Tom Newcombe

Trust deficit threatening economic recovery, CIPD report warns

A lack of trust in UK employers poses a potential threat to an economic recovery, according to a report published by the CIPD.


HR should encourage ethical leadership, says Ian Muir

HR should help improve business ethics, provide ethical leadership and encourage "tone from the top", according to former Charter International and Cable & Wireless HR director Ian Muir.


Welfare system deterring young people from work, says M&S HR director

The UK's welfare system is deterring unemployed young people from getting a job because work is "frowned upon" in the communities they live in, Marks & Spencer's, HR director Tanith Dodge has warned.


Do unions still work?

Recent industrial disputes have propelled the trade union movement back into the media spotlight but with mixed outcomes. So will the officials eventually lose their voice or will HR be negotiating...


Cable rules out zero-hours ban

Business secretary Vince Cable has ruled out banning zero-hours contracts, but has launched a consultation on whether there should be a ban on exclusivity clauses.


Cap on pensions charges in doubt as consultation 'inadequate'

The Government's plans to limit charges on pension schemes used for auto-enrolment are in "major doubt" after an "inadequate" consultation, a regulatory watchdog has warned.


Workday appoints Ashley Goldsmith as chief HR officer

HR software firm Workday has appointed Ashley Goldsmith as chief HR officer (CHRO).


FTSE 100 firms curb executives' pay and bonuses

Bonus payouts for the UK's top executives dropped in the past year as companies continued to show financial restraint.


Unemployment falls to four-year low and pay increases, ONS figures reveal

UK unemployment has fallen by 99,000 in the three months to October, to 2.39 million, according to the latest job figures from the Office of National Statistics (ONS).


Vince Cable: SMEs need more help with apprenticeships

Business secretary Vince Cable wants to encourage more SMEs to take on apprentices after admitting there has been a "very low up-take".


Auto-enrolment: Two million workers 'are in'

More than two million people have begun saving into a workplace pension scheme as a result of auto-enrolment, according to figures published by The Pensions Regulator.


Grandparents should receive leave for childcare, says TUC

Grandparents should be given the right to request unpaid leave because of the growing number involved in childcare, a report from trade union group TUC has said.