Rebecca Gowler

Focus on apprenticeship quality, urges City & Guilds

Business, government and further education providers need to focus on the quality of apprenticeships in order to address skills shortages, according to a City & Guilds report.

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Work and personal lives colliding, finds research

British adults’ work and personal lives are increasingly colliding, according to research on technology and the workforce by Dell and Intel.

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SMEs putting off auto-enrolment preparation until after the election

Small- and medium-sized enterprises are putting off preparing for pensions auto-enrolment until after May’s general election, according to a pensions expert.

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CIPD warns of pay polarisation in labour market

The UK labour market is increasingly polarised when it comes to pay, according to the CIPD’s latest Labour Market Outlook.

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HR not offering incentive and recognition programmes

More than half of HR managers (55%) do not have an incentive and recognition (I&R) programme in place, with 41% having no plans to introduce one in future, according to research by Sodexo Benefits and...

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HR professionals not developing necessary capabilities, says CIPD

Many HR professionals are not developing the skills and capabilities they need to fulfil their business responsibilities, according to the CIPD.

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Two-fifths say work has a negative impact on health

Millions of UK workers worry they are putting their health at risk due to the pressures of their job, according to the British Heart Foundation (BHF).

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Labour would extend bankers’ bonus clawback to 10 years

The Labour party would extend the clawback period of banker’s bonuses to 10 years, shadow chancellor Ed Balls has said.

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Hunt promises more protection for NHS whistleblowers

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has promised that the government will do more to protect NHS whistleblowers in the light of Robert Francis’s latest report.

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More Millennials embracing freelancing

Younger employees, the so-called Millennials, are more likely to reject working for one organisation and instead freelance with multiple organisations, research by Elance-oDesk has found.

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NHS staff feeling “unappreciated”

Seven in 10 NHS employees feel “unappreciated” or that they are not given “enough praise” for their work, according to a survey.

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More than half a million people to transfer from DB pensions

More than half a million people are set to transfer from their defined benefit (DB) pensions schemes to embrace flexibility, according to research by Hargreaves Lansdown

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