Category: General HR

Fit for Work referrals

Employers have long awaited the availability of Fit for Work referrals and in autumn of this year the referral service will be live across the country. Many are preparing to update their policies and are considering building a referral to Fit for Work at four weeks of absence (if appropriate) into their sickness policy (following […]

September 19, 2016

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Global mobility is “the biggest HR role of 2015”

Carly Chynoweth, 23rd July 2015 Opportunities skyrocketing as businesses search for growth overseas – but the expat model is a thing of the past, say practitioners. They organise the must-haves, like new schools and apartments, and the trivial, including rehousing pet tortoises. And they are the key to making sure globalised businesses can operate effectively. […]

September 19, 2016

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Traditional law firm embraces agile working philosophy

Peter Crush, 5 Aug 2015. Move indicates shift towards better work-life balance in the sector. Magic Circle law firm, Clifford Chance, has revealed it will be adopting an ‘agile working’ philosophy over the coming months. The move is further evidence of a shift in the traditional law sector, which has been known for its long […]

September 19, 2016

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Schools consider double shifting to accommodate growing pupil numbers

The school places crisis needs to be addressed urgently. Introducing teaching shifts could be the answer – by Roy Blatchford The old ideal of having all students in school from 9am to 3.30pm will soon be unmanageable. Re-organising the school day and year is the only alternative. The latest Department for Education data confirms what headteachers […]

September 19, 2016

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Living wage to rise to £9 per hour

A new national ‘living wage’ of more than £9 an hour will be introduced by 2020 for working people aged 25 and over to move Britain to a “higher wage, lower tax, lower welfare economy”. From April 2016, a new national living wage of £7.20 an hour for the over 25s will be introduced. This […]

September 19, 2016

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