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    1. December 18, 2014

      Two-year limit set on UK worker claims for backdated holiday pay

      Employers’ groups have welcomed the government’s move to put a two-year time limit on claims for backdated holiday pay. Last...

    2. December 17, 2014

      UK wages inch further ahead of inflation

      Wages have inched further ahead of inflation in the UK, signalling that living standards look set to recover after five...

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    1. 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...

    2. December 11, 2014

      Tax credits study reveals scale of low pay in local government

      Local government employees are as likely to receive tax credits to top up their incomes as workers in the retail sector,...

    3. December 10, 2014

      Capgemini’s Christine Hodgson to head careers advice company

      UK employers are being asked to take the lead in a new government-funded careers company that aims to foster links between...

    4. December 10, 2014

      Single parent employment reaches record high in UK

      Single parents were more likely to be in employment than ever before in 2014, according to an analysis published by the...

    5. December 9, 2014

      Big businesses plan UK hiring spree, says ManpowerGroup

      Britain’s large companies plan to accelerate hiring in the new year, according to a survey by recruitment company...

    6. December 3, 2014

      Part-time salaries catching up, but slowly

      The pay of women working part-time in the UK has risen faster than that of men and all those in full-time work. The news...

    7. December 3, 2014

      Review: The Best Place To Work by Ron Friedman

      The Best Place To Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace by Ron Friedman, Penguin Random...

    8. December 1, 2014

      Could staying cool help burn calories?

      Obesity has become a big concern in the workplace, not only because of the personal suffering it causes when it leads to...

    9. December 1, 2014

      Lucy Kellaway v Tyler Brûlé on design’s role in the workplace

      Tyler Brûlé’s perfect workplace At the Monocle offices in London’s Marylebone, a young man sits at a sleek wooden desk, a...

    10. November 25, 2014

      Bigger role for peer-to-peer online economy envisioned in UK

      Using a car parked on the side of the road could soon be as simple as taking the Tube, under proposals from the government’s...

    11. November 25, 2014

      Data reveal slack and stretch in UK workforce

      Are you a dentist in your late 50s in the southwest? There is a good chance you are among the 10 per cent of Britain’s...

    12. November 25, 2014

      Notebook: An American expatriate shares Boris Johnson’s tax pain

      As something of a bleeding-heart leftie, finding myself cheering for Boris Johnson is awkward at best. At worst it has...

    13. November 25, 2014

      How to flirt your way to the top and not into trouble

      Is it acceptable to flirt openly in the office these days? I had thought not. I go out of my way to deal with the women on...

    14. November 25, 2014

      Adversaries urge companies to lift skills spending

      Business and union leaders have urged corporate Britain to spend more on staff training and create better apprenticeships,...

    15. November 24, 2014

      Shift in UK poverty trends catches younger, working families

      The face of British poverty has been transformed over the past decade, with low income now being characterised more by...

    16. November 23, 2014

      New UK fathers poised to share maternity pay and time off work

      For years, surveys have reported that younger men were keen to take a far more prominent child-caring role than their...

    17. November 23, 2014

      UK parental leave: Q&A

      What is changing? From December 1, mothers and fathers will be able to share up to 50 weeks of parental leave and 39 weeks...

    18. November 20, 2014

      Fall in number of inactive young Britons

      So much for idle youth: the proportion of young people in Britain who are not in work, education or training has dropped to...

    19. November 20, 2014

      Wales defies spending cuts to outperform UK regions

      Wales has outperformed other UK regions in job creation and foreign investment, confounding expectations it would collapse...

    20. November 19, 2014

      Ticking boxes will not boost diversity

      Almost everyone agrees that greater boardroom diversity would be a good idea, but there are no simple solutions. And...

    21. November 19, 2014

      Average weekly wages rise £1 in a year

      Average weekly wages rose just £1 or 0.1 per cent in the year to April, the smallest annual growth since data were first...

    22. November 17, 2014

      Poor areas of UK launch more new businesses

      Many of Britain’s poorest areas are spawning businesses faster than average, according to new research. The Entrepreneurs...

    23. November 13, 2014

      European migrants fill UK sandwich maker’s staff gap

      Jobs making sandwiches overnight in a Northampton factory for the minimum wage do not appeal much to local workers but are...

    24. November 12, 2014

      Wage growth finally outstrips inflation

      Wage growth, the long missing ingredient in the UK’s economic recovery, finally appears to be emerging. For the first time...

    25. November 11, 2014

      Can I sign the card but decline the collection?

      Hardly a day goes by in my office without another collection for a member of staff. While I am perfectly happy to contribute...

    26. November 11, 2014

      Banks look to armed forces for new recruits

      From the forces to financial services is a well-trodden path. However, over the past few years, banks such as JPMorgan,...

    27. November 10, 2014

      Technology threatens 1 in 3 UK jobs

      More than a third of all UK jobs are at high risk of disappearing over the next 20 years, according to a study into the...

    28. November 7, 2014

      New banking generation turns its back on London

      Hannah Butler, an economics graduate from Bristol University, is one of a growing number who decided to apply to Deutsche...

    29. November 7, 2014

      Millennials look to tech stars as finance careers leave them cold

      “It wasn’t that I couldn’t cope. It’s that I didn’t want to cope.” So says a twenty-something year old who left Goldman...

    30. November 7, 2014

      Business students swap banking careers for jobs in consumer goods

      Graduates are choosing chocolate, washing powder and lipstick over credit default swaps, structured products and company...

    31. November 6, 2014

      Real wages are rising for workers who stay in jobs, says think-tank

      Average wages for workers who have stayed in their jobs are already growing faster than inflation, according to research....

    32. November 5, 2014

      Recruiters are looking for candidates in all the wrong places

      This week’s graphic highlights the disconnect between the places employers go to seek new recruits and where their potential...

    33. November 4, 2014

      Q&A: holiday pay ruling

      Depending on who you talk to, Tuesday’s court ruling that people working overtime can claim extra holiday pay is a victory...

    34. November 4, 2014

      Migrants more likely to be working than UK-born residents

      Migrants from the European Union have a lower rate of unemployment than the UK-born population, according to an analysis of...

    35. November 4, 2014

      UK business chiefs attack holiday pay ruling

      Business leaders attacked a tribunal ruling on Tuesday that gave millions of UK workers the right to extra holiday pay ....

    36. November 3, 2014

      Questions remain as London’s low pay moves up political agenda

      Thirteen years ago, the living wage was a campaign slogan for a few struggling parents in low paid jobs in London’s East...

    37. October 30, 2014

      Realistic approach needed to UK’s low-pay problem

      Weak wage growth has become a chronic condition of the UK economy. According to the Resolution Foundation, a think-tank, the...

    38. October 30, 2014

      Non-wage costs hit small companies taking on first employee

      It costs the UK’s small businesses on average £35,500 to take on their first employee, less than two-thirds of which is...

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