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84% of people want businesses to adopt flexible working

84% of people call for businesses to be more flexible with the working day One in seven admitted to leaving work early without telling their boss, even if work is incomplete 73% of managers say their team would be more productive if given an early finish   Flexible working is highly valued by UK workers. […]

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Exam Results: Recruiters have their say

In an eBoss exclusive, we asked businesses on the front line of recruitment whether exams still play a part in a candidate’s career prospects. This week, around 300,000 teenagers across England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A and AS level exam results. While the overall passing rate remained fairly consistent with previous years, there […]

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Low-skilled labour supply down by a third in two years

The number of people applying for each role continues to fall – particularly for low-skilled roles – according to the latest Labour Market Outlook from the CIPD. Among 2,100 employers surveyed by the CIPD and Adecco, the median number of applications for low-skilled posts fell from 24 in 2017 to just 16 in June 2019. […]

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Wage growth fastest in 11 years

Wages are growing at their fastest rate for 11 years, according to official figures released today. The Office for National Statistics said that wage growth reached 3.9% for regular pay excluding bonuses in the year to June. Including bonuses, weekly earnings grew 3.7%. “It appears as though impending Brexit decisions are slowing down the economy […]

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Study reveals most appreciated perks among workers.

A study of 2,315 UK workers published in the Great Perk Search Report by Perkbox has placed extracurricular clubs (97.57) and a pool table (92.03) in the top two spots for best perk of a job. Interestingly, sports-based perks also proved popular amongst those surveyed – with ping pong tables (89.38) and office sports teams […]

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Acas chief: What will employees look for from work in 2019?

Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and “good work”. Susan Clews, the new chief executive of conciliation service Acas, takes us through the findings of its latest poll. Employment relations is never going to grab the headlines in the same way that ‘industrial action’ might. But as […]

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Unemployment rate remains at 4.0%

Estimates from the Labour Force Survey show that, between July to September 2018 and October to December 2018, the number of people in work increased, while the number of unemployed people and the number of people aged from 16 to 64 years not working and not seeking nor available to work (economically inactive) both fell. […]

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Lack of appreciation making staff want to leave

More than a third of ambitious workers are dissatisfied in their current jobs, citing poor relationships with their managers and a lack of development opportunities as the main reasons they plan to find a new role. The research, carried out among 1,400 members of the Institute of Leadership and Management, found that 34% are likely […]

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Sharp rise in number of UK employees looking for a new role

This is an increase of 13% compared to the third quarter of last year, and 10% higher than the global average, revealed its latest Global Talent Monitor – a quarterly report based on data from more than 22,000 employees in 40 countries. Political and business uncertainty surrounding Brexit has had a limited impact on workers’ desire […]

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How can employers manage changes in childcare provision?

The long-standing Childcare Vouchers scheme ended on 4 October and has been replaced by the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme. How can employers navigate the new incentive and communicate the changes to staff? Julie Barker from Hawk Incentives looks at the options. Tax-Free Childcare vs Childcare Vouchers Can employers still operate a childcare voucher scheme following […]

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