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The traditional concept of pensions as retirement savings will soon be outdated, according to a panel...

Workers look to employers for financial guidance

Hywel Roberts, 30 Apr 2014

The majority of employees feel the companies they work for should give them advice to manage their finances,...

Contractors frustrated by lengthy hiring processes

Hywel Roberts, 29 Apr 2014

There is a "gulf of expectation" between employers and contractors over how long the hiring process should...

'Gender divide' in workplace recognition

Hywel Roberts, 29 Apr 2014

Male workers are more likely to give and receive financial incentives and rewards than female employees,...

Vacancies up but salaries down, research finds

Hywel Roberts, 29 Apr 2014

Job vacancies in the UK are rising, but the average advertised salary has decreased by £1,800 in the...

Rules for long-term unemployed come into effect

Hywel Roberts, 28 Apr 2014

The Help to Work scheme, a Government initiative to get those unemployed for two years or more into work,...

Post Office workers secure long-term pay increase

Hywel Roberts, 25 Apr 2014

The Post Office and the Communication Workers Union (CWU) have agreed a pay deal, following negotiations...

RBS 200% bonus plans blocked by Government

Hywel Roberts, 25 Apr 2014

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is being forced to shelve plans to pay top executives bonuses of up...

Small businesses hiring staff to implement auto-enrolment

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

More than 60% of SMEs are brining in extra HR resources to cope with the rigours of staging auto-enrolment,...

Vince Cable warns FTSE 100 companies to curb bonuses

Hywel Roberts, 23 Apr 2014

Business secretary Vince Cable has written to the UK top 100 companies, warning them to rein in excessive...

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Stand and deliver: Fresh austerity measures are on the way – but can public sector HR seize the strategic opportunity?

Eureka moment: HR at engineering firm AMFW

Going for gold: Maintaining the Olympic legacy

On the money: Providing innovative rewards

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