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Senior Manager of our Interim Financial & Professional Services Team, Sarah Alexander, shares her thoughts on the potential effects of the election result on the sector...

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Personnel Today reports on the Governments publication of draft legislation on the introduction of the apprenticeship levy. The draft confirms that from April 2017, employers with a wage bill of more than £3 million will have to pay a 0.5% levy to fund apprenticeships.

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• Grace Lewis highlights, in People Management mavazing, research which suggests that focusing on ‘women on boards’ alone ignores wider talent and gender diversity issues

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People management reports that, weighed down by economic crises, and skills shortages, it seems many businesses have been so busy simply trying to survive in an increasingly global market that we’ve forgotten how to adapt and grow at the first sign of an upturn.

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With extreme cases of staff misconduct having hit the headlines lately, how can leaders create an environment of trust and accountability? Managing director of Forum EMEA Graham Scrivener finds out, as reported on personneltoday.com

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Employees who inhabit the office with their ‘virtual presence’ and super-flexible workforces are just two developments that HR will need to manage in 2030.

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As reported in Personnel Today, Experience is the most crucial factor when it comes to advancing a career in HR, according to the findings of an XpertHR survey into the profession.

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What kinds of numbers portray a healthy business? Most people would suggest the data seen in public accounts, such as revenue growth, profit before tax or cash flow. More forward-thinking managers might add environmental measures to the list.

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One swallow does not make a summer, but there are enough signs of green shoots to say that spring is on its way after the worst winter of recession in modern history.

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The CIPD reports today that firms still prefer to ‘buy’ external talent over developing existing staff

More than three-quarters (78 per cent) of HR professionals said their organisation has struggled to recruit suitably skilled staff over the past year, according to research from the CIPD.

 

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