Helen Gilbert

About Helen Gilbert

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BCC chief urges Government to improve UK workers’ employability

2 Sep 2011

The Government has been urged to help businesses employ local people rather than migrant workers by equipping them with the...

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Auto-enrolment ‘will lead to cuts in pensions’

1 Sep 2011

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has defended its pensions auto-enrolment plans following a report that suggests firms will cut...

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Acas launches social media guide for employers

1 Sep 2011

Acas has launched a guide in a bid to help employers clamp down on workers’ abuse of social media, which...

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Economic gloom set to dent jobs growth

1 Sep 2011

Uncertainty about growth prospects in the UK and the global economy is affecting the hiring intentions of employers and unemployment...

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Five key questions to ask before implementing a healthcare cash plan

26 Jul 2011

Although they are often seen as a good benefit, cash plans are not right for every business. Before you implement...

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Government backtracks on pension inflation changes

9 Dec 2010

Firms have been left confused after the Government backtracked on moves aimed at slashing the cost of providing pensions. It...

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Depression not good enough reason for time off, say half of employers

8 Dec 2010

UK employers are leaving themselves wide open to disability discrimination claims because they are failing to take depression and stress...

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Gender pay gap narrows at its fastest ever rate

8 Dec 2010

The pay gap between men and women is closing at its fastest rate since measurement began, according to the latest round of...

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CIPD appoints three new vice presidents

8 Dec 2010

A handful of top senior HR professionals have taken up new roles as vice presidents (VPs) at the Chartered Institute...

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Hutton calls for fairness in public sector pay

2 Dec 2010

The salaries of top executives in the public sector must be reined in and a link established between the highest-...

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Employers urged to put in staff contingency plans as snow continues

1 Dec 2010

Employers are being urged to put staff contingency plans in place as freezing weather conditions continue to grip the UK...

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Pay awards reach 22-month high

19 Nov 2010

Pay awards have increased to their highest level in almost two years and there are signs the upward trend will...

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Calls to cut non-EU skilled migrant worker numbers by up to 25%

18 Nov 2010

A recommendation to cut the number of migrant workers coming to Britain from outside the EU by between 13% and...

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National Skills Strategy backed by employers groups

18 Nov 2010

Employers’ groups have given the thumbs up to the Government’s new national skills strategy, which intends to boost the number...

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NHS Employers launches guide to help cut agency staff costs

18 Nov 2010

A guide designed to help the NHS manage its temporary workforce and find the right mix of staff as it seeks to cut...

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