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How much does it cost to hire an apprentice?

How much does it cost to hire an apprentice? In its drive to create more apprenticeship places, help is available from the government to pay for apprenticeship training. But what is the cost of setting up a scheme, and how much will it cost your business to get on...

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How to start an apprenticeship scheme

How to start an apprenticeship scheme Despite recent negative press coverage about the number of apprenticeships dropping in the past twelve months, there has never been a better time to start a scheme. The Government is pushing to create three million apprenticeship...

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How to avoid discrimination when recruiting

How to avoid discrimination when recruiting Most organisations still rely heavily on the job interview to identify the best candidate for vacant positions. However, a recent study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) showed many employers need more...

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Staff appraisal tips for managers

Staff appraisal tips for managers It's often the HR task that many managers dread. However, appraisals don't have to be painful. Here are our tips: Consider scrapping the traditional formal annual appraisal and opt for year-round continuous feedback. Continuous...

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How to conduct staff appraisals

How to conduct staff appraisals What is an employee appraisal? Traditionally staff appraisals take place every six months or annually to review past performance against a set of goals or objectives, assess progress against personal development plans and set future...

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