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City workers heading to rehab to deal with recession-related issues

25 Mar 2009

Finance workers are increasingly going to rehab to deal with addiction-related issues brought on by the recession, it has emerged.Employees...

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Microsoft sued by games designer over alleged homophobic taunts

25 Mar 2009

A video games designer is to sue Microsoft for £45,000 after allegedly suffering homophobic taunts.Jamie Durrant, who designs Xbox 360...

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London’s small businesses back HSE’s slip and trip campaign

25 Mar 2009

London’s small businesses have joined forces to support a campaign aimed at preventing deaths and injuries in the workplace.Seven of...

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HR jobs at risk as HSBC announces 1,200 back-office redundancies

25 Mar 2009

HR jobs at HSBC are under threat as the banking giant is set to cut up to 1,200 back-office jobs,...

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McDonald’s to recruit up to 6,000 people a year through LEP scheme

25 Mar 2009

McDonald’s will recruit up to 6,000 people a year through the government’s Local Employment Partnership (LEP) scheme, provided they pass...

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Public sector pay confirmed by government

25 Mar 2009

Millions of public sector workers will still receive annual pay rises of more than 2% until 2011, the government has...

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Skills not neglected by business, insists CIPD

24 Mar 2009

Chief executives are not allowing talent management to take a back seat during the recession, the Chartered Institute of Personnel...

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Absenteeism and stress loads up as recession hits work-life balance

24 Mar 2009

Absenteeism has nearly doubled with the onset of the recession, as employees are faced with an increase in workload and...

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Government HR faces more job-cuts warns think-tank

23 Mar 2009

Whitehall HR job losses are just the start of a renewed flurry of cutbacks due across the Civil Service and...

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Employees’ skills under-used despite recession

23 Mar 2009

Employers are failing to make the most of their workers’ skills, which could hinder their business’s chances of surviving the...

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Agency offers 82-year-old ex social worker £50 an hour

23 Mar 2009

An 82-year-old retired social worker has been sent a letter by a recruitment agency asking her to return to the...

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British workers forced to compete wtih migrants for ‘hard to fill’ jobs

20 Mar 2009

British workers are increasingly being forced to apply for ‘hard to fill’ jobs usually taken by migrant workers.
A research...

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Olympic ambitions at risk if construction opportunties closed to migrants

20 Mar 2009

Excluding certain construction jobs from the migrant worker shortage list of occupations could be ‘dangerous’ for the long-term prospects of...

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£1,000 pay-as-you-go offer for new recruits at web firm

19 Mar 2009

A Canadian company launching in the UK will offer new recruits £1,000 to leave after two weeks if they are...

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Employer-college link-up call to close ‘soft skills’ gap among graduates

19 Mar 2009

Employers should wise up to working with colleges, schools and universities to ensure future job candidates possess appropriate skills, according...

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