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Staff working longer, says expert

31 May 2008

Many workers are forced to work at least three extra hours a day, new research has shown.A Crowne Plaza survey found that due to technological advancements, three-quarters (75 per cent) of office staf...

Regus: Extend flexible work rights

31 May 2008

The government needs to extend flexible working rights to all employees, one industry firm has said.Following new government plans announced this week that entitle an additional 4.5 million workers to...

Expert: Relevant gap years are good

31 May 2008

Students are advised to choose a gap-year activity linked to their future career plans, one employment body has said.The Chartered Institute of Personnel Developemnt (CIPD) revealed that gaining some ...

Productive staff preferred, says report

30 May 2008

Organisations favour productivity over long service, one new industry survey has revealed.A new Alexander Mann Solutions report found firms prefer a competent worker to one that is loyal, Human Resour...

Survey: less workers forced to wear suits

30 May 2008

Businesses are less inclined to force staff to wear a suit to work, one new survey has shown.New research from the Aziz Corporation has found that one-quarter of workers polled wear a suit to the offi...

Embrace flexible work, says expert

29 May 2008

Flexible working offers benefits for all parties concerned, one expert has said.The director of BT's employment policy, Caroline Waters, has called on businesses to change their mindset and support fl...

Equality law to 'improve transparency'

29 May 2008

The Equality Bill will force firms to be more transparent in revealing grievances from ethnic minority workers, one expert has said.According to Personnel Today, Equalities and Human Rights Commission...

Interview tips revealed

29 May 2008

Students preparing for interviews are being advised on which "gaffes" they should try and avoid when trying to impress prospective bosses, it has emerged.Inappropriate clothing is the ultimate boob in...

Employers should welcome remote work

28 May 2008

Bosses should become more flexible and allow requests for remote working, one employment expert has said.The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)/ KPMG Labour Market Outlook (LMO) s...

New temp bill could be rushed

28 May 2008

The new agency workers bill could be introduced earlier than originally agreed, it has been reported.Manufacturers' organisation EEF has revealed that the government faces a huge test trying to convin...

Employers 'still want graduates'

28 May 2008

Employers are continuing their graduate recruitment programmes despite the ongoing global economic climate, it has been reported.The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) revealed...

2012 games brings jobs

24 May 2008

The 2012 Olympic Games will boost the UK's job market, new research has found. An Adecco survey of 1,000 workers revealed that 98 per cent of work placements so far have gone to UK companies with half...

SG CIB takes on more female graduates

24 May 2008

Female graduates are increasingly accepted in front-office banking roles, it has been reported. A recent recruitment drive by Societe Generale Corporate and Investment Banking (SG CIB) across Europe a...

Flexible perks 'benefit all parties'

23 May 2008

Work benefits offer bosses as well as employees advantages, one industry expert has said.The Institute of Employment Studies (IES) has revealed that offering staff benefits such as gym memberships, he...

Temps favoured, says report

23 May 2008

Employers are seeking temporary workers instead of permanent staff, according to new figures. Smaller businesses in particular are favouring temps and part-timers instead of a full-time permanent work...

Working is good for you, says expert

22 May 2008

Working can improve an individual's mental and physical health, one expert has said.Students considering looking for a part-time job could be interested to hear that the former chief medical advisor a...

Temporary workers get equal treatment

22 May 2008

The government, trade unions and the Confederation of British Industry have reached an agreement on new rights for temporary workers, it has emerged.Students who work as temps in order to support thei...

IT 'helps firms to cut emissions'

21 May 2008

The use of green IT can help organisations vastly reduce their carbon emissions, according to one industry advisor.Carbon Footprint revealed that IT methods such as reducing the number of offsite meet...

Firms hit by banking cost, says expert

21 May 2008

Bank charges are just one of the things that make life harder for small businesses, one expert has said.Students who work part-time for small businesses in order to support their studies could be inte...

REC staff to temp it

19 May 2008

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) is offering some members of its staff for hire during the National Temporary Workers week in June.Recruitment agencies will be given the chance to hi...

Engineering graduates 'sought after'

19 May 2008

Graduates in some sectors are highly sought after as companies are in "vast competition" to recruit them, according to one expert.The Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) has reve...

False happiness causes illness, says expert

17 May 2008

Smiling too much at work can be seriously damaging to health, according to new research.The human emotions researcher who led the team of psychologists at Frankfurt University, Professor Dieter Zapf, ...

National Work From Home day today

16 May 2008

Up to five million workers are expected to work from home today (May 15th) for National Work From Home day.Students prefer to work from home could be interested to hear that due to technological advan...

Flexible working rights extended

16 May 2008

The government has accepted the recommendations set out in an independent review bestowing the right to request flexible working to 4.5 million parents of children aged up to 16, it has emerged.Busine...

Unemployment stays the same

16 May 2008

New figures show the UK unemployment rate remained the same at 5.2 per cent last quarter, it has emerged.According to findings from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), some 682,800 jobs were cre...

Tories call for small firm service

15 May 2008

A Tory taskforce has called for a central service to give information to small businesses.Students who work part-time for such independent firms could be interested to hear the recommendations, which ...

New code gives tribunals more power

15 May 2008

A proposed new code of practice could allow employment tribunals to raise awards by up to a quarter, one employment body has said.This could be good news for students who plan to work for organisation...

Expert: Sickies are unfair on others

14 May 2008

Students working part-time summer jobs are advised to think about fellow workers before pulling "sickies" to spend time in the sun. Employment law firm Peninsula has said that though it might sound tr...

Nases conference heads to Leeds

14 May 2008

The National Association of Student Employment Services (Nases) has announced its annual conference will take place at Leeds University Union from July 1st to 2nd. It describes the event as a great op...

Students 'demand more from summer work'

13 May 2008

Students have specific demands of what they expect from their summer jobs, one expert has said.As the summer holidays are on the horizon when students will be free for the extended holiday period, the...

Lie detectors to spot 'sickies'

13 May 2008

Lie detectors could be introduced to detect when workers are 'pulling sickies' after trials were hailed an achievement, it has been reported.Employer groups have welcomed the idea after the government...

Training 'to hit record highs'

09 May 2008

Part-time workers could be better trained than ever before after stats showed employers are splashing out more on teaching people new skills.The National Employer Skills Survey 2007 says bosses spent ...

New training centre brings jobs

09 May 2008

A Warwickshire construction company has announced plans for a new training centre that could see the creation of nearly 200 new jobs in the area.Rok, owner of Sol Construction Warwick, said that it ho...

Report calls for equal rights

08 May 2008

Agency workers should be given similar rights as permanent staff, regardless of how long their tenure, a new report has revealed.The report - called Agency Working in the UK: What do we know? - by lea...

Retailers 'on track to reduce plastic bags'

08 May 2008

Retail bosses are "well on the way" to achieving plastic bag reduction targets, an industry representative has said.The British Retail Consortium (BRC) claimed retailers are implementing appropriate s...

EEF: delay flexible work changes

07 May 2008

Manufacturers have called on the government to delay plans to extend employees' rights to flexible working, it has been reported.A poll of 446 of the sector's companies - by employers' body the EEF - ...

Tesco brings job opportunities to Dundee

07 May 2008

A supermarket giant is bringing 300 jobs to Dundee, it has been reported.Tesco is taking on the new staff to man an expansion of its call centre in Scotland's fourth-largest city.Its customer service ...

Firms should boost staff commitment

03 May 2008

Organisations should use the current financial climate to boost the commitment of their staff, one expert has said.Katie Roberts, of Boots, said that firms should show their staff how valuable they ar...

Rec ready for agency bill showdown

03 May 2008

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (Rec) has announced that it is on the "front foot" ahead of the agency bill committee meeting.Commenting ahead of next week's first committee meeting of the ...

Green retailers address climate change

02 May 2008

A group of high-street retailers have committed to cutting emissions to reduce their carbon footprint, it has been reported.Students who work part-time for Argos, Marks & Spencer or Sainsbury's could ...

TUC presses for public holiday

02 May 2008

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has announced it will press for an extra bank holiday.It revealed that it had repeated its call for a new autumn holiday in October to celebrate the "great British trad...

Students can work part-time in Oz

01 May 2008

British students studying an overseas term in Australia will be able to work to support their studies should they wish to, it has been announced.The Australian government has declared that internation...

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