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  • Shorter working week would be 'unrealistic', report finds

    Date:
    13 September 2019

    A blanket shortening of the working week would be unrealistic in the UK as it would not meet the needs of different sectors, a report has found.

  • Quarter of employers 'let down' by apprenticeship providers

    Date:
    13 September 2019

    A quarter of HR and L&D managers have been let down by their apprenticeship training provider, indicating that some might be under-delivering on the promises they have made to employers.

  • Consultation into NHS pensions flexibility launched

    Date:
    12 September 2019

    A new consultation into NHS pension changes designed to enable senior clinicians to work additional shifts without facing prohibitive tax bills has been launched.

  • Missing out on training means low-skilled workers lose out on thousands

    Date:
    11 September 2019

    Employees that can't access training get trapped under a 'skills ceiling' that means they lose out on almost £12,000 a year in earnings, according to the Association of Accounting Technicians.

  • Number of BAME directors 'flatlines'

    Date:
    11 September 2019

    The number of black, Asian and minority ethnic board directors of major UK companies has "flatlined" over the past year, according to executive search company Green Park.

  • International graduates offered two-year work visa

    Date:
    11 September 2019

    International graduates will be able to stay in the UK for two years to find work under a new immigration route that reverses the "hostile environment" that Theresa May introduced as home secretary in 2012.

  • Hiring declines at fastest rate for three years

    Date:
    9 September 2019

    Political and economic uncertainty continues to affect the labour market as data from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation and KPMG showed that permanent placements fell at the quickest rate for more than three years.

  • One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

    Date:
    22 August 2019

    One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven (14%) takes this, and whether she has children, into account when awarding promotions, a survey has found.

  • Drop in EU migrants prompts urgent call for immigration transition period

    Date:
    22 August 2019

    The number of EU citizens moving to the UK to work has continued to fall, prompting business bodies to reiterate their calls for a transition period ahead of any new immigration system so employers can access the labour they need.

  • Future skills framework to be developed

    Date:
    15 August 2019

    A framework for "essential" skills - such as teamwork, presenting and problem-solving - will be developed by a new task force to help inform employers' future hiring criteria and plans for progression.

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