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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...

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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,...

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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...

Carney predicts wage growth to pick up mid-2015

Hywel Roberts, 10 Sep 2014

Employment experts and unions are divided over comments made by Bank of England governor Mark Carney...

AE savers have less than 50% chance of matching work income

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

Employees who put in minimum contributions to their auto-enrolment pensions from 22- to 68-years-old...

Work Programme helps 100,000 find jobs

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

The government’s Work Programme has helped about 100,000 long-term unemployed into work since its introduction...

Millennials less motivated by salary than Gen Y

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Millennial employees (those born after 1994) claim to be less motivated by money than Gen Y (born between...

Skilled foreign workers boost economy, says Lloyds Bank

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

Highly-skilled workers from abroad are filling many senior and technical roles in the UK, contributing...

Think tank urges greater savings flexibility for self-employed

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

The government should offer greater flexibility for the increasing number of British self-employed workers,...

Bonus payments up nearly 5% in past year

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

The total bonus payments received by UK employees increased by 4.9% in the 12 months to April 2014, figures...

One in four 'exaggerate' expenses claims

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

One-quarter of employees have knowingly "bent the rules" when filing expenses claims, according to research...

HRDs concerned about post-retirement age performance

Hywel Roberts, 28 Aug 2014

HR directors believe that three in 10 of their employees will struggle to perform their current roles...

Technology contractors optimistic over pay

Hywel Roberts, 27 Aug 2014

The vast majority of contractors in the engineering and IT sectors expect their hourly rates to rise...

Unite opens NHS strike ballot over pay

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Unite is opening a ballot on strike action today, following widespread anger over pay in the NHS.

Advertised salaries rise nationally, fall in London

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Advertised salaries have increased year-on-year for the first time since the recession, with every UK...

Private sector pay increases double that of public sector

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

Pay rises are twice as high for employees in the private sector than in the public, according to research...

Management not the only career path, says T-Systems HRD

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

People looking to progress to senior positions within their organisations should be able to find alternatives...

Welfare reforms hit working families hardest, says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

Government reforms to welfare and benefits hit working families harder than those out of work, according...

Gender pay gap for managers rises to 34% in 40s

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

Female managers earn on average 34% less than their male counterparts by the time they reach 46, according...

Female 'underemployment' doubled during recession

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of women working less than full-time hours has doubled to 789,000, according to a report by...

In this issue: December 2014
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