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Call for employers not to penalise workers for Coronavirus self-isolation
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Call for employers not to penalise workers for Coronavirus self-isolation

‘Workers who are required to self-isolate to protect colleagues and the general public should suffer no detriment in their employment.’

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Tackling CV fraud: Employers must be consistent with background checks
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Tackling CV fraud: Employers must be consistent with background checks

Sterling: ‘Robust screening processes and confirmation of an individual’s previous work experience are crucial for a huge number of roles, regardless of the level of the individual’.

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Study launched to explore gender equality across recruitment profession
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

Study launched to explore gender equality across recruitment profession

APSCo: ‘While research shows that females account for 41% of the recruitment workforce at recruiter level, this falls to just 25% board level’.

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Employers must take necessary measures to protect staff from Coronavirus threat, says CIPD
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

Employers must take necessary measures to protect staff from Coronavirus threat, says CIPD

With the government unveiling its action plan to deal with the Coronavirus threat, it has highlighted that at the peak of this event, a fifth of workers could be absent from work.

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Business confidence on the up
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Business confidence on the up

Overall business confidence remained at 23%, having increased for five consecutive months to January’s 14-month high.

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SMEs say scrapping entrepreneurs’ relief will destroy retirements
Jaime Thorpe
By: Jaime Thorpe

SMEs say scrapping entrepreneurs’ relief will destroy retirements

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has responded to reports that the Chancellor may scrap entrepreneurs’ relief.

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IR35 review findings ‘Step in right direction’, says AAT
Sophie Tyler
By: Sophie Tyler

IR35 review findings ‘Step in right direction’, says AAT

HMRC has published the findings of the government review into the IR35 off-payroll working rules that are due to come into force in April 2020.

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Robust background screening needed to fight fraud
Sophie Lewis
By: Sophie Lewis

Robust background screening needed to fight fraud

Sterling: ‘With an explosion of ‘diploma mills’, where fake qualifications can be easily obtained – dishonesty is becoming easier than ever.’

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