Employers and working families have been asked for their input on the detail of how the new system for shared parental leave will work.
An initial consultation, launched today, will look at how the current arrangements for maternity and paternity le More...25 February 2013 16:20
Employment will continue to grow during the first quarter of 2013, which will mark the fourth consecutive quarter of growth. This is according to the latest Labour Market Outlook report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIP More...18 February 2013 13:12
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has confirmed that some of the provisions of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill will be introduced outside the common April and October commencement dates. A BIS spokesperson told More...14 February 2013 11:18
There was an increase on the number of people who found jobs in January, as well as a rise in the number of employers on the lookout for skilled staff, according to the latest Report on Jobs, published today by the Recruitment and Employment Confed More...08 February 2013 13:24
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 Government has launched a consultation on proposals to reform payroll giving , in attempt to increase the amount donated to charity. Payroll giving allows UK income-taxpayers to give regularly and on a tax-free basis to good causes. Donation More...24 January 2013 16:52
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
Another month, another set of mixed official figures on the UK labour market. Those who know me are aware of how desperate I am to see a return to full employment. But unlike commentators with a political or commercial vested interest in talking th More...23 January 2013 16:01
The Government has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the TUPE Regulations, which includes the proposal to remove the provisions on service provision changes.
The Government said the proposed changes will "improve and simplify" the More...18 January 2013 11:49
The Government has launched a consultation on the early conciliation process, which will require prospective employment tribunal claimants to submit information about their claim to Acas before lodging a claim.
The mandatory use of early conciliati More...18 January 2013 09:51
The Government has published its response to the consultation on "ending the employment relationship", which includes its intention to reduce the cap on the maximum compensatory award for unfair dismissal.
The Government response includes a number o More...17 January 2013 17:50
NHS trusts should appoint a board-level workplace health "champion" to lead and promote staff health and wellbeing, according to both the Royal College of Physicians and the Faculty of Occupational Medicine. The Staff Health Improvement project was More...07 January 2013 00:01
Changes to the adoption system will involve allowing prospective adoptive parents the right to take time off work to meet the children they are adopting, as well as increasing paid leave to bring it in line with that offered to biological parents. Th More...24 December 2012 11:50
The Government has announced the pensions auto-enrolment thresholds for the 2013/14 tax year. From 6th April 2013, the auto-enrolment earnings trigger will increase from £8,105 to £9,440 in line with the income tax threshold. The lower limit of qu More...21 December 2012 06:00
This year was one of ups and downs for HR teams. Engagement levels continued to struggle as staff had to do more with fewer resources, while scandals at high-profile employers such as the BBC and Barclays highlighted how much trust has been lost in More...20 December 2012 11:16
Large-scale collective redundancies will no longer require a 90-day minimum consultation phase, after the Government announced its decision to reduce the period to 45 days.
Employment relations minister Jo Swinson, pictured, confirmed that a new 45- More...18 December 2012 12:27
John Philpott, freelance economist and former chief economic adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, comments on the latest job figures from the Office for National Statistics.
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The UK job market has continued to defy the wider gloomy economic picture as unemployment fell by 82,000 between August and October - the biggest quarterly drop since 2001.
The latest Labour Market Statistics report from the Office for National Sta More...12 December 2012 11:39
The Government has published its response to the consultation on employee-owner contracts, under which employers could offer shares to staff in exchange for sacrificing some of their employment rights. The consultation was launched in October , afte More...05 December 2012 12:03
The UK jobs market is at its most buoyant since December 2009, according to recruitment data published today. The latest Job Index figures from recruiter Reed suggest that the final quarter of 2012 is set to be the strongest since the organisation be More...03 December 2012 12:08