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Council staff to strike over pay

30 Apr 2008

Blackburn and Darwen council is in last ditch talks over a pay dispute, it has been reported.The borough council is trying to prevent strike action by council workers in a dispute over equal pay, acco...

Student wins £20k unipreneur title

29 Apr 2008

An East Yorkshire student has been awarded an entrepreneur of the year award for his business ideas, it has been reported.Luke Jefferson, from Anlaby, was been crowned the first ever HSBC Unipreneur o...

Call centres urged to use remote workers

26 Apr 2008

Call centres should take the opportunity during Work Wise Week, in May, to experiment using remote workers in order to motivate staff, improve customer service and cut costs, industry experts have urg...

MPs call for Euro-sickness scheme

26 Apr 2008

MPs have called for a European-style scheme that gives employers an incentive to look after sick staff, it has been reported.The group of MPs have suggested a financial initiative be introduced to imp...

Minimum wage to be reviewed

26 Apr 2008

Students working part-time jobs to support their studies could be relieved to hear that the government plans to review the minimum wage.The announcement has been blasted by businesses but could well s...

Nestle launches recruitment push

25 Apr 2008

Nestle has launched a recruitment drive at one of its factories, it has been reported.It is looking for dedicated people who could help it achieve its "potential", according to the York Press.The conf...

Rec calls summit to discuss temp law

25 Apr 2008

The Recruitment and Employment (Rec) union has called an 'agency summit' just days before a key EU employment meeting.Rec has called the meeting in London on June 2nd to discuss EU regulations, among ...

Expert discusses new directive

24 Apr 2008

An expert has suggested that the proposed Agency Workers Directive may not have as negative an impact on business as some predict.Writing for Personnel Today, recruitment expert Emma Ceballos claimed ...

Firms 'can' cut costs and emissions in one

24 Apr 2008

Businesses can cope with rising fuel costs by reducing their carbon emissions, according to one industry consultant.The Green Consultancy revealed that apart from being important for the good of the e...

Unions pressure for public sector pay rise

24 Apr 2008

Trade Unions are pressuring the prime minister to increase public sector pay, it has been reported.Union bosses are insisting that Gordon Brown must give public workers a pay rise after his controvers...

Firms exploiting students are under fire

24 Apr 2008

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has threatened to expose newspapers that exploit work experience staff to cover full-time jobs.As part of its ongoing campaign for press and broadcasting freedo...

Some workers are still expecting bonuses

23 Apr 2008

Some employees still expect a bonus this year despite the current economic conditions, new research has found.A survey carried out by Investec Bank has revealed that four out of ten employees are look...

O2 includes all staff in new incentive

18 Apr 2008

O2 has announced a new staff incentive scheme where employees of any rank can be in line for a reward.The company is offering a reward to staff who attract new broadband business to the firm.Part-time...

REC's annual temp week is in June

16 Apr 2008

National Temp week will show employers that temps mean business, according to its organiser.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation's (REC) national temporary workers week intends to demonstrate ...

Internship allows designer to pursue career

15 Apr 2008

Katie Whiting, 22, is set to pursue a career in shoe design thanks to the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship scheme.The news could be positive for students studying fashion all over the country, as it shows ...

PM is secret talks about temp staff

12 Apr 2008

Gordon Brown is supposedly in secret talks over proposed EU laws to protect temporary workers' rights, it has been reported.The Financial Times reported last week that the prime minister was attemptin...

The temping market is strong

11 Apr 2008

An industry body has revealed that the temping market is strong and can help update workers' skills.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) spoke about the benefits of temporary employment....

Employers 'favour' temporary workers

10 Apr 2008

Employers are favouring temporary workers over permanent staff, according to latest employment statistics.March's monthly report on jobs – by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG...

Student interns 'ahead of the rest'

10 Apr 2008

Students who complete internships during their studies improve their employability, one recruitment expert has said.According to the Association of Graduate Careers Asdvisory Services (AGCAS), graduat...

Job vacancies double from last year

09 Apr 2008

Jobs across the UK's key industries increased by more than double in March compared to a year ago, according to the latest industry figures.The statistics revealed the building and construction sector...

Part-time firefighters win equal rights

07 Apr 2008

The fire brigades union (FBU) has won an eight-year discrimination battle to secure part-time firefighters the same benefits as full-time staff.The decision was for part-time firefighters working reta...

New bill to exclude IT contractors

07 Apr 2008

A controversial parliamentary bill to give people in temporary jobs and agency workers equal rights with permanent employees is likely to exclude high-earning IT and engineering contractors, it has em...

Companies still ignorant to new laws

04 Apr 2008

Over half of companies in the UK are ignorant to the changes which have been made under the Corporate Manslaughter Act according to new research. A report from the employment law firm Peninsula has sh...

Wages on the increase

04 Apr 2008

Wages are increasing due to the resilience in the employment market, providing good news for students in part-time jobs, according to a report. Research from the financial adviser Grant Thornton has r...

Students told to look at SMEs

03 Apr 2008

Students who are about to graduate have been advised that small to medium sized (SME) companies can provide graduate jobs and opportunities which are highly beneficial to their career. The Association...

Skills training 'improves morale'

02 Apr 2008

Investing in employees through skills training can increase morale and productivity, according to the Learning and Skills Council (LSC). The LSC has also said that employees are less likely to leave a...

Job seekers look online

02 Apr 2008

Almost half of job seekers in the UK use the internet in order to apply for positions, according to a new survey. In a report from Taleo Research revealed that 43 per cent of workers used online tools...

Bosses ban April Fools pranks

01 Apr 2008

Students in part time jobs over the Easter holidays have been warned that nearly 80 per cent of bosses are banning April Fools jokes, according to a new report. Research from Peninsula has revealed th...

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