Quentin Reade

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Overwork and stress stop UK employees learning new skills

6 Jun 2005

There is huge demand for learning new skills among the British workforce, but a range of obstacles - topped by overwork and stress - prevent many employees from taking up training.

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UK employees face hour-long commute to work

3 Jun 2005

Half of UK employees travel more than an hour to work each day, according to a poll by staffing services company Select Appointments.

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Employers weigh value of training to the business

2 Jun 2005

The biggest driver for measuring and evaluating training is to demonstrate the positive impact of training on the business, according to research.

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Blair confident of winning opt-out vote

1 Jun 2005

Tony Blair is said to be confident he has enough support from other European countries to save the UK's opt-out from the EU Working Time Directive.

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No rest for new mums back in the workplace

1 Jun 2005

Working mothers are becoming increasingly depressed and exhausted in the struggle to hold down a job and raise a baby.

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Graduates put teaching in top three for careers

1 Jun 2005

New research shows that teaching is becoming an increasingly attractive career option for university students - making the top three of preferred graduate career areas for the first time.

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Execs consider nip and tuck to improve career prospects

1 Jun 2005

More than one-in-four women executives would consider cosmetic surgery to improve their career prospects, according to a survey.

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Students from top state schools face university black list

31 May 2005

A top university has drawn up a list of high-performing state schools whose pupils face being denied places because of 'positive discrimination', according to the Sunday Times.

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More than half of workers feel burned out

31 May 2005

The increased pace of business life has led to more than half of UK employees claiming to have experienced one or more symptoms of over-work or burnout in the past six months

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Graduates have a tough time getting first jobs

26 May 2005

Almost two-thirds of graduates say they had a bad experience when applying for their first job, according to research.

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Minorities succeed more in further education

23 May 2005

Success rates for ethnic minority groups, women and with people with learning difficulties and disabilities in further education colleges and work-based learning are rising.

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Where’s the compensation culture?

20 May 2005

Less than one in 10 people made ill or injured by their work ever receive any compensation from the state or from their employers, according to a TUC report.

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UK runs risk of losing overseas nurses to US

19 May 2005

The UK could be in danger of running out of nursing staff as many overseas recruits consider taking their services to the US.

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Ousting the CEO was all the rage in 2004

19 May 2005

CEO dismissals and other forced departures reached record levels last year, according to the fourth annual survey of CEO turnover.

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Working holiday visa changes deter Commonwealth workers

19 May 2005

Changes in government regulations could seriously affect the flow of Commonwealth workers to the UK, according to research by recruitment consultancy Morgan McKinley.

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