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
Many employers are failing to recruit young workers despite the majority agreeing that they have a duty to help tackle youth unemployment, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development (CIPD). One organisation in More...19 September 2012 14:03
The Government's flagship scheme to reduce youth unemployment isn't going far enough to tackle the problem, according to a group of MPs. The Work and Pensions Select Committee said that the " youth contract" was a good start, but added tha More...19 September 2012 14:03
Continuing our quick catch-up with some of the judges for the 2013 RAD Awards, here we sit down with Tsz Wu from Pink Squid, winner of previous RAD Awards and a member of this year's panel.
1. What are the judges looking for in a winning entry?
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As the entry process for the 2013 RAD Awards gets into full swing, we continue our quick interviews with some of the judging panel. Here, we speak to Manda Crowder, co-founder of andsome and winner of an armful of RADs.
1. What are the judges looki More...14 September 2012 16:27
Well intentioned though it undoubtedly was, the 2006 Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act spread its net very wide, so its replacement by a more focused vetting and barring scheme is no great surprise, says John Charlton.
Employers with a duty to car More...10 September 2012 15:35
From 10 September 2012, a number of amendments to the vetting and barring scheme, which is designed to protect vulnerable individuals, come into force.
The Protection of Freedoms Act 2012 scales back the number of job roles covered by the vetting an More...05 September 2012 14:54
The number of "under-employed" workers in the UK has risen by 42% since 2008, with young people and low-skilled staff most likely to be working fewer hours than they would like.
This is according to a report by the TUC, which found that 3.3 million More...05 September 2012 12:56
Under the Equality Act 2010, employers are prevented from asking potential recruits questions about their health before a job offer is made, with some exceptions. This means that employers need to be careful about the questions they ask during the recru More...05 September 2012 09:51
Caroline Waters OBE, director of people and policy at BT, will deliver the opening address at next month's World of Learning conference, on how learning and development (L&D) has had to adapt to advances in technology and maintain a flexible More...05 September 2012 07:00
Recruiters using LinkedIn to source candidates should approach the information on the site with "a healthy amount of scepticism" as many profiles are exaggerated or out of date, a report has warned. Nearly one respondent in 10 (9%) who said that they More...03 September 2012 14:48
Olympics fever has meant that 2012 has been a boom year for the number of foreign nationals working in the UK, particularly in London. But as supermarket giant Tesco faces a potential six-figure fine for illegally employing foreign students at More...03 September 2012 10:33
Two-fifths (43%) of organisations that tried out flexible working schemes during the Olympics, such as allowing staff to work from home or altering hours, say that they are likely to continue operating such schemes now the Games have ended, research has More...24 August 2012 11:30
Graduates care more about career opportunities and their ability to make a difference in a role than their future salary prospects when applying to jobs, according to research from consulting firm Hay Group.
The survey found that graduate prior More...22 August 2012 11:59
Research from Hay Group found that graduates are more concerned about career opportunities than their future salary prospects when looking for jobs. Read the full article on the findings here .
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The number of employees resigning is at its lowest level in five years, with an average 9.3% of staff voluntarily leaving their jobs in 2011.
This is according to analysis of data from five years of XpertHR's annual labour turnover rates and costs s More...21 August 2012 10:08
Research-focused healthcare company Roche has been identified as the organisation with the best online career presence in the UK, according to a global study of more than 30,000 people. The Potentialpark Online Talent Communication study (OTaC) More...17 August 2012 13:00
According to the Potentialpark research into the online presence of recruiters, eight students in 10 said that they want to communicate with employers via mobile technology. Furthermore, 86% said they are already using or intend to use More...17 August 2012 13:00