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30 Jul, 2012

Should top executives’ pay be related more closely to overall business performance

Two thirds of bosses say that top executives’ pay should be related more closely to overall business performance, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). Fewer than one in six felt there was no need for such a change in how pay for...

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30 Jul, 2012

Businesses nationwide are beginning to see the benefit of apprenticeships

Bosses nationwide are being urged to open their minds and businesses to apprentices after recent national statistics have shown that employers are beginning to change their attitudes when it comes to hiring apprentices over graduates. The survey, involving 1,000 businesses and commissioned by Skills Solutions, Greater Manchester Chamber of...

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25 Jul, 2012

Work is good for us

The UK’s first national subjective wellbeing report published today highlights the positive effect of having a job on people’s ‘happiness’. However, separate analysis by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) suggests this finding only holds true if people are managed well and engaged with their work. The...

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25 Jul, 2012

Communication is key

Increasingly, communication skills are becoming vital for global business leaders to manage effectively across international boundaries. For business leaders in an increasingly global, 24/7 environment, running a team is no longer about engaging, inspiring and motivating people in the same building, town or even country. Today, a team is...

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24 Jul, 2012

Employees’ belief in career progression

The number of employees who believe they have enough opportunity to develop their careers with their current employer is at an all-time low. According to employee research specialists, ORC International, fewer than half of all employees in 2011 felt they were getting a real opportunity to improve their skills...

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20 Jul, 2012

Rise in employment defies economic gravity

Commenting on the ONS Labour Market statistics released today, Gerwyn Davies, Labour Market Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments: “The labour market continues to defy the laws of economic gravity, with employment up and unemployment down, despite stalling growth forecasts and stuttering confidence. The...

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20 Jul, 2012

Years of experience

When the German Grand Prix is held this weekend, don’t be surprised if a former racing driver heads the winning team. New research shows that Formula One teams led by bosses who started out as drivers or mechanics win twice as many races as their rivals. Researchers say the...

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20 Jul, 2012

Men and Women still live in separate worlds

Based on the preferences of more than 15,000 university students in the UK, including around 9,000 Female and 6,500 Male, Universum releases the talent attraction study: “The 2012 Ideal Employers Gender Gap”. The study analyses the career preferences of men and women, including their preferred industries, salary aspirations, attributes...

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18 Jul, 2012

Business decline hits health

The current state of UK workplaces and the dominance of negative management styles is having a serious impact on managers’ job satisfaction, wellbeing and working relationships, according to a new report comparing the mental and physical health of managers in 2012 with those in 2007. The Chartered Management Institute/Simplyhealth...

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13 Jul, 2012

Older workers urge employers to provide more support

The latest Real Retirement Report from Aviva has found almost two-thirds of employers offer no tailored retirement support to their older workers. Lack of work-place guidance: Today’s retired over-55s have typically been with their last employer for 16 years (around a third of their working life), and 56% of...

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13 Jul, 2012

Job opportunities fall 33%

The London Employment Monitor registered a 33% month-on-month drop in the number of jobs available in June 12 across the city’s financial services sector, falling from 3,915 down to 2,630 – the lowest number of vacancies in the City’s jobs market since December 10.  Compared to the same time...

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13 Jul, 2012

Rising Financial Services

Despite the turbulent economy, a number of sectors continue to make positive progress in regards to their income, seeing increased business growth and more job opportunities as a result. Now, the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) have said that the financial services sector saw significant growth...

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10 Jul, 2012

Executive Recruiters

In their mid-year business forecast for the remainder of 2012, members of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (AESC) – the worldwide professional association for retained executive search consultants – confirmed the uncertainty which prevails in most areas of the world economy with 51% of respondents casting a neutral vote,...

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06 Jul, 2012

European Recruitment

The Monster Employment Index Europe is a monthly gauge of online job posting activity based on a real-time review of millions of employer job opportunities culled from a large representative selection of career web sites and online job listings across Europe. The Index does not reflect the trend of any one advertiser or...

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05 Jul, 2012

Pay rises continue to lag behind inflation

Employees’ pay rises continue to lag behind inflation, according to the latest figures released today by pay specialists XpertHR. In the three months to the end of May 2012, XpertHR has recorded the median basic pay award at 2%, unchanged from the previous rolling quarter but down from 2.6%...

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