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Month: October 2018

Budget Reactions: CIPD – Government ‘must raise ambition on skills to tackle productivity’

Leaders from the HR world have been quick to share their feedback on yesterday’s budget, which has several issues for HR Professionals. The apprenticeship levy Philip Hammond told the Commons yesterday that then 10% levy fee that SMEs pay when…

Activ Absence reveals HR horror stories from CIPD event

With Halloween just around the corner, Activ Absence software reveals a top ten of HR horror stories shared by HR professionals who attended this year’s CIPD HR Software and Recruitment Show in June. Topping the list of horrors is a…

London HR Connection Event: 14 November – Ensuring Employee Recognition

The London HR Connection is delighted to welcome three highly experienced HR professionals from the private and public sectors to discuss the increasingly important – and often highly complex – issue of employee recognition in all of its guises at…

HR expert warns employers not to use NDAs to silence sexual harassment claims

Since the beginning of the year, the #MeToo campaign and increasing focus on sexual harassment in the workplace has revealed worrying details about employers’ use of non-disclosure agreements, or NDAs, to prevent harassment being reported. Previous cases have included waitresses…

Budget ‘good news for pensions’ says specialist Law Firm Sackers

Sacker & Partners LLP (Sackers), the UK’s leading specialist law firm for pensions and retirement savings, reacted positively to yesterday’s Government’s Budget statement. Lucy Dunbar, partner at Sackers, commented: “The budget should be seen as a “good news” story for…

Smarterly appoints Research Fellow Michael Johnson as Corporate Affairs and Policy Advisor

Smarterly, the workplace savings platform that uses artificial intelligence to design and monitor investment portfolios for employees, has appointed Michael Johnson as Advisor, Corporate Affairs and Policy. After running David Cameron’s Economic Competitive Policy Group, Michael became a Research Fellow…

Employee benefits; why are we still being charged implementation fees?

Nick Kjelgaard, Zest Benefits questions why some tech providers charge huge fees for implementing benefits technology  When I look back at my time in software in the benefits/engagement industry I can see that the days of bespoke implementation should really now…

People TECH Fund II Makes First Investment

The HR TECH Partnership recently successfully closed its People TECH Fund II and is now delighted to say that it’s making its first investment in RecruitmentSmart which focuses on CV screening using advanced AI techniques. RecruitSmart’s machine learning technology ‘Sniper AI,’ developed alongside researchers…

When politics clash with employment: how to manage employee conflict of interest

Peninsula’s Chief Operations Officer and Employment Law Director, Alan Price discusses how employers can balance their duties under unfair dismissal legislation against the need  to protect both other employees and the company’s reputation Last week, West Ham Football Club youth…

Two in Five Job-Seekers hired without having the right soft skills to succeed

Despite a huge battle to secure the brightest and best talent,  new research reveals that two-fifths of job-seekers are being mismatched because their personality or work style don’t fit the company. The findings came from research commissioned by HireVue, provider of…