How holidays impact on engagement and wellbeing

Despite today’s global business landscape, some nations still have it far better than others when it comes to state-sponsored leisure time.

Advertised vacancies outnumber jobseekers for first time since recession

The number of advertised roles in the UK jumped above the number of active jobseekers in October for the first time since the recession, according to the Adzuna UK Job Market Report.

NHS staff stage further strike over pay

NHS staff from nine unions are staging a four-hour strike over pay today.

Two-thirds of newly-employed paid below living wage

Two-thirds of people who moved from unemployment to work over the past 12 months took jobs that pay below the living wage, according to research by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

Report calls for greater transparency on pensions charges

Pensions companies should declare the amount they intend to charge savers who make early withdrawals from their pensions pots, according to a report by Cass Business School professor of pensions...

Interest in shared parental leave higher than predicted

Employee interest in shared parental leave (SPL) will be much higher than originally forecast by the government, according to research by law firm Linklaters.

Deloitte creates £25 million pot to fund employee ideas

Professional services firm Deloitte has announced it will invest £25 million in helping its employees create and run their own start-ups.

‘Much to be resolved’ following holiday pay ruling

Yesterday’s ruling that overtime will be included in holiday pay calculations still leaves uncertainty over many issues, according to CIPD employee relations adviser Mike Emmott.

Living wage increases to £7.85

The national living wage for workers outside of London is being raised to £7.85 per hour, up from £7.65, from today (3 November 2014).

More auto-enrolment fines to come, warn experts

Employers who do not take pensions regulations could face more fines for not complying with auto-enrolment within the set timeframes, according to pensions experts.

'Rush to recruit' leads to drop in productivity

Employers recruiting larger numbers of new staff following the financial crash have put UK workplace productivity at risk, according to PwC HR consulting practice partner Anthony Bruce.

Low-paid risk 'being left behind', says TUC

Research revealing that 5.2 million British workers are now low-paid demonstrates an increasing disparity between the lowest and highest paid, according to TUC general-secretary Frances O'Grady.