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Almost half of HR professionals unaware of new GCSE grading system

Almost half of HR professionals are not aware of the new GCSE grading system, according to a poll by the...

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More than half of apprenticeship levy payers make use of funding, says Open University

6 Jul 2017

More than half of employers who pay the apprenticeship levy are already making use of it, according to research by...

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Top 10 HR questions June 2017: Maximum workplace temperature

4 Jul 2017

With a temperature of 34.5°C recorded at Heathrow, 21 June 2017 was Britain’s hottest June day for 40 years.
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Use apprenticeships to increase employment for those with learning disabilities, says charity

23 Jun 2017

Mencap is urging employers to use apprenticeships to increase levels of employment for people with learning disabilities.
The learning disability...

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Apprenticeships: Should you become an employer-provider?

22 Jun 2017

PROMOTED | With the recent apprenticeship reform many employers will be considering what is best for their businesses...

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Making the most of apprenticeships (webinar)

13 Jun 2017

ON DEMAND | Apprenticeships are under the spotlight, with planned changes to the way they are designed and delivered, as well as to how they are funded...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2017: Some other substantial reason

5 Jun 2017

Perhaps the general election means that the collective HR consciousness has its mind elsewhere, or maybe it’s the effect of...

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

18 May 2017

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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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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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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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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