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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...

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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,...

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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...

Long-term unemployed may suffer with stress when returning to work, warns expert

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

People returning to work after long periods of unemployment may struggle the most with stress, according...

SMEs five times more likely to hire than large corporates

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Small employers are almost five times more likely to increase their workforce in the next quarter than...

Scotland and Wales lead increase in graduate vacancies

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Graduate vacancies have risen by 11% compared to this time last year, with Scotland, the East Midlands...

Public sector employers struggling to fill roles and retain talent

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Public sector organisations are increasingly having to fend off private sector companies looking to hire...

Vote for HR director of the year: shortlist announced

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Although the economy is improving, it has been a difficult 12 months for HR directors. None have risen...

Public sector workers may relocate as wages stagnate

Hywel Roberts, 12 May 2014

Almost half (48%) of public sector employees would consider moving to secure a new role, according to...

Business must recognise the benefits of volunteering, says think tank

Hywel Roberts, 12 May 2014

Managers should recognise the benefit of employee volunteering and even offer staff extra leave to pursue...

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