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
This August our London office has been full of talk concerning beautiful books, primarily due to the stunning entries to the British Book Design and Production Awards that have been flooding in. The numerous entries to the awards seems to reflect the trend for the UK publishing industry.
The BPIF has produced a new one-page document summarising the latest developments regarding pulp, paper and board demand and prices. The official industry input and output price indices are also available to view.