Monthly Archives: March 2011

Recruiters eschew social network tools

While social media has garnered attention as an effective and inexpensive marketing, business development and customer service tool, employers and workers may not yet be ready to adopt this technology for recruitment. According to a report by recruiter Robert Half, … Continue reading

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New employers’ body will support holistic diversity approach

Legislation and talent competition driving trend, says founder of Inclusive Employers It is time for all employers to view diversity holistically rather than in single strands such as race or gender, according to the founder of a new employer body … Continue reading

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Quarter of UK workers ‘do not respect their manager’

A third fail to provide clear instructions, says People 1st survey More than a quarter of British employees do not respect their manager and nearly half are not motivated by them, a new survey has revealed. One in three employees … Continue reading

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There is no monument dedicated to the memory of a committee.  Lester J. Pourciau

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Royal Mail to axe 1,700 jobs

Royal Mail is planning to axe 1,700 jobs, including 1,000 managers, and close two mail centres under plans announced tonight. The company also said that a further 1,700 jobs had been cut since the start of the year in areas … Continue reading

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Decision expected on abolition of EAP tax relief

Assistance programmes may lose tax-exempt status. Employers may soon find it more expensive to provide Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPs) after government advisors recommended they are stripped of tax relief. Presenting a report to the Chancellor on the tax treatment of … Continue reading

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Bribery Act may exempt UK-listed foreign companies

Leaked guidance leads to claims of unfair advantage claims. Foreign companies listed in London could be exempt from prosecution under the new Bribery Act, according to reports. Draft guidance leaked to national newspapers is said to show that the Ministry … Continue reading

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You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.  James A. Froude (1818 – 1894)

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Chancellor will use budget to create 50,000 apprenticeships

George Osborne will announce a £300m package in Wednesday’s budget to help fund training and work experience for some of the 974,000 young people who are unemployed. The coalition government has come under intense pressure in recent months to take action … Continue reading

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Northumbrian Water taps savings through tax-efficient benefits

Northumbrian Water offers a range of tax-efficient benefits that help its 3,000 employees to make savings. The water and waste supplier has offered childcare vouchers, bikes for work and holiday buying via salary sacrifice since 2006. In 2008, it brought … Continue reading

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