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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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L&D must make itself relevant for the future, says CIPD chief executive

17 May 2017

Learning professionals need to get out of their “bubble” and realise that not everything they have done in the past...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

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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Six ways every employer should be using video (webinar)

9 May 2017

Tues 6 June 2017, 2pm. We explore six ways that employers should use video – and not just in their L&D...

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Award-winning brew: 2016 victors SABMiller on a profitable learning initiative

8 May 2017

Brewing company SABMiller were the winners of the coveted overall trophy at the 2016 Personnel Today Awards. We spoke to...

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Neil Morrison leaves Penguin Random House for Severn Trent

8 May 2017

One of the UK’s most well-known HR directors, Neil Morrison, is swapping memoirs for reservoirs as he leaves book publishing...

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PPMA 2017: Leadership and evidence-based HR in the public sector

5 May 2017

Two themes dominated the Public Service People Managers’ Association (PPMA) annual seminar: leading change and the need for evidence-based HR...

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Top 10 HR questions April 2017: General Data Protection Regulation

4 May 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will introduce significant changes to the data protection regime, along with increased penalties for...

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

21 Apr 2017

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

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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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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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