Recruitment of young people

The recruitment of young people raises some specific challenges for employers. For example, there are working time restrictions on the hours that young workers of some ages can work. There are also restrictions placed on the employment of young persons in certain types of work and on the exposure of young persons to hazardous situations at work. There are different national minimum wage bands for younger workers.


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Under-25s earn less for doing the same work, argues charity

Workers aged under 25 are missing out on up to nearly £6,300 per year because they’re not entitled to the...

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Personnel Today Awards 2017: Award for Innovation in Recruitment

10 Oct 2017

As we round up the achievements of organisations to have successfully made the shortlist for this year’s Personnel Today Awards,...

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Deadline extended for the RAD Awards

2 Oct 2017

The organisers of the RAD Awards are pleased to announce that the deadline for entries has been extended.
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The RAD Awards 2018: Meet the judges

28 Sep 2017

As the closing date for submitting entries to the RAD Awards 2018 approaches, it’s time to meet the industry leaders...

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Personnel Today Awards 2017: Youth Employment Initiative

22 Sep 2017

In our continuing series of articles profiling those who have successfully made the shortlist for this year’s Personnel Today Awards,...

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Growth in apprenticeships outstripping graduate roles

21 Sep 2017

Roles open to apprentices have grown by almost a fifth, vastly outstripping growth in graduate jobs.
According to the Institute...

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Personnel Today Awards: Graduate Scheme of the Year

12 Sep 2017

In our continuing series of articles profiling those who have successfully made the shortlist for this year’s Personnel Today Awards,...

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Seasonal workers: key contractual issues for employers

29 Aug 2017

In sectors such as hospitality, tourism, retail and agriculture, seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain times...

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Almost half of HR professionals unaware of new GCSE grading system

24 Aug 2017

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

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The heat is on: six summer employment issues

19 Jun 2017

With temperatures exceeding 30 degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer...

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Millennials: Is your employee experience relevant enough?

14 Jun 2017

There are hordes of clichés around millennial workers, but which attributes should your organisation keep front of mind when hiring ...

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HR tech: Virtual reality gives candidates a feel for culture at PwC

1 Jun 2017

Could a virtual reality tour give candidates a better feel for an organisation’s culture before they apply? Cath Everett looks...

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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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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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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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