Does it matter if your staff have a second job?

One in five police officers now moonlighting, as report suggests NLW will prompt further surge in self-employment One in five police officers now has a second job outside the service, according to figures released at the weekend under a Freedom of Information request – raising further questions about how employers should handle increasing instances of… Continue reading

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Over-25s ‘benefit most from apprenticeships’

Younger apprentices hampered by short-term, low-quality schemes, says social mobility tsar The current drive to meet David Cameron’s pledge of creating three million apprenticeships by 2020 is failing to deliver for the very people it was intended to benefit, according to Alan Milburn, chair of the Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission. The social mobility… Continue reading

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One per cent pay rise ‘will keep talent out of the public sector’

Recruiters and unions predict widening gulf with private sector; permanent NHS staff ‘could opt for agency work’ The public sector is facing a recruitment and retention crisis that will affect everyone from senior leaders to switchboard operators, recruiters and unions have warned in the wake of a 1 per cent pay rise that has caused… Continue reading

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Brexit threatens supply of skilled talent to the UK, research warns

Labour market in flux as living wage and EU referendum loom The global war for talent could be about to get a lot harder for British employers, according to research from Manpower, as a vote to leave the EU would restrict the UK’s access to foreign workers. According to the latest employment figures from the… Continue reading

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