5 Top Tips for Effective Inductions

With the current skills shortages across many industries and high cost of recruitment it is imperative for a business’s talent management strategy to ensure they retain new starters within the business. All too often badly managed, or a complete lack of, induction processes leads to reduced productivity and high turnover within the first 12 months.
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How will the national living wage impact business?

What is the National Living Wage?

The national living wage comes in in April – £7.20 an hour for over 25’s – which is more than the national minimum wage. It is designed to improve low wages and reduce reliance on benefits and it is anticipated that 2.5 million workers will receive an increase due to the changes.

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Can an Apprentice benefit your business?

The 14th to the 18th March 2016 is National Apprenticeship Week, celebrating the positive impact apprenticeships have on business and apprentices in the UK.

The key themes for 2016 are: “An apprenticeship can take you anywhere”, with a particular focus on higher skills to show how young people, entrepreneurs and businesses can “rise to the top” through traineeships and apprenticeships.

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‘Put on a proper suit, do up your tie’

David Cameron found himself pulled into a childish game of who had the last laugh in parliament on Wednesday while debating the reforms to the NHS. A heckle from a Labour MP prompted the PM to say

“I know what my mother would say. I think she’d look across the dispatch box and she’d say: ‘Put on a proper suit, do up your tie”

But does wearing a suit and tie make you better at your job?
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New Year, New You? Change is Scary

So we’re several weeks into the new year now and following all the big exclamations of

‘New Year, New Me!’

statistics show that of the 68% of Brits who made New Years Resolutions, over a third will have quit by the end of January. Continue reading “New Year, New You? Change is Scary”

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