This line manager briefing covers a number of challenging situations that may arise as a result of an employee's pregnancy or maternity leave, but will not be relevant to every pregnancy or period of maternity leave. A second briefing, Line  More...26 March 2013 00:01
An employment lawyer has criticised plans - under which immigrants would be required to pay a deposit upon entering the UK to introduce a security bonds system - designed to reduce the risk of entrants staying in the UK illegally.
Last week, De More...25 March 2013 11:56
There are around 36,000 volunteer reservists in the UK, making up approximately 14% of the nation's total defence capacity. With the Government planning to increase the size of the reserve forces, more employers are likely to have members of the Territo More...25 March 2013 00:00
Only 37% of workers in London expect to be with their current employer in one year's time, despite 58% saying that they are satisfied in their present role. The research, commissioned by recruiter Brook Street, also found that nearly two-thirds (63%) More...21 March 2013 14:54
This Personnel Today webinar, in association with Learndirect , originally shown online on 25 March 2013, examines the various ways in which organisations can employ young people and look at the raft of government initiatives that have been la More...18 March 2013 14:00
The rise in UK employers' use of low-skilled migrant labour from the European Union (EU) is not simply due to factors such as work ethic or skills, and is instead related to a number of "unintentional recruitment factors", according to the Chartered Ins More...14 March 2013 15:15
More than 2.3 million adults have given up work to care for elderly, disabled or seriously ill relatives, and almost 3 million have reduced their working hours, a survey reveals today. According to figures from Carers UK and the business forum E More...07 March 2013 15:14
Fewer than half of organisations use social media for recruitment purposes, according to research published today. Of 138 employers that took part in the 2013 XpertHR survey on using digital recruitment, only 46% said they use social media to recruit More...04 March 2013 16:13
The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in 2014. The organisers are appealing for 15,000 volunteers, with applications closing today, 28 February 2013. While the Commonwealth Games are likely to have most impact on employers in Scotland, there will More...28 February 2013 13:57
Employers are taking an average of five weeks and six days to recruit new employees, according to figures published by recruitment consultancy Randstad.
This is a rise from an average of three weeks and four days when the same survey was condu More...27 February 2013 13:13
Solicitor Nisha Patel sets out some practical tips for tier 2 sponsors to follow before and during an inspection visit.
Employers that employ foreign nationals under tier 2 of the points-based system must comply with certain duties under their spon More...26 February 2013 15:14
Acas has today launched a consultation on a draft code of practice on the extension of the right to request flexible working.
Under government proposals, the right to request flexible working is to be extended to all employees with 26 weeks' servic More...25 February 2013 16:47
The Government has today published the Children and Families Bill, which includes reforms to the way in which parents can share maternity leave as well as the extension of the right to request flexible working.
Under the new system of shared parental More...05 February 2013 15:34
The winners of the 2013 RAD Awards have been announced, following a ceremony at London's Grosvenor House Hotel to recognise the best work in recruitment communications over the past 12 months.
Hosted by comedian Jack Whitehall, the evening saw the g More...01 February 2013 00:01
The overwhelming majority of employers use some form of digital media in their recruitment processes, with corporate websites leading the way as the most commonly used medium to attract candidates. This is according to an XpertHR survey publish More...30 January 2013 16:32
An employment tribunal has provided guidance on the use of the "Swedish derogation" model, under which agency workers can sign a type of employment contract with their agency that means they give up the right to pay parity with direct recruits - to More...30 January 2013 12:49
The Government is set to challenge a Court of Appeal ruling that it is a breach of human rights to require people to disclose criminal convictions to certain employers. The ruling could mean jobseekers in England and Wales would not have to disclose More...30 January 2013 10:14
The gulf between education and business is not helping struggling graduates, argues co-founder of Eyes Wide Opened Alastair Creamer, and young career-seekers sometimes need a practical bridge between the two. Employers aren't happy. Bright, hopeful, More...29 January 2013 14:09
Youth unemployment has risen faster in the UK than in any other of the G8 countries since the start of the recession, and the Government has been urged to learn the lessons of economies that have been more successful at tackling the issue. A report p More...29 January 2013 12:20
The number of graduate vacancies is predicted to rise by 9% in 2013, according to the latest survey carried out by the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR). The winter edition of the AGR's twice-yearly research into graduate recruitment, re More...24 January 2013 16:05