Peter Bradley

UK job satisfaction at a low ebb, reveals NatCen survey

Job satisfaction and work-life satisfaction are lower in Britain than in most other European countries and one in five UK workers (22%) have taken a pay cut in the past three years, according to...

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Cable sacks Beecroft's no-fault dismissal concept

Business secretary Vince Cable is to announce later today the Government’s response to the Beecroft report on employment law reform, published by venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft in May. Although...

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Customer service ethos leaves many UK employees unmoved

Research findings released by mobile workforce management firm Cognito show that 44% of service organisations believe as many as 50% of employees are not motivated by and nor have they bought into the...

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Olympics and self-employed boost UK employment figures

The latest Labour Market Statistics report from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), published yesterday, brought rare good news on employment, perhaps attributable to a boost given by the Olympic...

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Employment outlook for rest of year strongest since crunch, says ManpowerGroup

The UK’s employment outlook now stands at its strongest level since 2008, according to workforce solutions firm, ManpowerGroup.

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Suicide prevention: Government initiative backed by £1.5 million for research

The Government has launched a suicide prevention strategy, which is to focus on supporting bereaved families and preventing suicide among at-risk groups. It is backed by a ‘Call to Action’ led by the...

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BIS gets busy over red tape

Business secretary Vince Cable MP announced yesterday a blitz on “over 3,000 regulations to be scrapped or overhauled”, a further instalment in the Government’s drive to reduce red tape. Shops,...

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Toothy: UK dentists top for customer service, gym staff bottom, survey finds

In a study of 1,000 UK consumers by customer service training firm, Results International, 47% of people said they think dentists have a good customer service attitude, compared with just 27% who...

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CEO attrition is growing, find SkillSoft and Booz surveys

The post of CEO may be attractive and well paid, but heavy is the head that wears the crown, suggest two recent surveys.

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Trade exchange firm to create 400 UK jobs

Business-to-business trade exchange Bartercard, which allows companies to preserve cash resources by trading goods and services with other members, is to create 400 jobs in the UK.

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UK HR sector affected by skills shortages, reveals Reed survey

Skills shortages are impacting on the growth of many UK businesses in the HR sector, according to a new report from recruiter Reed UK, which canvassed the views of 1,500 employers and employees.

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Business should end 'intolerance of homosexuality', says Lord Browne

The former CEO of BP, Lord Browne of Madingley, who was forced to resign from the company in 2007 because he committed perjury related to his own homosexuality, has spoken up about anti-gay...

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