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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...

One-third of Gen Y employees happy to share personal data

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

Around one-third of Gen Y workers are happy for employers to access their personal data, according to...

Liberal Democrats propose higher tax-free allowance

Hywel Roberts, 15 Aug 2014

The Liberal Democrats propose to raise the tax-free allowance to £12,500 in the next Parliament, according...

Employers believe guaranteed pension guidance will be insufficient

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

Around two-thirds (62%) of employers plan to offer additional savings advice to retirees as they do not...

Redundancy payouts fall for first time since 2008

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

The total cost of redundancy payouts for UK companies has fallen for the first time since the recession,...

Two in five managers not taking full holiday allowance

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

Two in five (41%) UK managers did not take their full annual leave allowance in 2013, according to research...

Low productivity holding back wages, says CIPD

Hywel Roberts, 11 Aug 2014

A failure to bring workplace productivity back to pre-recession levels is causing slower growth in average...

UK will be 'talent magnet' within Europe, says KPMG partner

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

Increasing demand and a lack of domestic candidates will see skilled workers come from all over Europe...

Government consultants earn £317 million in 2013

Hywel Roberts, 08 Aug 2014

The Government paid external consultants £317 million in 2013, with more than 30 earning upwards of...

Employers may face extra costs over pension cap charges

Hywel Roberts, 07 Aug 2014

The financial impact of pension cap charges on employers and the pensions industry may be significantly...

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,...

In this issue: October 2014
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One giant leap: Business, government and education must step up to avoid a skills crisis


Icing on the cake: Gregg's talent recipe


Behind the story: Rebuilding trust at News UK


Beyond appraisals: Fixing performance management

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