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Match.com MD encourages love among his office-based cupids

Karl Gregory, managing director of the UK's largest dating agency Match.com, hopes love is in the office air this Valentine's day

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The number of embellished CVs is on the increase as competition for jobs intensifies

Increasing numbers of jobseekers are resorting to fabricating their CVs in order to find work, according to background screening company Kroll Background Worldwide.

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HRDs admit they are to blame for failing to hire best talent

Only 33% of HRDs say they are 'good' or 'excellent' at coming up with innovative strategies for finding and recruiting new talent, according to Alexander Mann's Future Fit Recruitment Report (part 2).

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The news is: rumour is the news

Employees are more likely to hear about change in their organisation through rumour rather than strategic staff communications, according to research by Capita HR.

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More women are being recommended as non-execs

More women are being recommended for non-executive director (NED) roles, according to the latest Life in the Boardroom report by boardroom remuneration consultancy MM&K.

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HR must change how ROI for customer service is calculated, says institute

Human resources departments need to fundamentally alter the way in which return on investment for customer service is measured and reported, according to research conducted by the Institute of...

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You're in the Army now

Brigadier Jolyon Jackson needs to recruit 9,000 soldiers annually, just to stand still - and then they only stay four years. He's got some refreshing ideas and definitely doesn't want clones, he tells...

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Lembit's First Love

He dated a Cheeky Girl, famously lost his seat at the last General Election and has just gone into the jungle on 'I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of Here!' But Lembit began life in HR and he wants to make...

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Outgoing Barclays Bank boss John Varley says employers should 'go out of their way' to ensure diversity

The outgoing boss of Barclays Bank, John Varley, defies the stereotypical image of greedy, uncaring bankers. He is as happy to talk about equality as equity markets.

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Cost of youth unemployment to UK economy at all time high

Youth unemployment is costing the UK economy 48 million per week, according to new research published yesterday by youth charity, The Prince's Trust.

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Positive discrimination for women but U-turn over plans to force employers to disclose gender pay differences

Equal pay groups are said to be "dismayed" at the Government's U-turn changing its original plan to force companies to disclose their gender pay difference. Now they will only make such requirements...

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Businesses still failing to measure the business impact of learning and development

Half of businesses still fail to measure the business impact of their learning programmes, according to ESI, a subsidiary of learning provider Informa.

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