Category Archives: Stats & Entitlements

10 ways to deal with redundancy

1. Know your rights Employers have to follow proper procedures – if not, you can sue for unfair dismissal and could be awarded up to 90 days’ pay in compensation. If your employer is getting rid of 20 or more … Continue reading

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Number of unemployed women soars

The number of unemployed women in the UK increased by 31,000 in the three months to September to reach 1.02 million – the highest figure since 1988. The grim findings, published today by the Office for National Statistics, emerged as the overall number … Continue reading

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Small firms won’t fill jobs gap created by public sector

Fresh doubts have been raised about the ability of the private sector to fill the jobs gap created by public sector cuts, with research revealing that more than one in 10 small firms are planning to cut jobs in the … Continue reading

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Stress the most common cause of sickness absence

Employers have reported stress as the most common cause of long-term sickness absence, according to research published today. The joint survey, by the CIPD and healthcare provider Simplyhealth, found that more than one-third (35%) of employers reported stress as the … Continue reading

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Workers in Public Sector earn more than those in Private Sector

According to new research from ONS workers in the public sector enjoy higher levels of total reward than those in the private sector.  In 2009 median gross pay for full time workers in the public sector was £539 versus £465 … Continue reading

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Directors pensions 26 times average occupational pension

Directors of the UK’s top companies have amassed pensions pots worth an average of £3.8 million, according to the new TUC PensionsWatch survey published recently. The TUC’s 8th annual survey analysed pension arrangements of 329 directors from 102 top companies … Continue reading

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Almost 1 in 10 women are sexually harassed in the workplace

Almost one in 10 women have been sexually harassed in the workplace, and even more feel victimised by male bosses. Research by Reabur reveals that 8% of women feel sexually harassed at work but less than half report it for … Continue reading

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Gender division on use of technology

Women are failing to fully utilise the internet and mobile technologies as a work resource as much as men.  Only 54% of women regarded the internet as an invaluable source of information that helped them do their job better, compared … Continue reading

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Sick days

52% of staff took their last sick day for a genuine physical or mental illness.  So where were the other 58%?

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More women on the board in broadcast industry

Women wanting to make it onto the board stand a better chance in the broadcast industry than in any other.  The industry has double the national average of women at board level, according to new statistics released by the sector … Continue reading

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