Proposals to extend flexible working rights to all workers could prove more trouble than they are worth for employers and their staff and could lead to more workplace disputes, according to Paula Whelan, an employment law partner at Shakespeares. Fle More...15 November 2012 08:48
Positive employment outlook set to remain for rest of 2012 The employment outlook for the rest of the year is set to remain positive, according to... More...12 November 2012 15:06
Lack of talent is turning out to be the "single biggest obstacle to growth", according to a new report by Ernst & Young . The consultancy firm has warned that too few companies are adapting their management and talent identification systems to co More...12 November 2012 15:06
The Ministry of Defence has announced plans to invest £1.8 billion over the next 10 years to double the size of the Army's reserve forces and increase their role in military operations - and the role of employers will be crucial to the success of this i More...08 November 2012 16:09
A lack of awareness and understanding of the Government's Work Programme is hampering its success, according to a survey of employers by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) .
The CIPD found that almost four-fifths of em More...01 November 2012 00:01
In the glamorous, fast-paced world of Formula 1, it is hard to imagine any of the teams finding it hard to source skilled candidates. With many people dreaming of working in the high-pressured environment of the "grid", it is hardly an industry with an More...31 October 2012 09:43
Assignments to emerging markets such as Africa and China will increase over the next year, with almost half of global companies planning to increase the number of staff they send to these locations.
According to the Global Mobility Effectiveness S More...30 October 2012 14:56
There has been much recent media scrutiny into the departure of high-profile executives - from Barclays chief Bob Diamond to BBC Newsnight chief Peter Rippon. The back stories to those departures may be hugely different, but the issues each organisation More...30 October 2012 09:22
The days of purely paper-based recruitment are long behind us. HR professionals and recruiters now use a selection of methods to assess candidates, from social media sites such as Twitter and LinkedIn to storing potential candidates' data in sophisticat More...30 October 2012 09:22
Private-sector companies will continue to be cautious about recruitment for the next six months, according to the latest Employment Trends Survey from the CBI and recruitment company Harvey Nash, released today.
Just over one-third of bus More...29 October 2012 10:14
Almost eight thousand more of last year's graduates are in employment compared with the year before, according to the latest Graduate Market Trends report from the Higher Education Career Services Unit (HECSU) .
Despite contin More...25 October 2012 15:49
We continue our catch-ups with some of the RADs supporters with Mark MacAlesher, head of trading at Metro (London), one of the sponsors of the 2013 awards.
1. Why do Metro (London) and the Evening Standard support the RADs?
Our associatio More...24 October 2012 16:56
Proposed quotas aimed at increasing the numbers of women on boards across Europe have received a setback after the European Commission postponed discussions on the matter until November. European Union (EU) commissioner Viviane Reding had pushed for More...24 October 2012 10:06
With many businesses in Australia crying out for talent, could it prove a potential relocation target? Few people in the UK will have heard of Coles Supermarkets, but in Australia, it's as big a household name as Tesco. It's also bucking economic tre More...23 October 2012 16:37
The public sector cannot continue to rely on pay and benefits packages to draw in new recruits, as better deals will soon be on offer in private-sector companies.
This is according to interim findings from a study by the Centre for Economics and Bus More...17 October 2012 15:47
The employment rate for new graduates has remained stable despite fears that the weakening economy and public-sector cuts might limit the number of roles available.
This is according to research by the Higher Education Career Services Unit (HECSU), More...11 October 2012 15:23
Disability and poor health are preventing nearly half a million people who are close to retirement from working, a figure that will only increase as the state pension age (SPA) rises, an analysis by the TUC has concluded. The research, which was publ More...27 September 2012 16:22
Banks feature heavily in a list of the top 10 employers for working families, with Barclays, Citi, the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) and UBS all taking top spots.
The Top Employers for Working Families Benchmark and Awards, founded by work-life organ More...25 September 2012 14:00
This week is national work-life week, aimed at encouraging employers and employees to give some thought as to how they might better balance the demands of the workplace and the home. Laura Czapiewski, product manager for childcare vouchers at More...25 September 2012 11:52
Greater openness towards flexible working has been a positive outcome of the recession, according to a report released today by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) Flexible Work Commission. The commission interviewed 29 businesses an More...20 September 2012 15:29