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Under-25s earn less for doing the same work, argues charity

Workers aged under 25 are missing out on up to nearly £6,300 per year because they’re not entitled to the...

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Hunt announces 25% more nurse training posts

5 Oct 2017

Health secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places as well as a package of measures...

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Why it pays for companies to invest their apprenticeship levy funding in managers

5 Oct 2017

HR and learning professionals may not agree with the questionable management practices on The Apprentice, but when considering where to...

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Personnel Today Awards 2017: Youth Employment Initiative

22 Sep 2017

In our continuing series of articles profiling those who have successfully made the shortlist for this year’s Personnel Today Awards,...

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Growth in apprenticeships outstripping graduate roles

21 Sep 2017

Roles open to apprentices have grown by almost a fifth, vastly outstripping growth in graduate jobs.
According to the Institute...

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Almost half of HR professionals unaware of new GCSE grading system

24 Aug 2017

Almost half of HR professionals are not aware of the new GCSE grading system, according to a poll by the...

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More than half of apprenticeship levy payers make use of funding, says Open University

6 Jul 2017

More than half of employers who pay the apprenticeship levy are already making use of it, according to research by...

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Top 10 HR questions June 2017: Maximum workplace temperature

4 Jul 2017

With a temperature of 34.5°C recorded at Heathrow, 21 June 2017 was Britain’s hottest June day for 40 years.
Whether...

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Use apprenticeships to increase employment for those with learning disabilities, says charity

23 Jun 2017

Mencap is urging employers to use apprenticeships to increase levels of employment for people with learning disabilities.
The learning disability...

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Apprenticeships: Should you become an employer-provider?

22 Jun 2017

PROMOTED | With the recent apprenticeship reform many employers will be considering what is best for their businesses...

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Making the most of apprenticeships (webinar)

13 Jun 2017

ON DEMAND | Apprenticeships are under the spotlight, with planned changes to the way they are designed and delivered, as well as to how they are funded...

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Top 10 HR questions May 2017: Some other substantial reason

5 Jun 2017

Perhaps the general election means that the collective HR consciousness has its mind elsewhere, or maybe it’s the effect of...

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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