From 2014, the statutory procedure for considering flexible working requests will be replaced by a requirement on employers to deal with all requests "in a reasonable manner". Paul McMahon and Neale Tosh consider the draft Acas code, which has been prod More...08 May 2013 10:36
Apprenticeships are increasingly being presented as the solution to the UK's youth unemployment and skills shortfall, but is it really that simple? Emma Parry asks whether or not apprenticeships really are a cure for the nation's employment problems.
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Job seekers focus most on salary and workplace benefits when looking for a new role, with job security now only the third most important factor, according a survey published today. The research, conducted by recruiter Randstad, found that 18% of resp More...28 March 2013 00:01
There are around 36,000 volunteer reservists in the UK, making up approximately 14% of the nation's total defence capacity. With the Government planning to increase the size of the reserve forces, more employers are likely to have members of the Territo More...25 March 2013 00:00
At the start of this year, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development said that last year's "jobs enigma" has made it difficult to predict the labour outlook for 2013 . During 2012, unemployment fell despite predictions to the contrary, y More...22 January 2013 12:46
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
Employers need to start planning how they are going to respond to the health and productivity challenges posed by an ageing working population, the conciliation service Acas has warned.
In a discussion paper on the future of the workplace , the org More...24 February 2011 15:26
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd . (NasdaqGS: CKSW), the leading provider of automated workforce management and optimisation solutions for the service industry, today announced that it has entered into a Global Partnership with HCL AXON, a divisio More...18 November 2010 00:00
Planning ahead to minimise unauthorised staff absences and ensure that work stations are manned, is crucial in the run up to, and during, the World Cup. By using a time and attendance solution, such as TA21 from Frontier Software , organ More...02 June 2010 11:26
Two of the UK’s leading business development organisations have joined forces in a move that will see organisations across London and the South East benefit from a broader range of services and expertise.
Capital Quality Ltd (CQL) is merging with Qu More...01 June 2010 09:03
Multinational firms saddled with huge people costs are considering downsizing their permanent workforce and hiring sub-contractors on a scale never seen before - presenting an "enormous" management task for HR.
IT giant IBM told Personnel Today th More...23 April 2010 16:53
Employers are planning on overhauling the way their organisations manage people post-recession, which could spell significant changes to HR models over the next decade, according to new research.
A study of about 70 UK CEOs found that 85% are plann More...23 February 2010 15:39
SportsDirect.com has selected workforce management solution, Kronos for Retail, to optimise the deployment of 17,000 employees in over 400 stores in the UK and Belgium.
The implementation of Kronos will give SportsDirect.com an integrated solution More...22 January 2010 10:27
Tesco has pledged to support its staff by hiring their redundant family members and friends to fill temporary Christmas vacancies. Almost 20% of Tesco employees have a family member or friend who has lost their job in the past 12 months, and the More...12 October 2009 09:33
The enforcement of the European Working Time Directive has led to patient deaths, and surgeons should be allowed to opt-out of the regulations, doctors have said.
The Royal College of Surgeons has said that since the implementation of the directive More...12 October 2009 08:39
The financial services sector could axe 60,000 jobs in total this year, the Daily Telegraph has reported.
Research conducted by the CBI and PricewaterhouseCoopers has found that up 15,000 jobs have been lost per quarter this year – mean More...05 October 2009 08:43
Marks and Spencer has announced it will recruit 20,000 temporary staff over the Christmas period despite tough economic conditions, The Times has reported. The news comes as the retailer revealed its like-for-like sales dropped by 0.5% in the More...30 September 2009 08:18
Now in its ninth year, the Top 40 Power Players aims to recognise HR's most prominent and influential professionals; those who have played a part in bringing people issues to the top of the business agenda and been a shining light for th More...28 September 2009 09:00
HR should be on the board. We've already had this debate within our business, and were considering the situation before the world started to collapse.
My personal belief is that we should have HR representation on the board - everybody claims that More...17 September 2009 15:51