The Government is seeking views on how a right to request employee ownership could work, as it looks to "knock down the barriers" that prevent businesses from following the likes of John Lewis.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and employment relatio More...05 July 2012 16:54
Businesses have been urged to get behind a government-funded online career platform for young people, to ensure that the next generation of workers have the right skills to get started in their chosen careers.
The plotr careers platform,  More...04 July 2012 14:15
Figures released today by the Ministry of Justice highlight a fall in the number of employment tribunal claims in the past year.
The 2011/12 Tribunals Service report on annual tribunals statistics, covering the period from April 2011 to March 2012,& More...28 June 2012 13:50
The Low Pay Commission has launched its 2013 consultation seeking views on the national minimum wage.
As well as taking views on the level at which the minimum wage should be set from October 2013, the commission has been asked by the Government to More...26 June 2012 15:33
Public-sector employers are finding it difficult to recruit and retain staff as cuts bite and the sector loses its appeal to candidates, according to research published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and recruitment More...20 June 2012 08:39
Anxiety about the ongoing uncertainty in the eurozone is causing recruiters in London to halt their recruitment plans, despite overall business optimism being higher than six months ago. The latest London Business Survey, carried out by the CBI and More...19 June 2012 00:01
The rate of job growth in the UK slowed to its weakest in five months during May, as recruiters became more cautious about their hiring activity due to economic uncertainty in the UK and the eurozone. This is according to the latest Report More...12 June 2012 11:30
Professions such as law, journalism and medicine should be made open to applicants from a more diverse range of backgrounds, according to a government adviser.
Alan Milburn, former Labour minister and the coalition Government's social mobility advis More...30 May 2012 13:29
The stresses of the economic downturn and job and pay insecurity are creating a growing climate of "desk rage", according to health insurer PruHealth and wellness programme provider Vitality.
The survey found that 7.3% of workers polled have witness More...30 May 2012 10:30
Controversy surrounding the Beecroft report reached new heights yesterday when the Government published it ahead of schedule, due to the emergence of leaked copy. The Government was set to publish the report later this week but, in light of the More...22 May 2012 18:02
Earlier this month, the Government confirmed that it would temporarily be lifting the restriction on Sunday opening hours for large shops during the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Although it is a temporary move, employers still need to plan More...22 May 2012 13:47
The Government has ended a contract with welfare-to-work provider A4e following allegations of fraud at the company.
A statement released this afternoon by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) explained that, although a DWP audit into A4e's wo More...15 May 2012 16:57
The National Audit Office (NAO) has said that the Government's Regional Growth Fund, which was set up to support growth and boost private-sector employment, has not delivered "value for money", with some of the jobs generated expected to cost more than More...11 May 2012 15:22
Plans to lift restrictions on Sunday opening hours for large shops during the Olympics and Paralympics are a temporary measure and will not be implemented permanently after the Games, the Government has confirmed.
Trade union Usdaw, which represents More...03 May 2012 12:40
Government plans to reduce delays at Heathrow airport's border control by overhauling the shift system and providing reinforcements are "doomed" because they ignore the performance and engagement of individual staff, a resourcing expert has claimed.
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A significant proportion of Britain's small business bosses are risking ill health because of the stresses of keeping their businesses afloat in the tough economic climate.
Research by healthcare provider Bupa found that four out of 10 heads of smal More...24 April 2012 09:30
Employers are struggling to recruit and retain managers because of a lack of candidates with the right skills and financial pressures on the level of salary they are able to offer, a report has found. According to the 2012 National Management Survey, More...19 April 2012 15:49
The number of unemployed people in the UK has fallen for the first time since spring 2011, according to figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
The ONS figures show that in the period from December 2011 to February 2012 t More...18 April 2012 11:01
Employers may be swapping temporary workers for permanent staff because of uncertainty over the Agency Workers Regulations (AWR), a report has claimed.
However, the same report indicated that other factors may be to blame, such as competitive pressu More...11 April 2012 12:41
More than 260,000 people are claiming sickness benefits because of mental and behavioural disorders, a recent analysis has argued.
The crunching of statistics from the Department for Work and Pensions by insurer Legal & General has found that th More...30 March 2012 10:00