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Tips 'not part of wage'

31 Jul 2008

Tips given to staff working in waiting and bar jobs will no longer count towards payment of the national minimum wage thanks to new legislation.The planned changes will end the practice of employers u...

Fund connects colleges to employers

31 Jul 2008

Further education (FE) colleges and training providers can now tap into a new fund to help them connect with businesses in an "innovative and collaborative" way.The Learning and Skills Council (LSC) h...

Brits 'find some workplaces frustrating'

30 Jul 2008

One-fifth of British employees find their current roles frustrating, new research suggests.A study published by management consultancy Hay Group shows a fifth of the working population find aspects of...

CEOs 'can be spotted early in career'

29 Jul 2008

Students who plan to become a chief executive officer (CEO) during their career may be interested to learn the traits of a future boss can be spotted early.A study from Personnel Decision Internationa...

Entrepreneurs 'have funding options'

29 Jul 2008

Graduates thinking of embarking on a career as an entrepreneur should be aware that funding for their venture could depend on which sector they plan to enter.The National Council for Graduate Entrepre...

Pay London workers more, mayor urges

28 Jul 2008

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has called on employers to increase the wages they pay their staff, which may interest those holding part-time jobs in the capital.The mayor would like companies to pay a...

Govt tackles obesity

25 Jul 2008

Obese students who work part-time to support their studies could be interested to hear the health secretary is calling on organisations to help tackle the problem.Alan Johnson urged employers to help ...

Employers go green

25 Jul 2008

Environmentally-conscious students about to embark upon a one-year gap year in industry could be interested to hear employers now rank energy efficiency ahead of other types of cost-cutting, it has be...

Languages 'aid recruitment'

25 Jul 2008

Those seeking graduate jobs overseas should be aware that foreign language skills could benefit their careers, it has been suggested.In comments which may also interest students thinking of holiday jo...

Scottish service sector grows

25 Jul 2008

Those seeking student jobs in Scotland could be interested to discover the country's hotel and catering sector has grown by 2.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year.New figures from the Scottish ...

HMRC staff morale low, says report

23 Jul 2008

Students working part-time for HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to support their studies could be interested to hear staff morale is being damaged by ongoing changes, it has been reported.A new report by...

Rec: Minorities take to temping

22 Jul 2008

A new government report highlights the gap between ethnic minorities and the general population in employment, one body claims.The Recruitment and Employment Confederation (Rec) revealed the House of ...

Talks begin after strike action

22 Jul 2008

Students who work part-time for local authoritiesaffected by the recent industrial action could be interested to hear their employers are set for further negotiations, it has been reported.Local gover...

Court extends carers' rights

19 Jul 2008

Students who care for disabled children and parents that are worried about being discriminated against in their part-time workplace might be interested to hear a European court ruling has just given m...

Barclays tackles discrimination

19 Jul 2008

Students who work part-time for Barclays to support their studies could be interested to hear the employer is the first to sign up to a new facial discrimination awareness campaign, it has been report...

Court rules in favour of female workers

18 Jul 2008

Students who work part-time for the public sector could be interested to hear the Court of Appeal has ruled that the GMB union has discriminated against its female members in equal pay negotiations wi...

Job market props up economy, says CIPD

18 Jul 2008

Students working as temps in order to support their studies could be interested to hear latest statistics indicate the UK's labour market continues to prop up the nation's economy, according to one bo...

Union dismisses maternity leave concerns

17 Jul 2008

The Trades Union Congress (TUC) has criticised claims that new rights on transferable maternity leave and extending flexible working would have a negative impact upon women's career prospects – news ...

Tribunal rules in favour of employee

16 Jul 2008

Gay students who worry about homophobic bullying in their part-time jobs could be interested to hear one firm has been ordered to pay more than £35,000 compensation to an employee who quit his job af...

Flexible work urged for men

16 Jul 2008

More men should be encouraged to take-up flexible working arrangements, according to one expert – news which may be of interest to student fathers seeking to spend time with their families.Sarah Jack...

Workers urged to be more active

16 Jul 2008

Students and part-time workers can have a more healthier lifestyle by choosing to cycle or walk to work, it has been claimed.According to Sustrans Active Travel, 71 per cent of the 25 million people w...

Poll: Govt should improve media literacy

15 Jul 2008

Digital media literacy is crucial for the UK's global competitiveness, one survey has said.A poll by development agency South West Screen at last week's Virtual Voices event found those in attendance ...

Govt can afford wage rise, says union

15 Jul 2008

Local authorities in England and Wales can afford to offer better wages to their staff, one union has claimed.Unison claims town halls nationwide have the means to cover proposed pay rises through the...

Firms need 'strict IT policies'

12 Jul 2008

Businesses establish a "very definite" policy to govern their staff's online behaviour, one expert has said.Web-User magazine is urging employers to define what their workers can and cannot do while a...

Report: Firms could shape uni courses

11 Jul 2008

Employers may play a larger role in forming the structure of degrees and the types of courses offered, according to a report.Universities UK has predicted one possible outcome of the drop in applicant...

TUC condemns homophobia

11 Jul 2008

The general secretary of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) has condemned homophobic comments made by an Irish minister.In news which may interest gay students who work part-time, TUC chairman Brendan Ba...

Half of firms ill-prepared, says survey

10 Jul 2008

More than half (51 per cent) of UK firms have admitted they do not have the right strategy to deal with the current financial climate, one new study has found.A report – entitled Fight of Flight? – ...

Staff call for 'greener workplaces'

08 Jul 2008

Employees believe their workplaces are wasting energy and something should be done about it, one new survey has found.A report released this week by Unite - entitled How Green Is My Workplace? - revea...

Govt: More employment laws could follow

08 Jul 2008

The government could introduce further employment laws later on this year, it has been reported.Employment relations minister Pat McFadden told HR professionals he wanted to encourage more effective e...

Degree class 'not imperative'

08 Jul 2008

Businesses are losing faith in degree classifications, according to the Guardian.Students with a 2:2 searching for jobs after recently graduating could be interested to hear comments their degree clas...

Oil sector safer, says TUC

08 Jul 2008

Students looking to work on an oil rig or for an oil firm on a year internship may be pleased to hear the government has asked the Health and Safety Executive to review progress made in improving cond...

Permanent staff demand falls

08 Jul 2008

Students who work as temps in order to support their studies may be pleased to hear that employers are continuing to take on short-term staff while permanent placements are falling.A report by the Rec...

Court rules in favour with workers

08 Jul 2008

Firms skimping on paying minimum wage rates to their staff could face criminal prosecution following a recent case in Yorkshire. The owners of a Sheffield butcher's shop have been fined more than £11...

Govt putting lives at risk, says Ucatt

04 Jul 2008

Government complacency over workplace safety is putting lives at risk, one construction union has said.The Union of Construction, Allied Trades and Technicians (Ucatt) has responded to the government'...

LGBT equality education needed, says TUC

04 Jul 2008

Equality education is the only way to stop homophobic bullying, one employment expert has said.The Trades Union Congress (TUC) is calling on the government to include lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans ...

Survey: Firms embrace flexible work

03 Jul 2008

A large number of engineering firms are making moves to adopt flexible working conditions, one new study has suggested.It has been reported in Personnel Today that research by engineering consultant A...

Address sex discrimination, says expert

03 Jul 2008

Urgent action is needed to address the imbalance of women in all areas of business life, one expert has said.Karen Gill, founder of female business website everywoman, suggests the situation is gettin...

Housing shortage hits workers

02 Jul 2008

The state of the housing market will affect the UK's labour market, new research suggests.According to the Trades Union Congress' (TUC) latest report Fair Homes: Building a New Deal for Housing, the c...

Trinity Mirror scraps graduate intake

01 Jul 2008

Trinity Mirror has said it is scrapping this year's summer graduate intake following a drop in revenue from advertising and plummeting share prices, it has been reported.A spokesman from the newspaper...

Good CVs 'lead to higher salaries'

01 Jul 2008

Having a good CV can lead to an additional five per cent in a basic salary, new research has found.A survey by iProfile.org revealed that almost a quarter of employers are prepared to pay as much 15 p...

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