Rebecca Gowler

Helena Morrissey: Quotas don’t change culture

Mandatory quotas for women on boards do not lead to long-term culture change, according to Newton Investment Management CEO Helena Morrissey.

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Businesses not monitoring gender diversity, CIPD finds

More than a quarter (28%) of businesses do not monitor the gender profile of their workforce, according to research from the CIPD.

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UK workers ‘overly optimistic’ about personal health

UK workers are “overly optimistic” about their personal health, despite the fact that many are at high risk from health conditions, according to research from Britain’s Healthiest Companies and the...

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Employers using agency workers to ‘access strategic skills’

Three-quarters of employers (75%) take on agency workers to gain “short-term access to key strategic skills”, according to the latest Jobs Outlook survey by the Recruitment and Employment...

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Low Pay Commission recommends 3% minimum wage rise

The Low Pay Commission (LPC) has recommended to ministers that the minimum wage should increase by 3% to £6.70 an hour.

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Career progression ‘barriers’ forcing women out of STEM

One in three (35%) women working in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) jobs have said they have considered leaving the sector, with 51% blaming barriers to career progression.

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Pay less important for UK workers

British employees are less likely than their global peers to rank pay as their top priority when looking for a job, according to research from member-based advisory company CEB.

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Older workers locked out of development opportunities

Employees over 50 are less likely to be offered learning and development opportunities than their younger colleagues, research by AXA PPP has found.

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Data collection may cause legal ‘hurdles’ for HR, warns law firm

Updated EU data protection regulation may cause trouble for businesses collecting and mining employee data, law firm Allen & Overy has warned.

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A fifth of retirees not ready to give up work

Over a fifth (21%) of people planning to retire are not ready to give up working entirely, according to a survey by Prudential.

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Unemployment falls but experts warn against ‘premature celebration’

Unemployment has fallen by 97,000 according to the latest ONS statistics, but experts have warned against "premature" celebrations as youth unemployment remains high.

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Rising childcare costs a barrier to work

The rising costs of childcare have left families with the reality that it “simply does not pay to work”, according to the Family and Childcare Trust.

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