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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...

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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....

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The traditional concept of pensions as retirement savings will soon be outdated, according to a panel...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

CPS report calls for radical changes to pension rules

Hywel Roberts, 22 Apr 2014

Abolishing the lifetime allowance cap and reforming tax relief on pensions are among measures that could...

Government to give life expectancy estimates with pensions advice

Hywel Roberts, 17 Apr 2014

Pensions minister Steve Webb has announced plans to give retirees rough estimates of their life expectancy...

A third of employees expect pay rise within a year

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

Optimism about the economic recovery is fostering expectations of better pay, a Glassdoor survey of 2,146...

Dean Royles calls for union talks over impending strikes

Hywel Roberts, 16 Apr 2014

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles has urged unions to engage in talks over employee pay as UNISON...

AGR warns against painting 'bleak' picture for graduates

Hywel Roberts, 15 Apr 2014

Companies should avoid negatively portraying job prospects for students and graduates, Association of...

DWP halves prediction of auto-enrolment opt-out rates

Hywel Roberts, 14 Apr 2014

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has revised its forecast for the number of employees opting...

Acas denies employment changes will put pressure on employers

Hywel Roberts, 09 Apr 2014

Early conciliation could cost business in time in money, according to an employment lawyer. But Acas...

Small business forum welcomes proposals to better prepare jobseekers for employment

Hywel Roberts, 08 Apr 2014

A forum for small and medium-sized businesses has reacted largely positively to Iain Duncan-Smith's plans...

In this issue: May 2015
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Going steady: With the economy improving, can you remember how to lead HR in an upturn?

National treasure: Leading HR in the NHS

Happily ever after: The future of employee engagement

Cream of the crop: The HR Excellence Awards 2015 shortlist

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