Peter Crush

Unlimited holiday is 'click-bait HR policy'

Stockbroker firm, FinnCapp, HR consultancy CharlieHR and media agency The7stars. Three very different companies with one thing in common: they’ve all implemented unlimited holiday for employees and...

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Canning of HS2 leg threatens jobs

The government's announcement not to build a high-speed link between Leeds and Manchester could see thousands of planned jobs in the region come under threat, according to local experts.

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Older workers hide age to beat bias

New research reveals the lengths older workers are going to in order to find work, with nearly half admitting they have had to lie about their age. But even if they are hired, they still don’t get the...

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Diversity and inclusion policies lack data on return on investment

Having a diversity and inclusion policy is the least effective D&I initiative when it comes to providing any information about return on investment (ROI).

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Soaring cost of living prompts calls for financial support for employees

Yesterday’s eye-watering inflation figures – showing the biggest rise in the cost of living for nearly 10 years – have seen renewed calls for employers to do more to support the financial wellbeing of...

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Pay gap reporting is failing women as pay gap widens

Today is Equal Pay Day, the date calculated by the Fawcett Society that marks the point in the year where women (on average), stop earning relative to men because of the gender pay gap.

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Gender pay gaps discourage teenagers from taking jobs

Ahead of this Thursday’s Equal Pay Day (after which the gender pay gap effectively means women work the rest of the year unpaid), a poll by job site, Indeed, reveals nearly half (48%) of teenage girls...

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Most graduates would have preferred apprenticeships to university

Most graduates regret going to university and blame schools for not promoting apprenticeships properly, according to new research by the CIPD.

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Poor recruitment costing employers billions

HR departments are wasting billions of pounds in recruitment spend by failing to understand where their best applicants are coming from.

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Real Living Wage rise: what HR needs to know

The Real Living Wage (RLW), a voluntary salary level independently calculated based on the real cost of living, has today been substantially increased, bringing a much-needed wage boost to hundreds of...

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How HR can step up and support Afghan refugees

The Taliban’s reconquest of Afghanistan has created a humanitarian crisis with many thousands fleeing the country. Peter Crush finds out what HR can do to help resettlement.

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Case study: Recruiting expertise for Brexit customs chaos

Brexit created a huge demand for advice on customs and trade procedures at the Institute of Export & International Trade – and a massive recruitment challenge to be overcome, finds Peter Crush

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