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Employees face salary drop of £400 per year in 50s

Hywel Roberts, 05 Aug 2014

Employees reach their highest average earning potential in their 40s, with a possible salary drop of...


Money is there for firefighters' pension, says FBU assistant general secretary

Hywel Roberts, 01 Aug 2014

The Government would not have to put in additional money to afford to pay firemens' pensions from 55-years-old,...


Bank of England to extend bonus clawback period

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jul 2014

The Bank of England is due to unveil plans giving it the power to take back bankers' bonuses up to seven...

Strong graduate market drives up salaries

Hywel Roberts, 29 Jul 2014

Average salary growth doubled month-on-month in June, driven by a strongly performing graduate market,...

'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...

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...

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...

Conservatives call for tighter rules on public sector strikes

Hywel Roberts, 07 Jul 2014

Conservative cabinet office minister Francis Maude has outlined plans to tighten rules around public...

Gen Y had biggest fall in earnings during recession

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Employees under 30-years-old saw their average earnings fall by 12% between 2009 and 2013, making them...

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