HR + Business News – Feb 2020

HR Recruitment Dorset News, Off site job interviews, Top tips for employers and candidates

We’ve gathered the recent headlines for Hampshire and Dorset HR News + Recruitment + Business headlines across the local area and beyond. Keeping you up to date with everything in the world of HR, work, business and strategy.

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10th Feb
Marketing Week: Everything you need you to know in marketing this morning
Forbes: Why Is Leadership Storytelling So Powerful?

9th Feb
The Guardian: Flying solo: self-employment will change you – but not in the ways you think

3rd Feb
WE Forum: How can we prepare students for the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
Marketing Week: Everything that Matters this morning


10th Feb
Forbes: Are You In The Right Job For You? Answer These 10 Questions To Find Out

9th Feb
Vogue: 10 One-Shoulder Tops That Spell Sly Protest

8th Feb
The Guardian: ‘I quit my teaching job and am now running chocolate festivals’
Forbes: 3 Key Milestones Every Entrepreneur Can Reach Before Making The First Hire

7th Feb
The Guardian: Give people right to ignore work emails at home, says Long-Bailey

5th Feb
The Guardian: Alternatives to uni: how to get an elite job without student debt

4th Feb
The Guardian: Not just jobs for the boys: the women working in male-dominated sectors
Modern apprenticeships: how parents can support their children

3rd Feb
The Guardian:
No sex, please, we’re colleagues: the new rules of office romance
‘I’ve come so far’: the scheme helping people with mental health issues into work
My daily to-do lists led to churning anxiety. ‘Have-done’ lists set me free

30th Jan
The Guardian:US publishing remains ‘as white today as it was four years ago’

29th Jan
The Guardian: Should I stop using football chat to bond with strangers?

27th  Jan
Boris Johnson’s ‘global talent visa’ ignores economics – and ethics


20th Feb

Bournemouth Echo: Bournemouth makes Sunday Times top 20 ‘cities’ for business.

17th Feb
Bournemouth Echo: Tech sector ‘to grow’ – but could be held back by difficulty of recruiting

14th Feb
Bournemouth Echo: Dorset is part of ‘Central South’ region promoted at global event

13th Feb
Bournemouth Echo: Closure of Bournemouth Beales would be a ‘tragedy’

12th Feb
Bournemouth Echo: Sunseeker to hire 40 apprentices

10th Feb
Bournemouth Echo: Firms urged to prepare for impact of Brexit
Closure of Bournemouth Beales is “very disappointing” for business leader

7th Feb
Bizmag: Lift-off for recruitment open day at Bournemouth Airport
Bournemouth Echo:
Moors Valley ice cream kiosk could earn tenant £5million
Online marketplace ‘to become global player’ after £3m investment

5th Feb
Bournemouth Echo: Revealed: Hobbycraft and 4Com among top performing businesses
Southern Daily: The Hampshire businesses among the south’s top performers
The hardest decision of my life: to end a pregnancy because I had no paid leave

4th Feb
Southern Daily: B&Q’s apprentices graduate – and they’re aged 20 to 61

3rd Feb
Bournemouth Echo: Full fibre internet will be ‘spark to create 1,000 jobs’

2nd Feb
Bournemouth Echo: Council leaders to ‘resurrect’ vision for heart of Bournemouth in ‘turbulent time’ for town centres

31st Jan
Bournemouth Echo:
32 jobs axed at Beales as plan is prepared for flats above Bournemouth store

Caterer cuts environmental impact of school meals thanks to reusable containers
Business Dorset:
Showcasing business innovation
Dorset Chamber Brexit comment

30th Jan
Bournemouth Echo: ‘Challenging environment’ of Bournemouth town centre was a factor in firm’s move


17th Feb
Personnel Today: Supreme Court to hear ‘unlawful inducements’ appeal
Public sector recruitment confidence hits 12-year high
Fall in visa applications triggers skills warning for private sector
M&S to close distribution centres with hundreds of job losses
The Guardian: Building ‘resilience’ won’t stop traumatised social workers quitting

16th Feb
The Guardian: The Guardian view on apprenticeships: failing the young

14th Feb
Personnel Today: JCB cuts workers’ hours as coronavirus hits supply chain
Why is HR hiding from tech investment?

13th Feb
The Guardian: Gender equality and the world of work

10th Feb
HR News: Research reveals UK industry sectors most vulnerable to cyber-attacks
Employers missing out by not communicating employee benefits before recruitment – See our  blog re. The Art of Onboarding
How to find great employees – and make them stay
Personnel Today: Acas issues guidance on use of non-disclosure agreements

9th Feb
Forbes: If You’re Engaging In Any Of These Actions, You Shouldn’t Be A Manager

8th Feb
Personnel Today: FTSE 100 firms hit female board representation target

7th Feb
Personnel Today: How employers should respond to the coronavirus outbreak
People Management: Company director not allowed to retract his ‘heat of the moment’ resignation was unfairly dismissed, tribunal finds
Veterans guaranteed interviews for civil service jobs
Personnel Today: Top 10 HR questions January 2020: Coronavirus and Brexit
Forbes: LinkedIn CEO Steps Down To Focus On Increasing Network Diversity

5th Feb
Forbes: Fixing The Racial Wealth Gap?

7th Feb
Tech Nation: Welcoming the new talent visa
Personnel Today: Could parental bereavement leave be too restrictive?
HR News: Social Media for Business — Must-Have or Redundancy?
Derby revealed as the best place to live for EVERY generation

6th Feb
Personnel Today: Opening doors: the benefits of recruiting ex-offenders
Employee benefits needn’t break the bank: Download ‘Perks on a limited budget’

5th Feb
Personnel Today: MP defends choice to wear off-the-shoulder dress in Parliament
The Guardian: The hardest decision of my life: to end a pregnancy because I had no paid leave

3rd Feb
HR News: A third of Brits suffer from Sunday night fear, with one in four calling in sick because of it
Forbes: How To Sabotage Your Career Without Really Trying
Personnel Today: Holiday pay: why are employers still getting it wrong?
Dissatisfaction with work culture leads to millions of sick days
National Apprenticeship Week 2020 invites us to ‘look beyond’
People Management: Fall in apprenticeship uptake hits young people hardest
Gig workers caught in ‘app trap’ without skills development, says think tank

31st Jan
HR News: Working with the menopause – creating a better working life for menopausal women
Personnel Today: Brexit: future-proof your workforce (webinar)

30th Jan
Forbes: The Most Pressing Question Potential Career Changers Struggle To Answer

29th Jan
People Management: Hiring confidence beginning to increase, survey suggests
Forbes: 3 Tactics To Get The Best Job Salary

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Thanks to all of our sources as always: Bournemouth Echo, Business Insider, Guardian, Personnel Today, People Management, Forbes, The Business Magazine, Daily Echo,  Business in Dorset, World Economic Forum, Bizmag, + Marketing Week.

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