New speakers announced for the Successful HR Business Partnering Conference 2013

We are pleased to announce that the following experts will be presenting at the Successful HR Business Partnering conference taking place on the 5th November 2013: • Ollie Roberts, Head of HR, Corporate Offices, SABMiller plc • Peter Reilly, Director HR Research & Consultancy, Institute for Employment Studies (IES) Ollie will be exploring the high…

Indian headteacher forced to quit her job due to bullying

Indian headteacher Sudhana Singh has told a tribunal how she was hounded out of her job at Moorlands primary school in Tilehurst, Reading, by a ‘playground mafia’ of prejudiced parents. One man was heard to say “bloody Indian woman should not be in charge of our children” while children were reported gossiping that their parents…

Healthcare staff with HIV will do surgery

Healthcare staff in England, Wales and Scotland who have HIV will no longer be prevented from performing various medical procedures – including surgery – the Department of Health has announced, pointing out that staff are more likely to be hit by lightning than infect patients. Before they can work with patients, healthcare workers with HIV…

CIPD warns business to use top female talent or lose it

A new report by The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned that employers will continue to lose entrepreneurial women if they fail to adapt flexible or innovative working practices that Its report, ‘Inspiring Female Entrepreneurs’ states that “urgent action” needs to be taken by the corporate world to stem the leaking talent…

ONS figures show a rise in youth unemployment

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), UK unemployment fell by 4,000 in the three months to June, meaning 2.51 million people were still out of work. The figures show that the unemployment rate remains at 7.8%, with the ONS stating that the findings indicate unemployment was “broadly unchanged” from the first…

Valuentis to be a diamond sponsor at the Talent Management and Leadership Development Conference 2013

Valuentis have joined the conference as a sponsor and Nicholas Higgins the founder and CEO will deliver an interactive workshop session entitled Talent Management, Employee Engagement and everything ‘in between’: How organisations are ‘jumping up the curve’ to improve/sustain organisation performance. During the workshop Nicholas will explain how organisations and their HR functions use the…

New speakers announced for the Innovation in Recruitment Conference 2013

We have recently added Sue Wait the HR business partner for people resourcing and in-source at Birmingham City Council and David Brammer the UK Resourcing Manager for Boots Healthcare to the speaker panel for the Innovation in Recruitment Conference taking place on the 19th September. For details of their presentations and the full speaker panel visit…

Training experts now in Preston

Leading Lancashire training company PHX Training has extended its network of centres in the region by opening a new centre in Preston. PHX Training delivers tailored training programmes to improve skills and qualifications in IT Employment skill, literacy, numeracy, IT and business and management. Now it has widened its reach, delivering government-backed training initiatives including…

CIPD report shows employment confidence is high

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has published its Summer 2013 CIPD/Success Factors Labour Market Outlook (LMO) survey, which shows that for the sixth quarter in a row, employers expect jobs growth. These forecasts mean that there will more openings for job seekers; however it also means more competition among employers for the…

Recruitment agent suspended for inappropriate tweets

A recruitment agent has been suspended after posting messages on Twitter about getting people’s benefits stopped after they missed appointments. Kelly-Jane Stone, responsible for finding staff for the online retailer, Amazon, posted a series of messages at the weekend, including one that said she got “so much pleasure” from getting people’s benefits stopped. The Twitter…

Vast majority of female employees move to part-time and flexible work after maternity leave

The majority (83%) of female employees move into part-time and/or flexible working roles on their return from maternity leave according to new research with UK HR directors published  by leading recruitment specialist Robert Half. This rises to 92% of employees in London and the South East, but falls to 70% in the North and Scotland…

Orion Group to expand internationally with £62m funding support from RB.

Leading international and independent recruitment agency Orion Group (Orion) has agreed a £62m funding package with the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) as it looks to expand internationally into key markets in South America and Asia Pacific. Orion operates across a number of engineering industries, ranging from renewables to aerospace and construction to mining, but…

Department for work and pensions says workers staying in Government automatic enrolment pension scheme

Research published  by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) shows that more than 90% of people who have been placed into a workplace pension by their employer are staying in. The qualitative research of the 50 biggest employers, which gives an indication of how well the Government’s automatic enrolment scheme is being received, found…