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Time to get your HR Excellence Awards entries in: deadline extended

Sian Harrington, 19 Mar 2013

Due to unprecedented demand, the deadline for HR Excellence Awards 2013 has been extended until Friday...


Employers and working families invited to shape process for shared parental leave

Tom Newcombe, 26 Feb 2013

Employers and working families have been asked to submit their views on how the system for shared parental...


No workplace benefits for nearly nine million workers

Tom Newcombe, 03 Jan 2013

Nearly nine million workers do not receive any benefits from their employers at all and with upcoming...

HR can help blunt edge of inevitable rail fare rises, says London Overground HRD

Tom Newcombe, 03 Jan 2013

Rail commuters will continue to see ticket prices rise faster than salaries "at least for another couple...

Employers must rethink benefits package in unstable times, says HRD

Tom Newcombe, 07 Dec 2012

Employees have become ‘increasingly risk-aware’ since the economic crisis hit. They are concerned...

Union protests outside Starbucks head office over failure to pay the Living Wage

Tom Newcombe, 05 Dec 2012

The GMB union staged a protest yesterday outside the head office of US coffee chain Starbucks, because...

Employee Relations Institute to improve knowledge and competence of managers in workplace relations

Tom Newcombe, 14 Nov 2012

Launched yesterday, the Employee Relations Institute (ERI) is a membership organisation that has been...

All employees to be given the right to flexible working, says Clegg

Tom Newcombe, 12 Nov 2012

Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg (pictured) will announce this week the extension of the right to request...

Salary increases for FTSE 250 companies remain flat, says Deloitte

Tom Newcombe, 16 Oct 2012

Almost half of FTSE 100 chief executives and over a third of directors received no pay increase last...

Youth unemployment 2: Where is the evidence that wage incentives work?

Tom Newcombe, 19 Sep 2012

The importance of wage incentive schemes is highlighted in the report released today by the House of...

Company car and allowance schemes grow in popularity as benefit, says Towers Watson

Tom Newcombe, 18 Sep 2012

Cars remain in the driving seat as a company benefit for UK and EMEA businesses, shows a report from...

Staff could lose £10k pension pot if they wait to be auto-enrolled

Tom Newcombe, 18 Sep 2012

Employees could miss out on £10,000 in pensions contributions if they wait to be automatically enrolled,...

Wasabi launches its first UK employee benefits package

David Woods, 31 Aug 2012

Wasabi the sushi retailer has, for the first time, introduced a pension and benefits package to its UK...

Employers fail to offer staff support in managing finances, says CIPD

David Woods, 02 Aug 2012

Three-quarters (73%) of employees have said their organisation offers them no form of financial support...

Rise of 'global nomads' causes problems for employee benefits strategy, Mercer study shows

David Woods, 02 Aug 2012

While the number of employees on international assignments has remained relatively stable over recent...

HR Excellence Awards 2012 – Most Effective Benefits Strategy: University of Lincoln

HR Editorial, 26 Jun 2012

With a 2,000-strong workforce split between academic and support staff and ranging from minimum wage...

Small firms behind the curve with employee benefit reviews, finds Legal & General

David Woods, 24 May 2012

Two-fifths of firms with between 10 and 100 staff do not plan to review the benefits they offer their...

Employers waste money through miscommunication of the value of employee benefits, finds CIPD/Benefex survey

HR Editorial, 21 May 2012

The majority of employers in the UK could be wasting the money they spend on salaries and benefits by...

Cycle to work schemes experience 9% increase since 2011

HR Editorial, 11 May 2012

The Government supported Cycle to Work Scheme has seen a 9% increase in take up during the first quarter...

Are you paying more tax and NI than necessary?

David Woodward, 20 Mar 2012

With the Government attempting to deal with debt reduction and taxes and social insurance costs rising...

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