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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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How can the engineering sector find its Hidden Figures?

11 May 2017

The engineering sector, as with much of the STEM sector, suffers from a woeful lack of female talent. The Institution ...

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Spring Budget 2017: T-Levels and taxes on self-employed

8 Mar 2017

Philip Hammond used today’s Spring Budget to launch a series of measures aimed at boosting technical skills and productivity and...

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Industrial strategy’s skills proposals “deeply disappointing” – BEIS Committee

3 Mar 2017

The Government’s flagship industrial strategy, set out in a Green Paper in January, lacks the necessary detail and commitments required...

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UK managers lack some of most desired leadership skills, research finds

24 Jan 2017

UK managers are ill equipped to lead and get the best from their people, according to surveys from the CIPD...

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EU citizens working in the UK: will the Government listen to employers’ wishes?

12 Jan 2017

At the top of the agenda for Brexit negotiations will be freedom of movement and the status of EU citizens...

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International recruitment and immigration charges: tips for employers

6 Dec 2016

Employers will be able to reduce costs when recruiting international talent if they can “frontload” next year’s recruitment before April,...

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Careers guidance failings “unacceptable” say MPs

2 Nov 2016

Government failure to address inadequacies in careers guidance is “unacceptable” according to the chairs of the Education, Skills and the...

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Why all workforce plans should address digital skills shortages

28 Sep 2016

The skills shortage in technology isn’t just a problem for businesses in the digital space. Employers need to focus on...

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How employers can break the re-offending cycle

13 Sep 2016

Young entrepreneur Jacob Hill has just launched Offploy, which guides businesses through the HR, legal and ethical minefield associated with...

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Harnessing the gig economy could solve skills shortages

28 Jul 2016

The legal status of workers in the gig economy must be clarified so that businesses and individuals can thrive, according...

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MPs: Skills gap exacerbated by “inadequate” careers advice

5 Jul 2016

“Patchy” and inadequate career advice resulting from Government policy is worsening the skills gap in the jobs market and damaging...

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HR’s role in building vital infrastructure skills

24 May 2016

The Government announced ambitious plans to invest almost £500 billion in improving the UK’s infrastructure at the last budget. But...

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Candidates becoming choosier about their next role

7 Mar 2016

PROMOTED | Job candidates are becoming increasing selective about their next career move, according to new research from Totaljobs.

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Shortage of candidates a barrier to full employment, survey finds

12 Feb 2016

Almost three-quarters of UK businesses do not believe that David Cameron’s target of full employment will be achieved in the...

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