28th September 2018

Recent Labour Market data released by the Office for National Statistics paints a familiar trend. 32.39 million people in work – 42,000 more than January to March 2018 and 313,000 more than the previous year. Unemployment is at 4% – the lowest it has been since 1974 and the number of EU nat...

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27th July 2018

Kate Maddison-Greenwell, Head of Employability, Skills and Learning for Gi Group challenges some of the confused messages surrounding UK apprenticeships; and highlights the benefits apprenticeships can have both to the individual and businesses. Over recent months, I have picked my way through nu...

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World Cup the Workplace – Make Sure You’re On The Ball

13th June 2018

Traditionally, major football tournaments, in which home nations are participating, have presented both challenges and opportunities on the personnel front. While the papers may report on record levels of absenteeism coinciding with a major fixture, we also hear of innovative and successful ways ...

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Gi Group Talks Brexit – Expert opinion on the impact of Brexit on the staffing industry

12th March 2018

As Brexit negotiations continue our latest Gi Group Talks Brexit update provides a summary of  latest developments, expert opinion from relevant trade bodies and recommendations for organisations to consider. THE GOVERNMENT SAYS: The Home Office have confirmed that EU citizens currently living an...

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Simplifying the Apprenticeship Levy

7th March 2018

In April 2017 the Government made a significant change to the way Apprenticeship funding works through the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy. The purpose of the Levy, which applies to large employers across all sectors, is to gain more commitment from businesses to increase the number of ap...

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Why Apprenticeships are worth the effort

1st March 2018

Government figures indicate that in 2017-8 just over 19,000 of the UK’s 1.5 million employers will qualify for the apprenticeship levy. This equates to 1.3% of employers nationwide, and these businesses are expected to generate £2,675 million towards apprenticeships each year.[1] However, as of D...

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