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Job postings soar to highest point since lockdown

13 Aug 2020

Last week saw the highest number of new job postings since the lockdown began, with four of the top 10 hiring hotspots situated in Northern Ireland.

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Earlier breast cancer screening could save lives, researchers find

13 Aug 2020

Screening women in their forties for breast cancer could save hundreds of lives each year and would not lead to...

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Girls’ STEM achievements overshadowed by A-level downgrades

13 Aug 2020

21.8% increase in the total number of girls taking computing at A-level among findings from today's results.

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BT Group and Firebrand in virtual apprenticeship push

13 Aug 2020

BT Group has revealed how it managed to continue its 4,500-strong apprenticeship scheme at full tilt during lockdown, with 64 achieving certification in digital skills.

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Working at home has led to longer hours

13 Aug 2020

Loss of creative collaboration and working for an extra week a month among findings from pandemic studies of working at home.

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Dr Martens shows furlough scheme a clean pair of heels

13 Aug 2020

Shoe and boot firm returns furlough funds after being buoyed by significant online sales during the lockdown.

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Lower earners more likely to become ill or injured at work, warns think-tank

13 Aug 2020

Lower earners are twice as likely to become physically ill or injured at work as higher earners, new research has...

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Reviews launched into deaths of NHS and social care workers

12 Aug 2020

Ministers have asked medical examiners in England and Wales to review the deaths of NHS and social care employees during...

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Thousands of BP staff may switch to remote working permanently

12 Aug 2020

BP is planning to shift almost 50,000 of its employees to remote working as it reviews its office portfolio and...

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‘Old boys’ network’: Sales exec wins sexism case against tech firm Splunk

12 Aug 2020

A sales executive who earned more than £700,000 per year has won her claim for sex discrimination at an employment...

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Ensure women do not lose out on maternity pay, say Labour

12 Aug 2020

The Labour party has called for the government to take urgent action to ensure that those who have been pregnant...

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Employees on payrolls fall by largest amount for 11 years

11 Aug 2020

The number of employees on payrolls fell by 730,000 between March and July 2020 – the largest quarterly drop since...

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Employee sacked for using Hitler meme wins pay out

11 Aug 2020

A BP employee in Australia who lost his job after sending colleagues a Hitler meme parodying the company’s wage negotiations...

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NHS Test and Trace, TSB and Debenhams cut jobs

11 Aug 2020

Thousands more job losses have been announced today, with the government stating that it no longer needs 6,000 of its...

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McDonald’s sues ex-boss for ‘lying’ about sexual relationships

11 Aug 2020

McDonald’s Corporation has launched legal action to recover tens of millions of dollars of severance pay and benefits from its...

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