Zero hours contracts: exclusivity clauses now unenforceable

Published: 27/05/2015
Legislation preventing employers from using exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts becomes law from 26th May.

New Immigration Bill means more burden on employers

Published: 27/05/2015
The announcement of the new Immigration Bill set to start this week. In the Prime Minister’s speech, David Cameron stated that this bill would focus on three big things.

Encore invests in cloud-based HR software to support continued growth.

Published: 27/05/2015
Acknowledged by the Sunday Times as the 23rd fastest growing business in the UK, Encore Personnel is overhauling its approach to human resources, with the help of Cascade HR.

Funny reasons for cancelling a job interview

Published: 27/05/2015
Exploding laptops, a rainy day (in London), a bad batch of shellfish. It’s safe to say, summer is the prime time of year for skipping out on work-related commitments and just chilling. Here is a list of reasons given by candidates cancelling their job in

Criminal Record Requests by Employers

Published: 27/05/2015
In theory, if employers want to know whether job applicants have a criminal record, they should use the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as the Criminal Records Bureau), which does not disclose any spent convictions.

Manufacturers urge Britain to hold speedy EU referendum in 2016

Published: 27/05/2015
Britain must "get on with it" and hold its planned referendum on whether to leave the European Union no later than next year to avoid a long period of damaging uncertainty, the country's leading manufacturing association said.

British Workers Too Busy to Take Holiday

Published: 27/05/2015
31% of workforce did not take all of their holiday entitlement last year. Workers concerned with heavy workload and what their work would think if they took the time off.

Over half of employers have researched a job candidate on social media

Published: 27/05/2015
What job seekers post on their social networking profiles can be both a blessing and a curse for their chances of finding employment, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.co.uk.

Election 2015: where do the parties stand on the minimum wage?

Published: 22/04/2015
In our series of articles considering how election pledges, if realised, could impact employers, we look at how the main political parties view minimum and living wage rates.

April 2015 employment law changes: an eight-point checklist

Published: 22/04/2015
However changeable employment law may be, one thing you can rely on is that many of those employment law changes will take effect in April.