Employee Benefits

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Small businesses hiring staff to implement auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

More than 60% of SMEs are brining in extra HR resources to cope with the rigours of staging auto-enrolment,...

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Vince Cable warns FTSE 100 companies to curb bonuses

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has written to the UK top 100 companies, warning them to rein in excessive...

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CPS report calls for radical changes to pension rules

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

Abolishing the lifetime allowance cap and reforming tax relief on pensions are among measures that could...

Government to give life expectancy estimates with pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has announced plans to give retirees rough estimates of their life expectancy...

Dean Royles: being transparent about transparency

Dean Royles, 17 Apr 2014

Dean Royles, chief executive of NHS employers blogs about transparency in healthcare. Can HR embrace...

A third of employees expect pay rise within a year

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

Optimism about the economic recovery is fostering expectations of better pay, a Glassdoor survey of 2,146...

Dean Royles calls for union talks over impending strikes

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles has urged unions to engage in talks over employee pay as UNISON...

AGR warns against painting 'bleak' picture for graduates

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Companies should avoid negatively portraying job prospects for students and graduates, Association of...

Employees in construction sector 'secure' in jobs, but salaries fall

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Workers in the construction industry are among the most secure of all UK employees, according to a recent...

DWP halves prediction of auto-enrolment opt-out rates

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has revised its forecast for the number of employees opting...

Acas denies employment changes will put pressure on employers

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Early conciliation could cost business in time in money, according to an employment lawyer. But Acas...

Small business forum welcomes proposals to better prepare jobseekers for employment

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

A forum for small and medium-sized businesses has reacted largely positively to Iain Duncan-Smith's plans...

Flexible working: dads want choice, too

Arvind Hickman, 07 Apr 2014

Flexible working, particularly in relation to child care, is heavily skewed towards mums. HR magazine...

Most employers failing to prepare for shared parental leave

Hywel Roberts, 03 Apr 2014

Research released this week shows 76% of employers have taken no practical steps to prepare for the introduction...

Thousands of SMEs 'underestimating' impact of auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 01 Apr 2014

The first wave of SMEs reach the staging date for auto-enrolment today, with pensions experts warning...

Complete our survey to win a wellbeing programme for your organisation

HR Editorial, 01 Apr 2014

HR magazine wants to know what our readers are doing to address employee health and wellbeing, and whether...

Flexible working: dads want choice

Steve Hemsley, 01 Apr 2014

Archaic it may be, but when most people think of flexible working arrangements, it’s highly likely...

Osborne claims welfare and tax reforms to create 3 million jobs

Hywel Roberts, 31 Mar 2014

Chancellor George Osborne is to hail the effectiveness of the Government's welfare reforms today, saying...

KPMG supports living wage event Fair Play Fortnight

Hywel Roberts, 28 Mar 2014

KPMG is supporting a TUC initiative to raise awareness about the living wage. The Fair Play Fortnight...

Royles: Common sense is not always right

Dean Royles, 28 Mar 2014

Everyone thinks they can solve people problems at the NHS, but what may appear to be common sense does...

In this issue: April 2014
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Legal aliens: It's law, but not as we know it - would you seek counsel from a big brand?

Fashion forward: SuperGroup's first HRD

Time to celebrate: Flexible working legislation is changing

Health check: Engaging in wellbeing 

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