Criminal record checks: filtering system ruled unlawful

Criminal record checks: filtering system ruled unlawful     Criminal Data base checks are undergoing major changes as a number of court case mean less serious or long-standing convictions are being filtered out, giving people with these issues more of a chance of finding employment.   The Court of Appeal decision in R (on the… Continue reading

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Ban unpaid internships that last longer than four weeks

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Ban unpaid internships that last longer than four weeks New research has found that Internships have doubled since 2010 as the number of graduates in high skilled jobs continues to fall into long-term decline. The survey, from IPPR, shows internships are on the rise in the UK’s most competitive sectors and are now a ‘must have’… Continue reading

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How to write an effective CV

How to write an effective CV In the modern working world there is so much competition, even if you have high level degrees and qualifications there’s no guarantee of a job anymore. Rather than just a good CV, which has the necessary ingredients for a role, you need an effective one that draws employers in… Continue reading

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Could mature workers fill the skills gap, as the new levy funds training for all ages?

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Could mature workers fill the skills gap, as the new levy funds training for all ages?   Engineering and manufacturing companies of any size could fill skills gaps by using the Government’s new apprenticeship levy, which came into force on 6 April. For the first time, employees aged 24 and over will attract 90% funding… Continue reading

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CEOs reveal the skill they want staff to exhibit most…

CEOs reveal the skill they want staff to exhibit most…     The skills that successful CEO’s look for has been revealed by a survey of senior figures for companies featuring on Fortune’s 2017 100 Best Companies to Work for list. The CEO’s highlighted he importance of positive minded “soft skills” over the more traditional training programme orientated… Continue reading

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