Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pensions cuts: ministers are not telling truth say unions

The row over pension reform that is set to bring two million workers out on strike on Wednesday has become increasingly bitter as Britain’s top trade unionist accuses ministers of “deliberately misrepresenting” the income public sector workers will receive in … Continue reading

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Government to launch £250 million vocational training fund

Businesses will be able to bid for a share of a £250 million fund for vocational training programmes in the new year, as part of a government scheme designed to bring more skills into the workforce. The Government announced that … Continue reading

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First person to be convicted under the Bribery Act is jailed

A former court worker who last month becamethe first person to be convicted under the Bribery Act 2010 has been jailed for six years. Munir Patel was convicted of bribery and misconduct in a public office after admitting that he received a … Continue reading

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Employers look increasingly to interim managers to navigate restructuring projects

The use of interim managers is increasing as employers move to restructure their businesses, according to a report by Green Park Interim and Executive Search. More than one third (35%) of interim managers surveyed said they are increasingly used as … Continue reading

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HR takes up the challenge to bring diversity to the boardroom

Over the past decade, organisations have increasingly trumpeted their policies to try to entice people from different backgrounds to join their ranks. But there is still one last bastion of male, white, middle-aged and middle-class dominance that has seemingly fended … Continue reading

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Workers on long-term sick leave face tougher assessment tests

Employees on long-term sick leave face being assessed on their fitness to work by independent doctors instead of their own GP, under plans to be recommended to ministers. An independent review of sickness absence is believed to have concluded that … Continue reading

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