What to tell your staff after Friday’s workplace hack
May15

What to tell your staff after Friday’s workplace hack

The Wannacry ransomware attack which attacked workplaces worldwide and affected much of the UK’s NHS network was stopped in its tracks accidentally by registering a new domain, which acted as a ‘kill switch’ – but not before many huge organisations had been massively impacted. The problem is that many of the Nation’s computers have been turned off all weekend – and there are fears that when users return to work today, the virus could...

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Don’t lose staff – Important changes for non-EU medical and teaching professionals applying to work in the UK
Feb24

Don’t lose staff – Important changes for non-EU medical and teaching professionals applying to work in the UK

Public and private sector employers in the medical and education sectors are being advised to start preparing for the Home Office’s latest changes if they want to avoid losing or delaying the recruitment of new non-EU medical and teaching professionals from overseas. With the latest changes as of 6 April 2017, immigration law firm, Migrate UK , is warning any sponsors to start checking whether those skilled Tier 2 employees, applying...

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James Devines HR Blog: ‘Fragility in Agility’
Jan12

James Devines HR Blog: ‘Fragility in Agility’

Guest blog by HR Manager of the Year 2016, James Devine. Within the world of HR, we’ve talked for several years about an ‘agile workforce’. Just doing a quick internet search shows several definitions of the term, and shows the length of time we’ve been talking about it! But what does it mean in practice? In the context of the NHS, it is no secret that there are resourcing challenges within particular staff...

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Does appearance prejudice recruitment decisions – a review of an acute hospital in London
Nov17

Does appearance prejudice recruitment decisions – a review of an acute hospital in London

Research released today by Devine & Coulson examines the prevalence of ‘lookism’ in recruitment within the setting of an acute London hospital. The research looked at whether recruitment leaders’ experiences and opinions on a candidate’s appearance was a precursor to determining their suitability for a role.  In addition, the survey went on to explore whether aspects of how candidates looked had a positive...

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Newest MP, A&E Doctor Allin-Khan promises to fight for NHS workers
Jul13

Newest MP, A&E Doctor Allin-Khan promises to fight for NHS workers

Parliament’s newest recruit, MP Dr. Rosena Allin-Khan gave her first speech to Parliament yesterday, drawing praise from all sides of the house. Dr. Allin-Khan, who took over Sadiq Khan’s Tooting constituency, told the House: “Sadiq’s shoes are big to fill but then I have the benefit of much higher heels to help.” She told MPs: “Just two months ago I was working day and night on our NHS frontline,...

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