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Young people ill-equipped to enter job market

Gabriella Jozwiak, 25 Feb 2014

More than half of HR decision-makers within small and medium-sized businesses believe young entry-level...

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Charity set to offer low-cost legal advice

Gabriella Jozwiak, 25 Feb 2014

A new charity is encouraging employees to settle disputes with employers without going to employment...

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Parliament to consider amendments to pensions bill

Hywel Roberts, 24 Feb 2014

The House of Lords this week will examine amendments to The Pensions Bill to provide greater transparency...

Chancellor urged to address youth unemployment

Gabriella Jozwiak, 24 Feb 2014

The chancellor’s March budget must include investment to tackle youth unemployment, leading employment...

Atos plans early exit from Government contract

Gabriella Jozwiak, 24 Feb 2014

The company responsible for assessing whether benefit claimants are fit for work has confirmed plans...

RBS to axe 30,000 jobs in restructure

Gabriella Jozwiak, 24 Feb 2014

Up to 30,000 jobs are set to go at the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), according to reports.

Shedding light on mental health

Arvind Hickman, 24 Feb 2014

When it comes to wellbeing, the extent to which we ignore mental health is startling. What can be done...

Birmingham Council to sell agency management system nationally

Hywel Roberts, 21 Feb 2014

Birmingham City Council (BCC) is hoping to take its award-winning agency supply and management system...

Warning over calls to scrap workplace childcare vouchers

Gabriella Jozwiak, 21 Feb 2014

The Government must ensure working parents will be better off if it replaces childcare vouchers with...

Diageo to help Scottish young people into employment

Gabriella Jozwiak, 21 Feb 2014

Global drinks manufacturer Diageo is to offer young people in Scotland free training aimed to lift them...

Payroll providers divided over auto-enrolment simplification

Hywel Roberts, 21 Feb 2014

Payroll and pension systems companies are split over Department of Work and Pension (DWP) amendments...

HR salaries to increase by 10% in 2014, says report

Hywel Roberts, 20 Feb 2014

HR professionals' average basic pay is set to rise by up to 10% in 2014, with companies investing more...

Cambridge University staff call for action on academia gender equality

Gabriella Jozwiak, 20 Feb 2014

Universities should review their approach to academic appointments and promotions to ensure talented...

Manufacturing group EEF accuses Government of 'acting unreasonably' over international graduates

Hywel Roberts, 20 Feb 2014

EEF has submitted evidence to a House of Lords committee claiming the Government is damaging employers...

Top Employers for Working Families awards and benchmark open

Hywel Roberts, 20 Feb 2014

Registrations for the 6th annual Working Families awards, in partnership with HR Magazine, are now open....

Unemployment falls by 125,000

Gabriella Jozwiak, 20 Feb 2014

The job market will be characterised by higher wages and increased movement in the future, Reed group...

Royal Mail and unions turn to third party mediation

Hywel Roberts, 19 Feb 2014

The Royal Mail, in an agreement with unions Unite and the Communication Workers Union (CWU), has called...

Work experience becoming more valuable to employers, UKCES claims

Hywel Roberts, 19 Feb 2014

Employers and young people are increasingly seeing value in work experience, according to a report by...

Probation service HR managers facing 'unusual' challenge, says expert

Gabriella Jozwiak, 19 Feb 2014

Probation service HR mangers dealing with hundreds of staff appeals against reassignment face an unusual...

Employer technophobia costing UK economy £30 billion a year

Gabriella Jozwiak, 19 Feb 2014

Employers’ failure to provide staff with efficiency-driving business tools is costing the UK £30 billion...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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