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10 Nov, 2008

Christmas spirit prevailing in British organisations

The majority of organisations (60%) will still provide a Christmas party for their staff this year despite the impending recession. New findings from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Developments (CIPD) Annual Reward Management Survey 2008 highlight the importance of rewarding employees during difficult times. The initial findings of...

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07 Nov, 2008

Paying more for the right people

Turnover in the UKs recruitment industry hit a record high of more than £27 billion between April 2007 and March 2008, according to the latest annual industry report launched today (Friday, November 7). The most significant growth was achieved through a sharp increase in the turnover from permanent placements...

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05 Nov, 2008

Obama win met with urgent call for global action

Political leaders urged U.S. President-elect Barack Obama on Wednesday to help forge a new economic order to lead the world out of its worst financial crisis since the 1930s. Excitement about the election of Democrat Obama as the first black U.S. President was tempered by an awareness of the...

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05 Nov, 2008

Female IT workers face pay gap of one-fifth

The majority of female IT workers still believe their wages don’t match up to those of male colleagues — despite almost four decades of the UK Equal Pay Act. More than half (53 percent) of respondents to the third annual Perceptions of Equal Pay survey, conducted by IT trade...

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29 Oct, 2008

Microsoft warns of financial crisis email scams

Internet fraudsters will try to exploit the global financial crisis by sending fraudulent emails purporting to offer cash-strapped consumers new mortgages, loans or money from failed banks, a Microsoft executive said on Wednesday. Tim Cranton, an Internet safety expert at Microsoft, said there are early signs that criminals have...

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29 Oct, 2008

Social networking

Good news for workers addicted to Facebook, Bebo and MySpace — a think-tank says bosses should not stop their staff using social networking sites because they could actually benefit their firms. The report by Demos said encouraging employees to use networking technologies to build relationships and closer links with...

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21 Oct, 2008

CV Information

Information Assurance Advisory Council (IAAC), setting up a website for a bogus company called Denis Atlas. The fake firm placed an advert in a national newspaper for a job as an office manager, inviting people to apply by sending in their CVs to the web site. Although 107 people...

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17 Oct, 2008

Lack of graduates

A lack of IT graduates could begin to affect public services, according to an IT trade body. At a British Computer Society (BCS) debate, it emerged that IT students are needed in The City, and the continuing decline in student numbers graduating from IT courses overall could mean fewer...

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14 Oct, 2008

Inflation soars

Consumer price inflation hit a 16-year high of 5.2 percent in September, but Bank of England policymakers had anticipated the rise which is unlikely to stand in the way of further interest rate cuts. The Office for National Statistics said on Tuesday rocketing utilities bills pushed consumer prices 5.2...

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07 Oct, 2008

UK banks in govt funding talks

Britain will hold more talks with banks this week over a possible multi-billion pound injection of public funds, industry sources said as the credit crisis tightened its grip on Europe’s main financial centre. News that banks and Chancellor Alistair Darling held talks on Monday evening sent shares in Royal...

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01 Oct, 2008

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06 Aug, 2008

Executives remain chained to their desks

It seems that executives will be putting the office before the family this summer as a study today reveals that more than 80% of British executives plan to stay in touch with the office whilst away with 58% of them confessing that they cannot switch off from work whilst...

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24 Jul, 2008

Six-week average recruitment gap

New research has found that on average, there is a 30 day gap between an employee leaving an organisation and their replacement starting. The recent report questioned 700 employers and discovered that the problem is worse with skilled managers, who typically take almost seven weeks to replace. In some...

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15 Jul, 2008

Inflation at 11-year high of 3.8%

Rising food and fuel costs pushed UK inflation up to an 11-year high of 3.8% in June from 3.3% in May, figures show. The rise means inflation is now well above the government’s 2% target, and may reduce the chance of a UK rate cut. The Bank of England,...

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08 Jul, 2008

Social Networking at Work

Businesses ignore the technology at their peril. Get savvy with this guide to professional social tech use. It can be easy to disregard social networking’s professional potential if you’re only going on what you see on television. Between endlessly replayed clips where hysterical young men beg everyone to leave...

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