The Work Programme, the government's flagship welfare-to-work scheme, has been branded a “miserable failure” after it did not meet its targets. Only 3.53% of unemployed people found sustainable work (defined as a job for six months or more), under the scheme, compared with its 5.5% target. However, the government has claimed the scheme is still “on track”. This article by Jo Faragher was originally published on PersonnelToday.com.
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Improving the talent pipeline of female leaders at work could benefit businesses to the tune of £5 billion a year, yet HR professionals neither recognise the potential returns nor the ambitions of female managers they employ, a report has found. This article by Jo Faragher was originally published on PersonnelToday.com.
From October 2013, Britain's largest companies will be required to publish the number of women in senior positions under plans set out by the Government. Find out more about the proposals in this article, first published on PersonnelToday.com.
Ten tips on what to do when employees' behaviour outside work puts the organisation's reputation at risk
Employment lawyer Stephen Hall offers advice on how to deal with employee relationships outside work that may compromise employers. This article was originally published on PersonnelToday.com.
Every year brings with it some important new employment legislation for the employer to negotiate. This guide, first published last year on PersonnelToday.com, rounds up six key updates for 2012 to areas including unfair dismissal, pensions, and employment tribunals, and provides links to detailed content from the Xpert HR website.