I need to cut costs at my company, and I am thinking about introducing fixed-term contracts for new staff. Some of these will be working on a specific project, but for the rest, I just want to be able to let them go after a fixed period of time if I can More...03 May 2011 16:22
With youth unemployment soaring, the cost of attending university set to rocket and employers' recruitment budgets hit by the recession, young people could be forgiven for thinking that getting a decent job will be impossible in the coming years.
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The number of employees resigning from their jobs has fallen by 50% in three years, according to a report published today by XpertHR . Despite the drop in resignations, it was still the most common reason for employees in the 2010 report leaving More...01 October 2010 16:25
When dealing with the complex area of employment law, it's important your organisation isn't caught out by various myths. Check out XpertHR's exclusive myth-busting guide to some common employment law questions. Click on the links to be taken to X More...20 July 2010 15:30
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 recent job cuts at the BMW Mini plant in Cowley have raised a number of questions about agency worker rights. The government is now preparing to launch its consultation on implementing the Agency Workers Directive (AWD) in the UK, and HR professionals can still influence the outcome of this important piece of legislation.
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Legal Q&Aagency workers Huw Cooke, associate, Burges Salmon With More...24 February 2009 11:09
The global financial crisis will force companies to offer short-term contracts rather than permanent jobs to new employees, according to academics. Vicente Cuñat, a finance lecturer at the London School of Economics, has warned that firms will be te More...09 December 2008 10:48
Enfield Technical Services Ltd v Payne and BF Components Ltd v Grace Facts Mr Payne worked for Enfield Technical Services as, at his request, a self-employed sub-contractor. He worked exclusively for Enfield but received no sick or holid More...27 May 2008 00:00
Demand for permanent staff is slowing as employers continue to favour a flexible workforce, research has shown. The monthly Report on Jobs for March signalled a modest rise in permanent staff appointments following February's slight decline. Over More...09 April 2008 08:03
Employers' bodies have slammed trade union plans to lobby government for a ban on the use of 'zero-hour' contracts.
Delegates at the Public and Commercial Services Union (PCS) annual conference in Brighton earlier this month voted for a campaign to More...29 May 2007 08:00
Someone employed on successive fixed-term contracts will now be entitled to permanent employment. More...27 June 2006 11:16
The government is paying IT and management consultants more than £2,000 a day, according to a Mail on Sunday story. More...22 August 2005 11:35
Although some pitfalls remain, fixed-term contracts could be back in favour
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As more contractors move into financial services, public sector employers will find it increasingly difficult to maintain their 20 per cent reliance on fixed term IT staff More...03 February 2005 11:20
Companies' insistance on using short-term contractors is producing bonsai businesses that are unable to grow properly More...21 January 2005 15:00
Demand for IT contractors has increased dramatically over the past year as organisations step up their investment in IT development.
The number of contractor vacancies advertised has jumped from 16,518 to 29,898, an increase of 81 per cent betw More...19 October 2004 16:41
Where does NI liability fall? Ansell , a software engineer, worked for clients on special defence projects under contracts that provided his services via Ansell Computer Services (ACSL), an intermediary company formed by him. The contracts were for More...19 October 2004 00:00
If you use employment agencies or employment businesses to recruit new staff or temporary employees your relationships with such companies will undergo significant legal changes from 6 April. More...01 April 2004 15:36