Monthly Archives: May 2012

Young people increasingly shut out of first jobs according to Work Foundation report

More than 450,000 young people have been unable to make the transition from learning into work as employers have increasingly changed what it is they look for when hiring, with many under-25s in the UK unable to match the skills … Continue reading

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Employers continue to struggle to fund wages that keep pace with inflation according to latest CIPD report

Good management to support employees and maintain employee engagement is more important than ever Despite welcome news today that inflation dropped to 3% in April, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is warning that employers are continuing to … Continue reading

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No fault dismissal plan expected to be shelved

Whitehall is expecting Downing Street to abandon its support later this summer for one of the central recommendations in a controversial report by a Tory donor which called for companies to be given the right to sack workers at will. … Continue reading

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Parents should be stopped from requesting additional work leave until 2017 according to leaked Beecroft report

According to a leaked report from Downing Street, parents should not be able to request additional leave from work until at least 2017 due to cost and potential operational problems. The report also urges a relaxation of British laws to … Continue reading

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Drop in unemployment boosted by part-time odd jobbers

Unemployment falls again but double dip labour market only boosted by ‘part-time odd jobbers’ Dr John Philpott, Chief Economic Adviser at the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), comments as follows on official labour market statistics for the period … Continue reading

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CIPD unveils evidence highlighting the solid business case supporting an extension of right to request flexible working

Research shows light touch legislation has benefitted business and staff As reports suggest the Government is poised to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees, new research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), reveals … Continue reading

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CIPD research shows ‘reality’ gap in managers’ capability is undermining economic growth

New research finds ‘reality gap’ in the capability of UK plc’s 8 million managers, undermining attempts to boost economic growth Poor managers need to look in the mirror if they want to get the best out of their people New … Continue reading

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