Business Secretary Vince Cable today announced that at least 10% of the shares in Royal Mail will go to its employees.
One of the UK’s largest graduate recruiters, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, said graduates must choose a first job that will teach them basic business skills.
Employers have been advised it is in their interests to prevent and manage stress at work, as a new guide is launched highlighting the potential legal risks they face if they ignore their responsibilities in this area.
An impact assessment carried out on behalf of the European Parliament has revealed that the cost of extending maternity leave to 20 weeks at full pay in the UK alone will be a staggering £2.5 billion per annum.
Four in five executives believe that an assignment in a “major emerging market” aids career progression, according to a new research report, “Up or out: next moves for the modern expatriate”, from the Economist Intelligence Unit, sponsored by Regus.
With the Government’s consultation on the future of the right to request time to train policy closed as of yesterday, and all outside responses now being handed to the Government’s Regulatory Policy Committee for review, the Institute of Directors(IOD) makes the following statement:
Intensified competition in low-cost markets and the financial crisis have encouraged a trend towards a leaner, more contingent (contract-based) workforce. According to a new report released today, Global firms in 2020: The next decade of change for organisations and workers, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the proportion of contingent to permanent workers will shift in favour of the former over the next decade.
Confidence rises but biggest fear is U.S. economic slowdown
Posted on 7th September 2010 in Regional News.
London Underground’s two biggest unions will begin a rolling series of strikes on September 6 against plans to axe staff and close ticket-offices.
The The Recruitment and Employment Confederation’s official response to the Government’s Pension Reforms Review has re-emphasised the specific issues that auto-enrolement raises for temporary staffing agencies.
Posted on 16th August 2010 in Regional News.