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Recruiter battle for strongest graduates grows in intensity

The recruiter battle for the strongest graduates is becoming so intense with students more empowered than ever before – making engagement and candidate experiences the top recruiter priorities, according to two industry leaders. In a study of almost one million applicants and excerpts of responses from almost 40,000 business students across four international regions.

Article by: Charles Hipps | Published: 5 February 2018


How AI is changing the face of HR

In HR, machine learning is perhaps the most successful branch of AI.  It can help identify which candidates are most likely to be successful for a position; or similarly, ascertain which employees may not be suitable for a role in the next few years.  Through feeding information to the system it can cast predictions and help shape HR performance.

Article by: Sean Harman | Published: 5 February 2018


How long would it take men to earn the same salary as their footballing namesake?

It would take someone with the name ‘Joe’ the longest amount of time to earn their England namesake’s (Joe Hart) weekly wage at 4 years, 7 months, 1 week and 3 days. A regular Tom would have to work the shortest duration of time to attain the same weekly wage as their footballing counterpart (Tom Heaton) at 4 months, 2 weeks and 2 days.

Article by: Adam Taylor | Published: 4 February 2018

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Are employers liable for third party harassment?

The issue of liability for third party harassment has been called in to question following an undercover investigation by the Financial Times at an all-male charity event. The Presidents Club ran an event where female hostesses were reportedly subjected to sexual harassment by the male invitees, although attendees had been warned against harassing others in an event brochure.

Article by: Kate Palmer | Published: 4 February 2018


What must organisations do to thrive in disruption?

Thriving organisations – those that transform their work environment into a compelling experience – will be first in building the workforce for the future. Yet, only 52% of organisations worldwide have committed to help employees thrive at work. Mercer’s newest research, provides a blueprint on how to build a thriving organisation in this era of disruption.

Article by: Kate Bravery | Published: 3 February 2018


Supporting employees diagnosed with cancer

With cancer rates rising and Macmillan highlighting that most employees (85 percent) diagnosed with cancer say their work is important to them, it is likely that more employers and employees will be impacted by cancer in the coming years. So, what should companies do to support any employees diagnosed with cancer?

Article by: Cheryl Brennan | Published: 3 February 2018

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Is it the end of power dressing?

Just one in ten British workers wears a suit to work. ‘Dress for Success’ no longer exists in the modern workplace as comfort prevails over power dressing, British workers report Richard Branson, Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Jobs have been the key influencers to change the work dress code from formal to casual.

Article by: Shakila Ahmed | Published: 2 February 2018

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Holiday pay rights for temporary workers

By the end of 2016, the Office for National Statistics reported an eight per-cent increase in the number of temporary workers in the UK, bringing the total up to 850,000. Many temporary workers don’t know that they are entitled to holiday pay, or how to calculate the amount of paid holiday they are owed.

Article by: Claire Leigh | Published: 2 February 2018


GDPR – compliance requirements

Last year, large companies like Uber and Yahoo reported data breaches that resulted in personal data being leaked to unauthorised parties. The implementation of the GDPR will force businesses to take the necessary steps to ensure that the handling and storage of data is safe and secure.

Article by: Nigel Crockford | Published: 1 February 2018

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Gig economy – threats and opportunities

The gig economy has been heralded by the arrival of technology companies whose on-line platforms give access to work opportunities to individuals who are independent contractors. Typical players include Lyft and Uber – who have disrupted the traditional market offering an improved service at lower cost - much to the annoyance of taxi drivers

Article by: Simon Coops | Published: 1 February 2018