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Occupational health research round-up: July 2015

1 Jul 2015

This month’s round-up of recently published occupational health research looks at the risks run by journalists in their working life,...

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Getting off to a good start with temporary staff induction

22 May 2015

Many employers focus their induction efforts on permanent staff, but a new online onboarding system can help them ensure that...

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How should we approach talent management in the future?

11 May 2015

Many ideas around the workforce of the future focus on the type of work done or where it will take...

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Micropreneur rights: how do we protect workers in the digital age?

31 Mar 2015

As a new generation of online marketplaces, such as transportation service Uber, start to disrupt existing business models, the big...

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Three ways HR can understand the workplace of the future

13 Mar 2015

So much has been written about the workplace of the future. But beyond the holograms and space-age offices, what are...

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Flexible working policies will bolster recruitment

20 Sep 2013

This time last year, the working world was returning to normality as the London Olympic and Paralympic Games drew to...

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Flexible working helps employers compete during recession

20 Sep 2012

Greater openness towards flexible working has been a positive outcome of the recession, according to a report released today by...

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Freelancers key to SME growth

20 Jan 2011

More than half (52%) of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) believe that freelancers are key to their stability and growth.This...

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UK employees take second jobs to cope with credit crunch

23 Jun 2008

Thousands of UK employees are taking second jobs to deal with growing consumer inflation, according to an online jobs,...

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PeoplePerHour facilitates surge in small business outsourcing

29 May 2008

Outsourcing was once exclusively associated with large companies developing large-scale business processes abroad – such as overseas call centres. PeoplePerHour...

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Skills funding misses 25% of workforce – the self-employed and those working for small businesses

20 Jul 2007

Freelancers, the self-employed and small business owners – nearly four million people – have been left out of the government’s skills...

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BBC freelancers make history with union recognition vote

2 May 2003

freelancers in Bristol have won the right to vote on union recognition.
legal body which oversees new legislation...

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Freelancers’ popularity grows in PR

21 Nov 2000

 Public relations companies are increasingly using a freelance workforce, a study has found.A survey by Leeds Metropolitan University says the...

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