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“Degree apprenticeships” available for tech sector

The Government has launched a new “degree apprenticeship” aimed at encouraging more young people to join the technology industry. Under...

Redundancy selection: employer’s approach to disability-related absences

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Personnel Today Awards 2014: video highlights

Watch all the winners of the Personnel Today Awards 2014 collecting their trophies on stage at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane. More than 950 guests attended this year's awards...

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Disability discrimination: many employers fail to ask about reasonable adjustments

Some private-sector employers could be at risk of discriminating against disabled job applicants by failing to ask about reasonable adjustments,...


Final Shared Parental Leave Regulations published

Just days before they are due to come into force, the final Shared Parental Leave Regulations have today been published...

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Tribunal watch: £50,000 awards for insolvent firm’s redundancy consultation failures

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Government retreat on bankers’ bonus cap challenge

Chancellor George Osborne has conceded defeat in the UK’s efforts to overturn the EU cap on bankers’ bonuses, following a...


Gender pay gap: Women’s pay slowly catching up

The gender pay gap is closing, but earnings growth has yet to catch up with inflation, the latest wage data...


Government estimates of shared parental leave take-up too low

Almost two-thirds of men and women would be interested in taking up new rights to shared parental leave – a...

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McDonald’s Restaurants came out top at the 2014 Personnel Today Awards, named as overall winner for implementing an innovative new...

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