Category - Recruitment

Pay and Work Rights Helpline transfer to Acas

Advisory services provided by the Pay and Work Rights Helpline will transfer to Acas from 1 April 2015.  Acas will provide free and confidential advice on a range of issues, including: The national minimum wage. Working for an employment agency. Working hours, rest breaks and holidays. Acas advice can be accessed either online or by phone on … Read more

National Unemployment Statistics

National Statistics reports that the headline unemployment rate (ILO definition) ran at 6.6% during the period February to April 2014. The ILO unemployment level was 2.16 million, down 161,000 on the quarter, and down 347,000 on the same period a year ago. Table 1: Unemployment level and rate, 2013/14   Unemployment level (‘000s) Rate % … Read more

Contracts of employment

Employers are legally obliged to issue a statement of terms and conditions of employment within two months of the date of the employment commencing. This gives you, the employer the opportunity to set out clearly what you expect of your employees. A well drafted contract of employment will serve you well if difficulties present themelves … Read more

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