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World’s largest fund drops G4S over modern slavery fears

The world's largest sovereign wealth fund, has sold its shares in UK-based security company G4S because of the risk of human rights violations against its workforce in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.

Labour would retain freedom of movement for NHS staff

13 Nov 2019

A Labour government, post-Brexit, would retain freedom of movement from the EU for NHS medical professionals, shadow health secretary Jonathan...

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IR35 will lead to temp talent drain, survey claims

13 Nov 2019

Three-fifths of employers are concerned they will miss out on temporary talent when the IR35 off-payroll rules are extended to...

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Half of all FTSE 100 executive hires must be women to meet target

13 Nov 2019

One in every two FTSE 100 executive appointments over the next year will have to go to a woman if...

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Labour proposes free retraining to tackle ‘skills crisis’

12 Nov 2019

Labour will provide free lifelong retraining for all if it gets into power in next month’s general election.
It pledged...

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Living Wage increases to benefit 210,000 workers

11 Nov 2019

The Living Wage has announced its new rates with the headline figure for outside London rising to £9.30, an increase of 3.33%...

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Younger workers: the political battle ahead on the minimum wage

6 Nov 2019

As younger workers' minimum wage rates look likely to increase, Johnny Runge examines the reality of how employers pay, for example, a 25-year-old versus a 24-year-old.

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Members of the Secret Intelligence team, flanked by Alex Jones and Personnel Today editor Rob Moss collect their Innovation in Recruitment Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: Innovation in Recruitment

6 Nov 2019

The Personnel Today Awards 2019 take place on 19 November. Here we round up the contenders for the Innovation in...

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Home Office holds up NHS overseas doctors scheme

4 Nov 2019

Plans to expand a scheme that allows medical trainees from overseas to learn and work in the NHS, have been...

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The team from Let's Get Healthy collect their HR Supplier Partnership Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018

Personnel Today Awards 2019 shortlist: HR Supplier Partnership Award

30 Oct 2019

The 2019 Personnel Today Awards take place on the 19 November. In a series of articles profiling all our finalists,...

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Full-time gender pay gap widens to 8.9%

29 Oct 2019

There has been a marginal increase in the gender pay gap for full-time employees over the past year, but it...

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Youngest and oldest regions of UK revealed in new research

28 Oct 2019

A new analysis takes a regional view of age and could well inform companies' recruitment and location decisions in years to come.

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Christmas dinner under threat due to labour shortage

28 Oct 2019

Labour shortages could impact the UK’s Christmas dinner, including “pigs in blankets,” after warnings from the British Meat Processors Association....

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Majority of recruiters think candidates exaggerate skills

23 Oct 2019

Recruiters are confident they can deliver and their candidates are high quality, but according to research in Europe and north...

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Young people increasingly struggle to move out of insecure work

21 Oct 2019

It is becoming harder for younger workers in insecure or temporary jobs to move into good quality permanent work.

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