Does your pay match your talent?

Getting employee pay right is always an uncertain game; it is more than a question of scanning job advertisements for headline rates. Recognising this Employer Solutions now has a license to access a database of millions of job grades and salaries. It is a valuable facility as employees do leave for better pay. Any underpaying […]

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Are you really ready for the Living Wage?

Employers may be sleep-walking into one of the biggest shake-ups in pay yet seen since the inflation levels of the 1970s a 7½% increase. Businesses that run care homes for the elderly are at risk of going bankrupt from a double blow of the imminent increases in the minimum wage and tighter immigration rules, reports […]

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Staying on the right side of equality law

Unconscious bias can easily unseat an otherwise diligent and politically aware owner/manager in the selection process. Defending discrimination in an Employment Tribunal is a costly and fraught process with the potential of being hugely expensive. Claims can come from job applicants, not just employees. To help managers stay on the right side of equality law, […]

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Do you think manufacturing is boring? Millennials do!

By 2025, three-quarters of the workforce will be made up by millennials; those born between about 1980 and the early 2000s. This generation in particular (many born in the Thatcher era) sees manufacturing as less attractive and less cutting edge than other employment sectors. Luring and retaining talent in an unpopular sector is a major […]

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Double your pool of candidates!

Dump the 9 to 5. Arguably it belongs to the 20th Century. Increasing numbers of employees work flexibly (ever phoned your bank at 8 pm or placed an online order at 10 pm?). It produces results not just for the end customer but for employers too. A recent survey estimates that 46% of the working […]

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Temporary Full or Part time HR practitioner – a gateway to invaluable experience

Temporary Full or Part time HR practitioner – a gateway to invaluable experience £20,000+ (pro-rata), Lancaster This is an opportunity to work with experienced HR practitioners on multiple HR projects in a variety of sectors over a 12-month, maternity cover, assignment. It offers a high potential HR practitioner the opportunity to add significant experience to […]

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