Friday podcast: Economic downturn advice, Working Time Directive opt-out, unemployment, age discrimination

Our weekly HR news and analysis audio programme includes:




  • advice from a senior HR director about the function’s role during the economic downturn


  • how a hotel chain is preparing for the UK losing its opt-out to the Working Time Directive next month, meaning employees will not be able to work more than 48 hours a week


  • an interview with employment minister Tony McNulty on unemployment and how Job Centre Plus has challenging times ahead, and


  • whether employers that stipulate that a job needs a degree candidate is classed as age discrimination.

Presenter Louisa Peacock is joined by Guy Logan and John Charlton. Co-edited and produced by Louisa Peacock and Guy Logan.



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