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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The long-standing Childcare Vouchers scheme ended on 4 October and has been replaced by the government’s Tax-Free Childcare scheme.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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Unemployment up, wages up but vacancies remain unfilled

UK unemployment rose by 21,000 in the quarter to September hitting 1.38m, according to official figures. The Office for National Statistics figures reveal the UK’s unemployment rate rose to 4.1% from 4%. However, UK employment increased by 23,000 to a record high of 32.4m, while wages, excluding bonuses, rose 3.2% over the quarter. But Pawel […]

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Employment and wages up again but progress is slowing

Wages are on the increase amid near record rates of employment, according to official figures. Data released by the Office for National Statistics this morning reveals unemployment fell by 47,000 to 1.36m in the three months to August and pay rose by 3.1% over the quarter, compared with a year ago, while inflation for the […]

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Decline in candidates as recruiters report continued problems finding staff

The UK is experiencing a steep drop in candidate availability, according to the latest ‘Report on Jobs’ from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).   The IHS Markit/REC report, released this morning, reveals recruiters reported continued difficulties regarding the availability of staff for both permanent and temporary roles. While easing since August, the rate of […]

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UK wages rise faster than expected

According to figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), wages grew by 2.9%, excluding bonuses, well above the inflation rate.   Unemployment also continued to fall, dropping by 55,000 to 1.36 million, with the jobless rate remaining at 4%, its lowest level for over 40 years. The number of people in work remained unchanged at 32.4 […]

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