London Midland rail company is facing severe criticism after it had to cancel all but one of its Sunday services because "no-one had turned up to work", according to the Telegraph . Travellers had to either pay higher fares with other operators More...07 September 2009 11:53
Skills shortages continue to afflict employers despite rising unemployment and could damage their competitiveness in the recovery.
Employers and recruitment agencies have warned that many positions, including those of head teachers, nuclear engine More...26 August 2009 08:23
Councils could leave themselves open to discrimination claims if they ask employees to reveal their future plans, a legal firm has warned.
Earlier this week, Personnel Today reported how Cherwell District Council had asked staff to work less hou More...20 August 2009 09:37
Poor workforce planning by NHS HR functions has led to a rise in medical staff vacancies, unions and experts have claimed.
Figures released by the NHS Information Centre revealed vacancy rates for doctors and dentists increased by 1.6% to 5.2% bet More...17 August 2009 16:02
BT has launched an HR consultancy service to help spread best-practice, having increased productivity by 20% and reduced absenteeism by more than one-third in the past six years. The Sustainable Workforce Assessment will allow employers to work wit More...07 July 2009 12:06
Employers must ensure that they remain visible to graduates during the recession - even if they are not hiring, leading graduate recruiters have said. A survey by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) yesterday revealed that graduate vacanc More...07 July 2009 08:51
More than 70,000 HMRC staff are due to begin an overtime ban today (6 July), in a bid to expose the amount the department relies on overtime to "mask" job cuts. The Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) is calling on HM Revenue and Customs (HMR More...06 July 2009 11:09
By Gill Hibberd, president of the Public Sector People Managers' Association More...06 July 2009 09:05
Google has come up with an algorithm to work out which of its employees feel under-used and are most likely to quit. The American internet search giant has begun crunching data from employee appraisals and promotion and pay histories in a mathematica More...20 May 2009 14:02
MI5 did not have enough staff to adequately follow up terrorist leads in the run-up to the 7 July bombings in London. A report by the Intelligence and Security Committee said the intelligence agency's teams were stretched almost to breaking poi More...20 May 2009 09:52
Thousands of fully-trained police officers need to be recruited over the next three years if forces are to meet the expected rise in policing demand, the Police Federation has warned. Paul McKeever, the chairman of the federation which represents all More...12 May 2009 09:14
Swine flu is here in the UK , and no-one is sure how widely it will spread, and how severely it will strike.
There were three flu pandemics in the 20th century : in 1918, 1957 and 1968. Up to a quarter of the UK po More...01 May 2009 12:46
Government plans to create a million 'green' jobs were dealt a fresh blow yesterday after a UK wind power firm announced it would slash hundreds of posts. Danish turbine manufacturer Vestas said it would need to cut 600 jobs in Britain as part of a More...29 April 2009 10:33
A campaign group has urged the government to step up efforts to encourage more job shares and part-time working hours after a poll revealed that nearly three-quarters of civil service jobs advertised were for full-time roles. A review of job vacanc More...28 April 2009 15:35
Employees must leave their trades union or risk losing their jobs, a car transport firm has warned. Car logistics company Autologic wrote to all 280 drivers demanding they give up their membership of Unite, the country's biggest trade union, and thre More...20 April 2009 14:30
Standards are slipping at HM Revenue & Customs as a depleted workforce struggles to hit targets .
An HMRC insider, speaking to ITV's Tonight programme, has said that overworked staff routinely ignore mistakes, bin letters and refuse to More...06 April 2009 11:03
Until the beginning of this month, recruitment agencies did not need to charge VAT on the wages of temporary workers when they were supplying organisations such as banks, charities and education providers. The government's decision to remove t More...02 April 2009 10:47
The UK's opt-out of the Working Time Directive remains in place for now, after talks in Brussels broke up without agreement. The UK government successfully resisted pressure to accept the removal of the right to optout of the maximum 48-hour workin More...02 April 2009 09:23
Finance staff and garage workers are among those doing the most unpaid overtime hours during the recession, the TUC has claimed.
The union's analysis of UK working hours, The Long Hours Culture , published on Friday, estimated that 5.24 million p More...02 March 2009 08:01
An estimated 800 cases are awaiting the final Heyday decision on whether employers can lawfully force people to retire at the age of 65, but they will have to wait a little longer than next Thursday, according to an employment lawyer. Selwyn Bly More...26 February 2009 15:04