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Simon Linares appointed HR director at Direct Line

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

Direct Line has announced the appointment of Simon Linares as its HR director.

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Gender pay gap for managers rises to 34% in 40s

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

Female managers earn on average 34% less than their male counterparts by the time they reach 46, according...

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Europe's first 'Olympic-style' games launches graduate programme

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The 2015 Baku European Games, Europe's first Olympics-style sporting event, has launched a global recruitment...

Opinions differ on levels of training

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

Reports highlight a disconnect between employer claims and employee experience of learning and development...

Doubts cast over PM's immigrant job claims

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The head of the UK Statistics Authority has challenged claims made by prime minister David Cameron that...

More than one million over-65s in work

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of employees over the age of 65 has jumped 36% to 1.09 million since 2010, according to research...

Female 'underemployment' doubled during recession

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of women working less than full-time hours has doubled to 789,000, according to a report by...

One-third of Gen Y employees happy to share personal data

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

Around one-third of Gen Y workers are happy for employers to access their personal data, according to...

Auto-enrolment doesn't provide 'decent' income for low-paid workers, says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The government is ignoring the fact that employees on a low income will not earn enough to live comfortably...

Liberal Democrats propose higher tax-free allowance

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The Liberal Democrats propose to raise the tax-free allowance to £12,500 in the next Parliament, according...

Oil and gas managers face leadership 'conundrum', says Hay Group

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

A conflict between driving short-term profits and developing long-term leadership pipelines is creating...

Apprentices not 'second-tier students'

Hywel Roberts, 14 Aug 2014

Many apprentices choose to take an apprenticeship despite being accepted to university, according to...

Only one-quarter of recruiters check CV claims

Hywel Roberts, 14 Aug 2014

Only around one-quarter (26%) of recruiters and headhunters check claims candidates make on their CVs,...

Businesses welcome employment figures but lament poor wages

Hywel Roberts, 14 Aug 2014

Employment experts have reacted positively to lower youth unemployment, but concerns remain over low...

Employers believe guaranteed pension guidance will be insufficient

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

Around two-thirds (62%) of employers plan to offer additional savings advice to retirees as they do not...

Communication most valued graduate skill, say SME employers

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

More than two-thirds (69%) of SME employers consider good communication a key skill for graduates, according...

Rise in self-employment driven by older workers, says IPPR economist

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

An increase in UK workers turning to self-employment is driven by older workers looking for flexibility,...

NEDs drive growth in law firms

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

UK law firms with at least one non-executive director (NED) on their board have seen revenue grow by...

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...

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,...

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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