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Good-looking staff earn more than fat ugly ones

24 Nov 2000

Ugly, short men earn less than their tall, handsome colleagues, according to research published this week.Researchers from Guildhall University in...

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Yorkshire Water pay strike averted

24 Nov 2000

The threat of industrial action by Yorkshire Water staff has been lifted after the company agreed an average pay rise...

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Employment Service chief tells MPs employers are key customers

24 Nov 2000

The Employment Service has admitted that it needs to beef up its service for employers.Chief executive Leigh Lewis told a...

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Interims body announces relaunch

24 Nov 2000

The Association of Temporary and Interim Executive Services has relaunched as the Interim Management Association and will be concerned principally...

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Innovation study pinpoints key roles

24 Nov 2000

UK companies could be missing out on potentially creative contributions from employees because they fail to take account of five...

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Profession divided over issue of strategic value

24 Nov 2000

New research claims that 83 per cent of HR managers believe their department has its say in company issues.But a...

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UK productivity lagging behind Europe

24 Nov 2000

Productivity in most UK regions lags behind European levels, according to new research.According to a survey of 170 regions by...

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Retailers warn on mimimum wage

23 Nov 2000

The British Retail Consortium is warning the Government that any “rash” hike in the National Minimum Wage could cause “serious...

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Prison badge rule sparks strike action threat

23 Nov 2000

The Prison Service is refusing to yield to pressure from
hundreds of prison electricians who are threatening to strike over...

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Ryanair says threatened pilots’ strike called off

23 Nov 2000

Ryanair Holdings says threatened strike action tomorrow has been called off following discussions with the Dublin Pilots’ Committee.The airline has...

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TUC attacks health and safety decline

23 Nov 2000

The TUC is calling on councils to reverse a decline in the number of health and safety inspectors employed by...

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Longer holidays for three million

23 Nov 2000

Today is the first anniversary of the increase in minimum paid annual leave from three weeks to four.The entitlement, implemented...

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Global business schools join forces on the web

22 Nov 2000

Material from leading international business schools like INSEAD and the Judge Institute of Management has been pulled together in one...

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Who are the job hoppers asks the US Society for Human Resources

22 Nov 2000

Just over half of American HR professionals (51 per cent) categorise an employee who changes their job every year as...

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Rail qualifications must get on track

22 Nov 2000

Training for people working in the rail industry urgently needs to be improved, according to Lifelong Learning minister Malcolm Wicks.In...

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