Recruitment & retention

Restaurant chain denies abuse of furlough scheme

Steakhouse group Tomahawk has rejected accusations by the GMB union of bullying workers to lend it money.

Could we see the rise of the weekend interview?

2 Mar 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic has transformed how we hire people, including how and when we interview and communicate with candidates.

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New ‘flexi’ apprenticeships to be announced in budget

1 Mar 2021

A new ‘flexi-job’ apprenticeship will allow apprentices to work with a number of different employers in their chosen sector.

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Top 10 HR questions February 2021: Vaccination and IR35

1 Mar 2021

Can employers insist their staff have a coronavirus vaccination? What is IR35? Last month's big HR questions answered by XpertHR...

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DWP ‘on track’ to hit work coaches recruitment target

26 Feb 2021

The Department for Work and Pensions is close to onboarding 13,500 additional work coaches by March 2021.

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Care UK to adopt ‘no jab, no job’ for new starters

25 Feb 2021

Care UK joins businesses such as Barchester Care and Pimlico Plumbers in insisting that all new employees get a Covid-19 jab before joining the company.

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Hampton-Alexander review: Final report shows female directors up by 50%

24 Feb 2021

The number of female directors in FTSE 100 companies has increased by 50% in the last five years, according to the Hampton-Alexander review.

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Why it’s time to reset candidate expectations

24 Feb 2021

To avoid damaging skills gaps and to make use of the talent that's still out there, businesses need to rethink their recruitment strategies as the Covid crisis recedes.

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Unemployment at five-year high, but vacancies on the rise

23 Feb 2021

ONS figures show the number of employees on company payrolls has fallen by 726,000, while the unemployment rate reached its highest for almost five years.

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Unemployment may be ‘close to peak’, says CIPD

22 Feb 2021

More than half of employers plan to hire new staff over the next three months, according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD.

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Senior roles being advertised with ‘masculine’ language

22 Feb 2021

Research finds senior executive positions are being advertised using less inclusive language than junior roles, which could deter women from applying.

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All-male boards disappear from FTSE 350

19 Feb 2021

There are now no all-male boards in FTSE 350 companies, according to campaign group the 30% Club.

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Avoid ‘low cost, high speed’ hiring, recruitment body warns

18 Feb 2021

Employers need to drop ‘wasteful’ hiring practices and treat recruitment as critical for business success, the Recruitment and Employment Confederation...

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The 2021 RAD Awards shortlist revealed

18 Feb 2021

The shortlist for the 2021 RAD Awards – which celebrate excellence in employer branding, talent attraction and recruitment advertising –...

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Social mobility: Why the data shows it works

17 Feb 2021

Many organisations still recruit based on educational background based on assumptions around prestige and performance. But the data suggests a different story.

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