With all the hype around the gender pay gap I wonder if we are losing sight of the real problem, surely the issue is the lack of women in senior leadership roles. With less than 25% of UK board level…Read more
Animal lovers, may not want to read on! A recent, sad event at home really focused my mind on a competency that I really value and is something that often isn’t invested in. Five years ago I acquired a…Read more
Yesterday saw the announcement of the new Dropbox branding that makes great use of bright and bold colours, a mix of illustration and photography with a ‘pop art’ style approach. The logo has also been updated to match their new…Read more
Cynics would claim that the Government Apprenticeship / Training Levy of 0.5% on company salary bills of more than £3 million per year was nothing more than a corporate stealth tax. Eternal optimists would claim with equal force that it…Read more
If organisations are to convert the Training Levy from a perceived tax burden to a canny investment in their productivity and people development they need to become clever buyers and actively participating customers. Whilst the cost to any organisation of…Read more
We are delighted to introduce you to the Ashley Kate HR Spring Newsletter. It has been a busy start to the year with the publication of our annual HR Salary and Benefits Guide and moving our finance division into the…Read more
The Complete University Guide releases rankings each year based on various factors such as entry standards and student satisfaction. These rankings provide a good basis for undergraduates to asses how their desired University matches up against the competition. Over 80…Read more
My Grannie celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this year and it got me thinking about how in general our population is ageing. She retired at 55 which for me would only be 8 years from now however I’ve just…Read more
In a recent survey carried out by the British Chambers of Commerce 48% of businesses reported a skills or labour shortage over the last 12 months! These businesses were asked how they were going to address these skills shortages and…Read more
I joined Ashley Kate HR two years ago as an Apprentice Administrator – today, I am a fully-fledged HR Recruitment Consultant – what a difference two years can bring! The last two years have been full of change, I have honed…Read more
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