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Five per cent of workers have witnessed physical violence in the workplace

Becky Frith, 20 Aug 2015

One in 20 (5%) workers have witnessed physical violence between colleagues, according to research from...

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Bad business advice harming SMEs

Becky Frith, 20 Aug 2015

Nearly half (46%) of companies affected by poor business advice were forced to lay off staff as a result,...

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Three-quarters of UK tech professionals would consider international move

Becky Frith, 19 Aug 2015

Nearly three-quarters (72%) of UK-based technical professionals would consider an international move...

Six in 10 UK graduates overqualified for their job

Becky Frith, 19 Aug 2015

Almost six out of 10 (58.8%) UK graduates are working in non-graduate roles, according to a CIPD report....

Free ebook celebrates 10 years of HR Most Influential

Becky Frith, 19 Aug 2015

HR magazine’s HR Most Influential ranking – the definitive annual lists of the HR practitioners and...

'Boot camp' initiative to get young jobseekers into work

Becky Frith, 18 Aug 2015

A ‘boot camp’ to get young unemployed people work-ready has been announced by David Cameron’s 'earn...

Employee referrals more likely to result in successful hires

Becky Frith, 18 Aug 2015

Sourcing candidates through employee referrals is more likely to lead to a successful job match, according...

CEOs earn 183 times more than the average worker

Becky Frith, 17 Aug 2015

CEOs were paid approximately 183 times what the average UK worker earned in 2014, according to research...

Government must engage SMEs when developing apprenticeship schemes

Becky Frith, 17 Aug 2015

The government must do more to engage with SMEs (small and medium enterprises) on technology apprenticeships,...

Employers opposed to Tory volunteering pledge

Becky Frith, 14 Aug 2015

More than six out of 10 (61%) employers are opposed to the Conservative pledge of paid volunteering leave,...

Workers not using full holiday quota

Becky Frith, 14 Aug 2015

The average full-time worker only takes 22 days of their average 25 days allocated leave, according to...

Three-quarters of students work while studying

Becky Frith, 14 Aug 2015

More than three in four (77%) university students now work to fund their studies, according to research...

Candidates prefer game-based assessments to traditional recruitment tests

Becky Frith, 13 Aug 2015

Candidates largely prefer game-based assessments to traditional recruitment tests, according to research...

Degrees becoming less important for recruiters

Becky Frith, 13 Aug 2015

More than two-thirds (68%) of UK recruiters believe that degrees are only important for securing jobs...

General Mills HRD: HR should think about values ‘all the time’

Katie Jacobs, 13 Aug 2015

HR needs to think about company values “all the time” to make sure they actually stick, according...

Gender stereotypes dictating A-level choices

Becky Frith, 12 Aug 2015

Gender stereotypes still strongly dictate pupils' A-level choices, analysis of school exam results data...

Discarded phones present data leak risk

Becky Frith, 12 Aug 2015

Employees could be unwittingly leaking their workplace's data when disposing of electronic devices, according...

Eight in 10 parents say child has 'no clear idea' of post-school plans

Becky Frith, 12 Aug 2015

Almost eight out of 10 (79%) parents believe their child doesn’t have a clear idea of what they want...

Underprivileged young people see university as a “curse”

Becky Frith, 11 Aug 2015

Many young people from underprivileged backgrounds consider university to be a “curse”, according...

Clear communication strategy key to tech implementations

Becky Frith, 11 Aug 2015

A clear communication strategy can ease the introduction of new technology, according to David Goren,...

In this issue: August 2015
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Stand and deliver: Fresh austerity measures are on the way – but can public sector HR seize the strategic opportunity?

Eureka moment: HR at engineering firm AMFW

Going for gold: Maintaining the Olympic legacy

On the money: Providing innovative rewards

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