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Recruitment industry turnover reaches record levels

6 Nov 2006

Turnover in the recruitment industry has hit the highest levels on record, a Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) report has...

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Stress levels soar at family businesses

6 Nov 2006

Stress levels soared at family businesses over the last year, according to research conducted by financial advisers Grant Thornton. Around...

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Insecurity grips nation as 53% of employees feel unwanted

6 Nov 2006

More than half of the UK’s employees do not feel secure in their jobs. In its annual report on the...

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Jargon is big turn-off for employees

6 Nov 2006

Bosses who use management jargon fail to impress more than half of their staff, according to a survey by pollsters...

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Former Barclaycard organisational development head gives it credit for good attitude to employee engagement

3 Nov 2006

Employee engagement scores leapt up by nearly 20% after HR at Barclaycard started a programme to develop talent across the...

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DTI plans to overhaul statutory dispute resolution procedures again

3 Nov 2006

Statutory dispute resolution procedures introduced just two years ago look set to be overhauled. Law firm Shoosmiths said the Department ...

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Less than one in three school leavers choose career before starting work

3 Nov 2006

Most school leavers stumbled into a job rather than chose their career, a poll has found. A survey of 1,500...

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UK workers willing to swap pay for less stress

2 Nov 2006

Six out of 10 workers would consider swapping long hours for a less stressful existence, according to research from insurer...

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Use of MP3 players while working could affect productivity

2 Nov 2006

One in five workers are tuning into their iPods and turning away from their colleagues, according to research.
The survey,...

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Government unveils national skills academies for financial services, manufacturing and construction

31 Oct 2006

The government has launched three national skills academies to drive up the standard of industry training, improve productivity and tackle skills...

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Financial services sector employers must understand the online generation to attract talent

31 Oct 2006

Employers in the financial services sector must connect with Generation Y – the next generation of graduates, according to the...

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Government announces ‘Delivery Authority’ for National Pension Savings Scheme

30 Oct 2006

A ‘Delivery Authority’ is to be put together to sort out how a National Pension Savings Scheme will operate, the government...

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UK business spend on research and development rose by £2bn in a year

30 Oct 2006

Businesses have spent £2bn more on research and development this year, according to figures published by the Department of Trade...

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Businesses set to lose more than £7bn as staff go Christmas shopping online

30 Oct 2006

The soaring popularity of online Christmas shopping could cost British businesses more than £7bn, experts have warned.
Online sales are...

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Insurer calls on HR to fully implement Working at Height Regulations

27 Oct 2006

Businesses are still failing their staff when it comes to managing working at heights, according to statistics from Norwich Union....

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