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Connie Barrow: Are you giving candidate screening the attention it deserves?

I recently read an article published on the Telegraph’s website about companies failing to crack down on graduate CV fraud. As many as one in three firms are simply not bothering to request proof of educational achievement. This really got me thinking, why in todays increasingly interconnected and digital world, do so many companies fail…

Emilie Bennetts: How to cope with employees who have been arrested

I have just heard that one of my employees has been arrested. What should I do? Last month Coronation Street’s William Roache, the world’s longest serving soap star, was arrested and charged with two counts of rape. While employers may consider that these are unusual circumstances, which the average employer would not have to face,…

Council guilty of breaching Agency Workers Regulations

A decision by an Employment Tribunal on Tuesday 5 February confirms that more than 150 Barnet Council workers are likely to receive compensation worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. The Employment Tribunal in Watford ruled that the Council failed to provide information on the number of agency workers it employed, which breaches the rules introduced…

£160,000 fine for construction company following fall

A Surrey construction company has been ordered to pay £160,000 in fines and costs after a worker narrowly escaped death when he was caught in a collapse of nine tonnes of steel and concrete. The company was fined £110,000 and ordered to pay £50,000 in costs after being found guilty of breaching Section 3 of…

Pensions reduces fees for low earners and deferred members

Pensions Trust, the independent multi-employer trust, today unveils reduced charges for low earners and deferred members. Morten Nilsson, Chief Executive of NOW: Pensions, said: “We believe everyone deserves a better pension and therefore have developed a strong pricing model that is clear and transparent. We have decided to make a few adjustments to secure best…

Poor pension choices could mean years longer at work

High pension charges and the wrong choice of annuity could cut a saver’s potential pension income by a quarter (24%), meaning they would have to spend years longer at work to cover the loss, pensions experts warned today (Thurs). A report for the National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) by the Pensions Policy Institute (PPI)…

HMRC has taken a more focused approach to deal with tax evaders

The number of convictions increased to 148 for the year to 31 March 2011, according to figures obtained from HMRC under the Freedom of Information Act, with the tougher line following the government’s commitment to make an additional £917m available to help the tax department tackle evasion, avoidance and fraud. The number of criminal convictions…

Government proposes better employment training for prisoners

The Government has recently proposed to reforms the adult offender education system in England, with a greater emphasis on the results that education and training in prison delivers. The Government has launched a report outlining radical plans to break the cycle of reoffending, by developing a stronger link between learning in prisons and the vocational…