Should we use apprenticeships to train managers?

The apprenticeship levy has attracted a lot of criticism of late, with many questioning why the scope is now so...

Thousands could be using fake degrees to apply for jobs

Thousands of workers and jobseekers could potentially be misleading employers about their qualifications after buying fake degree certificates online.

Nurses protest against pay restraint last year. 
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NHS lost more nurses than it recruited in 2017

The NHS is on the verge of a staffing crisis, according to the Royal College of Nursing, with more nurses...

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Brexit: Revised transition terms could extend freedom of movement

Revised guidelines on the UK’s exit from the EU suggest that the EU will toughen up its transition terms –...


Do social networks increase exposure to sexual harassment claims?

There is a school of thought that new forms of digital technology have driven a new wave of sexual harassment...

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Carillion workers “face uncertain future” after collapse

Thousands of workers face uncertainty after Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company, went into liquidation yesterday.
The company went...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

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


Amazon drivers’ false self-employment dispute settled

A courier company that delivers parcels for Amazon has settled a dispute with drivers that the GMB union claimed were...

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More men working part time than 20 years ago

There were more men in part-time roles in 2017 than there were two decades ago, resulting in a “hollowing out”...

Promoting healthier lifestyles and good nutrition can help reduce absence

Staff lose 30 days a year due to sickness absence and ‘presenteeism’

Employees lose an average of 30.4 working days a year due to sickness absence and underperformance at work due to...

Money worries can affect workers' productivity

Majority of workers worry inflation will overtake pay growth

Four out of five working people in the UK (80%) worry that inflation will outstrip their future pay, the RSA...

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Former Royal British Legion employee wins constructive dismissal case

An employment tribunal has found that a former case officer at The Royal British Legion was bullied by her line...

Employers could see delays in the sponsorship of non-EEA applicants if the Tier 2 (General) quota is hit

Beware of winter delays when sponsoring tier 2 general workers

Employers wishing to sponsor non-EEA nationals under tier 2 (general) this winter should be aware that there is no guarantee...

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