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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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,...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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,...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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,...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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:...

  30. 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...

  31. 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....

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. May 3, 2012

    Bad managers seen as threat to growth

    Many of Britain’s 8m managers do not realise how bad they are at managing people, according to a report that says poor...

  36. April 18, 2012

    ‘Madonna generation’ in vogue at work

    A “Madonna generation” of women aged over 50 has fared better in the labour market than other groups since the start of the...

  37. April 4, 2012

    Rallying call to business to give youngsters a chance

    The Department for Work and Pensions has launched its £1bn Youth Contract, aimed at finding jobs for young unemployed...

  38. March 29, 2012

    Britons strive for happier work-life balance

    Do we work to live or live to work? The question has long preoccupied social scientists and weary wage slaves alike. The...

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