Recruitment & retention

Teacher overlooked for promotion because she worked part time

A teacher who was overlooked for a promotion because she was working reduced hours has received a £5,000 pay out...

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Employers should have to ‘opt out’ of offering flexible working, says MP

17 Jul 2019

Flexible working should be offered by default for any job and employers should “opt out” if a job cannot be...

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Migrant salary threshold should be £20,000, say business leaders

17 Jul 2019

Business leaders have called for a number of reforms to the immigration system, including lowering the salary threshold and revising...

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HR outsourcing (HRO) in depth guide

An in-depth guide to HRO: How is HR outsourcing changing? 

15 Jul 2019

HR outsourcing (HRO) has matured. Once little more than a cost-cutting exercise, outsourcing your HR – or specialisms within it...

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Social attitudes: One in three say parental leave should be shared

11 Jul 2019

A third of people believe parental leave should be shared equally, according to a major survey, while only 12% think...

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Police lack resources to do their job, ex-chiefs warn

5 Jul 2019

Police resources have been “drained to dangerously low levels”, contributing to feelings of “lawlessness” in some areas of Britain, five...

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Job insecurity fuelling university staff hardship

4 Jul 2019

Seven in 10 university academics and teaching staff say their mental health has been “damaged” by working on insecure contracts,...

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Top 10 HR questions June 2019: Ex-employee grievances

2 Jul 2019

Can an employer ignore a grievance if the employee no longer works for the organisation?
The most popular FAQ on...

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Temporary workers missing out on skills development

1 Jul 2019

Almost one million temporary workers are being excluded from skills development opportunities because of a poorly-designed apprenticeships system, the Recruitment...

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Apprenticeships boost social mobility in ‘cold spot’ areas

1 Jul 2019

Evidence from Severn Trent shows apprenticeships can improve social mobility in addition to helping develop a skilled workforce

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Four FTSE 250 firms still have all-male boards

1 Jul 2019

The UK’s biggest companies are being urged to keep up the pace to meet the 33% target for women on...

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‘HR held back by failure to use data effectively’

28 Jun 2019

Half of UK organisations rely on instinct and gut feel when it comes to assessing skills despite need to analyse data.

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How Philip Morris International’s workforce adapted to deliver new a strategy

27 Jun 2019

When Philip Morris International wanted stop making the product that made it what it is today, it needed to ensure its staff were on board.

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HR in financial services: a sector rich in opportunities?

26 Jun 2019

An HR role in financial services can offer the chance to shine—but it will also be demanding. Stephanie Sparrow reports...

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Post-Brexit regional salary thresholds for migrants to be considered

25 Jun 2019

The Migration Advisory Committee is to consider how salary thresholds should be calculated under a future immigration system – including...

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