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'Govt must promote equality'

28 Jun 2008

The government must promote the business need for diversity when updating discrimination law in order to ensure progress can be made, one industry body has said.Welcoming the proposals for the Equalit...

Expert: Review H&S guidelines

28 Jun 2008

Firms must ensure they review health and safety procedures before they take students on placements, one expert has said.Health and Safety firm Croner is urging organisations planning to take on studen...

Govt announce Equality Bill

27 Jun 2008

The government has announced plans to force firms to make public the pay difference between male and female employees in a bid to tackle discrimination between the sexes.Female students working part-t...

New report highlights pay

27 Jun 2008

The higher education workforce has enjoyed the best public sector wage rises in the last six years, one new report has said.A report – called Conditions of Employment in Higher Education – by the Un...

IT work is boring, says poll

27 Jun 2008

Students perceive the IT sector to have a bright future but fear the work is boring, one new study has found.Research carried out by the Career Development Organisation (CRAC) launched at the British ...

Govt pledges £112m to training

26 Jun 2008

The government will inject some £112 million into a new scheme to help develop hospitality, leisure, travel and tourism sector employers in England.According to sector skills council People 1st, the ...

UK staff feel undervalued, says poll

26 Jun 2008

Half of employees in the UK do not feel valued by the firms they work for, new research has found.A new report – Social capital in the Workforce – conducted by the Workplace Intelligence Unit (WIU) ...

NHS pilot scheme launched

25 Jun 2008

A new pilot NHS scheme to assess the well-being of its staff has been launched.The first of ten sites piloting a new approach to support the health and welfare of staff was launched last week at Rothe...

Temps to fill the gap?

25 Jun 2008

Temp workers are a vital option to fill gaps left by workers absent due to the government's new training initiative, one industry body has said.According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederatio...

Council staff vote for strike action

25 Jun 2008

Local government workers in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have voted in favour of a series of sustained strike actions over a row about pay.UNISON members voted by a majority of 55 per cent to 4...

Councils use total reward statements

24 Jun 2008

Three local authorities have become the first to introduce total reward statements to their staff, it has been reported.Flexible benefit advisor Vebnet is working with the councils to provide their 60...

Online recruitment 'suits 21st century'

24 Jun 2008

Online employment services will suit members of the Facebook generation looking for jobs, one expert has said.Graduate Prospects revealed networking is also a "very useful source" of employment for th...

Online recruitment 'good for grads'

21 Jun 2008

Online recruitment fairs offer graduates the same opportunities without having to attend in person, one expert has said.Graduate Prospects revealed those who have recently completed a degree looking f...

Internships are 'invaluable'

21 Jun 2008

Summer internships are an "invaluable" source of hands-on experience for students at university, one careers expert has said.Lancaster University revealed summer placements and internships are a way f...

Expert: Networking in person best

20 Jun 2008

Students should be aware that when it comes to meeting prospective employers, there is no better way to woo a future boss than through face-to-face networking, one expert has said.Graduate Prospects r...

Don't lie on CV, says expert

20 Jun 2008

Students should make sure they are honest when writing their CVs as telling porkies could land them in hot water, one expert has said.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (Rec) revealed a good...

UK firms 'train more'

20 Jun 2008

UK firms are leading the way as the biggest providers of staff training in Europe, new research suggests.A Cegos survey of 1,000 medium and large firms from five of Europe's leading nations found that...

Firms to 'help staff with finance'

19 Jun 2008

Employers could begin to take greater responsibility for helping staff achieve financial security, one business consultancy has said.A new study by Watson Wyatt found nearly three quarters (73 per cen...

Firms spend big on benefits, says survey

19 Jun 2008

British firms are spending a vast amount of money on employee benefits, one new survey has found.A new study carried out by HR firm Aon Consulting has revealed British firms spend between 20 and 40 pe...

Internet helps interns, says expert

18 Jun 2008

Students applying for internships can utilise the internet in order to get a head start in the recruitment process, one expert has said.Graduate Prospects revealed it has "never been easier" for those...

Court rules in favour of workers

18 Jun 2008

A court ruled on Friday (June 13th) that employers must pay workers minimum wage regardless of what tips they earn, it has been reported.Students working in the service sector for bars, restaurants an...

Internet opens job doors, says expert

17 Jun 2008

It has never been easier for graduates to peruse the professions open to them, one professional body has said.Graduate Prospects revealed the growth of the internet has opened up many doors to newly t...

Rec sets up commission

17 Jun 2008

The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (Rec) has set up an Agency Work Commission to make sure new European Union regulations do not have a negative impact on the UK industry.According to the Re...

E-frustrations running high

14 Jun 2008

Slow computers add to the stress and frustration suffered by employees in the workplace, one expert has said.Clare Evans, a time management specialist, revealed that working days are made even more fr...

Don't lie on CV, says expert

14 Jun 2008

Students looking for internships who lie on their CVs are not likely to land their dream role, one expert has said.Adecco revealed in a list of top five tips for those building their CVs that applican...

Firms 'struggle to fill roles'

13 Jun 2008

A large majority of UK businesses are struggling to find suitable applicants to fill vacancies despite the ongoing economic slowdown, one new study has found.The Chartered Institute of Personnel and D...

Agencies 'can create more jobs'

13 Jun 2008

How recruitment agencies can create jobs after the reduction of red tape was discussed by industry professionals as soon as the European Union's (EU) Agency Work Directive was announced, it has been r...

TUC: Firms must act now on pay gap

13 Jun 2008

The gender pay gap will close over time but it is unacceptable that firms are not doing more for female staff now, one expert has said.Female students worried about issues such as sex discrimination c...

TUC: Law firms should be flexible

12 Jun 2008

The legal profession will deprive itself of talented workers unless it offers flexible working patterns to women, one expert has said.According to the Trade Union Congress (TUC), law firms need to acc...

Temps get equal rights

12 Jun 2008

Britain's temporary workforce will get the same protection as permanent employees after 12 weeks' employment under a new European Union (EU) directive agreed yesterday, it has emerged.Students working...

Women need fairer treatment, says TUC

11 Jun 2008

Employers should address the unethical gender pay gap and provide more flexible working patterns for mothers, one expert has said.The Trades Union Congress (TUC) revealed that women being paid less fo...

Orange brings jobs back to UK

10 Jun 2008

Orange has announced that it is set to bring jobs back to the UK from Indian call centres.In a move that could provide part-time jobs for students, the mobile phone giant will create 500 new positions...

Expert: IT freedom balance essential

10 Jun 2008

It is important that IT managers give staff enough freedom online to keep them motivated, one expert has said.Cranfield School of Management advised firms to assess an employee's contribution and valu...

Incentives bring loyalty, says survey

07 Jun 2008

New research has found that organisations can improve their staff retention by offering non-monetary incentives, it has been reported.A Gfk NOP survey found staff at companies that offer recognition f...

TUC: Long work culture is back

07 Jun 2008

The government is being urged to protect millions of people working excessively long weeks in the UK, it has emerged.A new Trades Union Congress (TUC) report – The Return of the Long Hours Culture –...

IT and computer jobs 'safest'

06 Jun 2008

IT and computer-based careers are safer than others to the effects of the uncertain economic climate following the credit crunch, new research has found.New data from the Learning and Skills Council f...

PGCEs cost less, says expert

05 Jun 2008

Students who are considering applying for teacher training courses following the completion of their studies are being told they are not as difficult to finance as other post-grad courses.The Associat...

Consider temps, says expert

04 Jun 2008

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) should consider employing more temporary staff during economic instabilities, one industry expert has said.The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ...

Diversity offers benefits, says report

04 Jun 2008

Organisations that employ a diverse workplace benefit from a number of key factors, new research has found.A report carried out by the Trades Union Congress (TUC) and the Confederation of British Indu...

Businesses to 'employ more temps'

03 Jun 2008

A quarter of UK firms plan to recruit more temporary workers within the next six months because of the current uncertain financial climate, it has been reported. The Recruitment and Employment Confede...

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