Monthly Archives: January 2012

Executive pay to be linked to rank-and-file salaries

Vince Cable, the Business Secretary, said that shareholders would get new powers to enforce executives’ pay deals, and that they would be told to take account of “pay differentials” between the best-paid and ordinary workers. Independent analysts said the changes … Continue reading

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News Work/life balance ranks higher than stress as the biggest health concern for employers

Work/life balance is the top health and wellbeing concern for employers – ahead of stress and mental health issues – according to a survey of medium and large employers by Group Risk Development (GRiD). After enduring a difficult year where … Continue reading

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EU pensions regime could cost UK employers £500 billion and decimate jobs market, experts claim

Employers would have to inject at least £300 billion into their final salary (defined benefit) pensions if a new EU law goes ahead, causing damage to the UK economy and jobs market. The National Association of Pension Funds (NAPF) warned … Continue reading

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UK employees’ two billion hours of unpaid overtime could create one million jobs, says TUC

The two billion hours of unpaid overtime worked last year would be enough to create over a million extra full-time jobs, according to the TUC. The total amount of unpaid overtime worked last year was 1,968 million hours – worth … Continue reading

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2011 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2011 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,000 times in 2011. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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