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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GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers

GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers   The standard GCSE grades are to be changed to a 1-9 grading scale this summer and employers must know what they mean under the new system. Jobs which are advertised to people with A-C grades, among other things, must now be adapted.   This summer… Continue reading

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Government makes U-turn on national insurance rises

__     The Government has announced it will scrap plans to increase national insurance payments for the self-employed.     Chancellor Philip Hammond wrote a letter to Tory MPs in which he stated there would be no increases in rates this Parliament, and will make a further statement on the matter in the House… Continue reading

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Businesses still ‘in denial’ about racial barriers at work

__ – The UK economy could enjoy a £24 billion annual boost if staff from ethnic minority backgrounds were given the same chances of career progression as their white colleagues, according to an independent government-backed review. – – The newly published Baroness McGregor-Smith review found that these racial boundaries resulted in a loss to the… Continue reading

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As ‘half of UK workers don’t take annual leave’, could strategic travel partnerships tackle the staff holiday gap?

__     Half of UK employees do not take their full entitlement of holidays or annual leave, according to an ACAS report based on Glassdoor research.     On average, an employee takes 77 per cent of their  annual leave which sees the average full time worker losing 6.5 days leave each year. This time… Continue reading

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