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Employment levels to rise but candidates fight for low-skilled vacancies

There are 24 applicants chasing every low-skilled job vacancy, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD and...

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Employment status: Pimlico Plumbers case heads to Supreme Court

9 Aug 2017

The Supreme Court has granted Pimlico Plumbers permission to appeal against the Court of Appeal decision that a plumber who...

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Jobs market continues to confound expectations

8 Aug 2017

Despite the uncertainty surrounding Brexit, the number of staff appointments made by recruitment consultancies grew at its fastest rate for...

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Gig economy: Addison Lee courier was worker

3 Aug 2017

An employment tribunal has found that an Addison Lee courier was a worker and not an independent contractor, in the...

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Government asks committee to look into post-Brexit immigration

27 Jul 2017

The Government has commissioned an in-depth report into how immigration will be managed after Brexit.
Home secretary Amber Rudd has...

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Should HR own customer experience?

27 Jul 2017

Is it time for organisations to face up to the difficult question of who owns customer experience? Where should HR...

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Taylor review: Establishing employment status

19 Jul 2017

XpertHR’s consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the proposals in the Taylor review to clarify employment status, as well as...

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The Taylor Review was right about digital skills

19 Jul 2017

The publication of the Taylor Review into modern employment practices last week called for higher quality jobs. But how we...

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Finance and HR: It’s time to collaborate

17 Jul 2017

HR and finance are used to operating in silos, but marrying the two functions can bring major benefits to businesses....

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Repeal Bill: No immediate change for workers’ rights

14 Jul 2017

EU-derived legislation such as the Working Time Directive, TUPE and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will continue to apply...

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Good work or bad? Reaction to the Taylor Review

11 Jul 2017

Any much-anticipated report is likely to divide opinion, and the Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices is no different. Rob...

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The Taylor Review: what employers need to know

11 Jul 2017

The long-awaited Taylor Review of modern employment practices emerged today, introduced at a press conference hosted by Prime Minister Theresa...

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Taylor Review urges employers to promote “good work” for all

11 Jul 2017

Matthew Taylor’s review of modern employment practices is published today, outlining seven key principles for “good quality work for all”....

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Dependent contractor status proposed in Taylor review

10 Jul 2017

An alternative worker status – dependent contractor – will be proposed by the Taylor review tomorrow alongside calls for new...

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Deliveroo calls for new gig worker status

7 Jul 2017

Food delivery company Deliveroo has announced plans to offer its self-employed couriers sick pay as it calls on the Government...

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