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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

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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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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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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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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Foster carer files case claiming worker status

9 Oct 2017

A foster carer has filed an employment tribunal claim against Hampshire County Council for unpaid holiday in a case that...

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PPMA president: What the public sector needs from the next Government

8 Jun 2017

Caroline Nugent is the new president of the Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA). On election day, she puts forward ...

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Glasgow City Council claimants win equal pay case

1 Jun 2017

Unions representing thousands of claimants in a long-running equal pay claim against Glasgow City Council have welcomed the latest victory...

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PPMA 2017: Leadership and evidence-based HR in the public sector

5 May 2017

Two themes dominated the Public Service People Managers’ Association (PPMA) annual seminar: leading change and the need for evidence-based HR...

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Sexism among local councillors at “1970s” levels

26 Apr 2017

Female councillors face a culture of sexism “which would not be out of place in the 1970s”, according to Dame...

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Public sector could lose talent thanks to new IR35 rules

28 Feb 2017

Tax changes due to be introduced in April could mean thousands of public-sector contractors leave their work in favour of...

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Public sector gets draft gender pay gap reporting law

20 Jan 2017

The draft Regulations that will require public-sector employers in England to report on their gender pay gap have been published....

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