HR Business News

Micro-businesses don’t feel Government support or understand them

Just 0.1 percent of UK micro-businesses think government understands their needs and majority would stop contracting if rumoured one-month rule kicks in.

Created on: 29/11/2015 02:00

Worst effects of the recession risk becoming permanent feature

The worst effects of the recession - unemployment, underemployment and inactivity – risk becoming ‘permanent features’ of the European economy, according to a new report published by IPPR today as part of JPMorgan Chase’s New Skills at Work programme.

Created on: 28/11/2015 07:00

Half of Brits never call in sick for work

New research from has revealed that half of Brits (49 percent) have never called in sick to work, with only a quarter (27 percent) admitting to having taken just one day off in their current job or most recent job.

Created on: 28/11/2015 02:00

Autumn Statement highlights need for greater pensions education

Ian Bird, Business Development Director, Foster Denovo and Director Secondsight responded to yesterday’s Autumn Statement stating, “In an Autumn Statement with an objective to focus on health, social care and pensioners, big changes to pensions were announced.

Created on: 27/11/2015 09:00

Firms say “no” to strikebreaker legislation

Research by recruitment specialist Encore Personnel has revealed that British companies are unlikely to take advantage of proposed new, government legislation allowing firms to use agency staff to replace striking workers.

Created on: 27/11/2015 07:00

DWP Auto Enrollment Review

The Department of Work & Pensions’ (DWP) Automatic Enrolment Evaluation Team has released its Automatic Enrolment evaluation report 2015 (available here). The report is produced annually, this year’s edition threw up the following findings.

Created on: 27/11/2015 02:00

The Apprentice Episode Eight – Lawyer’s summary

Just 24 hours later for our next fix of the candidates and the inevitable cringe worthy moments that ensued. Chloe Harrold, an associate from UK law firm Doyle Clayton, pens her seventh lawyer's eye-view of Episode 8 of The Apprentice.

Created on: 26/11/2015 12:00

Professional hiring up again

Professional recruitment firms now have 6 percent more vacancies on their books than this time last year according to new survey data from the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). This is in line with the latest data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), which reveals that overall employment levels increased by 177,000 in the three months to September.

Created on: 26/11/2015 07:00

Neet figures are tumbling

The proportion of 16 to 24 year olds not in education, employment or training (NEET) in England between July and September has fallen compared to the same period last year, official figures reveal today (19 November 2015).

Created on: 26/11/2015 02:00

Autumn Statement – what the experts are saying

First comments on Chancellor's Autumn statement across the piece.

Created on: 25/11/2015 14:00

Royal Mint awarded Gold Investors in People Accreditation

The Royal Mint, based in Llantrisant South Wales, has been awarded a Gold accreditation against the new Investors in People standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people for high performance.

Created on: 25/11/2015 07:00

Asda's employee share up 45 percent in five years

The number of employees participating in Asda’s employee share plan has increased 45 percent in five years, the company has announced.

Created on: 25/11/2015 02:00