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    1. December 18, 2015

      Gulf between workers and chiefs’ pay in Britain ‘at crisis point’

      The widening pay gulf between employees and chief executives in Britain has “reached a crisis point” and must be...

    2. December 4, 2015

      Zero-hours workers as happy in their jobs as full-time employees

      The battle over “zero hours” jobs has been reignited by a survey of 350 workers on these contracts, which suggests they...

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    1. Employers: Global Best Practice

      There is a wealth of evidence to show a correlation between employee engagement and bu...
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    1. November 9, 2015

      CBI downgrades UK growth forecasts over global economy worries

      The CBI has downgraded its forecasts for UK growth for this year and next, although it said the national economy...

    2. November 1, 2015

      Strategies for staff facing a corporate merger

      The headlines are replete with news of corporate deals but for employees of the companies involved there is more likely...

    3. October 28, 2015

      Career counsel: A colleague is addicted to illegal drugs

      I have become aware an employee is using drugs and his performance is suffering. I work in HR. What is the best way to...

    4. September 25, 2015

      Fifth of UK companies in ‘survival mode’, survey finds

      A fifth of Britain’s businesses are still stuck in “survival mode”, unable or unwilling to invest to improve their...

    5. August 10, 2015

      Jobs prospects brighten as apprentices fill skills gap

      Job prospects are brightening for Britain’s young people as employers plan to hire more apprentices to deal with skills...

    6. June 25, 2015

      UK employers warned of ‘mass exodus’ of skills as workers retire

      Parts of Britain’s economy are increasingly reliant on older workers, leaving employers exposed to a “mass exodus” of...

    7. February 5, 2015

      Time to see the strategic human factor

      Should your company’s human resources director be at the board table? It is a question that has been asked for a long...

    8. December 30, 2014

      UK wage growth to remain weak, says CIPD report

      UK wage growth is likely to remain weak for at least another year because employers are finding it easy to recruit and...

    9. December 15, 2014

      Employers warn against curbs on unpaid interns

      Curbs on unpaid internships will reduce the opportunities available to young people, the CBI, the UK’s biggest business...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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,...

    23. 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,...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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,...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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,...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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,...

    33. 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,...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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,...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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