Manufacturing Output Reaches Peak

Manufacturing output has hit an annual high, according May’s CIPS/Market report. The purchasing managers’ index (PMI) recorded a reading of 45.1 for the month, up from 43.1 in April. Output, new orders and employment also fell at slower rates, while the consumer goods sector recorded growth of production and new business. Roy Ayliffe, director at …

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Nameless CV proposal slammed by HR chiefs

A radical proposal to ban names from job applications to prevent discrimination – backed in principal by the CIPD – has been slammed by HR chiefs as “bureaucratic” and “unworkable”. Lynne Featherstone, Liberal Democrat MP and party spokeswoman for equality, proposed an amendment to the Equality Bill at its second reading last week, which said …

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Top Safety Accreditation for GPW Recruitment

GPW Recruitment is one of the latest group of successful companies to join a leading edge scheme, designed to help industry improve its safety record. The St Helens based firm recently received accreditation from SAFEcontractor, a programme which recognises very high standards of health and safety practice amongst UK contractors. Employing 450 people, GPW is …

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Government Consultation on Changes to the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Business regulations 2003

Introduction The Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (the “BERR”) has launched a consultation on changes to the conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003 (the “Regulations”). The Regulations govern the conduct of the private recruitment industry and set minimum standards for employment agencies and employment businesses operating from premises in Great …

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