Is the “national living wage” worth shouting about?

Published: 22/07/2015
The headline announcement in the budget was the introduction of a compulsory national “living wage”.

Recruiters wary of using temps as strike-breakers

Published: 22/07/2015
In line with its election promise, the government has begun making steps to allow businesses to hire agency workers as strike-breakers, with the launch of its public consultation on the topic.

Funny CV mistakes: bloopers and mix-ups

Published: 22/07/2015
We’ve all been there - Hit ‘send’ on an email only to have that gut-wrenching moment of ‘nooooooooo, what have I done!?’ when you realise that you’ve just made a horrible - horrible - mistake.

Employers warn of 'skills emergency'

Published: 22/07/2015
More than half of employers fear they will not be able to recruit enough high-skilled workers, according to a survey by the CBI.

Summer Budget 2015: industry reacts

Published: 22/07/2015
The Manufacturer gathers the opinions of industry leaders and manufacturers to Chancellor George Osborne's 2015 Summer Budget.

Companies fined for failing to deliver workplace pensions on time

Published: 22/07/2015
With fines looking set to surge for non-compliance with pensions auto-enrolment, businesses must act now if they want to avoid a hit to their finances, warns Lighthouse Group, one of Britain’s largest providers of financial advice.

Real wages rising at fastest rate since 2007

Published: 22/07/2015
Wages are currently growing at the fastest rate since 2007 and employment rates now well above pre-recession levels, and the female employment rate hitting another record high.

Employees missing opportunities to ‘self-sell’ on social media

Published: 22/07/2015
While the nation is addicted to social media, the nation’s employees are not as quick to use it to sell themselves to future employers, according to new research released to mark the Finale of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.

Three in five workers plan to work past retirement age

Published: 22/07/2015
Three in five (61%) of UK workers plan to carry on working if they haven’t saved enough by the time they hit their target retirement age, according to new research from Aegon.

24 Peaks in 24 Hours for Encore

Published: 22/07/2015
It was uphill and down dale for a gruelling 24 hours as a team of 12 from Encore Personnel completed 24 of the Lake District’s toughest peaks to raise £10,000 for the British Heart Foundation and Cruse Bereavement.