Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary admitted the cancellation of flights due to pilot holidays is "a mess"Niall Carson/PA Wire/PA Images

Managing annual leave: five common employer pitfalls

Mismanagement of annual leave can have a dramatic impact on a company’s business, as demonstrated by Ryanair’s cancellation of hundreds...
Degree-level apprenticeships have grown by around 50%, according to the ISEVOISIN/PHANIE/REX/Shutterstock

Growth in apprenticeships outstripping graduate roles

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

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Springboard injunctions: Case law shows mixed success

Employers often use interim or “springboard” injunctions to protect confidential information after employees decide to leave. But they are not...

Men (31%) are less likely to fall into HR by chance than women (35%) according to the research

HR becoming more female, less accidental career choice

The human resources profession is becoming increasingly female according to new research released this week. However, fewer people are “falling...

2016 winner Barclays' youth initiatives had a positive impact on local communities,  impressing the judges

Personnel Today Awards 2017: Youth Employment Initiative

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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A third of new starters experience poor onboarding

More than a third of new starters have had a poor onboarding experience, while for more than a fifth it...

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Using people analytics to drive retention success (webinar)

Achieving an optimum level of labour turnover is fundamental to maintaining organisational performance, but employers can struggle to retain key...

Vicarious liability: in the recent case of Various Claimants v Barclays Bank, the High Court ruled that Barclays was liable for sexual assaults committed by a doctor engaged by the bank to carry out medical examinations of prospective employees. Photo: Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock

Vicarious liability: employers face big damages for employees’ actions

Vicarious liability, where employers may be liable to pay damages for an employee’s or others’ actions, can result in high...

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Pensions Regulator in first auto-enrolment prosecution

The Pensions Regulator is bringing the first pensions auto-enrolment prosecution over allegations that a bus company and its managing director...

Protesters against human trafficking and modern slavery in LondonMatthew Chattle/REX/Shutterstock

Modern slavery statements: September deadline looms

Large employers with a financial year running from April to March should be gearing up to publish their second annual...

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