Sian Harrington

Unpaid internships break the law but only 12% of managers know it

Just 12% of managers understand that companies may be breaking the law if they offer unpaid placements.

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Demand for migrant workers rises

Demand for migrant workers has increased despite rising levels of unemployment, with more than a fifth of employers planning to recruit migrant workers in the first quarter of 2011.

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HR reaction to Lord Davies report into women on the board

Lord Davies unveiled his Independent Review into Women on Boards this morning. Here is what the HR sector thinks...

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Davies report on women in boardroom calls for radical change in mindset of business community

Companies should set targets for 2013 and 2015 to ensure that more women can get into top jobs Lord Davies recommended today as he unveiled his much-anticipated report into women in the boardroom.

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Companies must change their attitude to risk in order to avert another financial crisis

Increasing regulation to avoid a repeat of the financial crisis will be completely ineffective if it is not accompanied by a wholesale change in companies' own attitude to risk, according to leading...

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Amnesty denies accusation that it plans to derecognise the union

Amnesty International has hit back at claims from Unite that it is threatening to derecognise the union.

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The trend is upwards again for sickness absence

Sickness absence is on the rise following a drop during the recession, figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show.

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Employers want HR professionals with strong business acumen

HR generalists are increasingly in demand but organisations are struggling to find professionals who can genuinely demonstrate commercial awareness.

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HR's Most Influential is back

HR magazine is calling for nominations for this year's HR's Most Influential ranking, the definitive list of the most influential practitioners and thinkers in the HR sphere

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Increased employee contributions will not fatally undermine local government pension scheme

A pension specialist has disputed claims that making council workers pay more into their pensions would fatally undermine the local government pension scheme.

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TUPE now applies to firms bought out of administration

An Employment Appeal Tribunal has ruled that employees are fully protected under TUPE when the business in which they work is purchased from a company in administration.

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Amnesty International denies employees trade union recognition, says Unite

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has told workers based outside the UK they will no longer have the right to remain members of the UK-based Unite union.

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