Marks & Spencer has agreed to pay its new boss £8.5m for his first year in the job.
The high street retailer extended a £15m welcome to its new chief executive Marc Bolland, after he was released from the supermarket chain Wm Morrison.
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Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is expected to announce thousands of job losses alongside its annual results this week, with UK jobs at risk. The company employs 99,000 people in more than 100 countries, but in 2007 it announced a major re More...01 February 2010 09:54
Back office cuts and pay freezes will leave employers more exposed to fraudsters as the UK moves out of recession, experts warned today. A report from professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) says that pay freezes and red More...01 February 2010 09:08
The UK has exited recession, offical figures have shown. But the CBI has warned that a full recovery for the UK economy is unlikely until 2012. Ahead of the GDP figures released today, which revealed that in the final quarter of 2009 the UK e More...26 January 2010 11:54
Young people faced with poor job prospects are turning to study to avoid the dole, the latest figures have shown. Research published by the Office for National Statistsics today revealed that working-age inactivity has reached eight million in the More...20 January 2010 15:18
Pre-employment health questionnaires will become illegal under new proposals outlined in the Equality Bill. Last night the House of Lords introduced a ground-breaking clause into the Bill that for the first time will see the prohibition of heal More...20 January 2010 15:12
NOTE: This page is no longer being updated. Last entry 29 April 2010 On this page you will find the Personnel Today redundancy tracker which gives an idea as to how many redundancies there have been across the UK jobs market during the recession. More...20 January 2010 14:50
London remains the most popular destination city for jobseekers despite the recession, research has revealed.
The study, which quizzed more than 66,000 employees from 40 countries, found that the UK was an attractive prospect for highly educated jo More...20 January 2010 12:10
Engineering firm Siemens is to cut 155 jobs at its gas turbine plant in Lincoln.
The job cuts are part of a major restructuring of the packaging operation, and Siemens said that a further 140 jobs at the factory may be affected.
The remaining pa More...20 January 2010 09:49
Almost half of young black people are jobless, according to analysis by the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR). The analysis found that 48% of black people aged between 16 and 24 are now unemployed, a 13% increase since the recession began More...20 January 2010 09:31
Salaries for senior public sector executives are to be cut for the first time, in a bid to cut costs and placate the public, according to the Times .
Kent County Council has advertised for a new chief executive, paying £185,000, £22,000 l More...20 January 2010 08:56
Thousands of jobs at Cadbury are under threat following the confectioner's takeover by American food giant Kraft.
While Gordon Brown said he hoped jobs at Cadbury "can be secure", industry analysts and unions have pointed to Kraft's history o More...20 January 2010 08:34
HR professionals have forecast a 2% median pay increase across the UK private sector this year - a marked improvement on predictions of just 1% in March 2009, a survey has found. Study results published by management consultancy Hay Group today provi More...19 January 2010 10:32
City bosses have warned that tax and regulatory changes risk losing the UK's top talent to firms overseas by 2030, according to a recent survey.
Stephen Green, chairman of HSBC, said the biggest threats to the City were the Asian cities of Singapore More...19 January 2010 09:20
"Describe yourself in five words" is a popular job interview question which can send waves of panic through even the best-prepared interviewee. It's a question that rarely comes as a surprise, yet it's always a tricky one to answer. If "innovative" has never been one of your five, it might be time to consider including it. More...18 January 2010 12:05
The Conservatives will today pledge to make teaching a "noble profession" again by banning entry to the classroom for those with poor qualifications.
The Tory leader David Cameron will outline plans to make teaching a "well-rewarded" profession and More...18 January 2010 09:02
Cities which suffered from the highest rates of unemployment before the recession have been hit hardest by the downturn and will be the slowest to recover, research suggests.
A report by think-tank Centre for Cities has revealed in the past two ye More...18 January 2010 08:49
Goldman Sachs is said to be considering forcing its top bankers to donate part of their bonuses to charity to prevent a public backlash over their compensation packages.
Analysts expect the investment bank to report this week that it has made profit More...18 January 2010 08:29
The government will tell employers that they must stop predominantly recruiting those who have been privately educated.
Professions including medicine, finance and law will be told they must do more to take in people from state schools as part of a More...18 January 2010 08:23
Employers have been warned to expect another week of high absence rates as the snow and extreme weather conditions cause millions to be house-bound.
Staff absences hit 15% at the peak of the cold snap last week, with an estimated 4.3m people off w More...12 January 2010 13:58