Greg Pitcher

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Construction sector at risk of 90,000 redundancies

16 Jan 2009

A whopping 90,000 jobs could be axed across the construction industry in the first half of 2009, a trade body...

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Limit migrant workers during recession CIPD chief tells MPs

16 Jan 2009

CIPD chief economist John Philpott has called for further restrictions on migration into the UK during the economic downturn.Philpott told...

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Leitch Review targets condemned as ‘unrealistic and unachievable’ by MPs

16 Jan 2009

An influential group of MPs has branded the Leitch Review skills targets that consume hundreds of millions of pounds of...

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HR profession urged to stick to guns despite sniping from line managers

15 Jan 2009

Senior HR figures have urged the profession to stick to its guns after line managers attacked its performance during the...

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Interview: Richard Balfe, Conservative trade union envoy

15 Jan 2009

2009 will see the Conservative Party develop a stronger bond with unions as the party prepares for a possible general election. Labour defector and now Tory trade union envoy Richard Balfe talks to Personnel Today.

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Line managers not affected by recession

14 Jan 2009

More than one third of line managers polled as recently as December reported that the economic downturn had not affected...

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Employers get £2,500 golden hello to recruit unemployed

12 Jan 2009

Employers will be paid £2,500 to recruit and train people who have been out of work for six months or...

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Ethnic minority police recruits more likely to drop out

12 Jan 2009

Ethnic minority police recruits are twice as likely as white recruits to drop out in their first six months of...

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Alan Milburn to head commission on social mobility

12 Jan 2009

Alan Milburn has been appointed by prime minister Gordon Brown to chair a panel of industry leaders bidding to help...

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Sexual orientation strategy is key to Lloyds TSB Stonewall survey win

12 Jan 2009

The group chief executive of Lloyds TSB has paid tribute to the bank’s sexual orientation strategy after it was named...

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Health and safety reforms could tip struggling firms over the edge

9 Jan 2009

Under-pressure employers have been warned that a new law means that one health and safety failing could push them into...

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Newcastle Building Society cuts 150 jobs

9 Jan 2009

Newcastle Building Society has slashed 150 jobs as the employment carnage continues. The firm – which last year boasted it...

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Recruitment agency scandals exposed in government report

9 Jan 2009

Shocking details of illegal recruitment agency activity have emerged in a government report.The Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate’s annual report, published...

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Flexible working could be the key to weathering winter storms

9 Jan 2009

Embracing flexible working could help employers avoid the kind of disruption caused by last week’s freezing weather and winter viruses,...

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Government denies rewriting Equality Bill to expose private sector pay gaps

9 Jan 2009

The government has dismissed as “nonsense” speculation that it is rewriting the draft Equality Bill to force private sector employers...

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