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Budget 2020: Seven things employers may have missed

Given the covid-19 coronavirus has now been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation, chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Budget announcement...

Points-based immigration: five things employers can do now

24 Feb 2020

Employers have been advised not to panic in reaction to the newly published details on the proposed points-based immigration system...

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Fall in visa applications triggers skills warning for private sector

17 Feb 2020

Business consultancy warns of skills shortfall as number of visa applications from non-EU skilled workers has fallen.

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HS2 ‘will deliver jobs and skills investment’

11 Feb 2020

Prime minister Boris Johnson has given the “green signal” for the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail project, which business...

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Fast-track ‘Global Talent’ visas for top scientists unveiled

27 Jan 2020

“Top” international scientists, mathematicians and researchers will be able to apply to work in the UK under a fast-track visa...

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Learnability: Is LQ the new IQ?

6 Dec 2019

The concepts of IQ and EQ (emotional quotient) are well known by HR leaders, but should they be focusing their...

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RB opens £200m innovation hub in Hull

3 Dec 2019

Health and hygiene supplier RB, formerly Reckitt Benckiser, today opens a £200m centre in Hull as a “magnet” for the best scientific talent with 200 new jobs created.

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‘No gimmicks’ – how to attract more women into tech

18 Nov 2019

More than a third of recruits to companies under the wing of Stockholm tech investor Sting are women. How has this been achieved in a sector notoriously male dominated?

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Labour proposes free retraining to tackle ‘skills crisis’

12 Nov 2019

Labour will provide free lifelong retraining for all if it gets into power in next month’s general election.
It pledged...

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Staff ‘sabotaging’ robot co-workers, study finds

30 Sep 2019

Employees are “sabotaging” robots in their workplaces because of fears they will replace their jobs, researchers have found.
According to...

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Robots and automation: UK lags behind G7

18 Sep 2019

Entire regions of the UK face being left behind and British businesses could find themselves being uncompetitive, unless the government...

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International graduates offered two-year work visa

11 Sep 2019

International graduates will be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work under a new immigration...

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Boris Johnson’s fast-track visas for scientists criticised

9 Aug 2019

A fast-track visa route to help employers attract the “brightest and best” international scientists has been put forward by Boris...

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Technical qualifications to be revamped to boost uptake

9 Jul 2019

Level 4 and 5 qualifications are to become Higher Technical Qualifications under new proposals.

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How Philip Morris International’s workforce adapted to deliver new a strategy

27 Jun 2019

When Philip Morris International wanted stop making the product that made it what it is today, it needed to ensure its staff were on board.

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