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CIPD warns businesses – use female talent or lose it

CIPD warns business – use top female talent or lose it As the green shoots of economic recovery emerge, new CIPD research shows how urgent action needs to be taken by the corporate world to stem the leaking talent pipeline … Continue reading

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2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 760 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, … Continue reading

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New tool for achieving sustainable organisational performance through HR in SMEs

New tool for achieving sustainable organisation performance through HR in SMEs goes live. Practical tips for growing small and medium sized businesses will also feature at CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition, 6-8 November 2012 at Manchester Central A tool for … Continue reading

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We allow joblessness to rise at our peril

Predictions that unemployment may jump by September make sober reading for Easter. According to the think-tank, the Institute for Public Policy Research, 100,000 more jobs will go during the next six months, mainly in the public sector, while private sector … Continue reading

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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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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 WordPress.com 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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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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