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Acas study compares how HR pros handle bad news in the public and private sectors

Acas has published a new study into how employees feel about delivering news of redundancies and redeployment to colleagues.

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Most NHS organisations are ready to support doctors with formal assessments, says NHS Employers

NHS Employers says most organisations are now ready to begin medical revalidation and has urged a Government decision to start the process later this year to ensure patients have access to the highest...

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Pearson becomes first FTSE 100 company directly delivering undergraduate degrees in the UK

Pearson, owner of Penguin and the Financial Times, is launching a higher education college - becoming the first FTSE 100 company to directly deliver degrees in the UK.

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UK has some of the world's most effective leaders of today, but less potential for tomorrow, SHL global study reports

Hong Kong, Germany and the UK have more effective leaders today than any other country in the study whilst Denmark, Brazil and Norway have the lowest supply, according to SHL’s Global Leadership...

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Employers may be overestimating their levels of preparedness, ahead of mandatory payroll RTI, KPMG suggests

Almost nine out of 10 businesses (86%) of businesses have started to plan for implementing real time information (RTI) reporting of payroll data to HMRC when it becomes mandatory in April 2013,...

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Unemployment falls by 46,000 to 2.56 million, ONS reports

Employment levels in the UK are continuing to rise, according to the Office for National Statistics, with the employment rate for those aged from 16 to 64 at 71% for the past quarter of 2012 (April to...

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Changes in retirement legislation look set to shake up workforce profiles, predicts Jelf

Following the abolition of the Default Retirement Age (DRA), and the chancellor, George Osborne’s, decision to link the state pension age (SPA) with longevity expectations, UK employers expect a...

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Interview with Alita Benson, group director of people at Easyjet

Easyjet’s Luton Airport base is hard to miss.

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Government discussion to extend Sunday Trading laws after Paralympics could lead to discrimination claims, employment lawyers warn

The Government is understood to be discussing the possibility of lifting Sunday Trading regulations after the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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A third of staff work 16 hours a week more than they did five years ago, reports Travelodge

Every week one in 10 UK employees is squeezing an extra week of unpaid work into their working schedule, giving away more than £157 billion in unpaid overtime every year.

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Recruitment in the voluntary sector has experienced its second consecutive quarterly rise

Latest analysis of the Labour Force Survey (LFS) shows that during the first three months of 2012 the number of paid employees in the sector increased by approximately 20,000, representing an increase...

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Employers maintaining more staff than they need, leading to threat of further redundancies, CIPD warns

A third of employers are maintaining staff levels higher than they need in order to avoid losing skills, but will make redundancies if economic growth does not return soon, according to a CIPD report...

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