Beth Holmes

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Job dissatisfaction rockets due to bad management

22 Nov 2012

One-third of UK employees are looking for new roles because they are unhappy at work and almost nine in 10 do...

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Miliband reveals living wage proposals

5 Nov 2012

Opposition leader Ed Miliband has unveiled plans that would give millions of workers a “living wage” of at least £7.45...

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Welfare to work: a bad experience?

28 Feb 2012

The furore over the Government’s welfare-to-work programme reached a new high at the end of last week when Emma Harrison,...

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Majority of employers willing to hire ex-offenders

9 Nov 2011

More than half of employers believe that they have an important role to play in helping ex-offenders back into the workplace,...

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Fewer workers leaving jobs as downturn bites

9 Nov 2011

The number of people leaving their main job has almost halved over the last 13 years, suggesting that the labour...

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Extended drinking hours fuel absenteesim

25 Oct 2011

Longer drinking hours in England and Wales have led to more than 660,000 extra days of absence from work every...

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Culture secretary Jeremy Hunt criticised for recruiting unpaid interns

24 Oct 2011

Cabinet minister Jeremy Hunt has been pilloried by campaigners after advertising for unpaid interns.The culture secretary was found to be...

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HR leads push to outsource pensions administration

24 Oct 2011

HR managers are more interested in outsourcing pensions functions following the closure of defined benefit schemes, according to research published...

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Government and unions’ judicial review battle begins over CPI pensions change

24 Oct 2011

The UK’s largest public sector unions will open up a legal front tomorrow in their continuing row with the Government...

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CBI urges help for ‘forgotten army’ of mid-sized businesses

24 Oct 2011

The CBI has called on the Government to help unlock the potential boost to the economy from the UK’s “forgotten...

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Caste discrimination under scrutiny

27 Sep 2011

A landmark employment tribunal case, and now a recommendation from the United Nations, is increasing pressure on the Government to...

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Executive pay rising faster than for other employees

14 Sep 2011

Executive directors have seen pay rises above the level set for other employees, sparking concerns that the gap between pay...

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Jobs crisis as unemployment passes 2.5 million

14 Sep 2011

The UK has seen its biggest rise in unemployment for two years, increasing by 80,000 in the three months to July,...

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Line manager training reduces absence rates

14 Sep 2011

Employers that targeted line managers for absence management training saw improved absence rates at two-thirds (64%) of organisations, according to...

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Unions recruiting more minority workers

13 Sep 2011

Unions are ramping up efforts to recruit minority workers, according to the TUC Equality Audit published this week.The audit, conducted every two...

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