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Vodafone to buy 140 Phones 4U stores, saving 887 jobs

Arvind Hickman, 19 Sep 2014

Vodafone UK has agreed to take on 140 Phones4U stores, saving 887 jobs for store employees, administrators...

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Phones 4U administrators cut 628 jobs

Arvind Hickman, 19 Sep 2014

A restructure of the Phones 4U headquarters has led to 628 redundancies, with more than 400 employees...

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Employment groups react following Scotland's 'no' vote

Hywel Roberts, 19 Sep 2014

Business groups and employers are assessing the impact of the Scottish independence campaign, despite...

Egon Zehnder sets target for 25 female FTSE 100 CEOs

Hywel Roberts, 19 Sep 2014

Executive search firm Egon Zehnder has announced its commitment to seeing 25 female CEOs in the FTSE...

Focus on jobs as Scottish independence campaigns conclude

Hywel Roberts, 18 Sep 2014

Politicians from both sides of the debate have focused on the impact a 'yes' vote could have on jobs...

Unison's NHS members vote to strike

Hywel Roberts, 18 Sep 2014

Unison's 300,000 members have voted to strike over a continuing pay dispute. It is the first time in...

Exercise helps staff deal with stress, says Thomsons Online Benefits MD

Hywel Roberts, 18 Sep 2014

Helping staff to stay fit can help when they are faced with stressful situations and even aid customer...

Business groups cautiously optimistic on employment and wages

Hywel Roberts, 18 Sep 2014

Employment and business experts reacted largely positively to the latest Office for National Statistics...

Dixons Carphone offers jobs to 800 Phones 4U staff

Arvind Hickman, 17 Sep 2014

Dixons Carphone will offer jobs to 800 Phones 4U staff and customer insurance policies will remain in...

Unemployment in biggest annual fall since 1988

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

Unemployment fell by 468,000 from July 2013 to July 2014, the biggest year-on-year decrease since 1988,...

One in four finance professionals experiences age discrimination

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

One-quarter of finance professionals have either experienced or witnessed age discrimination at work,...

Acas releases guide to managing bereavement in the workplace

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

Acas has released guidance for employers to support members of staff affected by bereavement.

Executive pay to be closer aligned with 'long-term success'

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) has unveiled an updated version of the UK Corporate Governance...

More than half take work calls 'in bed'

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

More than half (54%) of UK employees admit to answering a business call from their bed, according to...

Eight out of 10 HR teams use social media to recruit

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

Eight out of every 10 HR functions use social media as at least one part of their recruitment strategy,...

Military cutbacks a chance for companies to gain skills, says Bureau Veritas HRD

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

Cuts in the armed forces present an opportunity for employers to gain skills in areas such as engineering...

Is a work/life balance achievable?

Hywel Roberts, 15 Sep 2014

Reports from Hay Group show workers’ feelings about work/life balance vary between countries.

Phones 4u administration puts 5,596 jobs at risk

Hywel Roberts, 15 Sep 2014

High-street phone retailer Phones 4u has been forced into administration after EE chose not to renew...

Engagement 'ongoing journey', says General Mills HRD

Hywel Roberts, 15 Sep 2014

Companies must understand their staff fully and create an "exciting" workplace to breed engagement, according...

Mortimer named NHS Employers CEO

Arvind Hickman, 12 Sep 2014

Danny Mortimer has been named chief executive of NHS Employers, succeeding Dean Royles. Mortimer joins...

In this issue: September 2014
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Model Leaders – What kind of leaders do we need now? Find out in this special issue

Breaking the Silence – Lucy Adams and the BBC

Take it to the bank – HR in charge as TSB branches off

Save us all – Do collective pension schemes work?

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