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Ministers over-egging prison officer recruitment success, says union

The Prison Officers’ Association has criticised Ministry of Justice claims that the Government is ahead of schedule in achieving a...

DBS background checks not bringing the benefits expected

1 Feb 2018

A National Audit Office investigation into the Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) has found its modernisation programme is running three...

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Occupational health practitioners urged to join consultation on future NHS workforce

1 Feb 2018

The Society of Occupational Medicine is urging OH practitioners to get involved in a consultation on the future NHS workforce...

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Changes to judges’ pension scheme found to be discriminatory at EAT

31 Jan 2018

A group of judges have won their Employment Appeal Tribunal case, which found that transitional arrangements to a new public...

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Government approach to teacher retention ‘sluggish and incoherent’

31 Jan 2018

The Department for Education (DfE) must get a grip on teacher retention to avoid a crisis in English classrooms, according...

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Public sector HR: Why digital transformation is so vital

26 Jan 2018

Are local authorities ready for Government 2.0? Roisin Woolnough looks at how public sector employers are responding to the push...

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Corbyn vows to end public sector outsourcing

19 Jan 2018

Jeremy Corbyn yesterday vowed to end public sector outsourcing in the wake of the collapse of support services giant Carillion....

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NHS lost more nurses than it recruited in 2017

17 Jan 2018

The NHS is on the verge of a staffing crisis, according to the Royal College of Nursing, with more nurses...

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Carillion workers “face uncertain future” after collapse

16 Jan 2018

Thousands of workers face uncertainty after Carillion, the UK’s second largest construction company, went into liquidation yesterday.
The company went...

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Pay awards stuck firm at 2% during 2017, according to XpertHR

21 Dec 2017

Employers consistently offered median pay awards of 2% during 2017, according to XpertHR’s analysis.

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Civil service departments reveal gender pay gap

19 Dec 2017

A number of civil service departments have published their gender pay gaps today, with the Department for Transport recording the...

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British Business Bank makes off with Award for Excellence in Public Service HR

26 Nov 2017

The HR strategy pursued by British Business Bank particularly impressed the judges at the Personnel Today Awards, but the state-owned...

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Budget 2017: National living wage rise confirmed at £7.83

22 Nov 2017

There were few surprises for employers in today’s budget, the first delivered since the snap general election in June.
Chancellor...

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RAD Awards 2018 shortlist announced

20 Nov 2017

The shortlist for the RAD Awards, which celebrate the brightest and best in recruitment advertising, has now been announced.
The...

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Pilot flexible working programmes for teachers announced

31 Oct 2017

Justine Greening has announced new pilot programmes to look at ways of supporting and employing teachers flexibly, and enhancing coaching...

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