Tougher enforcement action and stronger penalties for unscrupulous employers

Published: 24/04/2014
In a crack down on illegal working, unscrupulous employers who exploit workers will face tougher enforcement action and stronger penalties.

English Manufacturers told 2014 is the ‘time to deliver’

Published: 24/04/2014
The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) is urging English manufacturers to captialise on the industrial resurgence in 2014.

Encore working with Inspiring Futures.

Published: 24/04/2014
Stoking the ambitions of the UK’s youth should not rest solely with teachers and schools, all parts of society have a role to play in inspiring the next generation to be better than the one before.

Weirdest Things Said and Done in Job Interviews

Published: 24/04/2014
If you’ve ever interviewed candidates for a job, you know that candidates sometimes slip up and say things that they shouldn’t.

Pay increases planned by more than one in four employers

Published: 24/04/2014
More than a quarter of employers (28%) plan to give workers a pay rise this year and a further 40 percent are still considering increasing wages according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).

UK unemployment falls to five year low of 2.2 million

Published: 24/04/2014
The number of people out of work in the UK has fallen by 77,000 to a five-year low of 2.24m in the three months to February, official figures indicate.

40 Years of the Labour Force Survey

Published: 24/04/2014
Research conducted over the last 40 years shows how the labour force has changed.

Minimum wage: 10 worst excuses for non-payment

Published: 24/04/2014
The national minimum wage is 15 years old this week, and to coincide HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has revealed what it believes are the 10 worst excuses given in the past year for paying below the threshold.

How to change perception in Engineering.

Published: 24/04/2014
It is the intractable problem that refuses to go away. Engineering is in demand, intellectually rewarding and it is well paid but not enough people are doing it.

Early conciliation: seven unanswered questions

Published: 24/04/2014
From 6 May 2014, potential claimants will not be able to lodge an employment tribunal claim without first notifying Acas through the early conciliation process.