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Does Google for Jobs signal an upheaval in recruitment marketing?

23 Jan 2019

When Google for Jobs launched in the UK last year, recruiters warned it would disrupt the online jobs market. Despite...

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Wording of restrictive covenants comes under Supreme Court spotlight

23 Jan 2019

Employers are being warned about the wording of restrictive covenants...

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Retail jobs threat continues as Patisserie Valerie collapses

23 Jan 2019

Around 900 staff are expected to be made redundant at Patisserie Valerie, as a rescue deal failed to save the...

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Benchmark your employee engagement levels against other employers

22 Jan 2019

PROMOTED | With retaining, motivating and engaging staff key to business performance, employee engagement has never been more vital to the UK economy ...

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High-growth firms crowd out competition for talent

22 Jan 2019

The UK’s efforts to boost productivity while ironing out regional inequalities in job creation may be fundamentally at odds, according...

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Employees will share data if it makes them more productive

22 Jan 2019

Almost nine in 10 employees would be happy for their employers to collect data on them if it meant their...

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Hipster job culture: baristas and flexible working

Hipster jobs boost helping to drive the economy

22 Jan 2019

Roles involving beards, tattoos, downward dogs, artisan coffee and no doubt the odd craft beer are playing an increasingly important...

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Millions of EU citizens can apply for settled status for free

21 Jan 2019

Millions of EU citizens can now apply for “settled status” in the UK as the government launched the final phase...

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Talent pool fails to keep pace with rapid rise of AI

21 Jan 2019

A shortage of talent is slowing the uptake of AI systems prompting a need for organisations to devise training programmes...

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City man stressed out financial services

Financial services stress levels at highest since crash

21 Jan 2019

The number of stress-related absences in financial services is higher now than in the immediate aftermath of the 2008 financial...

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Outsourced Whitehall support workers to strike over low pay

21 Jan 2019

Cleaners, receptionists and security guards at the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS)...

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Law firm tops LGBT-inclusive employer rankings

21 Jan 2019

International legal giant Pinsent Masons has been named the most inclusive employer in the UK by LGBT equality charity Stonewall...

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What to look for in an organisation when job-hunting in HR

21 Jan 2019

The world is your oyster when it comes to looking for HR roles. From the law to finance, healthcare and...

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Study finds ‘alarming’ bias against minority ethnic candidates

18 Jan 2019

Research has uncovered an “alarming” level of discrimination against job seekers from minority ethnic backgrounds, who need to send an...

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