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HR - what your colleagues should know about recruitment

Interview recruitment meeting
In the latest blog post for International Workplace, Portfolio Procurement offers ways of explaining some of the difficulties and rewards of recruitment to those who do not fully understand the process. How to explain your recruitment job to colleagues If you work in HR it is likely that you are under pressure to meet the demands and expectations of other colleagues. And when tasked with...

Employees being offered more flexible working opportunities

flexible working balance work life
According to new research from recruitment consultancy, Robert Half, opportunities for flexible working are increasing in UK firms as remote working has increased by 37% in the last three years. This trend seems to be growing worldwide with figures suggesting that more than 30 million Americans work from home now, while Forrester Research’s US Telecommuting Forecast predicts that number w...

All change for CDM 2015

Construction plan design CDM
As part of the UK Government’s drive to cut bureaucracy, Professor Löfstedt’s 2011 report and the need for the UK to fully implement EU Directive 92/57/EEC, some major changes have been made in relation to the management of health and safety within the construction industry. It has been recognised that the majority of fatalities within the construction sector occur in smaller construction...