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EU Data Protection plans could create “excessive burden and uncertainty” for business

16/06/2015

Responding to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) text agreed today by EU Justice and Home Affairs ministers, the IoD has warned that the proposals could leave businesses of all sizes facing significant burdens and uncertainty from the raft of new obligations.


 

Government kick-starts plans to reach 3 million apprenticeships

15/06/2015

The term ‘apprenticeship’ will be protected in law, the government has announced yesterday (14 June 2015). This will strengthen their reputation, help working people and ensure apprenticeships are recognised as a career path equal to higher education.


 

Employees want a ‘family feel’

15/06/2015

The latest Employee Outlook 2015 survey, published by the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, in partnership with Halogen Software, has found that regardless of organisation size, the vast majority of employees want to work for a firm that has a ‘family feel’ and is ‘held together by loyalty and tradition’.


 

31 per cent of UK employers fail to offer formal learning programmes

15/06/2015

With Adult Learning Week stealing the spotlight this week, employers are now under more pressure than ever to ensure that their employees are learning on the job. In industries where Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is not strictly enforced, additional training is often side-lined, resulting in low staff morale and a demotivated workforce.


 

Calls for more women in UK tech sector

15/06/2015

One in four (23%) companies within London’s tech community employ no women at board level, according to a survey of Tech London Advocates members, an independent network of over 1,600 tech experts, leaders and investors.


 

Working-class applicants struggle to get access to top jobs in the UK

15/06/2015

The Social Mobility and Child Poverty Commission has published research ‘Non educational barriers to the elite profession evaluation’ showing that working-class applicants struggle to get access to top jobs in the UK.


 

Mobile phone apps become the UK’s number one way to bank

15/06/2015

Banking by smartphone and tablet has become the leading way customers manage their finances, as mobile banking overtakes branches and the internet as the most popular way to bank.


 

Northern Ireland footfall outperforms UK

15/06/2015

Northern Ireland outperformed the rest of the UK in terms of shopper numbers during May 2015, but political wrangling is not helping the province a retail lobby has said.


 

Wages growing at fastest rate since before the crash

15/06/2015

Official figures published later this week are expected to show real wages growing at their fastest rate since October 2007, according to new analysis published today (Monday) by the independent think-tank the Resolution Foundation.


 

Impact of employment tribunal fees

15/06/2015

New figures published by the Ministry of Justice show that the number of single employment tribunal claims brought by individuals between January and March 2015 was 25 per cent lower than over same period in 2014.


 

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