April 12, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

April 2018 Employment Law Changes

April may be a quieter month than it used to be, now that the Chancellor no longer delivers a spring budget, but HR still has to contend with changes in employment law. And there are quite a few changes this spring, with the most prominent one being the first gender pay gap reporting deadline. That’s…

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April 3, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Develop your HR team with the new HR Support Level 3 Apprenticeship standard

The new HR Support Level 3 Apprenticeship standard is now available from DPG. Created in conjunction with training providers Interserve Learning & Employment, the new standard is designed to develop your own HR skills or that of your team. This apprenticeship is aimed at anyone who is either starting out, or at the early stages…

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March 21, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

How can HR future-proof organisational design?

Organisational design is big news now. Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 report demonstrated just how big it has become: it was the number one priority for organisations that year, with 92% of the 7,000 plus survey respondents saying it was very important or important to them. The importance of organisational design (OD) was reflected…

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February 26, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Sick Pay

Most UK employees greatly overestimate how much they would get paid and for how long if they were to fall sick for more than a few days. New research by Direct Line Life Insurance found that just 4% of UK workers know how much statutory sick pay they are entitled to, should they need to…

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February 20, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

The rules around working from home

There has been a huge increase in the numbers of people working from home in recent years. According to research by the TUC, nearly a quarter of a million (241,000) more people worked from home in 2016 than in the previous decade, which was an increase of 19%. This increase includes people who work almost…

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February 19, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Great offers exclusively with DPG!

Receive a complimentary iPad* to aid your studies or £200 off your fees when you book on any full CIPD programme with DPG! Ending 28th February 2018 Which programme is right for you? CIPD Foundation Level 3 in Human Resource Practice CIPD Foundation Level 3 in Learning & Development CIPD Intermediate Level 5 in Human…

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January 31, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Develop Yourself Survey

At DPG we had a great response to our Develop Yourself Survey with 471 completions. The majority of those completing the survey work in HR and L&D roles, with 74% working within the private sector. There was an even split of those with and without management responsibilities, which give us a good balance of responses…

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January 19, 2018 | Posted in the Blog

Apprenticeship Levy Perception Survey

Figures Reveal Extent of Confusion, Scepticism and Unawareness Surrounding Apprenticeship Levy The Apprenticeship Levy, which came into force in April 2017, means companies face a compulsory monthly deduction from HMRC. However, this money can be reclaimed if it’s spent on training. The purpose of the levy was to make offering apprenticeships more attractive from an…

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