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Warning over calls to scrap workplace childcare vouchers

Gabriella Jozwiak, 21 Feb 2014

The Government must ensure working parents will be better off if it replaces childcare vouchers with...


Older workforces make commercial sense, says Nationwide HRD

Gabriella Jozwiak, 13 Feb 2014

Older workers bring commercial benefits to organisations because they are more reliable, have broad life...


Employers urged to offer better bereavement support

Tom Newcombe, 09 Jan 2014

British workers who have suffered a bereavement are not being offered enough support at work, a report...

UK workers: Managers don’t know how to motivate us

Katie Jacobs, 28 Nov 2013

UK workers don’t think their managers know how to get the best out of their teams, according to research...

Britain dubbed 'scrooge of Europe' over parental pay

Tom Newcombe, 18 Nov 2013

The UK ranks last in Europe when it comes to giving new parents 'well-paid' parental leave, a report...

Prioritising health and wellbeing is important for the individual and the economy

Stephen Bevan , 18 Nov 2013

The ‘people’ or human capital contribution to the fragile economic recovery will rely on three key...

Traineeship scheme receives £20million funding boost

Tom Newcombe, 04 Oct 2013

The Government has pledged an extra £20 million to its traineeship programme to help more young people...

Gen Y workers want financial advice in benefits packages, Barclays research finds

Tom Newcombe, 09 Sep 2013

Almost two-thirds of Gen Y workers want their employer to offer financial education and guidance as part...

Sports Direct employees to receive record share windfall

Tom Newcombe, 19 Jul 2013

Thousands of employees at retailer Sports Direct are in line for bonuses worth an average of £75,000...

Poor communication on employee benefits costs UK businesses £2.7 billion a year, says Cass Business School

Tom Newcombe, 09 Jul 2013

Failing to tell staff about benefits is costing UK employers £2.7 billion every year, through increased...

Half of UK employees look to change jobs as they're unhappy with pay and benefits, research finds

Tom Newcombe, 13 Jun 2013

Pay and benefits are the cause of most dissatisfaction for the majority of UK workers, with nearly half...

Workers more 'at risk' of falling into financial difficulty as employee benefits fail to adapt

Tom Newcombe, 05 Jun 2013

UK employees are more likely to fall into financial difficulty than they were 30 years ago, because employee...

Allowing working parents to share responsibility for childcare will help create more equal and diverse workforces, says CIPD

Tom Newcombe, 17 May 2013

As the Government's consultation on the administration of shared parental leave draws to a close, the...

SMEs offered cash incentives to employ more military reservists

Tom Newcombe, 13 May 2013

Small businesses are to be offered cash incentives to encourage them to hire members of the military...

51 organisations certified as 'Democratic Workplaces'

Tom Newcombe, 11 Apr 2013

Today 51 global organisations have been certified as 'Democratic Workplaces' by WorldBlu, an organisation...

Ex-Remploy workers finding jobs at a rate of "three every working day", says minister for disabled people

Tom Newcombe, 09 Apr 2013

Former workers for disabled-friendly employer Remploy have found fresh starts in new careers at a rate...

Half of employers unprepared for company car tax changes

Tom Newcombe, 02 Apr 2013

Almost half of senior managers in Britain are unprepared for the changes to company car taxes, which...

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...

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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