Public sector

One in six NHS posts unfilled by 2030

“Systemic” shortages in the NHS workforce mean long-term plans for the health service risk becoming an unachievable wish list, according...

Civil servants make hundreds of complaints about harassment

13 Nov 2018

Hundreds of civil servants have complained about sexual harassment or bullying but only a small number have faced disciplinary action...

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Portrayal of PTSD may damage veterans’ job prospects

9 Nov 2018

A government minister has blamed film and TV producers for promoting images of former armed forces personnel that may encourage...

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Retention of teachers becomes urgent as pupil numbers soar

2 Nov 2018

School leaders in the state sector face having to fill increasing numbers of vacancies, with lack of job satisfaction a...

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Centre for Public Services Leadership ‘will boost innovation and productivity’

2 Nov 2018

The government has laid down plans for a Centre for Public Services Leadership that will prepare future leaders for public...

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The Enfield council team receives their prize from Sue Perkins at the Personnel Today Awards 2017.

Personnel Today Awards 2018 shortlist: Innovation in Recruitment

2 Nov 2018

Attracting exceptional candidates today requires not only imagination and an ability to think counter-intuitively but a deep knowledge of the...

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NHS to crack down on violence against staff

31 Oct 2018

Nurses and doctors will be better protected from attacks by patients and their families under plans to crack down on...

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All military roles now open to women

26 Oct 2018

Women will be able to apply for any role in the military, including the SAS, the defence secretary Gavin Williamson...

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Equal pay strike hits Glasgow schools and services

23 Oct 2018

Hundreds of schools and nurseries are closed in Glasgow after around 8,000 workers began a two-day strike over a long-running...

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Public sector workers could face variable pay rises

23 Oct 2018

Public sector workers could have wage increases based on their performance or where in the country they work, the chancellor...

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Why the public sector must embrace apprenticeships

18 Oct 2018

Requirements for public sector employers to ensure a certain percentage of their workforce is apprentices may pose some organisational challenges,...

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EU searches for construction and health jobs fall as Brexit fears grow

11 Oct 2018

The construction industry is the sector of the economy hardest hit by a decline of interest among jobseekers from EU...

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Personnel Today Awards 2018 shortlist: Excellence in Public Service HR Award

8 Oct 2018

The Excellence in Public Service HR Award celebrates HR departments in public sector organisations that have helped deliver stronger performance,...

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Police Federation takes legal action over ‘derisory’ pay offer

5 Oct 2018

The Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW) is set to launch legal action over what it has called the...

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Civil service to boost diversity through apprenticeship

28 Sep 2018

The civil service is looking to hire its first wave of apprentice economists, including school leavers, in a bid to...

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