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Government to review voluntary sector skills

15 Oct 2012

The Government will launch a review into leadership and skills in the voluntary sector to identify the challenges of developing...

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Shared parental leave reforms to be delayed

12 Oct 2012

Plans to allow parents to share maternity leave entitlement will be delayed until October 2015 due to fears over the...

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A quarter of bosses have ‘destructive’ leadership style

12 Oct 2012

One manager in four has a “catastrophically” bad style of leadership and could be damaging productivity in their teams, a...

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Majority of public reject Government’s ‘owner-employee’ proposal

11 Oct 2012

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of people think the Government’s proposal to allow employers to offer staff tax-free shares for the removal...

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Graduate employment ‘better than feared’

11 Oct 2012

The employment rate for new graduates has remained stable despite fears that the weakening economy and public-sector cuts might limit...

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Half a million apprenticeships taken up in last year

11 Oct 2012

More than 500,000 people started an apprenticeship in the year to July 2012, according to the latest government figures, with...

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Wait before judging owner-employee proposals, says expert

10 Oct 2012

Those opposed to the new “owner-employee” contract should wait to see the full package of policies on employee ownership before...

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Employees bring sickness to work as absence levels drop

9 Oct 2012

Falling absence levels may point to a rise in presenteeism rather than successful absence management strategies, according to the Chartered...

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Government to clamp down on paid civil service union activity

8 Oct 2012

Civil servants are to face new restrictions on the amount of paid time they can spend on trade union activities,...

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New ‘owner-employees’ will give up their employment rights

8 Oct 2012

Employees will be asked to give up some of their employment rights in exchange for shares in their company and...

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Demand for staff strengthens to 13-month high

8 Oct 2012

Job vacancies have grown at their fastest rate for 13 months, with rises reported for both permanent and temporary positions.This...

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Taking action on tax avoidance ‘could harm public sector’

5 Oct 2012

Moves to tackle tax avoidance could make contractors unaffordable for the public sector and hold back efforts to improve public-service delivery.This...

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Nine more years of pay squeezes, says TUC

4 Oct 2012

The value of take-home pay will not fully recover until 2021, with UK workers in the middle of a 12-year...

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Better pay and training ‘could have averted West Coast rail bid mistakes’

4 Oct 2012

A Labour MP and the former head of the civil service have claimed that skills shortages were behind mistakes made...

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Second teachers’ union begins work-to-rule strike action

3 Oct 2012

Members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) will begin “action short of strike action” today, which will see them refusing...

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