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Cardiff was ranked 11th for talent competitiveness, ahead of London and BirminghamBilly Stock / Robert Harding / REX / Shutterstock

Cardiff leads British cities as UK ranks third for talent

17 Jan 2017

The UK has been ranked third in the world for “talent competitiveness”, according to research that measures countries’ ability to...

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Three ways data integration can boost the value of your hiring systems

17 Jan 2017

Three important benefits can be achieved by integrating your recruitment, HR and talent systems, and allowing data to flow between...

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Inquiry into “fatherhood penalty” launched by Government

16 Jan 2017

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into how employers can better support fathers in the workplace.
The...

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Southern station staff help commuters during an RMT strike last weekGuy Bell/REX/Shutterstock

50 MPs call for tougher strike laws to end Southern Rail “misery”

16 Jan 2017

Fifty Conservative MPs have demanded tougher strike laws be introduced to stop the “widespread misery” suffered by Southern Rail commuters...

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Will Theresa May, seen here leaving the EU summit meeting in December 2016, support "EU associate citizenship" for UK nationals after Brexit? PHOTO: Pool Christopher Licoppe Belgia via ZUMA/press/REX/Shutterstock

Could “associate EU citizenship” become a worthwhile employee perk?

13 Jan 2017

The proposal by an MEP that UK nationals could take out “associate EU citizenship” could appeal to UK employers who...

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Firefighters claim pensions age discrimination

13 Jan 2017

Firefighters have challenged the Government and fire service employers on the introduction of the 2015 Firefighters’ Pension Scheme at an...

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Postcard from the future: A CHRO in 2021

13 Jan 2017

PROMOTED | We often talk about the future, but how often do we describe it?...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

13 Jan 2017

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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Adobe shares “Check-in”, its annual appraisal replacement

13 Jan 2017

Adobe Systems, one of a number of high-profile companies to ditch annual appraisals, has made its “Check-in” materials freely available...

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Agriculture is one of the sectos concerned about access to EU migrant labour as farmers are dependent on thousands of seasonal workers  to pick crops.  APA images/REX/Shutterstock

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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Workers feel trapped by “rigid” workplaces, ILM finds

12 Jan 2017

More than half of UK workers feel trapped by the rigid structure of their workplace, according to a survey by ...

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Is this person actually working? 10 bizarre reasons not to pay the national minimum wagePhoto: Lisa F Young

Top 10 lame excuses for not paying the minimum wage

11 Jan 2017

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has released 10 of the worst excuses for not paying the national minimum wage, as...

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O2’s head of HR: Equality initiatives cannot exist in a vacuum

11 Jan 2017

Statistics continue to show a dearth of women in senior positions at top companies. Government needs to work with business...

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Gender pay gap reporting: Your questions answered (webinar)

11 Jan 2017

Wednesday 8 February 2017, 2:00pm GMT
Gender pay gap reporting is high on HR’s to-do list for 2017, but what...

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Are bonuses becoming more like a service charge than a tip?

10 Jan 2017

As the bonus season begins, Gerry O’Neill looks at whether the annual “incentive” has become less of a discretionary gratuity...

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