…in brief

This week’s news in brief

Asylum care rapped

The Government’s strategy for dealing with the dispersal of refugees has
been criticised in a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.
It says that asylum seekers are being deprived of legal representation and access
to adequate housing, health and education facilities because the Government has
failed to properly resource its strategy of dispersing asylum seekers beyond
London to regional centres. www.refugeecouncil.org.uk

Absence tally plans

The Health and Safety Executive has published its plans for assessing
work-related ill health, injuries and lost working days against the
Government’s targets over www.hse.gov.uk

Tips to help recruit IT

HR directors in IT have helped draw up 12 tips to successful recruitment in
a sector which is facing a dire shortage of skilled workers. Karen Geary, HR
director at The Sage Group, advised IT employers to part on good terms with
employees leaving the company as they may need their skills again in the

Nokia axes jobs

Finnish telecoms giant Nokia is planning to cut up to 1,000 jobs in its
network business. The move, which could involve some of the division’s 1,200
employees in the UK, comes after the company issued a profit warning two weeks
ago.  www.nokia.com

Nazi case settled

A City broking firm has settled out of court with a former Jewish employee
who was asked to wear a Second World War Nazi army uniform given to him by his
colleagues as a forfeit for being late. The terms of the settlement between
Tullett & Tokyo Liberty Plc, which denied racial discrimination and Laurent
Weinberger, have not been revealed.

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