Monthly Archives: March 2012

April 2012 employment law changes: six things employers need to know

Every April a host of changes are made to employment legislation and 2012 is no exception. This year, important amendments include those relating to tribunal procedures, unfair dismissal and statutory maternity and sick pay.  The key reforms that will affect … Continue reading

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You don’t become great by trying to be great. You become great by wanting to do something, and then doing it so hard that you become great in the process. Randall Monroe

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Staff ‘trapped’ in career silos because employers fail to recognise tranferable skills

Workers are being trapped in career silos because they don’t believe they can cross sector or industry boundaries, according to data published this morning from the Hays Career Outlook Survey. The survey reveals employers across both the public and private … Continue reading

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ACAS report finds that there is little evidence that UK employers are engaging and retaining workers over 50

There is “little evidence” of UK employers taking proactive steps to engage and retain older workers according to new research conducted by Cranfield School of Management and Nottingham Business School for Acas. The authors of the research paper The Employment Relations … Continue reading

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Public sector national pay rates will be scrapped in budget

George Osborne will say that public sector employees in poorer parts of the country should have their pay frozen until it is brought into line with local private sector workers. Mr Osborne originally intended to introduce local pay rates in … Continue reading

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Public sector workers ready to fight for pensions

Support for industrial action increased by almost four percentage points to 37% since last year, when more than a million and a half public sector employees went on strike, a survey of 1,000 workers by recruitment firm Badenoch & Clark … Continue reading

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The illegal we do immediately. The unconstitutional takes a little longer.  Henry Kissinger (1923 -)

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Redundancies since start of jobs recession cost UK employers £28.6 billion

In its latest Work Audit report, published today, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) looks at the impact of the jobs recession that began in 2008 on employers, workers and the economy as a whole. The report, Counting … Continue reading

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