Louisa Peacock

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Default retirement age should be scrapped not ‘phased out’, equality group warns

13 May 2010

Plans to scrap the default retirement age (DRA) ‘in phases’ has angered an equality group that has actively campaigned with...

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Coalition agreement document: what the policies mean for employers

12 May 2010

The official document setting out the terms of the deal between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats in the new...

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Coalition Cabinet’s lack of women angers equality group

12 May 2010

An equality group is outraged that the new coalition Cabinet looks set to contain just one woman.
Prime minister David...

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Unemployment: Record high economically inactive must be prioritised by incoming coalition government

12 May 2010

The incoming coalition government must make reducing unemployment and creating jobs a priority after the latest job statistics revealed a...

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Boosting staff wellbeing can improve financial performance, research reveals

11 May 2010

A decisive link between promoting employee wellbeing and boosting shareholder return has been made in a new research project to...

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Small business calls for post-election clarity and credible governance system

7 May 2010

Small businesses have urged politicians to come up with a credible system of governance as the country is on track...

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Hung parliament fears for business realised as no party wins election majority

7 May 2010

Business fears over a hung parliament have now materialised as too few seats remain undeclared for the Conservatives to claim...

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Migrant workers ‘row’ in final TV Leaders’ Debate

30 Apr 2010

Nick Clegg came under fire last night for his plans to introduce an amnesty for illegal immigrants and ‘regional migration’...

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Police officer denied promotion due to lack of degree was not discriminated against

29 Apr 2010

A police officer in his 60s who was prevented from applying for a promotion because he did not hold a...

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HR chief’s 130-mile green trip raises charity cash

26 Apr 2010

The Royal College of Nursing’s HR chief has raised more than £4,500 for charity after completing a bike ride from...

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Friday podcast; How HR dealt with volcano chaos and future workforce plans from IBM

23 Apr 2010

HR news and views including:

How HR coped with staff absence as thousands of employees were trapped abroad due to...

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IBM crowd sourcing could see employed workforce shrink by three quarters

23 Apr 2010

Multinational firms saddled with huge people costs are considering downsizing their permanent workforce and hiring sub-contractors on a scale never...

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Graduate and apprenticeship schemes inundated with applicants

23 Apr 2010

Graduate schemes and apprenticeships at a number of high-profile employers are continuing to be inundated as youth unemployment remains close...

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National minimum wage flouted by charities, union claims

23 Apr 2010

A number of charities are flouting the law by not paying the national minimum wage (NMW) when staff ‘sleep over’,...

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Organisational development will help firms manage change, CIPD says

21 Apr 2010

HR professionals are too process-driven to reap the benefits of using organisational development (OD) when managing change, delegates at a...

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