Monthly Archives: August 2010

Quotations

If you don’t accept responsibility for your own actions then you are forever chained to a position of defence.  Holly Lisle, Fire in the Mist, 1992 Advertisements

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Sick days

52% of staff took their last sick day for a genuine physical or mental illness.  So where were the other 58%?

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End of annuitisation for pensions

The government is setting out proposals to allow individuals with DC pension savings to take either capped or flexible draw down instead of an annuity (Employee Benefits) http://bit.ly/cl1rq0

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Pay cuts not reinstated

77% of cuts put in place during the recession have still not been reinstated (Employee Benefits) http://bit.ly/bL242v

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Google develop algorithm to identify unhappy staff

A Google computer algorithm that can identify unhappy staff thinking about leaving the company is unlikely to become commercially available.  News of the internally developed computer formula was revealed by the company’s vice president of people operations, Laszlo Bock, in … Continue reading

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The cost of staff car parking

Employees who drive to work could be hit with a new car parking tax as a growing number of local authorities consider the fund-raising measure. Motorists may be charged up to £350 per year to park at their workplace under … Continue reading

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More women on the board in broadcast industry

Women wanting to make it onto the board stand a better chance in the broadcast industry than in any other.  The industry has double the national average of women at board level, according to new statistics released by the sector … Continue reading

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Germany to vote on Employers’ use of Facebook

Employers in Germany could be banned from checking job applicants’ Facebook pages if a new law is passed by the government, it has been reported. Proposed legislation could make it illegal for potential employers to spy on candidates’ private postings, … Continue reading

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Could tube strikes escalate to nationwide walk out

Could the strike action proposed by the RMT and TSSA be the beginning of another winter of discontent? Experts are currently divided but the RMT is calling on all unions to join together for the biggest industrial action campaign since … Continue reading

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Quotations

If you aren’t fired with enthusiasm, you will be fired with enthusiasm.  Vince Lombardi (1913-1917)

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