Apprentices are not just for Christmas – By Ruth McCann

Apprenticeships enable you to manage talent in your business and effectively bring new and refreshed skills into your business pipeline, as well as a way to invest into your company’s future. To have an apprentice in your workplace there are some key questions to consider: What is apprentice? An apprentice is someone who receives on… Continue reading

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Almost half of young workers not eligible for workplace rewards

Almost half (48%) of 25- to 34-year old workers are not eligible for the rewards and benefits offered by their employer This is according to One4All Rewards’ Push The Button report, which found that 29% of UK workers cannot make use of the rewards and benefitsprovided by their employer, with the figure rising the younger… Continue reading

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HR professionals not happy with pay levels

Salary and recruiting trends from Hays reveal HR professionals feel underpaid, underdeveloped and ready to move roles More than half (53%) of HR professionals in the UK will enter 2016 dissatisfied with their pay, according to the Hays Salary & Recruiting Trends 2016 report, seen exclusively by HR magazine. Typical pay for an HR director… Continue reading

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Female HR professionals earn 11% less than men, says survey

Women in the HR profession earn on average 11% less than men – the equivalent of £4,534 per person in cash terms, XpertHR’s annual HR salary survey has revealed. But the gender pay gap for the profession as a whole is almost entirely accounted for by differences in pay between men and women in the very… Continue reading

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Osborne confirms apprenticeship levy in Spending Review

Large employers will have to commit to spend 0.5% of their wage bill on funding apprenticeships, it has been confirmed in today’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review.  Chancellor George Osborne said the so-called “apprenticeship levy”, which was first brought up in this summer’s Budget, would come into force from April 2017, and that a £15,000 threshold for employers… Continue reading

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