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Pre-recession salaries still not reinstated despite upturn

16 Jul 2010

Six out of 10 workers who took a pay cut during the recession to avoid redundancy have still not had their full...

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Tribunal claims increase by 56% to the highest level ever recorded

7 Jul 2010

The number of claims accepted by employment tribunals has increased by 56% to the highest level on record, according to...

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Public sector pensions cost twice as much as thought and require radical reform, commission insists

7 Jul 2010

Public sector pensions cost twice as much as previously thought and now require radical reform, a pensions commission has said.A...

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Permanent staff placements continue to rise but at slowest rate for five months

7 Jul 2010

Permanent staff placements continued to rise in June but at the slowest rate for five months, new research has revealed.The...

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Council job adverts should be published online to increase transparency, government says

6 Jul 2010

Council job advertisements should be syndicated across the internet to save money, increase transparency and help reduce unnecessary posts, the...

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BT strike ballot cancelled following legal concerns about the vote

6 Jul 2010

A strike ballot against BT has been cancelled following legal concerns about the vote.The Communication Workers Union (CWU) was forced...

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Civil service redundancy pay will be capped under new government Bill

6 Jul 2010

The government has announced it will introduce legislation to cap redundancy pay for civil servants at one year’s pay, bringing...

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Graduate vacancies could drop by 7% this year, AGR survey reveals

6 Jul 2010

Graduate vacancies will drop by nearly 7% this year, according to latest research from the Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR).The...

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Salaries of quango chiefs earning more than £150,000 have been published

2 Jul 2010

The salaries of quango chiefs earning more than £150,000 have been published in a drive to make government more transparent....

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Sainsbury’s scraps HR director role in favour of customer services and colleague director

1 Jul 2010

Sainsbury’s will scrap its HR director role in favour of a new customer services and colleague director when the current...

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Temporary immigration cap for rest of 2010 confirmed by government

28 Jun 2010

The number of non-EU workers entering the UK will be capped for the rest of the year, the home secretary...

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Emergency Budget: HR Austerity Panel’s reaction

24 Jun 2010

Personnel Today‘s HR Austerity Panel has issued its reaction to this week’s Emergency Budget, explaining what the announcements mean for the...

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Pension auto-enrolment independent review in 2012 welcomed by employer groups

24 Jun 2010

An independent review into how the new auto-enrolment pensions system will work has been launched by the government and welcomed...

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Emergency Budget: Regional Development Agencies to be scrapped and replaced by Local Enterprise Partnerships

23 Jun 2010

Regional development agencies (RDAs) will be scrapped, Budget documents have revealed.The documents, published yesterday, outline how the eight RDAs, which...

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Emergency Budget: Council tax freeze will cause more job losses, HR chiefs warn

23 Jun 2010

The council tax freeze announced in the Emergency Budget could lead to more job losses in local government, HR directors...

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