Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hospitality sector emerging as one of UK’s fastest growing job creators

Hospitality and tourism is emerging as one the UK’s fastest growing job creators, according to sector skills council. Confronting perceptions that the sector offers low skilled employment, research from sector skills council, People 1st, reveals that there are significant opportunities … Continue reading

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Agency Directive threatens 500,000 employment contracts

As many as 500,000 temporary employment contracts could be threatened by the new agency worker rules coming into force next month, according to a report, published yesterday, by Allen & Overy. A third (33%) of medium to large UK businesses … Continue reading

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I have opinions of my own — strong opinions — but I don’t always agree with them. George Bush Snr

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Tact is the ability to describe others as they see themselves. Abraham Lincoln

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Women compete better when they are in teams

“There is no ‘I’ in team, but there is in win,” the basketball star Michael Jordan famously observed. But now it appears that such an emphasis on the role of the individual is a very male approach when it comes … Continue reading

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Staff don’t want to discuss salaries – let alone payrises – with employers

UK employees’ salaries are not up for discussion, especially with employers, according to new findings from Scottish Widows’ Dare Not Ask survey, published on 1st September 2011. Almost half of the 2,074 employees surveyed (49%) are not prepared to discuss … Continue reading

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Acas launches online guide to help employers manage social media

Acas has launched an online guide for social media – a problem, which it estimates, costs the UK billions of pounds every year. Acas has drawn up the guide to help businesses, staff and trade unions agree how to handle … Continue reading

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Unions warn councils against copycat tactics after Unison banned from talks

Britain’s three largest trade unions have warned councils against a copycat escalation in anti-union tactics after politicians in Plymouth barred Unison from talks in a dispute over budget cuts. The Conservative-run city council derecognised Unison and locked its representatives out of negotiations … Continue reading

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