Graduate job applications are becoming sharper and more targeted as graduates seek to increase their employability, or "E Factor", according to research published today by talent management specialist Alexander Mann Solutions (AMS).
As a result of t More...23 May 2013 12:08
One in five small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) has been encouraged to expand following the Government's introduction of the employment allowance, which offers £2,000 a year towards businesses' national insurance (NI) contributions.
The More...22 May 2013 13:56
Managing HR in a business where the very nature of what it does means it is going to get smaller is a challenge few might relish. But Andrew Donovan, HR director at nuclear decommissioning company Magnox, seems to take it all in his stride. At 2012's Pe More...17 May 2013 09:05
This line manager briefing examines the issues that line managers should take into account, and the steps that they should take, when making a job offer. This line manager briefing includes information on: Making the offer autho More...13 May 2013 11:49
This line manager briefing looks at the law and good practice on recruitment interviewing, including how to avoid bias and discriminatory questions. This line manager briefing includes information on: Sickness absence during pregnancy I More...10 May 2013 14:59
Summary Click on any of the hyperlinks to go to more detailed guidance below. Recognise that there is a statutory duty under the Equality Act 2010 for employers to safeguard against discrimination on grounds of disability, and that this applies More...10 May 2013 13:11
Our latest research explores the key issues arising when carrying out background checks on potential recruits - for example, how best to obtain references and how employers deal with references or criminal records checks that reveal adverse information More...10 May 2013 12:32
Psychometric testing has been in the news recently, and not in a good way. According to recent reports, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has required unemployed people to take "bogus" psychometric tests, and threatened to take their benefits a More...10 May 2013 11:16
Our latest research looks at the use of social networking media for recruitment, including how employers use such platforms as LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and Google+ in their search for suitable candidates. On this page: About th More...10 May 2013 10:27
The recession - and the very vivid fear of dipping back into it - has affected many areas of our personal and working lives over the last few years. When it comes to recruitment and resourcing, employers are responding to the challenging econo More...29 April 2013 13:00
A mismatch in expectations between employers and young people is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment, according to a report published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Business in the Community. Th More...25 April 2013 15:07
Eight employers out of 10 agree to the majority of flexible working requests from employees, according to research published today.
The XpertHR survey found that 79% of respondents grant between 75% and 100% of requests from employees to w More...22 April 2013 11:37
"Big data" offers HR an opportunity to take a more data-driven, analytical and strategic approach to recruitment, and enables businesses to ask new kinds of questions. Traditionally, they focused on: "How has the business performed?" Now, More...19 April 2013 09:20
Construction firms that engaged in the systematic blacklisting of workers are continuing to avoid full responsibility for their actions, according to the Government's Scottish Affairs Committee.
The committee has published an interim report on black More...16 April 2013 15:14
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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News that 17-year-old Paris Brown has resigned from her job as the UK's first youth police and crime commissioner , in the wake of a media storm about comments she made on Twitter when she was just 14, raises important questions about recruitment p More...12 April 2013 12:04
With an estimated one in five 16- to 25-year-olds currently out of work (according to figures from the Office for National Statistics) and a recent survey of 2,100 young people by the Prince's Trust showing that one in four believe their employment pros More...12 April 2013 10:38
The majority of organisations are planning to maintain or increase staff numbers during the next three months, despite facing continuing economic challenges. This is according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Co More...28 March 2013 08:46
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
Philip Whiteley asks whether or not "HR business partners" are signing up to a simplistic view of people as no more than a "cost". Experts say that the rush by HR professionals to align with short-term business goals can lead to higher rather th More...27 March 2013 12:47