HR, Recruitment + Business News: Oct 19

News, Recruitment in Dorset, Work, HR, Strategy, Bournemouth, Hampshire, Poole,

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



28th Oct
Business Insider: Bentley’s CEO of North and South America reveals the advice he would give his 25-year-old self
The life and rise of Tim Sweeney, the billionaire CEO and founder of the company behind ‘Fortnite,’ Epic Games

10th Oct
E-Consultancy: How Honda UK cuts through the noise with agile content and brand storytelling
4th Oct
Marketing Week: Marketers need hard skills to be taken seriously


28th Oct
HR News: Top Talent Acquisition Trends in 2019 and Beyond
Business Insider: A German company is testing a 5-hour workday where employees only check email twice and small talk is banned
HR News: The fear of being left being at work is putting people off having children
HR News: How to handle a passive-aggressive employee

27th Oct
The Guardian: Universities under fire for outsourcing low-paid campus jobs

26th Oct
The Guardian: The ‘invisible’ female workers of London – in pictures
Personnel Today: Older workers drive growth in night work

25th Oct
Personnel Today: Gig workers should be able to form unions, says EU commissioner
The Guardian: Unilever saves on recruiters by using AI to assess job interviews
Personnel Today: Jersey to offer 52 weeks’ parental leave to all parents

24th Oct
People Management:Should HR embrace agile methodology?

23rd Oct
Personnel Today: Majority of recruiters think candidates exaggerate skills

22nd Oct
Personnel Today: How to manage employees with ‘side hustles’

21st Oct
HR News: Less than 1 in 5 business leaders back leaving the EU without a deal
Brits call for Pensions Dashboard as two-thirds say it would be useful to see all pensions in one place
WEForum: Women are stopped from climbing the corporate ladder because of this worrying trend

18th Oct
Personnel Today: Workers’ rights ‘watered down’ in Johnson’s Brexit deal
People Management: Employers urged to establish ‘open, inclusive culture’ around the menopause
HR News: The flexible working revolution has arrived – here’s why business need to adapt
Personnel Today: ‘Conclusive link’ between happiness and productivity
Acas menopause guide encourages inclusive policies
BBC: Banning out-of-hours email ‘could harm employee wellbeing

17th Oct
Personnel Today: Unemployment may be three times higher than statistics suggest

16th Oct
Personnel Today: Mentoring key to building diverse leadership

14th Oct
HR News: Workers Want Four-Day Working Week
Only half of 16-18 year-olds plan on going to university
More than half of UK senior managers secretly think a worker with mental health issues is a liability
The Guardian: Average UK earners gained just 2p per hour in two years, TUC reveals

11th Oct
People Management: We need to start creating better leaders – and fast
The Guardian: Women hit by pension age changes to appeal against court ruling
People Management: Parents urge employers to publish flexible working policies
Marketing Week: Why alternative job titles prove marketing is not the ‘colouring-in department’
The Guardian: Change law to force UK firms to share profits with staff – thinktank
People Management: Financial advisor was unfairly dismissed after being ‘blackmailed’ to sign restrictive covenant
Personnel Today: Union doubtful over government figures on teachers’ hours
Consultation closes with huge support for family-friendly transparency
People Management: New ‘productivity institute’ will tackle poor management practices

8th Oct 
Personnel Today: Warnings as Brexit and China stifle recruitment firms

7th Oct 
People Management: Improving wellness in the workplace 
Personnel Today: One in 10 NHS psychiatrist posts vacant
People Management: Over-50s more likely to face long-term unemployment, data shows 

4th Oct 
People Management: The lessons employers can learn from the BBC’s Naga saga
Legal protection for night workers 
Drop in rail season tickets attributed to increase in flexible working
Personnel Today: How to avoid risk when providing employer references 
Ex-Clarks chief executive loses unfair dismissal case 
10,000 jobs to be cut at HSBC 

5th Oct 
The Guardian: It was seen as weird’: why are so few men taking shared parental leave? 

6th Oct
Personnel Today: Thousands of jobs at stake as Pizza Express enters creditor talks 

4th Oct
HR News: Majority of UK population want a new job
Personnel Today: The Occupational Health & Wellbeing Awards 2019 winners
HR News: 10 Ways to Engage Employees in a Multicultural Workplace
HR News: Employee demand for responsible business drives the regulatory agenda

3rd Oct
People Management: Dementia costing employers ‘billions’ as caring responsibilities force thousands to quit work
People Management: Mindfulness can be a powerful conflict resolution tool
The Guardian: High court due to rule on women’s pension age case
The Guardian: This brutal judgment on pensions is blind to the reality of older women’s lives
HR News: Employer shortfall when helping with childcare costs

2nd Oct
The Guardian: #MeTooPay campaign launched to end gender pay discrimination
Personnel Today: FTSE 350 achieves 30% women on boards ahead of target
The Guardian: Two-tier workforce: WeWork protests show dark side of outsourcing
Personnel Today: John Lewis to reduce leadership team by a third
Personnel Today: Recruitment firms anxious about no-deal Brexit
HR News: Number of remote working jobs DOUBLES over four-year period, with higher pay luring in workers


23rd Oct
The Guardian: Racism in universities is a systemic problem, not a series of incidents

21st Oct
The Guardian: Three-quarters of mothers now in work
Business Insider: 3 bosses share why they decided not to promote someone
HR News: How the Swedish way of working can help Britain’s productivity crisis

13th Oct
Business Insider: If you’re ready to transform, ask yourself these 9 life-changing questions

12th Oct
Business Insider: A well-known Hollywood producer shares his simple trick for correcting awkward professional moments
Business Insider: 15 time-management hacks for overachieving working parents

11th Oct
Things Every Boss Should Do To Avoid Being A Nightmare To Work For

10th Oct
LinkedIn Reveals The Best Day To Apply For A Job

8th Oct
CIPD: Megatrends: Ageing gracefully – the opportunities of an older workforce

6th Oct
Business Insider: 10 things in tech you need to know today
7 reasons to let your kids fail, according to psychology

3rd Oct
Marketing Week: Recommended reading: Thriving as a new leader + the art of a good apology
HR News: It’s official: Brits still love a boozy lunch
Personnel Today: Gig economy: Uber launches on-demand jobs app ‘Works’
Personnel Today: Future workplaces should offer an improved ‘human experience’
HR News: Fortune favours the bold: A third of businesses believe extroverts are ‘more creative’ than introverts


28th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: New bowling venue set to open in Bournemouth in time for Christmas
Dorset Growth Fest hears from famous brands
Rising number of Bournemouth firms ‘in distress’
Regis and Supercuts owner goes into administration
25th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: McCarthy & Stone wants to build more bungalows
Daily Echo: Daedalus housing ‘has delivered £13m boost to area’

24th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Ex-Cobham boss Gordon Page opposing US buyout

23rd Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Capital business magazine in Dorset
Westover name disappears as Hendy rebrands showrooms

21st Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Former Dean Park cricket pavilion transformed as training venue
Daily Echo: Pumpkin Pyramid spectacle at Sunnyfields Farm in Totton
Headspace group to create new co-working space at Grosvenor House
Business in Dorset: Working with partners, BCP Council aims to inspire next generation of engineering talent

18th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Lush co-founder Rowena Bird on quitting social media
Beales to open in former M&S at Fareham

17th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Brexit ‘a disaster for Dorset’ says campaigner
JP Morgan reports record revenues

16th Oct
Business in Dorset: Darren Northeast PR Highlight Importance of Digital Investment with New Service
Co-founder of Crowdfunder to Address Bournemouth Startup Community
Bournemouth Echo: Cyberattack risk ‘could rise after Brexit’
Leaked report names Bournemouth and Poole as ‘at risk’ from no-deal Brexit

14th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Hall & Woodhouse cheered by rise in turnover
Plans to build surfing reserve at Hengistbury Head

12th Oct
Daily South: Ottoman Kitchen shortlisted for Best Middle Eastern restaurant award
Bournemouth Echo: Bosses must “wake up” to link between happiness and productivity
Ex-Bournemouth Flying Club bar becomes private jet terminal

9th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Small shop Naked Pantry could be named the best in the UK

8th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: House of Fraser denies planning to close almost all stores
Eco Sustainable Solutions plans total investment of £2.3m
Bournemouth’s marathon is cancelled for 2020

7th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: More business being done in coffee shops says BID chief
Norman Motors wins trophy at Auto Trader awards
Work set to begin on Hoburne Enterprise Park in Ringwood
Beales reveals £3m loss – but sales stay flat

6th Oct
Daily Echo: Southampton starting salaries up 10 per cent, says CV-Library
Bournemouth Echo: 3,500 residents can register for Vodafone gigabit broadband

4th Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Growth Fest has speakers from Dyson and Jimmy’s Iced Coffee
Daily Echo: HGV driver shortage affecting business
Bournemouth Echo: Most creditors of Flirt Cafe Bar’s former owner unlikely to be paid, say administrators

3rd Oct
Daily Echo: Shoppers ‘should be encouraged to go beyond Westquay’
Bournemouth Echo: Apprentice finalist Camilla Ainsworth appearing at summit

2nd Oct
Bournemouth Echo: Not Just Travel offer employment to Poole Thomas Cook staff
Bournemouth Echo: The Dorset lawyers in the Legal 500 guide

1st Oct
Daily Echo: Southampton’s economy among best in the UK for growth
Bournemouth Echo: Dry cleaner Barker looks to get rid of plastic clothes covers


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

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