Students urged to focus on longer work experience for employability boost

Careers expert Prospects, part of the Higher Education Careers Services Unit (HECSU), asked more than 8,000 school and university students, and graduates about job hunting, work experience, apprenticeships and further study. Prospects’ Early Careers Survey 2018 found that just half of school and college students had undertaken work experience, although sixth form/college students were 31 […]

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Internships increase and over half lead to top graduate job offers, reports Institute of Student Employers

New research shows how internships are essential to employment with businesses hiring more interns, increasing their salaries, investing in quality programmes and working harder to bring them back as employees. Institute of Student Employers (ISE – https://ise.org.uk/default.aspx) Internship Report surveyed 107 employers who invested at least £13 million to recruit 7,532 paid interns this year. […]

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World Cup rail chaos should have been avoided says Activ Absence

England might not have made it into the World Cup Final, but it didn’t deter train staff from taking time off to watch the match, resulting in hundreds of Sunday trains in the north-west, the west of England and South Wales being cancelled due to staff shortages, causing widespread passenger disruption. GWR (https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/gwr) and Northern Rail (https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/northern-rail) said […]

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Government is depressing EV market through misguided tax policy, says Fleet Evolution

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The Government’s ‘misguided and confused’ taxation policy is depressing sales of electric cars at a time when they should be starting to increase. So says Tamworth-based car benefits and fleet management specialist, Fleet Evolution, which believes EV sales would be higher but for irrational Government intervention over taxes. With sales of diesel cars falling dramatically […]

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New wellbeing platform – empowering UK employers and staff

An international wellbeing platform that helps employers manage employee work life balance has launched in the UK. YoopiesAtWork says it is new, innovative, impactful and the only company to offer creative and flexible solutions that not only manage employee wellbeing and work life balance, but also helps to attract and retain talent and ease the […]

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Driving division’s road to success as 1,000 find jobs

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More than 1,000 people across Coventry and Warwickshire have found work as professional drivers thanks to a local recruitment company. Workforce Staffing is celebrating 18 months of its successful driving division in Rugby and Coventry – with a surge in driver registrations and placements since it launched. The company’s reputation for providing professionally trained drivers […]

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Millennials don’t see the value of private healthcare, says The Health Insurance Group

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Millennials may be missing out on significant benefits associated with private medical insurance (PMI), as their youth can make them feel invincible and they opt for other benefits, according to The Health Insurance Group. Engaging a diverse staff demographic with employee benefits can be a challenge for employers. Staff will traditionally find some benefits more […]

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Millennials don’t see the value of private healthcare, says The Health Insurance Group

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Millennials may be missing out on significant benefits associated with private medical insurance (PMI), as their youth can make them feel invincible and they opt for other benefits, according to The Health Insurance Group. Engaging a diverse staff demographic with employee benefits can be a challenge for employers. Staff will traditionally find some benefits more […]

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We could all be better off in retirement – report reveals the big gaps

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The Pensions Policy Institute (PPI) has released its ‘Evolving retirement outcomes’ report (please see attached). The report explores the potential outcomes that may be achieved through different retirement income decisions, and the changes that may need to occur within the industry and wider pensions landscape in order to ensure that these outcomes are positive for […]

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Pensions Cold Call ban – time to send a clear message

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The government have announced that the implementation of the Pensions Cold Call ban will be delayed until autumn this year. Jonathan Watts-Lay, Director, WEALTH at work, comments; “It’s time to send a clear message to pension scammers that this will not be tolerated, so the sooner this ban is implemented the better. However once the […]

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