Economics, government & business

‘What is needed from the employees of the future?’

1 Jun 2004

Having produced an interim report on reforming post-14 education, Mike Tomlinson is keen to hear the views of HR. Scott...

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DTI publishes proposals for anti-discrimination merger

12 May 2004

The
Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal
Opportunities Commission are to be merged to create...

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Women are the key to filling skills gaps

11 May 2004

The Equal Opportunities Commission has identified a major source of skills that can help out the construction, engineering and IT sectors - women.

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Join the culture club

11 May 2004

HR must get to grips with cultural differences if offshore outsourcing is to succeed.

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DTI predicts massive rise in UK call centre jobs

6 May 2004

The
UK’s call centre industry is set to gain around 200,000 jobs in the next three
years, according to a...

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Out of site

1 May 2004

Employers in the construction industry need to wake up to anti-discrimination and equal opportunity laws before there is a further slump in skills shortages and manpower.

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DTI initiative planned to stamp out bullying

1 May 2004

A Government drive to stamp out workplace bullying should help employers
come to terms with one of the most difficult...

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How will the Budget affect HR?

30 Mar 2004

Alex Blyth looks at the HR implications of the chancellor's Budget decisions for employers and staff

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Forward thinking

1 Mar 2004

In 2003, British trade unions made their voices heard on a number of different issues. Trades Union Congress general secretary Brendan Barber outlines the 2004 agenda

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Unions push DTI into probing job exports

10 Feb 2004

The
DTI has launched a major investigation into the offshoring of British work
after trade union pressure and the exodus...

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Your move

1 Feb 2004

Relocating a workplace opens a whole can of worms in terms of employee rights to redundancy and extra payments. Consider...

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Mind the gap

1 Feb 2004

In the second part of our series on skills needs and forecasts, Alison Thomas looks at how employers are dealing with the mismatch between the output of the education system, efforts in vocational training and the skills and knowledge they require from their staff

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DTI announces common dates for introducing employment laws

15 Jan 2004

The
Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has published the first annual statement
on changes to domestic employment law, including...

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The year of the self-employed

6 Jan 2004

Is the workplace revolution and the rise of the temp at last about to take place after the lost years of the 1990s?

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DTI welcomes report on making the most of people assets

3 Nov 2003

Trade
and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt has welcomed a new report which explains
how companies can make the most of...

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