Pioneering HGV Driver Apprenticeship offers a sustainable recruitment solution

New Driver’s Academy will help alleviate the chronic shortage of drivers An HR and recruitment agency is launching an HGV Driver Academy apprenticeship programme to tackle the UK shortage of drivers in the logistics industry. Starting this September, the Gi Group in partnership with one of its subsidiary businesses, Tack TMI, will be offering its

Injured worker files discrimination lawsuit against employer

Allegations of failure to accommodate post-injury needs The Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia recently concluded a case involving an injured worker who filed a discrimination lawsuit against his employer, accusing them of failing to reasonably accommodate him after an injury. The worker in question is Mark Panazzolo, employed by Don’s Mechanical and Diesel

Industry Groups Appeal NJ Staffing Law

Concerns over wages and business impact Industry groups are taking steps to challenge a federal judge’s ruling that rejected the suspension of a New Jersey staffing law during the ongoing legal proceedings, according to recently submitted court documents. The law includes a provision mandating that temporary workers employed through staffing firms must receive wages equivalent

Permanent placements fall at the quickest rate since June 2020

Report on jobs: Pay pressures ease only slightly amid rising living costs The latest KPMG and Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) ‘UK Report on Jobs’, compiled by S&P Global, reveals a muted confidence around the economic outlook is driving a steeper drop in permanent placements. The KPMG and REC report provides the most comprehensive guide

Singapore advances fair workplace legislation

New recommendations aim to combat discrimination The Singaporean government has officially accepted the final recommendations put forth by the Tripartite Committee on Workplace Fairness (TCWF), aiming to enhance workplace fairness and protect employees from discrimination. The TCWF initially published 20 recommendations in an interim report in February 2023. In collaboration with tripartite partners, including The

Around 80% of UK businesses are experiencing talent shortages

33% of UK accountants plan to leave the industry in the next five years Despite a faltering economy, rising interest rates, supply chain issues, and the ongoing impacts of Brexit, many businesses operating within the sector reported optimism about their recruitment plans as they entered the third quarter of 2023. 44% are expecting to recruit

Lifemost Raises $650,000 to Revolutionize Corporate Wellness with Innovative Well-Being Platform

Dubai-based start-up offers tailored well-being solutions for MENA companies & employees Lifemost, a Dubai-based platform specializing in corporate wellness programs, has successfully secured USD 650,000 in a pre-seed funding round, which was co-led by MENA-focused angel investors. The funds raised will be allocated to further enhance product development, intensify marketing efforts, and explore new partnership

Bradford ranks as the top city for graduates

London has the most graduate jobs – but at the expense of a higher cost of living A new survey has revealed the top 10 best UK cities for job-hunting graduates. Bradford came out as the top city – based on the cost of living and accommodation prices.  London came out top with the most

New EU directive aims to close gender pay gaps with mandatory reporting

UK leads the way with maternity pay Data from EDGE Certified Foundation provides an overview of the legislative landscape relating to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion (DE&I) in certain countries, shedding light on the progress made as well as pinpointing areas to be improved. EDGE Certified Foundation has published the EquiNations DE&I legislative overview of the

Employers must ensure AI tools are accessible for workers with visual disabilities

EEOC ensures tech access for disabilities The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has recently issued updated guidance concerning the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its application to individuals with visual disabilities. The aim is to emphasize the importance of ensuring that new technologies and artificial intelligence (AI) are accessible to all candidates and