Lindsay Clark

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CIPD proposes money-saving alternatives to redundancy

27 Mar 2009

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has set out its argument for alternatives to redundancy. The institute says that,...

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Flexible working request rights to be extended in April

27 Mar 2009

The government will introduce the extension of the right to request flexible working for parents of older children this April,...

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Government announces £22m European funding to help unemployed

27 Mar 2009

The government has announced £22m of new European funding to improve employment opportunities in the UK and develop people’s work...

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Legal and General increases job cuts total to 650

26 Mar 2009

Insurance firm Legal and General is set to make 650 redundancies, following an announcement of £1.5bn losses. The insurance company...

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1,000 more jobs and a new apprenticeship scheme for Whitbread

26 Mar 2009

Hotel and restaurant chain Whitbread will create 1,000 new jobs in 2009 as well as launching a new apprenticeship scheme....

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TUC’s learning and skills body earns ‘good’ Ofsted report

26 Mar 2009

Ofsted has praised the TUC’s learning and skills service for its partnership between employers and trade unions.U-Net, which was used...

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Construction blacklist scandal fails to ruffle feathers at CIPD

9 Mar 2009

The CIPD has said it would not contact HR managers working in construction firms named by the Information Commissioner’s Office...

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‘Printing money’ could reduce real value of salaries

6 Mar 2009

The Bank of England’s strategy of ‘printing money’, announced this week, will be good for employers because it could reduce...

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Blacklisting ban call after construction sector data protection scandal

6 Mar 2009

Construction union Ucatt has called on the government to outlaw blacklisting after an investigation by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)...

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Serial litigants could be stopped by HR sharing knowledge of suspicious claims

6 Mar 2009

A London-based solicitor is calling on the HR community to stop serial litigants making money from out-of-court settlements by sharing...

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Graduate salaries almost static as downturn puts pressure on pay

4 Mar 2009

Employers plan to increase the average graduate salary by just 0.5% in 2009, research by Incomes Data Services (IDS) has...

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Council apprenticeships and ‘taster’ schemes proposed to tackle unemployment

3 Mar 2009

Councils should create more apprenticeships and ‘work taster’ programmes in response to rising unemployment, according to a council leader’s report,...

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Jobs markets in UK and US falling in same way

3 Mar 2009

The UK and US jobs markets are falling in the same way, although the UK is three months behind the...

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Council job losses could reach 40,000 in 2009

2 Mar 2009

About 40,000 council jobs could be lost this year according to research from the Times newspaper. A survey of 106...

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Carphone Warehouse efficiency drive puts jobs at risk

27 Feb 2009

Mobile phone group Carphone Warehouse has announced that 450 jobs are at risk of redundancy, although the firm said it...

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