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Unemployment in biggest annual fall since 1988

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

Unemployment fell by 468,000 from July 2013 to July 2014, the biggest year-on-year decrease since 1988,...

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One in four finance professionals experiences age discrimination

Hywel Roberts, 17 Sep 2014

One-quarter of finance professionals have either experienced or witnessed age discrimination at work,...

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More than half take work calls 'in bed'

Hywel Roberts, 16 Sep 2014

More than half (54%) of UK employees admit to answering a business call from their bed, according to...

HR professionals should help build trust, says BBC Worldwide people director

Hywel Roberts, 12 Sep 2014

HR professionals should act as role-models within organisations in an “authentic way" to help build...

Study finds sharpest dip in hiring intentions in three years

Hywel Roberts, 09 Sep 2014

British companies' hiring intentions for the fourth quarter of 2014 are down two percentage points on...

Half of London companies report skills shortage

Hywel Roberts, 08 Sep 2014

Nearly half (45%) of employers in London report that the capital is experiencing a skills shortage, according...

Stressed employees less engaged, says report

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

More than half of employees suffering from stress at work are "disengaged", according to research by...

Acas figures could prompt tribunal fees rethink

Hywel Roberts, 04 Sep 2014

Employers and their staff successfully using Acas's early conciliation service might make the government...

AE savers have less than 50% chance of matching work income

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

Employees who put in minimum contributions to their auto-enrolment pensions from 22- to 68-years-old...

Work Programme helps 100,000 find jobs

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

The government’s Work Programme has helped about 100,000 long-term unemployed into work since its introduction...

Half of jobseekers would turn down zero-hour contracts

Hywel Roberts, 03 Sep 2014

More than half (52%) of jobseekers are not willing to take on roles under zero-hour contract terms, according...

Millennials less motivated by salary than Gen Y

Hywel Roberts, 02 Sep 2014

Millennial employees (those born after 1994) claim to be less motivated by money than Gen Y (born between...

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...

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...

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...

In this issue: September 2014
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Model Leaders – What kind of leaders do we need now? Find out in this special issue

Breaking the Silence – Lucy Adams and the BBC

Take it to the bank – HR in charge as TSB branches off

Save us all – Do collective pension schemes work?

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