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Why You May Want to Stop Rejecting Applicants with a Criminal Record
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11 million people in the UK have a criminal record and 75% of employers admit to rejecting a job application once a criminal conviction is disclosed, a recent study shows. Following the study,...
Gareth Edwards
Gareth Edwards
VWV
Posted on: 23rd January 2019
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The power of collective buying: Can your business benefit from an energy buying basket?
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An energy buying basket is when a collective of businesses group together to purchase their energy. The collective can be comprised of businesses of any size from any industry who want to leverage...
Rhiannon McCarthy
Rhiannon McCarthy
Posted on: 16th January 2019
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2019 Employment Law - What's Coming Up This Year?
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In this extended article, we are looking ahead to some of the expected developments in Employment law in 2019. There is likely to be greater scrutiny of working arrangements for temporary or zero...
Gareth Edwards
Gareth Edwards
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Posted on: 15th January 2019
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Getting refugees into work as bus drivers
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First West of England has teamed up with Bristol-based ACH to help refugees in the city find work and build new careers. The non-for-profit organisation is a leading UK provider of resettlement...
Matthew Rogers
Matthew Rogers
Posted on: 14th January 2019
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