The rate of job growth in the UK slowed to its weakest in five months during May, as recruiters became more cautious about their hiring activity due to economic uncertainty in the UK and the eurozone. This is according to the latest Report More...12 June 2012 11:30
Recruiting in the "noughties" was tough; it was a decade in which we were all obsessed by "Generation Y" that was notoriously very hard to please. In HR and employment circles, Generation Y candidates seemed to have a huge amount of confidence, More...31 May 2012 16:56
Employers operating in London, and other areas where Olympic events are taking place, must consider the imminent road congestion and disruption to the public transport system that will result from this summer's Games. Many employers will have t More...30 May 2012 16:50
Professions such as law, journalism and medicine should be made open to applicants from a more diverse range of backgrounds, according to a government adviser.
Alan Milburn, former Labour minister and the coalition Government's social mobility advis More...30 May 2012 13:29
Efforts to bring more women onto the boards of FTSE 350 companies are being held back by selection processes that favour candidates who fit in with masculine boardroom cultures.
This is according to a report from the Equality and Human Rights Commis More...28 May 2012 10:34
Controversy surrounding the Beecroft report reached new heights yesterday when the Government published it ahead of schedule, due to the emergence of leaked copy. The Government was set to publish the report later this week but, in light of the More...22 May 2012 18:02
Earlier this month, the Government confirmed that it would temporarily be lifting the restriction on Sunday opening hours for large shops during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Although it is a temporary move, employers still need to plan More...22 May 2012 13:47
Labour turnover and absence are the two most fundamental metrics that an organisation can track in order to assess its health - and no organisation can control what it is not measuring.
Research on absence shows that organisations which record abse More...16 May 2012 16:04
Employers need to act now to avoid disruption caused by absence and misconduct during the 2012 Olympics. Kate Bland, associate solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, provides a checklist for employers.
Refresh workplace policies
Employers More...15 May 2012 12:35
The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called on the Government to "hold its nerve" on the planned extension of the right to request flexible working to all employees, which is expected to be announced in the Queen's Speech More...08 May 2012 14:40
Can an unsuccessful job applicant demand that the prospective employer provide him or her with documents about the successful applicant?
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held, in Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH , that there is More...08 May 2012 12:26
Trish Hopkinson, senior HR business partner at DHL Supply Chain, tells Personnel Today about the challenges involved in devising a prisoner-employment scheme.
More employers should consider employing ex-offenders, according to justice secretary Ke More...08 May 2012 00:01
Plans to lift restrictions on Sunday opening hours for large shops during the Olympics and Paralympics are a temporary measure and will not be implemented permanently after the Games, the Government has confirmed.
Trade union Usdaw, which represents More...03 May 2012 12:40
Government plans to reduce delays at Heathrow airport's border control by overhauling the shift system and providing reinforcements are "doomed" because they ignore the performance and engagement of individual staff, a resourcing expert has claimed.
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Young people want to bridge the gap between education and work, and improve their chances of finding employment by obtaining greater access to employers, according to research published today by City & Guilds.
City & Guilds says the research More...02 May 2012 10:20
Research from the Government, included in its call for evidence document on compensated no-fault dismissals for micro-businesses, found that dismissal was not one of the top 10 concerns for employers when hiring staff. The Government launched t More...23 April 2012 15:34
One of the big announcements in this year's Budget was the proposed relaxation of Sunday trading rules during the 2012 Olympics.
This will see businesses allowed to extend Sunday opening hours during the eight-week Olympic period, starting on Sunda More...13 April 2012 15:07
The booming Chinese economy means that technology firms - particularly e-commerce companies - are struggling to find skilled candidates and managers to help fuel that growth. The latest Salary and Employment Forecast from international recruit More...11 April 2012 09:49
A recent one-day flexible working initiative at O2 resulted in an extra 1,000 hours worked by staff, according to figures released by the telecoms firm.
On 8 February, O2 asked the entire workforce at its head office in Slough to work away from the More...02 April 2012 15:50
It is not long until the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games come to London, with the Olympic Games running from 27 July to 12 August 2012, followed by the Paralympic Games from 29 August to 9 September. The Games will inevitably affect employers in More...29 March 2012 14:44