Recruitment & retention

Service charge or a tip: Are bonuses necessarily deserved?WestEnd61/REX/Shutterstock

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

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


Companies shorten recruitment times to get staff in quicker

Almost half of employers have had to shorten the time it takes to recruit someone because they want to hire...


Seven in 10 organisations use social media to hire

Around seven in 10 organisations now use social media for recruitment purposes, according to the latest data on recruitment metrics...

There are approximately 50,000 temporary healthcare posts in Madrid. Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock.

ECJ: do not use fixed-term contracts for permanent needs

A European Court of Justice (ECJ) case challenged the legality of Spanish legislation that permits the renewal of fixed-term contracts...

2017 employment law changes: are you ready?

Employment law changes 2017: eight priorities for HR

Significant employment law changes are anticipated for 2017, amid the ongoing uncertainty resulting from the Brexit referendum.
Large compliance projects...


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

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


Regulatory references: Improving culture in the financial services sector

With widespread reforms impacting employers in the financial services industry, what obligations will they have on providing regulatory references?

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Retention of staff

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