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Self-employment restrictions could cause 'significant' damage, says REC

Hywel Roberts, 13 Mar 2014

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has warned that changes to self-employment laws could...


Employers want minimum wage to keep 'real value'

Hywel Roberts, 12 Mar 2014

Keeping the national minimum wage (NMW) in line with inflation is one of the main concerns for employers,...


City bonuses rise for top performers

Hywel Roberts, 12 Mar 2014

Bankers' bonuses in London are rising but the pot is increasingly being shared between a smaller group...

Number of companies failing to comply with auto-enrolment could 'rise sharply'

Hywel Roberts, 11 Mar 2014

The proportion of employers failing to comply with auto-enrolment has been low, but this should not lead...

Smaller employers 'under pressure' as auto-enrolment staging looms

Hywel Roberts, 07 Mar 2014

Companies with impending staging dates for auto-enrolment may not have time to look through the options...

Economic recovery leads to higher attrition, study finds

Hywel Roberts, 25 Feb 2014

If the economy does recover, as predicted, HR departments could face a battle to keep hold of top performers...

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...

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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