Employee Benefits


'Unique skills' earn contractors more than £1,500 per day

Hywel Roberts, 28 Jul 2014

Contractors with unique skills can now earn more than £1,500 per day for their services, according to...


Gender gap increase 'concerning', says Opportunity Now director

Hywel Roberts, 28 Jul 2014

The increase in the gender pay gap in London is a worrying sign for working women, according to Opportunity...


Passport workers to strike over pay and staffing levels

Hywel Roberts, 28 Jul 2014

Employees from the Passport Office are set to go on strike later today in a dispute over pay and staffing...

Financial services recruitment on the rise

Hywel Roberts, 25 Jul 2014

Half of businesses in the financial services sector anticipate increasing their headcount by the end...

Use L&D to drive culture, says Colt HR vice-president

Hywel Roberts, 25 Jul 2014

Employee learning should be seen as a tool to shape an organisation's culture, according to Colt HR vice...

Social events can increase engagement, report finds

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jul 2014

Social events and feeling valued are key to employees’ happiness at work, according to research

MPs call for overhaul of Employment and Support Allowance

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jul 2014

The Employment and Support Allowance (ESA), designed to help those with health problems and disabilities...

Guaranteed pensions advice to be independent, Government says

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

The guaranteed advice on employees taking their pensions from April 2015 is to be provided by independent...

One in five UK workers has chronic lifestyle-related illness

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

Almost one in five (19%) British workers suffers from a chronic illness, including heart disease, diabetes...

Length of enhanced maternity and paternity pay "varies wildly"

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jul 2014

There is a wide variance in both the duration and level of paternity and maternity pay across UK employers,...

Mentoring can aid retention, according to research

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

One in five employees who don't have access to mentoring would welcome the opportunity, according to...

Young professionals unhappy with construction sector pay

Arvind Hickman, 16 Jul 2014

More than half (58%) of young professionals in the construction sector are not satisfied with their current...

Young people hit hardest by recession

Katie Jacobs, 15 Jul 2014

The young have been hit much harder by the recession than older people, according to a report by the...

Fitness First staff offered 'BioAge' tests

Hywel Roberts, 14 Jul 2014

Employees at Fitness First are to have their biological age tested as part of a campaign to increase...

UK workers value culture and recognition over pay, survey finds

HR Editorial, 14 Jul 2014

Eight in 10 UK workers would turn down a large salary increase if it meant working in an environment...

Executive pay 180 times that of average worker, report claims

Katie Jacobs, 14 Jul 2014

Executive pay has grown from 60 times to nearly 180 times that of the average worker since the 1990s,...

African cities most expensive for expats

HR Editorial, 11 Jul 2014

Two African cities have topped the list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates, according...

A million public sector workers go on strike

Katie Jacobs, 10 Jul 2014

About a million public sectors workers are expected to strike today in a series of disputes with the...

Four in 10 finance professionals look to move 'within six months'

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jul 2014

More than four in 10 (43%) employees in the financial services sector are planning to find a new role...

Starting salaries continue to rise, says REC/KPMG report

Hywel Roberts, 08 Jul 2014

Starting salaries for people entering both temporary and permanent employment have risen for the seventh...

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