HR update; employment references
Guidance on reference updated:
References are often asked for in job applications. There is usually no legal obligation to provide a reference. Employers who give references must make them fair and accurate.
Employers who ask for references must handle them fairly and consistently.
The guidance covers matters such as:
– What a reference must include
– Whether or not a reference must be provided
– Whether an employer can give a bad reference
– Problems with references
– Job offers and references
The full guidance can be accessed here: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5072
The UK printing industry has rebounded from a lacklustre Q2 to match the positive Q3 forecast, as far as output volumes are concerned - upbeat expectations for Q4 reveal optimism, at least in the short-term future.
A ‘work in progress’ exhibition at the SPACE gallery in Mare Street, Hackney will show headway on an ongoing history of the print trade in east London, as well as inviting former-print workers along for a festive get together.