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    1. October 21, 2014

      Public sector cuts worsen low-pay trap

      People in low-wage jobs are more likely to stay in them for a decade or more since the financial crisis, say researchers....

    2. August 26, 2014

      Wage growth in manufacturing offers hope for UK economy

      Manufacturers are paying their workers more in a tentative sign that wage growth – a missing piece of the UK’s recovery – is...

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    1. Employers: Global Best Practice

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    1. August 11, 2014

      Data dent hopes of recovery in UK wages

      Britain’s employers are hiring at a rapid pace but very few have increased the starting salaries they offer, denting hopes...

    2. July 25, 2014

      UK employers act to meet growing skills gap

      Employers are taking on more work experience students, expanding graduate schemes and hiring more apprentices as they seek...

    3. June 29, 2014

      Flexible working extended to all UK employees

      The right to request flexible working will be extended to all UK employees from Monday, which ministers argue will help...

    4. May 12, 2014

      Jobs poll finds outlook at six-year high

      The UK’s jobs outlook is at its most positive for more than six years as the country’s employment boom shows little sign of...

    5. April 30, 2014

      ONS survey reveals scale of zero-hours contracts

      Unions and politicians have called for action to curb employment on a “zero-hours” basis after official data showed that UK...

    6. April 18, 2014

      Hard work failing to solve UK’s productivity woes

      Employees are working harder, but a “fundamental rethink” of skills strategy is needed to improve the UK’s productivity...

    7. April 16, 2014

      UK wages rise above inflation after six-year squeeze

      The UK appears set for gradual increases in wages above inflation in the coming months, after the ending of a six-year...

    8. March 30, 2014

      Corporate mental health campaign to be launched

      A national campaign will be launched this week to end the “culture of silence” surrounding mental health problems in the...

    9. February 18, 2014

      Underemployment and pay in focus before UK jobs data on Wednesday

      The darker side of Britain’s labour market performance – underemployment and a squeeze on real wages – will be under...

    10. December 30, 2013

      Hopes that jobs creation will beat forecast

      Britain’s labour market is a “jobs machine” that is set to create far more employment next year than has been officially...

    11. December 19, 2013

      Vince Cable proposes limited reform of zero-hour contracts

      Employers could be banned from using exclusivity clauses that tie workers on zero-hours contracts to one business, under...

    12. November 26, 2013

      Zero-hours workers happy with work-life balance, study says

      Workers on zero-hours contracts are more likely to be happy with their work-life balance than other employees, according to...

    13. October 23, 2013

      Conference looks forward to ‘age of the interim’

      A room full of delegates in London was waiting to hear news of progress towards a radically different world of work at the...

    14. October 9, 2013

      ‘We want coaching,’ say high-fliers

      Coaching has undergone a U-turn. Its makeover is so complete that what was once a potential embarrassment is now a badge...

    15. August 28, 2013

      Work Foundation calls for full review of zero-hours contracts

      Zero-hours employment contracts should be subject to a more in-depth investigation than that ordered by Vince Cable,...

    16. August 12, 2013

      Labour tackles retailers over migrant workers

      Labour’s challenge to UK retailers over migrant employment practices backfired spectacularly on Monday, as botched arguments...

    17. August 7, 2013

      Labour councils use staff on zero-hours contracts

      Labour-run councils across the UK are among the many local authorities using zero-hours contracts as they aim to cut...

    18. August 5, 2013

      Zero hours: act with caution

      The clamour for action in the UK to curb zero-hours contracts, under which employees have to work as and when required, is...

    19. August 5, 2013

      ‘One million’ UK workers on zero hours contracts

      The number of people on zero hours contracts is potentially 1m, four times the official estimate, research released on...

    20. June 30, 2013

      Young workers fear later retirement blocks career prospects

      Many young workers fear their career prospects will be stifled by older workers retiring later, according to research that...

    21. June 19, 2013

      Recruitment Diary: sport helps women to lead

      ● Tracksuits out Sport helps to develop leadership skills in female executives and their ability to motivate teams,...

    22. June 18, 2013

      Employers report rise in competition to hire qualified staff

      Competition for skilled staff is reported as having increased, a survey of human resources managers has found, underlining...

    23. June 10, 2013

      Companies warned that nepotism can hit bottom line

      The question of workplace nepotism was brought into focus last week after ill-advised comments by the coalition’s social...

    24. May 13, 2013

      Jobs market especially tough for people with fewer skills

      Forty-five people are applying for every low-skilled job, according to employers, in a labour market that remains especially...

    25. April 11, 2013

      Employers: Culture, values and vision create common purpose

      Organisations do not exist in isolation. Their “stakeholders” include local residents, politicians and, of course,...

    26. March 22, 2013

      Creative approach needed for working mums

      Next month a team at Morgan Stanley’s wealth management arm plans to launch a fund that invests in companies committed to...

    27. March 13, 2013

      The multilingual dividend

      A few years ago, when Anton­ella Sorace visited the European Central Bank in Frankfurt to talk about her research into...

    28. February 18, 2013

      Employment to grow despite economy woes

      Employment is likely to carry on growing in the first quarter despite the faltering economy, though much of it may be...

    29. February 7, 2013

      Call to shake up public sector leadership

      The public sector has been urged to overhaul its leadership style after a study found that fewer than one in five of its...

    30. January 29, 2013

      Can coaching make the difference?

      Andy Murray’s success in winning the US Open tennis championship and reaching Sunday’s Australian Open final have been...

    31. December 28, 2012

      Slower jobs market forecast for 2013

      Fewer jobs are likely to be created over the coming year despite economic growth being expected to pick up, labour market...

    32. November 11, 2012

      Employment set to continue growing

      Employment is likely to carry on growing for the rest of this year, though much of it will continue to be part-time or...

    33. August 13, 2012

      UK grapples with youth unemployment

      When Kimberly Roberts applies for jobs she slips a little red, white and grey card into the envelope with her CV that says:...

    34. August 13, 2012

      Employment signs positive, study finds

      Many businesses plan to hold on to more staff than they need, a report published on Monday suggests. The balance of...

    35. July 19, 2012

      Overcoming mental health taboos could save billions

      What does ‘mental health’ mean? The cognitive and emotional state in which we tackle the normal stresses of everyday life....

    36. June 28, 2012

      Recruitment Diary: June 28 2012

      ● CVs not up to the job Older workers’ CVs are not up to the job, says Mark Moreau, commercial director at True North Human...

    37. May 14, 2012

      Employers remain cautious on hiring

      The jobs market is likely to remain fragile for months to come despite a report suggesting the immediate outlook has turned...

    38. May 9, 2012

      Recruitment Diary: May 10 2012

      ● Taxing time Danny Alexander, chief secretary to the treasury, has begun a review of contractors working in government...

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