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Lawyers warn of "immediate impact" of obesity ruling on UK employers

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

The recent European Union Court of Justice announcement that suggests obesity should be treated as a...

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Guaranteed pensions advice to be independent, Government says

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

The guaranteed advice on employees taking their pensions from April 2015 is to be provided by independent...

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One in five UK workers has chronic lifestyle-related illness

Hywel Roberts, 21 Jul 2014

Almost one in five (19%) British workers suffers from a chronic illness, including heart disease, diabetes...

Days lost in labour disputes almost doubles in 2013

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jul 2014

The number of days lost through labour disputes reached 443,600 in 2013, up 79% from 248,800 in 2012,...

Length of enhanced maternity and paternity pay "varies wildly"

Hywel Roberts, 18 Jul 2014

There is a wide variance in both the duration and level of paternity and maternity pay across UK employers,...

Mentoring can aid retention, according to research

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

One in five employees who don't have access to mentoring would welcome the opportunity, according to...

Only 14% of employers confident in leadership pipelines

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

The majority of UK organisations have concerns about their ability to fill critical leadership roles,...

The Crown Estate launches values-driven change plan

Hywel Roberts, 17 Jul 2014

The Crown Estate has announced a 10-year change programme across the organisation, focusing on integrated...

UK third most desirable job market worldwide, research finds

Katie Jacobs, 16 Jul 2014

The UK has the third most desirable job market worldwide, with one in 10 searches for UK jobs coming...

Forget HR theory and focus on the business, says Averbook

Hywel Roberts, 16 Jul 2014

HR functions can be too focused on over-arching HR theories and not sufficiently on the needs of the...

41% of British workers plan on temping

Arvind Hickman, 16 Jul 2014

Four in ten (41%) British workers plan to work on a temporary basis at some point in their careers, a...

Young professionals unhappy with construction sector pay

Arvind Hickman, 16 Jul 2014

More than half (58%) of young professionals in the construction sector are not satisfied with their current...

Young people hit hardest by recession

Katie Jacobs, 15 Jul 2014

The young have been hit much harder by the recession than older people, according to a report by the...

CMI report identifies ‘crisis in management’

Katie Jacobs, 15 Jul 2014

UK businesses are facing a “crisis in management” and are at risk from a “ticking time bomb of...

Homebase appoints HR director

Arvind Hickman, 14 Jul 2014

Home improvements retailer Homebase has appointed John Shaw as HR director, effective immediately.

Fitness First staff offered 'BioAge' tests

Hywel Roberts, 14 Jul 2014

Employees at Fitness First are to have their biological age tested as part of a campaign to increase...

UK workers value culture and recognition over pay, survey finds

HR Editorial, 14 Jul 2014

Eight in 10 UK workers would turn down a large salary increase if it meant working in an environment...

Executive pay 180 times that of average worker, report claims

Katie Jacobs, 14 Jul 2014

Executive pay has grown from 60 times to nearly 180 times that of the average worker since the 1990s,...

African cities most expensive for expats

HR Editorial, 11 Jul 2014

Two African cities have topped the list of the world’s most expensive cities for expatriates, according...

Global mobility leads to increased churn, according to Hay Group

Hywel Roberts, 11 Jul 2014

Hay Group research, seen exclusively by HR magazine, shows a quarter of the global workforce will change...

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