It is in employers' interests to enable older workers to remain in employment for as long as possible, with more than half (56%) of those over the age of 55 planning to remain in work beyond state retirement age, according to the Chartered Institute of More...04 December 2012 15:48
A new organisation put in place to oversee criminal records checking, referral and barring has formally gone live.
The Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) was formed following the merger of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent More...03 December 2012 13:25
The Work Programme, the Government's flagship welfare-to-work scheme, has been branded a "miserable failure" after it did not meet its targets.
Only 3.53% of unemployed people found sustainable work (defined as a job for six months or more), u More...27 November 2012 15:47
Personnel Today's webinar on the topic of metrics in talent management, which took place on Tuesday 27 November 2012, has now been archived and is available to watch. Register now to view this free webinar This webinar, presented in ass More...27 November 2012 14:00
Improving the talent pipeline of female leaders at work could benefit businesses to the tune of £5 billion a year, yet HR professionals neither recognise the potential returns nor the ambitions of female managers they employ, a report has found.
Th More...26 November 2012 15:38
In a recent survey on employment trends in 2012, the CBI reported that the increased costs and complexity brought about by the Agency Workers Regulations 2010 have resulted in more than half of companies reducing their use of agency workers an More...16 November 2012 12:35
One hundred of the UK's leading employers of apprentices were honoured at The Skills Show in Birmingham last night at the launch of the second Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list.
The list, compiled by the National Apprenticeship Service and More...15 November 2012 13:57
Casual Films is a supporter of the 2013 RAD Awards, and the company is a keen advocate of using video in recruitment communications. Here, they tell us why it is so effective. The use of video in recruitment communications has grown massively, mostly More...15 November 2012 08:49
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