Economics, government & business

NHS relying too much on overseas and temporary staff

1 Nov 2004

The expansion of the NHS has relied too much on the recruitment of overseas and temporary staff who may quit...

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Winning the numbers game

1 Nov 2004

Outsourcing training tasks seems to be on the increase. Guy Sheppard reports

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Partnership plans are working

1 Nov 2004

Pam Vaughan looks at how unions are addressing skills shortages
by transforming access to learning for people at work

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IT skills gap is damaging UK business prospects

1 Nov 2004

British employers face a growing skills gap

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Business as usual at DTI despite jobs cull

28 Oct 2004

The Department of Trade and Industry’s permanent secretary Sir Robin Young has told MPs that plans to axe a quarter...

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DTI announces drive to help more women into male-dominated sectors

26 Oct 2004

Trade and industry secretary Patricia Hewitt today announced plans to give women better job opportunities in traditionally male industries, such...

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DTI reissues legislation guidance

25 Oct 2004

Employment law has proved an expensive business for the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI) after it had to pulp...

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Skills agency calls for bespoke training for SMEs

22 Oct 2004

Staff at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) get the most benefit from on-the-job learning rather than taught courses or structured training programmes, according to the Learning and Skills Development Agency (LSDA).

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Promotion prospects push workers to do more

22 Oct 2004

The lure of promotion is the best way to get workers to put in extra effort and do unpaid overtime, according to a new survey.

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Eurostar staff vote to accept pay deal

21 Oct 2004

RMT union members at Eurostar have voted by by nearly 10 to one to accept the improved pay, grading and...

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Doctor wins right to return to job after unfair dismissal in 2002

21 Oct 2004

A doctor who was unfairly sacked six years ago has won the right to go back to work at the...

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Government programme aims to boost civil servant skills

21 Oct 2004

A new programme to develop and improve skills in the Civil Service has been announced by cabinet secretary Sir Andrew...

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Audit reveals skills gap in Thames Gateway

21 Oct 2004

There are not enough skilled workers in the Thames Gateway to fill the number of jobs being created there, a...

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PeopleSoft pays out £9m to former boss

20 Oct 2004

The former chief executive of PeopleSoft has received a severance package in excess of $16m (£9m), following his ousting earlier...

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Offshore wind power could mean tens of thousands of new jobs in UK

20 Oct 2004

The development of offshore wind power in could create up to 76,000 jobs in the UK, according to a new...

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