Monthly Archives: July 2011

It can be reasonable for employer to ask for pay cut, tribunal finds

ONS figures released today show unemployment figures remain fairly static. Experts say this is due to the fact that employees are accepting pay cuts rather than facing redundancy. Businesses and their employees are still facing difficult times and there is … Continue reading

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60,000 jobseekers already registered for Olympic Games opportunities in 2012

With just over a year to go until the 2012 London Olympic Games, 60,000 jobseekers have already registered on the official job board but competition for candidates is still expected to be tough. Employers hoping to capitalise on the business … Continue reading

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Progress isn’t made by early risers. It’s made by lazy men trying to find easier ways to do something.  Robert Heinlein (1907-1988)

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Small companies unable to create jobs – says OU

According to research from the Open University small business are struggling to to create new jobs. The quarterly survey for the three months to June found that 67pc of small companies reported that their workforce has remained static over the … Continue reading

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Highest ever number of workers forced to take up part-time roles – a sign of the times perhaps

The number of people working part time because they cannot find full-time employment has hit its highest ever recorded figure of 1.25 million. This is according to the latest labour market data from the Office for National Statistics, which found that … Continue reading

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Men see themselves as much the victims of gender discrimination as women, survey reveals

One in six workers in the UK – 17% – believe that men and women are treated differently in the workplace, according to the annual Attitudes to Work study from IFF Research. The study of 460 employees found that 12% … Continue reading

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Leadership: The bland leading the bland? Time to get radical

Is leadership a procession of passing fads, or a rare bird HR can never capture? From Sony to Yell, companies are seeking to create waves Forming their rock bands from scratch (and in just 48-hours) was probably the easy bit. … Continue reading

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Social media: the death of the external recruiter?

With HR teams under pressure to cut costs, yet still deliver a quality of hire, many are bringing some, if not all of their recruitment in house. With advancements in web 2.0 over recent years, social recruiting is gaining pace, … Continue reading

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Education system needs to focus on preparing students for work, according to Centre for Social Justice report

Poor work attitudes among the long-term unemployed are the major barrier to tackling Britain’s jobless crisis, according to a new report from not-for-profit think tank the Centre for Social Justice. Based on a survey and extensive interviews with employers, the … Continue reading

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PM to press ahead with public service reform – but is this the right approach?

David Cameron will vow today to press ahead with plans to open up public services to private providers as he publishes the Government’s long-awaited reform blueprint. The Prime Minister will present the shake-up as a “people power” revolution that will … Continue reading

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