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  • Graduates face sixth year of frozen starting salaries
    Despite ongoing economic recovery and an upturn in graduate recruitment activity, more than two-thirds of employers reported a freeze in graduate starting salaries between 2013/14 and 2014/15, according to the latest research from XpertHR Benchmarking.
  • Shared parental leave and pay
    The new right to shared parental leave is due to come into force in 2015. Under the new system of leave, statutory shared parental leave and pay will be available to parents of babies due on or after 5 April 2015.
  • Shared parental leave - an overview
    With the first babies in relation to which employees can take shared parental leave having already been conceived, consultant editor Darren Newman sets out the basics on the new right.