Month: December 2017

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Handicap, Disabled, workforce, productivity, HR, recruitment, Philip Hammond

Everything Wrong with Philip Hammond’s Comments on Disabled Workers

Speaking at the Treasury Select Committee, Philip Hammond was asked to explain the sluggish economic growth reported in the Autumn Budget. To which he responded: “It is almost certainly the case that by increasing participation in the workforce...
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benefits, workplace, HR, recruitment, Hiring, job

The Top Twelve Workplace Benefits Employees Want

In the current jobs market, talent retention is the buzzword on the lips of all employers. Although for companies looking to reinforce their position in this tumultuous climate, offering a good pay packet isn’t enough anymore. Exploring the wan...
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sexual harassment, workplace, UK, HR, metoo, recruitment

Sexual Harassment in the UK Workplace

With sexual harassment very much in the news and at the forefront of everyone’s minds, British employers have been scrambling to cope with complaints. It seems, despite shifts in workplace harassment legislation in recent years, it has unfortunate...
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brexit, recruitment, UK, EU, workforce, news, HR

Finally a Brexit Breakthrough – but is it Good News?

Theresa May has struck a last minute deal with the EU in order to move Brexit talks onto the next phase. Included in the deal are assurances that there will be no ‘hard border’ between Northern Ireland and the Republic, and EU citizens in the ...
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Apprenticeship, UK, London, Recruitment, HR

Apprenticeship Numbers Have Dropped by 59%

The statistics for apprenticeships in the UK are seriously concerning. According to Department for Education figures, May and July of this year (the academic year-end), only 48,000 people began an apprenticeship. This is less than half of the 1...
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