The recession is still having a negative impact on 82% of businesses, according to the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
The CMI's economic outlook report also found job insecurity at record levels.
According to the CMI, the reductio More...27 April 2010 08:27
City accountants are more in demand than ever, according to the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). ACCA, which has 140,000 members worldwide, has seen 6.5% annual growth in membership, with student numbers increasing by 10.4% from More...27 April 2010 08:21
Dyson plans to create 350 engineer and scientist jobs at its Wiltshire headquarters, it has emerged. The vacuum cleaner manufacturer said it will double its specialist engineering workforce from 350 to 700, the Guardian has reported. Sir James More...26 April 2010 09:25
NHS bossses earning six-figure salaries received extra bonus payments of as much as £32,000, according to figures released under freedom of information regulations.
The data, uncovered by the Liberal Democrats, shows that hundreds of chief executive More...26 April 2010 08:46
NHS trusts are making "deep and dangerous" cuts to staff, according to a nursing union.
The Royal College of Nursing said about 5,600 jobs across 26 healthcare trusts in front- and back-office roles already face the axe.
Up to 40,000 jobs could More...26 April 2010 08:34
Nearly two thirds of firms are worried about a hung Parliament after the election, a survey has found.
A British Chambers of Commerce study found 65% of 300 firms were "concerned" or "very concerned" about the potential for their being no clear mand More...26 April 2010 08:29
Network Rail has risked furthering angering rail unions by announcing that 500 maintenance workers will lose their jobs by the end of next month.
The rail infrastructure company said that the cuts would be made as part of a voluntary redundancy pro More...22 April 2010 08:27
Volcano update: Seven things employers should be doing
HR departments have fallen back on tried and tested flexible working systems to cope with the disruption the volcanic eruption in Iceland has caused their employees.
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The Institute for Employment Studies (IES) has called on the government to create incentives for job-seekers in order to prevent long-term unemployment.
The call came as the institute launches its key employment and skills policy white paper .
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Workers at a Teesside steel plant are threatening industrial action over their employer's 'inability' to resolve the site's long-term future.
The plant, Teesside Cast Products, in Redcar, is owned by Corus, and has already been partly mothballed du More...20 April 2010 08:56
The UK's top 25 law firms hired more than 2,000 people in 2009-10, fewer than they made redundant during the downturn.
This continuing caution is evident in the recruitment practices of Slaughter and May - while it hired 78 people, these were suppo More...20 April 2010 08:48
Electricity industry leaders are arguing that 'unfair' National Grid charges are putting tens of thousands of jobs at risk.
In a letter seen by the Times , industry leaders have told politicians that high charges for electricity transmission may More...20 April 2010 08:44
Tesco is to become the UK's third biggest electrical retailer next year, creating 1,000 new posts.
The new staff will almost double the size of the supermarket chain's specialist sales force, reports the Guardian . They will be part of a customer More...20 April 2010 08:40
The blanket ban on flights in and out of the UK could cost businesses more than £3m a day as workers are trapped abroad, according to an absence management firm.
The travel restrictions - which have now been extended until at least 01:00 tommorrow - More...19 April 2010 16:05
Senior NHS, police, fire service and local government staff will participate in a training course this week designed to help them find ways of delivering key services with reduced budgets.
The Independent Command Programme, a new five day course run More...19 April 2010 11:30
Half a million public sector jobs could be shed over the next five years as the new government begins to tackle the £167bn deficit - dwarfing any assessment the current political parties are willing to make, the CIPD has warned.
An analysis of the More...19 April 2010 09:00
The parties have now unveiled their election manifestos. Here Personnel Today outlines how their different policies will affect employers. Flexible working Party pledges: Labour pledged to increase statutory paternity pay from two to f More...16 April 2010 17:50
Council workers in England and Wales took on average more than two days off work because of stress last year, costing more than £500m.
Figures published by the Local Government Association (LGA) revealed council employees took almost five million da More...16 April 2010 09:08
Some 77 leading academics have now signed a letter warning against Conservative plans to create an extra £6bn-worth of savings over the next year. The economists used the letter to warn that Tory savings proposals would damage confidence in the e More...16 April 2010 09:03
Employers "piggy-backing" off the popularity of apprenticeships to promote and run their own poor quality courses could ruin the reputation of the training schemes, the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has warned.
Brendan Barber, general secretary of the More...16 April 2010 09:01