Apprenticeships are increasingly being presented as the solution to the UK's youth unemployment and skills shortfall, but is it really that simple? Emma Parry asks whether or not apprenticeships really are a cure for the nation's employment problems.
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News that 17-year-old Paris Brown has resigned from her job as the UK's first youth police and crime commissioner , in the wake of a media storm about comments she made on Twitter when she was just 14, raises important questions about recruitment p More...12 April 2013 12:04
With an estimated one in five 16- to 25-year-olds currently out of work (according to figures from the Office for National Statistics) and a recent survey of 2,100 young people by the Prince's Trust showing that one in four believe their employment pros More...12 April 2013 10:38
The majority of organisations are planning to maintain or increase staff numbers during the next three months, despite facing continuing economic challenges. This is according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Co More...28 March 2013 08:46
Job seekers focus most on salary and workplace benefits when looking for a new role, with job security now only the third most important factor, according a survey published today. The research, conducted by recruiter Randstad, found that 18% of resp More...28 March 2013 00:01
Philip Whiteley asks whether or not "HR business partners" are signing up to a simplistic view of people as no more than a "cost". Experts say that the rush by HR professionals to align with short-term business goals can lead to higher rather th More...27 March 2013 12:47
Old and minor criminal convictions will no longer be included in criminal record checks, following changes announced by the Home Office. Legislation is expected to be in place within weeks that would mean that some cautions and convictions will be ig More...27 March 2013 11:56
The Government tightened its position on illegal working in 2008, increasing pressure on employers to check the immigration status of new recruits and ensure all employees have a legal right to work in the UK. Solicitor Nisha Patel identifies how to tac More...27 March 2013 09:42
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