This week’s news in brie

Your search is over… has upgraded its site search engine to provide results that are more relevant to the HR community. The new engine, known as ‘Zibb – strictly HR’, delivers contextual content quickly and provides more options for prioritising and narrowing results. Rob Willock, Personnel Today’s group editor, said: “Zibb is strictly focused on results that are relevant to HR, so that means better search matches and less wasted time for you.”

More diversity for lawyers

The College of Law and charity the Sutton Trust have donated £1.5m to a scheme to attract non-public school educated people into the legal profession. ‘Pathways to Law’ will target state school pupils and mentor them through A-levels and university. Research last year found more than half the partners at top firms were privately educated.

Retirement age scrapped

Hertfordshire County Council has scrapped its staff retirement age following the introduction of age discrimination laws earlier this month. Its policy had stipulated a retirement age of 65, although employees could request consideration to continue working until 70. The council currently has 459 members of staff over the age of 65.

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