Hywel Roberts

Employment groups welcome tax relief on apprenticeships

Employers and employment groups have welcomed the government’s announcement that all national insurance (NI) charges on taking on apprentices under 25 are to be abolished.


Employers can no longer rely on education to provide skills

Employers are having to accept that they can't rely on educational institutions to provide them with enough talent to plug growing skills gaps, according to Kelly Services executive VP and COO George...


East to West: The business case for immigration

Talking tough on immigration may win votes, but business chiefs are far from impressed.


Unify appoints Olaf Horsthemke as executive VP and CHRO

Communications software and services firm Unify has announced the appointment of Olaf Horsthemke to the dual role of executive vice president and chief human resources officer.


‘Jobs tax’ abolished for employers taking on young apprentices

Employers will no longer have to make national insurance (NI) contributions when taking on apprentices under 25-years-old, chancellor George Osborne announced in his Autumn statement on Wednesday 3...


UK employees still see remote workers as less productive

Workers in the UK still believe colleagues who work remotely are less productive than those who work from the office, according to a joint study by Dell and Intel.


Rejection can motivate employees' ideas

Employees who have proposals rejected are more likely to come back and submit more ideas, according to a report by the Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University.


BITC unveils top employers for gender and race

Business in the Community (BITC) has published its annual unranked lists of the top 10 private and public sector employers for gender and racial equality.


HR professionals most fearful of whistleblowing reprisals

Almost three-quarters (73%) of HR professionals fear that senior management would treat them less favourably, or even look for ways to terminate their contracts, if they blew the whistle on...


Charity work improves business leaders' wellbeing and skills

Business leaders who volunteer for charities are happier and see an increase in their workplace skills, according to research by business charity Pilotlight.


Report suggests correlation between HR capabilities and financial performance

Organisations with the best HR capabilities are among the top financial performers worldwide, according to research by Boston Consulting Group.


Applications open for shared parental leave

Prospective parents can apply for shared parental leave from today (Monday 1 December).