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30 Aug, 2012

Workplace adjustments

Nearly three quarters of people off work due to illness required adjustments in the workplace to help their return, an analysis of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) Fit for Work Service pilots by Legal & General has shown. Half of those who returned to work with support...

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30 Aug, 2012

Combat the effects of recession

A third (31%) of companies plan to increase their spending on HR Technology in the coming year in an attempt to continue growth and improve efficiency in the face of a challenging economic environment. According to annual research released by global professional services company, Towers Watson, over half (53%)...

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29 Aug, 2012

Recruitment and Employment Confederation UK

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) has appointed Anthony Pierce, National Head of Marketing for Hudson, based in Birmingham¹s Victoria Square, as a new Regional Director for the West Midlands. The role will involve driving industry campaigns in the region and building links with local MPs and media as well...

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29 Aug, 2012

Women in interim management

New research from Interim Women, a business network for women in interim management, set up by Russam GMS revealed a quarter of female interims don’t have a private pension and 60% aren’t considering getting one in the next year. Interestingly, most of the women questioned were over 40 (89%...

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29 Aug, 2012

UK CFOs Struggle to Retain Key Staff

Despite market uncertainty, retaining staff remains a key concern for CFOs and finance directors, according to new research by recruitment specialist, Robert Half. In a survey of 200 CFOs and finance directors (FDs) across the UK, two thirds (66%) said they were very or somewhat concerned about losing top...

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28 Aug, 2012

Employer regulation workshops

The Government appears to have drawn back from implementing the Beecroft proposal for “compensated no-fault dismissals”, but there are still substantial changes to employment regulation on the horizon. The Autumn Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)’s Law on Tour, a series of highly informative, practical workshops exploring new...

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23 Aug, 2012

The eurozone’s economy is set to contract

Eurozone PMI data ‘points to new recession’ by 0.5%-0.6% in the July to September quarter, tipping it into its second recession in three years, a closely-watched survey suggests.   The Markit Flash Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index, which measures new orders in manufacturing and services, was 46.6 in August, compared with...

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23 Aug, 2012

Private-sector pay awards remain at 2.5%

The latest data from pay specialists XpertHR confirm that pay awards in the private sector in the three months to the end of July 2012 are set at a median of 2.5%. Because there are very few public-sector pay settlements recorded for this period, the whole-economy headline figure has...

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22 Aug, 2012

Jobs growth continues

The CBI today commented on the latest official labour market data, showing that employment rose by 201,000 in the three months to June, while unemployment fell by 46,000. The number of people claiming Jobseekers Allowance fell by 5,900. Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment and Skills, said: “This latest...

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22 Aug, 2012

Facebook profile

69% of working professionals regularly de-tag themselves from pictures and remove comments from their Facebook profiles because they could be detrimental to their careers, according to a recent global survey of more than 3,500 professionals by Robert Walters. Large majority regularly de-tag themselves from pictures and remove comments  on...

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22 Aug, 2012

Change and business transformation

Change Management is becoming the new place to be for Interim Managers. A growing number of interim managers specialising in change management are emerging in the UK according to the latest snap shot market research from Russam GMS. The company’s latest report of 12,000 interims highlighted that the majority...

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21 Aug, 2012

Monster Poll

As we enter into the last days of summer, a poll conducted by Monster shows the impact of casual dress in the workplace. A staggering 81 per cent of UK workers questioned feel flip-flops are unprofessional, while an additional six per cent simply don’t want to see colleagues’ feet...

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21 Aug, 2012

Business growth and confidence

Strict employment legislation and excessive red tape is restricting recruitment activity in certain business sectors, says professional staffing agency Barclay Meade. The company’s latest quarterly ‘Tracking UK Recruitment’ report reveals the rate of hiring among UK medium and large organisations dropped significantly in the second quarter of 2012 amid...

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17 Aug, 2012

UK businesses to retain jobs

We may be in our third consecutive period of negative growth but the majority of UK businesses are not planning to make redundancies for the remainder of 2012 according to a survey of 900 UK businesses by Right Management, the talent and career management expert within ManpowerGroup. Workforce planning...

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15 Aug, 2012

eQuest Releases Employment Index Results for July 2012

The United States eQuest Employment Index showed a slight increase for the month of July moving from 106.06 to 106.22.   The July increase was the result of a small increase in overall job postings and candidate traffic similar to June.  Healthcare and Biotech led all industries with the highest...

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