4 out of 10 employers plan to recruit more agency staff

Published: 27/02/2015
The REC’s latest jobsoutlook research has been released, it shows that 4 out of 10 employers plan to increase the number of agency workers they currently have.

Statutory redundancy pay rate to increase from 6 April 2015

Published: 27/02/2015
Statutory redundancy pay rate to increase from 6 April 2015 The Government has published details of the annual increases to statutory redundancy pay and the amount of compensation that employment tribunals can award for unfair dismissal, which will take e

Worst excuses for missing work revealed

Published: 27/02/2015
"My trousers split on the way to work" and "I've got a sore finger" are among the worst excuses given by employees to get out of work.

The zero hours contracts problem: which political party holds the solution?

Published: 27/02/2015
In the run-up to the general election, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the hot topic of zero hours contracts and what both the coalition partners and the Labour Party propose to do about them.

UK unemployment falls to 1.86 million

Published: 27/02/2015
Unemployment has continued to fall in Britain, while wage growth outpaced inflation at the fastest rate in almost five years.

Manufacturing growth picks up in February

Published: 27/02/2015
Activity in manufacturing gathered pace in February, and output is expected to grow faster in the next three months, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey. The survey of 522 manufacturers found that total order books strengthened on already

Majority of UK businesses support strike law reform, says Eversheds

Published: 27/02/2015
Even before the manifestos are published, the main political parties have made a number of HR related policy commitments.

Encore Personnel announce a 50% increase in turnover.

Published: 02/02/2015
2014 saw revenue increase by 50% at the Blue Collar labour provider, Encore Personnel to £45.2million. Full year results for the year ended 31 December 2014 have been announced today.

Employment law changes 2015: Five things employers need to know

Published: 30/01/2015
Every year brings with it numerous legislative changes and, as our annual round up of employment law changes shows, 2015 will certainly be no different.

2015 set to be a bumper year for recruitment

Published: 30/01/2015
47% of HR directors plan to expand hiring, with their companies set to add new positions, in the first six months of 2015 according to the latest Professional Hiring Index from Robert Half UK