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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Apprenticeship levy: are smaller businesses ready?

Smaller businesses could be underestimating the impact of the apprenticeship levy on their organisation, according to new XpertHR Benchmarking research...

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Why are millennials stressed and what can we do about it?

25 Nov 2016

A recent survey by LifeWorks found that 90% of millennials had been distracted by stress at work, despite being perceived...

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Barclays’ Youth Employment Initiative recognised at Personnel Today Awards 2016

22 Nov 2016

The Personnel Today Awards’ Youth Employment Initiative category recognises organisations going the extra mile to engage and develop 16 to...

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Welsh Water cleans up with Graduate Scheme of the Year 2016

22 Nov 2016

Welsh Water returned victorious from London’s Park Lane this week after winning the Graduate Scheme of the Year at the...

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Apprenticeships guide for employers launched by Open University and KPMG

14 Nov 2016

The Open University has launched a new guide for employers aimed at getting the best out of apprenticeships in anticipation...

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Recruiting, engaging and retaining young workers: take part in our survey

2 Nov 2016

XpertHR is running a short benchmarking survey on the recruitment, engagement and retention of young workers.
Take part in the...

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Visible tattoos: time to relax policies on employee appearance?

21 Sep 2016

New research on appearance at work from Acas shows that employers may be out of touch with changing public attitudes...

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Mindset and match: recruiting millennials is about more than speed

4 Aug 2016

Speeding up recruitment processes may appease applicants, but it won’t get to the heart of why some employers are failing...

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The heat is on: six summer employment issues

18 Jul 2016

With temperatures set to hit the high 20-degrees this week, employers may have to deal with a raft of summer...

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HR’s role in building vital infrastructure skills

24 May 2016

The Government announced ambitious plans to invest almost £500 billion in improving the UK’s infrastructure at the last budget. But...

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Penguin Random House HRD: “Degrees are a lazy sifting tool”

25 Apr 2016

Penguin Random House this year joined a select group of employers to remove the requirement for a degree for new...

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Selecting apprentices: lessons we can learn from Germany

14 Mar 2016

As National Apprenticeship Week begins, Howard Grosvenor looks at how German companies are selecting apprentices by supporting candidates to identify...

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Managing young people: the business where most employees retire at 20

9 Mar 2016

How do you manage a workforce that by its very nature needs to move on at 20?

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Name-blind recruitment for NHS and civil service by 2020

8 Feb 2016

The announcement by the Cabinet Office follows David Cameron’s pledge at October’s Conservative party conference to remove bias in recruitment...

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Havas People and NOMS take top prize at 2016 RAD Awards

1 Feb 2016

A campaign to recruit prison officers has won the coveted Work of the Year prize at the 2016 RAD Awards....

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