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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...

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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...

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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...

'Record breaking year' in automotive industry, says Mercedes-Benz HRD

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Employment in the automotive industry has reached almost three-quarters of a million people in 2014,...

Only one in five employers plan pension changes

Hywel Roberts, 03 Jul 2014

Just 20% of employers intend to change their workplace pensions programmes, despite widespread changes...

Nestlé first large manufacturer to receive living wage accreditation

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jun 2014

Food and drink maker Nestlé has become the first large manufacturer to commit to paying its staff the...

Employment groups welcome flexible working changes

Hywel Roberts, 30 Jun 2014

Employment groups have broadly welcomed new legislation that extends flexible working rights to all employees....

Mixed reaction for Government's 'defined ambition' Pensions Bill

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

Pensions experts have given a lukewarm reaction to the Government's plans to offer workplace savers a...

Business groups urge further action on zero-hours contracts

Hywel Roberts, 26 Jun 2014

Leading voices in business have praised Vince Cable's plan to ban exclusivity clauses in zero-hours contracts,...

Resurgent technology sector looks beyond pay

Hywel Roberts, 23 Jun 2014

Technology companies are increasingly looking beyond basic pay to attract and retain staff as the sector...

Miliband: young unemployed must train or lose benefits

Hywel Roberts, 19 Jun 2014

Ed Miliband is set to announce plans to end benefits for unemployed 18-21-year-olds and replace them...

Manufacturing employers seeing 'no benefits' from fit note, says EEF

Hywel Roberts, 16 Jun 2014

A report into sickness in the manufacturing sector shows that long-term sickness is increasing among...

Employers failing to uphold two-tick disability promises

Hywel Roberts, 09 Jun 2014

Employers granted two-tick accreditation are failing to uphold commitments for improved conditions for...

In this issue: October 2014
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Looking good: Beautiful HR at Estee Lauder

Back to the drawing board: Is HR more art than science?

Forward thinking: Futureproof your technology strategy

 

 

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