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Employers can now refer essential workers for coronavirus tests

Employers of essential workers in England who are self-isolating with symptoms of coronavirus can refer them for Covid-19 testing.

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Outsourcers pool staff over public sector Covid-19 challenge

27 Mar 2020

Outsourcing giants collaborate in bid to maintain health and prison services.

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Key workers list published: children can remain at school

20 Mar 2020

The Department for Education last night published a list of key workers whose children will still receive schooling despite the...

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Huge public sector redundancy payouts revealed despite ‘ban’

24 Feb 2020

Level of payouts far in excess of stated government cap of £95,000.

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Newcastle City Council tops LGBT+ inclusion list

30 Jan 2020

Newcastle City Council has been named the most inclusive employer by LGBT+ charity Stonewall.
The local authority received the accolade...

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Need for home care workers outstrips police and nurses

28 Nov 2019

As many as 90,000 home care workers for the over 65s are needed if the main parties’ manifesto pledges to...

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Personnel Today Awards 2019: Financial Services Compensation Scheme achieves public sector D&I award

20 Nov 2019

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme scooped the Diversity & Inclusion (Public Sector) Award, sponsored by Civica, at the 2019 Personnel...

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How recruitment tech could ease the social care skills crisis

18 Nov 2019

Technology has reached a point where it can alleviate social care sector's recruitment problems.

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Public sector pay rises will come from existing budgets

22 Jul 2019

The austerity belt has been further loosened with the announcement of public sector pay rises above the rate of inflation, the largest in six years.

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Government opens consultation on £95,000 cap on public sector exit payments

10 Apr 2019

The government has confirmed plans to introduce a £95,000 cap on payouts for public sector workers when they leave their...

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Alex Jones from The One Show with members of the London Borough of Croydon team, which won the Apprenticeship Employer of the Year Award at the Personnel Today Awards 2018

London Borough of Croydon lauded as Apprenticeship Employer of the Year

21 Nov 2018

Croydon Council headed up the shortlisted companies in the 2018 Personnel Today Awards’ Apprenticeship Employer of the Year category with...

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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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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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