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TSB announces share scheme and separate executive remuneration package

Hywel Roberts, 06 Jun 2014

Newly independent bank TSB has announced that, unlike its former parent bank Lloyds, it will adhere to...


Deloitte offer agile working to attract female talent

Hywel Roberts, 05 Jun 2014

Professional services company Deloitte is launching an agile working programme in an attempt to drive...


Employers would reject lower auto-enrolment threshold, says pensions lawyer

Hywel Roberts, 30 May 2014

Business would not support Labour proposals to lower the minimum earnings threshold for auto-enrolment,...

Gen Y attitude to work marks shift in values, says London Business School

Hywel Roberts, 28 May 2014

Ninety percent of Generation Y employees do not intend to stay with any given employer for more than...

Business must not be complacent, despite fall in NEET figures

Hywel Roberts, 23 May 2014

A generation of lost talent is still threatening the future of the UK economy, despite a fall in the...

Royal Mail union backs Sunday deliveries

Hywel Roberts, 21 May 2014

The Communication Workers’ Union (CWU) has welcomed Royal Mail’s plan to trial parcel deliveries...

Financial concerns affect one in five employees, says Barclays

Hywel Roberts, 19 May 2014

One in five UK workers admit that worries about their personal finances affect their performance at work,...

Miliband to unveil Labour's minimum wage plans

Hywel Roberts, 19 May 2014

Opposition leader Ed Miliband is due to announce plans to link minimum wage to average earnings today....

Bonuses plummet for company directors

Hywel Roberts, 15 May 2014

Company executives have seen their bonuses shrink by 23% over the past year, by almost £15,000, according...

UK employees only use three-quarters of annual leave

Hywel Roberts, 15 May 2014

British workers took an average of 77% of their annual leave entitlement in the past year, according...

Half of employees 'don't trust' pensions industry

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

Almost half (49%) of workers distrust the pensions industry, according to research by Capita Employee...

Long-term unemployed may suffer with stress when returning to work, warns expert

Hywel Roberts, 13 May 2014

People returning to work after long periods of unemployment may struggle the most with stress, according...

Business must recognise the benefits of volunteering, says think tank

Hywel Roberts, 12 May 2014

Managers should recognise the benefit of employee volunteering and even offer staff extra leave to pursue...

Fathers jealous of perceived maternity advantage, says paper

Hywel Roberts, 12 May 2014

Fathers trying to secure flexible working arrangements see themselves at a disadvantage compared to women,...

Drop in candidate availability is driving up salaries

Hywel Roberts, 09 May 2014

The pool of potential employees continues to fall at an alarming rate, forcing companies to offer higher...

Poor wellbeing affects UK staff retention

Hywel Roberts, 08 May 2014

A third of employees would consider leaving a company due to wellbeing concerns, according to research...

Barclays to axe 7,000 UK jobs this year

Hywel Roberts, 08 May 2014

Embattled bank Barclays will cut 19,000 jobs worldwide by 2016, with 14,000 going by the end of 2014....

Staff and employers concerned over retirement savings

Hywel Roberts, 08 May 2014

Most UK employees acknowledge they are not saving enough money for their retirement, according to a survey...

Jobseekers to be punished for refusing zero-hours contracts

Hywel Roberts, 06 May 2014

People looking for work could have their benefits cut if they turn down offers of zero-hours contracts....

People 'not interested' in pensions, say experts

Hywel Roberts, 01 May 2014

The traditional concept of pensions as retirement savings will soon be outdated, according to a panel...

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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