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Patient care is not about numbers, says NHS Employers CEO Royles

Katie Jacobs, 25 Jun 2014

The NHS should not be forced into setting minimum levels of nurse numbers to ensure a higher level of...

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Nine in 10 still consider career in finance attractive

Hywel Roberts, 24 Jun 2014

Almost nine in 10 (88%) executives still believe the financial sector is an attractive place to work,...

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Earning and learning improves youth employment prospects, says study

Hywel Roberts, 24 Jun 2014

Countries where a large number of those in education also work have lower levels of unemployment, a report...

'More to be done' on gender balance in oil and gas sector

Hywel Roberts, 24 Jun 2014

Three-quarters of women working in the oil and gas sector say they feel welcome in the industry. Despite...

Unions ballot council workers over potential nationwide strike

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jun 2014

Some of the biggest unions in the country are balloting their members to assess the appetite for industrial...

FA appoints Tariq Sadiq as chair of anti-discrimination panel

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jun 2014

The Football Association (FA) has undergone a recruitment drive to hire 50 people to its anti-discrimination...

Resurgent technology sector looks beyond pay

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jun 2014

Technology companies are increasingly looking beyond basic pay to attract and retain staff as the sector...

HR vital for business creativity, says Hummel CEO

Hywel Roberts, 20 Jun 2014

HR has a crucial role to play in driving an organisation's creativity, according to Hummel CEO Christian...

3.5 million Britons face tax bill after PAYE errors

Hywel Roberts, 20 Jun 2014

More than 5.5 million UK employees were put on the wrong tax code in 2013/14, with 3.5 million of those...

5,000 SMEs risk fines over auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 20 Jun 2014

A lack of understanding about their legal obligations could see as many as 5,000 small employers face...

Miliband: young unemployed must train or lose benefits

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

Ed Miliband is set to announce plans to end benefits for unemployed 18-21-year-olds and replace them...

McDonald's to create 8,000 jobs

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

McDonald's will create 8,000 jobs in the UK over the next three years, it has announced today.

Job applicants do not have to disclose minor offences, Supreme Court rules

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

The Supreme Court has ruled that forcing job applicants to disclose minor crimes as part of background...

Top Employers for Working Families Award winners announced

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jun 2014

The winners of Working Families' Top Employers title have been announced at a ceremony in London.

Eight in ten employers intend to increase staff numbers

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jun 2014

More than three-quarters (81%) of employers plan to increase permanent hiring within the next four to...

Employers still ignoring candidate experience, report finds

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jun 2014

Up to 60% of HR professionals admit they are doing nothing to monitor candidate experience, according...

Customers would shun retailers who don’t pay living wage

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jun 2014

Four out of ten customers would shop elsewhere if they found out a retailer does not pay its staff the...

Two-thirds of business leaders volunteer to improve skills

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jun 2014

Business leaders increasingly see charity work as an opportunity to improve their skills in business,...

No progress in racial diversity at management level, finds BITC

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jun 2014

Almost no progress has been made in increasing racial diversity in management positions since 2007, according...

Unclear drug and alcohol policies can be problematic, warn experts

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jun 2014

A lack of clarity in drug and alcohol policies can spell trouble for employers, especially in tribunals,...

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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