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Ofcom is the communications regulator in the UK. It regulates the TV and radio sectors, fixed line telecoms, mobiles, postal services, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate. It ensures that people in the UK get the best from their communications services and are protected from scams and sharp practices, whilst ensuring competition can thrive.
In a bid to further strengthen and balance the skills of its Main Board, Ofcom is seeking to make a crucial appointment; its first Non-Executive Member for Wales. The term of appointment is up to 4 years.
The UK’s gender pay gap has fallen to 8.6% for full-time employees – its lowest level yet, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The overall gender pay gap for both full-time and part-time roles fell from 18.4% in 2017 to 17.9% this year, analysis of its latest Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE) data found.
People costs often represent at least half of total operating costs – particularly in service organisations, where staff play a key role in delivering a brand or customer experience to customers.
Given the cost and importance of the people resource, one would expect HR to play a key role in the strategic management of the business. And yet, in many major organisations, HR continues to operate primarily as the guardian of a range of disjointed day-to-day processes, often aimed at an outdated or short-term employment agenda.
Leadership from a distance requires a careful study of human nature, says L&D specialist Sudhakar Sampath.
According to research by The Open University Business, the total cost of the UK skills shortage is £6.3 billion a year and SMEs, which make up a large portion of businesses in the UK, shoulder the majority of the cost. Around 69% of SMEs think that large employers monopolise the best talent, and that they are unable to compete by raising salaries or spending significantly on recruitment strategies. John Williams, Head of Marketing & Research at Instant Offices, has provided insightful ways on how SMEs can use social media as an effective recruitment tool.