Daily Archives: November 19, 2010

A third of jobseekers have increased their use of social networking in the past year

As we came out of the recession, many organisations realised the critical role HR professionals play, not only during difficult economic periods, but also in recovery and future growth. So how can HR professionals ensure they have access to quality … Continue reading

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One in five HR professionals look to leave their job

One in five HR professionals are looking to change their job, according to survey data released recently. Long hours and pay freezes were exposed, with almost three-quarters or respondents more than 39 hours a week—a 30% increase on 2005. 27% … Continue reading

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Government skills strategy may result in legal challenges

A leading employment lawyer has warned that the Government’s skills strategy has the “potential for legal problems” over the compulsion of larger businesses to pay for training. Under the plans, unveiled this week, large businesses will be expected to fund … Continue reading

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Small firms believe pensions auto-enrolment necessary

Many small employers believe that auto-enrolment into pensions is a necessary step, and in fact would be more comfortable if nobody was able to opt out,PM has learnt. The pension reforms, which will start in 2012 and will mean that … Continue reading

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Cuts of up to 25% recommended to non-EU skilled migrant worker numbers by

A recommendation to cut the number of migrant workers coming to Britain from outside the EU by between 13% and 25% next year has been given a mixed reception from employers’ groups. The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC), the independent body … Continue reading

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Coalition spends more than £200million on consultants, PR and marketing

The first ever full release of Government spending figures lays bare how civil servants have spent millions of pounds on hotels and mobile phones. Thousands of pounds were also spent with other suppliers including a pet products country, a yoga … Continue reading

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Benefit policy based on figures taken from internet

Iain Duncan Smith misled Parliament by passing off figures from a property comparison website owned by the Daily Mail as official government figures. In a parliamentary debate, the Work and Pensions Secretary claimed that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) … Continue reading

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Quotations

One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one’s work is terribly important.  Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)

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