Employee Benefits


Skilled foreign workers boost economy, says Lloyds Bank

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

Highly-skilled workers from abroad are filling many senior and technical roles in the UK, contributing...


Think tank urges greater savings flexibility for self-employed

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

The government should offer greater flexibility for the increasing number of British self-employed workers,...


What to do about holiday pay?

Brian Campbell, 01 Sep 2014

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has issued its much anticipated decision in the case of Lock vs British...

Bonus payments up nearly 5% in past year

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

The total bonus payments received by UK employees increased by 4.9% in the 12 months to April 2014, figures...

One in four 'exaggerate' expenses claims

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

One-quarter of employees have knowingly "bent the rules" when filing expenses claims, according to research...

HRDs concerned about post-retirement age performance

Hywel Roberts, 28 Aug 2014

HR directors believe that three in 10 of their employees will struggle to perform their current roles...

Technology contractors optimistic over pay

Hywel Roberts, 27 Aug 2014

The vast majority of contractors in the engineering and IT sectors expect their hourly rates to rise...

Unite opens NHS strike ballot over pay

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Unite is opening a ballot on strike action today, following widespread anger over pay in the NHS.

Is gender pay reporting too simplistic?

Matthew Sanders, 26 Aug 2014

A number of reports have made media headlines recently for exposing the inequality of pay between men...

Advertised salaries rise nationally, fall in London

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Advertised salaries have increased year-on-year for the first time since the recession, with every UK...

Flexible working: Finding the right balance

Arvind Hickman, 26 Aug 2014

New flexible working legislation could radically change the world of business. But what are the challenges...

Private sector pay increases double that of public sector

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

Pay rises are twice as high for employees in the private sector than in the public, according to research...

Management not the only career path, says T-Systems HRD

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

People looking to progress to senior positions within their organisations should be able to find alternatives...

Welfare reforms hit working families hardest, says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

Government reforms to welfare and benefits hit working families harder than those out of work, according...

Electric dreams: The potential for electric vehicle fleets

Rob Gray, 22 Aug 2014

Interest in electric vehicles is slowly increasing. Could 2014 be the year fleets go electric or will...

Embrace flexible working on everybody's terms

Helen Giles, 21 Aug 2014

It’s been interesting reading about the fears of some employers in the face of the extension of the...

Gender pay gap for managers rises to 34% in 40s

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

Female managers earn on average 34% less than their male counterparts by the time they reach 46, according...

Female 'underemployment' doubled during recession

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of women working less than full-time hours has doubled to 789,000, according to a report by...

One-third of Gen Y employees happy to share personal data

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

Around one-third of Gen Y workers are happy for employers to access their personal data, according to...

Auto-enrolment doesn't provide 'decent' income for low-paid workers, says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The government is ignoring the fact that employees on a low income will not earn enough to live comfortably...

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?


Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection


High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?


Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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