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Hot topic: youth unemployment and a lost generation, part 2

Lizzie Crowley, 21 May 2014

In part two of this discussion, Lizzie Crowley, head of youth unemployment programmes at the Work Foundation...

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Leaders need to get better at ‘directing innovation’, says expert

Katie Jacobs, 21 May 2014

Business leaders need to focus on “directing innovation” in their organisations and creating a culture...

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Royal Mail union backs Sunday deliveries

Hywel Roberts, 21 May 2014

The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has welcomed Royal Mail’s plan to trial parcel deliveries...

‘Infobesity’ causes distraction and stress at work, says Microsoft expert

Hywel Roberts, 20 May 2014

An overload of information is causing British office workers to feel increasingly distracted at work...

Hot topic: is youth unemployment scarring a generation?

Tanith Dodge, 20 May 2014

A recent House of Lords committee claimed that high levels of youth unemployment is creating a ‘scarred’...

New female doctors will outnumber men by 2017

Hywel Roberts, 20 May 2014

A higher proportion of women training to be doctors means that in three years time there will be more...

Critics of Ulrich Model ignore new progress, says Dave Ulrich

Hywel Roberts, 20 May 2014

Dave Ulrich has responded to a paper on 18 years of the Ulrich Model by saying the report ignores the...

Hiring restricted by skills shortage

Hywel Roberts, 20 May 2014

Concerns about a lack of available talent are holding back UK employers looking to expand, according...

Financial concerns affect one in five employees, says Barclays

Hywel Roberts, 19 May 2014

One in five UK workers admit that worries about their personal finances affect their performance at work,...

Dorchester Collection to protect staff from Brunei boycott

Arvind Hickman, 19 May 2014

The Dorchester Collection has promised to protect jobs, wages and benefits in spite of a potentially...

Miliband to unveil Labour's minimum wage plans

Hywel Roberts, 19 May 2014

Opposition leader Ed Miliband is due to announce plans to link minimum wage to average earnings today....

Workplace anxiety impeding future leaders

Hywel Roberts, 16 May 2014

More than one-third of managers are being dissuaded from CEO and boardroom positions by uncertainty over...

Older workers 'not a homogenous group', says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 16 May 2014

Employers must appreciate that employees older than 50 have diverse career aims, according to CIPD public...

HR must leave 'comfort zone' of transactional work, says Atos HRD

Hywel Roberts, 16 May 2014

HR directors should negotiate for their teams to cut down on administrative tasks and re-focus on strategic...

HR staff at Pizza Hut try working at restaurants

Hywel Roberts, 16 May 2014

The restaurant chain is re-modelling its whole UK estate, so HR staff are experiencing shifts on the...

Bonuses plummet for company directors

Hywel Roberts, 15 May 2014

Company executives have seen their bonuses shrink by 23% over the past year, by almost £15,000, according...

UK employees only use three-quarters of annual leave

Hywel Roberts, 15 May 2014

British workers took an average of 77% of their annual leave entitlement in the past year, according...

Experts urge caution over unemployment figures

Hywel Roberts, 15 May 2014

Leading employment and business groups have reacted positively to the latest unemployment figures, but...

Half of employees 'don't trust' pensions industry

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Almost half (49%) of workers distrust the pensions industry, according to research by Capita Employee...

Grocery industry extends unemployment initiative to schools

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Britain's food and grocery sector is to extend the long-running employment programme Feeding Britain's...

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