Dominic Bernard

Santander drops 2:1 requirement for grad scheme

Santander UK has dropped its requirement for candidates to have achieved at least a 2:1 at university when enrolling in its graduate scheme.


Supreme Court grants Usdaw appeal in Tesco fire and rehire case

The Supreme Court has granted the Union of Shop Distributive and Allied Workers (Usdaw) permission to pursue its case against Tesco over use of fire and rehire tactics.


Skills gap: UK needs one million migrants a year

The post-pandemic immigration rate of 1.1 million arrivals a year could be the key to solving Britain’s skills crisis if sustained, according to think tank the Social Market Foundation (SMF).


CIPP partners with Pensions Management Institute

The Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals (CIPP) has partnered with the Pensions Management Institute (PMI) to exchange member benefits.


‘Bleak’ outlook on workforce inactivity, House of Lords report finds

Tightness in the UK labour market is set to continue, according to a House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee report published today (20 December).


REC warns of issues with digital right to work checks

The chief executive of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) Neil Carberry, has warned UK immigration minister Robert Jenrick of issues with new digital right to work checks.


Best of HR books: October 2022

We delve into the new releases to find out what HR has been reading this month.


Plummeting pound: the impact on employers

The rapid devaluation of the pound will mean further inflation, potential interest rate rises and make it more difficult to attract overseas talent, according to economists.


HR lacks confidence in managers’ conversation skills

HR leaders lack confidence in managers’ ability to talk informally with employees about subjects like wellbeing or flexible working arrangements, according to new research.


Companies making it hard for workers to take holiday

Companies are putting their employees at risk of burnout by making it difficult or impossible to take annual leave, according to research by Just Eat for Business.


Majority of employers want to offer addiction support

A majority (54%) of employers would like to offer support gambling, alcohol, or drug addiction, yet just 4% do.


Most employers value attitude above education

New research has found a significant majority (87%) of employers have said they value a positive attitude over qualifications in entry-level roles.