Recruitment & retention

Young and old most likely to miss out on paid holiday and payslips

The youngest and oldest staff working in atypical ways, such as temporary work, are the most at risk of missing...

Number of BAME directors ‘flatlines’

11 Sep 2019

The number of black, Asian and minority ethnic board directors of major UK companies has “flatlined” over the past year,...

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International graduates offered two-year work visa

11 Sep 2019

International graduates will be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work under a new immigration...

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Labour would create ‘Ministry of Employment Rights’

10 Sep 2019

A future Labour government would create a ministry of employment rights and a workers’ protection agency, Jeremy Corbyn has announced....

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Seven ways to create an awesome candidate experience

10 Sep 2019

Despite many employers making efforts to improve their candidate experience, some still fall short on the simplest aspects. Lee Biggins,...

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TUC urges action to end graduate class discrimination

9 Sep 2019

Graduates from wealthier backgrounds are more than twice as likely to be on a £30,000 starting salary than those with working-class roots.

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Hiring declines at fastest rate for three years

6 Sep 2019


Political and economic uncertainty continues to affect the labour market as data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and...

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Automation and AI: HR directors must keep a finger on machine learning

5 Sep 2019

Using AI to recruit and retain employees is hugely advantageous in terms of establishing a holistic and cost-effective process, but it's vital that HR directors should retain full control.

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Firefighter union calls for urgent recruitment drive

4 Sep 2019

The Fire Brigades Union is calling on the government to reverse a decade of severe cuts after analysis shows that...

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Top 10 HR questions August 2019: term-time holiday calculations

3 Sep 2019

How should you calculate holiday pay for a term-time worker without regular hours?
A recent Court of Appeal decision, The...

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Should salary history questions be outlawed?

3 Sep 2019

Ending employers' ability to ask candidates about salary history could help tackle gender and ethnicity pay gaps but how best to achieve this?

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New teachers to receive £6,000 boost to attract the ‘best’

2 Sep 2019

Starting salaries for teachers will reach as much as £30,000 by the 2022-23 academic year under a range of plans announced today.

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Government reconsidering plans to immediately end freedom of movement

2 Sep 2019

The government has been forced to scrap plans to immediately end freedom of movement for EU nationals after Brexit after...

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Poor recruitment processes can damage brands

29 Aug 2019

Research into recruitment experiences has underlined the potential damage caused to brands by negative processes

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Four in 10 police chiefs consider leaving because of pension tax bills

28 Aug 2019

Four in 10 police chiefs are considering leaving the service to avoid falling foul of the same tax rules that...

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