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Are older workers overlooked in favour of millennials?

Posted by: Nick Carter

There has been some recent discord in the employment of older workers with employers and organisations overlooking the older candidate for a younger candidate.

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Job hunting? Stay safe!

Posted by: Tania Cummins | Quality Manager, Acorn Recruitment

You wouldn’t think that looking for a new role could be a risky business. But job seekers are being warned to be on their guard as rising numbers of fraudsters tackle those looking for work.

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Managing a Flexible Workforce

Posted by: Emily Meredith | HR Manager, Acorn Recruitment

There has recently been a lot of media coverage regarding the flexible labour market in the UK such as the well-publicised Sports Direct case, UBER and self-employed workers and zero hours contracts.

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The Forgotten Talent Pool

Posted by: Julian John

The greatest talent pool of potential in this country lies within disabled people. A bold statement, but I adamantly believe it to be true.

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The Annual Appraisal is the Undead

Posted by: Wayne Gwilym | Head of Organisation Development at NPT Homes

There are so many articles and opinion pieces being written about the "death" of the annual appraisal that it's caused me to wonder if it was ever really alive to begin with.

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New programme of events announced

Posted by: Wales HR Network

Following the success of the first ever Wales HR Awards, the Wales HR Network has announced three new seminar dates to address key topics within HR.

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Bridging the Gender Pay Gap

Posted by: Fflur Jones

As of 6 April 2017, UK employers with over 250 employees are now under a duty to publish details of the gender pay gap within their organisations.

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“I’m having a meltdown” - when it’s more than a metaphor

Posted by: Andrew Tamplin | Canna Consulting

Those of us who’ve worked in the corporate world are used to hearing terms related to mental health being thrown around – usually to describe nothing more than a bad day at the office.

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Employment statuses in light of the Uber Tribunal

Posted by: Emily Meredith | HR Advisor, Acorn

In October last year, Uber drivers won the right to be classed as 'workers' rather than 'self-employed contractors'.


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Wales HR Awards Celebrate the Best HR Talent

Posted by: Wales HR Network

WALES’ top HR professionals and teams have been recognised at the first Wales HR Awards held at Cardiff’s SSE SWALEC.

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HR departments must learn to move with the times

Posted by: Matt Southall | Acorn Recruitment 0

Historically, innovative and efficient human resources teams have been at the heart of the country’s most successful businesses, whatever their size or sector.

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Finalists announced for first ever Wales HR Awards

Posted by: Wales HR Network 0

The finalists have been announced for the first ever Wales HR Awards.


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10 things every employer should consider when recruiting

Posted by: David Bowen 0

Directors David and Cheryl of Bowen Eldridge, one of this year’s Wales HR Awards sponsors, share their top recruitment tips.

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Is your workforce multilingual?

Posted by: Richard Sheppard - LinguaSkin 0

LinguaSkin’s Managing Director examines why you as a business with a fully functioning HR team should embrace different languages, and what it can do for your company.

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Lord Price confirmed to speak at the first Wales HR Awards

Posted by: Wales HR Network 0

The Minister of State at the Department for International Trade has been announced as the guest speaker at the inaugural Wales HR Awards.

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What should you look out for in 2017?

Posted by: Emily Meredith 0

2016 was certainly a year of extreme ups and downs, and one we’re not going to forget in a long time, so what’s next?

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Why entering the Wales HR Awards is a winning PR move

Posted by: Rhys Gregory 0

Guest blogger Effective Communication’s digital account manager Rhys Gregory shares his view on the Wales HR Awards, and what it means for your business.

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A supporter’s view: Why should you sponsor the Wales HR Awards?

Posted by: Alastair Milburn 0

In our first blog of the year, we welcome guest writer Alastair Milburn, Managing Director of Effective Communications, a Cardiff-based...

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Leading Welsh businesses support the first Wales HR Awards

Posted by: Wales HR Network 0

Leading Welsh businesses are showing their support for the first ever Wales HR Awards, which will recognise and celebrate the achievements of HR professionals up and down the country.

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Wales HR Awards Launch in Recognition of Professional Excellence

Posted by: Acorn 0

Today sees the launch of the inaugural Wales HR Awards to celebrate the achievements of the many HR professionals up and down the country.

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How the internet has changed the way we work for the better

Posted by: Matt Southhall 0

In his latest Western Mail column, Matt Southall, Acorn's Managing Director examines how the internet has changed the way we work for the better.

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The National Living Wage – Bad for Business?

Posted by: Owen John 0

The National Living Wage (NLW) was introduced 1st April 2016. From that date therefore, anyone aged 25 or over (not in the first year of an apprenticeship) became legally entitled to...

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The Apprenticeship Levy - what's next?

Posted by: Acorn 0

In her monthly South Wales Argus column, Acorn’s Commercial Director, Sarah John talks about the South Wales HR Network’s latest seminar; The Apprenticeship Levy – how will it affect your business?

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