2014
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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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