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Skilled foreign workers boost economy, says Lloyds Bank

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

Highly-skilled workers from abroad are filling many senior and technical roles in the UK, contributing...

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Scottish engineering and manufacturing job market contracts

Hywel Roberts, 01 Sep 2014

The impending vote on Scottish independence could be affecting traditionally strong employment sectors...

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Bonus payments up nearly 5% in past year

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

The total bonus payments received by UK employees increased by 4.9% in the 12 months to April 2014, figures...

Businesses not using data effectively, say IT professionals

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

The majority of IT professionals are concerned companies are not effectively using the data they collect,...

One in four 'exaggerate' expenses claims

Hywel Roberts, 29 Aug 2014

One-quarter of employees have knowingly "bent the rules" when filing expenses claims, according to research...

Senior posts dominated by privately educated

Hywel Roberts, 28 Aug 2014

The majority of senior posts in public office and high-profile professions are held by people who went...

Advertised salaries rise nationally, fall in London

Hywel Roberts, 26 Aug 2014

Advertised salaries have increased year-on-year for the first time since the recession, with every UK...

Welfare reforms hit working families hardest, says TUC

Hywel Roberts, 22 Aug 2014

Government reforms to welfare and benefits hit working families harder than those out of work, according...

Lack of workplace diversity deters 69% of young people

Hywel Roberts, 21 Aug 2014

A lack of diversity would deter 69% of young people (aged between 12 and 25 years old) from working for...

Employers value attitude above qualifications and experience

Hywel Roberts, 20 Aug 2014

Companies recruiting people under-25 place more importance on a candidate's attitude than their qualifications,...

Work Foundation calls for stronger RPA legislation

Hywel Roberts, 20 Aug 2014

Lancaster University's Work Foundation has criticised the government's "watered down" implementation...

Doubts cast over PM's immigrant job claims

Hywel Roberts, 19 Aug 2014

The head of the UK Statistics Authority has challenged claims made by prime minister David Cameron that...

More than one million over-65s in work

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of employees over the age of 65 has jumped 36% to 1.09 million since 2010, according to research...

Female 'underemployment' doubled during recession

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

The number of women working less than full-time hours has doubled to 789,000, according to a report by...

One-third of Gen Y employees happy to share personal data

Hywel Roberts, 18 Aug 2014

Around one-third of Gen Y workers are happy for employers to access their personal data, according to...

Only one-quarter of recruiters check CV claims

Hywel Roberts, 14 Aug 2014

Only around one-quarter (26%) of recruiters and headhunters check claims candidates make on their CVs,...

Employers believe guaranteed pension guidance will be insufficient

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

Around two-thirds (62%) of employers plan to offer additional savings advice to retirees as they do not...

Communication most valued graduate skill, say SME employers

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

More than two-thirds (69%) of SME employers consider good communication a key skill for graduates, according...

Rise in self-employment driven by older workers, says IPPR economist

Hywel Roberts, 13 Aug 2014

An increase in UK workers turning to self-employment is driven by older workers looking for flexibility,...

NEDs drive growth in law firms

Hywel Roberts, 12 Aug 2014

UK law firms with at least one non-executive director (NED) on their board have seen revenue grow by...

In this issue: August 2014
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Balancing act – Have we finally reachd a tipping point around flexible working practices?

 

Bedding down – Inside the Dorchester Collection

 

High voltage – Is the future of fleet electric?

 

Cream of the crop – Barriers to effective talent management

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