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GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers

For the past three decades, employers have advertised roles requiring candidates to have a certain number of GCSEs at “grade...

Spring means only one thing for HR professionals: preparing for a raft of new employment laws. Photo: Matthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock.

April 2017: nine key employment law changes

10 Apr 2017

Are you up to date with all this month's employment law changes? We round the nine most important legislative...

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Apprenticeship levy comes into force

6 Apr 2017

New Regulations requiring companies with a wage bill of more than £3 million to pay an apprenticeship levy come into...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2017: Tax-free childcare and the apprenticeship levy

4 Apr 2017

The Tax-free Childcare scheme is due to be phased in from 28 April 2017, with employers’ childcare voucher schemes being...

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Claire Berrett, British Gas apprentice, qualified as an engineer, after previously working in retail

Centrica Group HRD: It’s time to extract the hidden value from the apprenticeship levy

4 Apr 2017

From Thursday, large companies must begin to pay a levy to help fund apprenticeships in the UK. Jill Shedden MBE,...

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£25,000 for early termination of apprenticeship contract

4 Apr 2017

An employment tribunal has awarded £25,000 for breach of contract to an employee whose apprenticeship was ended early. Stephen Simpson...

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Lifelong learning: Generations need to work together better for it to succeed

3 Apr 2017

If the Government wants to make a success of lifelong learning, it first must address the generation question, claims Chris...

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Apprenticeship levy and targets will fail to solve skills shortage

31 Mar 2017

The Government’s flagship apprenticeships policies, including the apprenticeship levy that comes into force next week, lack focus and will not...

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Learning teams must accelerate the path towards digital, says leading analyst

30 Mar 2017

L&D teams want technology to deliver better experiences and increase employee engagement with learning, according to one of Europe’s leading...

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Personnel Today Awards 2017 open for entries

29 Mar 2017

Is your HR team at the heart of your organisation? Are you getting the recognition you deserve? Your opportunity to...

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Women better suited to leadership

28 Mar 2017

Women are better leaders than their male colleagues, according to research.
Professor Øyvind L Martinsen, head of leadership and organisational...

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Will the apprenticeship levy mean smaller businesses lose out?

10 Mar 2017

It is the Government’s flagship policy to fix the UK’s skills problem, a well-intentioned “tax” on employers to raise £3...

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Top 10 HR questions February 2017: Gender pay gap reporting and the apprenticeship levy

9 Mar 2017

What's keeping HR professionals awake at night?

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Apprenticeship levy: Why degree apprenticeships should be on your list

6 Mar 2017

Are you firming up plans for spending your apprenticeship funding...

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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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