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.... And since the first iPhone shipped, the company doing the lion’s share of the manufacturing is the Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Ltd, better known by its trade name, Foxconn. Foxconn is the single largest employer in mainland China; there are 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... No one pretends that the contributions into auto-enrolled pensions are anything other than puny. Currently, employers only have to pay in 1% of salary, and employees another 1%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The monthly snapshot from the CBI found that export and total order books were both at their highest for decades – providing some hope that a stronger manufacturing sector would cushion the effect of higher inflation on consumer spending. The employers’ organisation said that particularly strong performances by the food, drink, tobacco and chemicals industries had spearheaded a pick-up in orders in 13 of the 17 industrial sub-sectors tracked each month. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....But the episode also demonstrates the nonsense of companies’ claims that they need to pay all-singing, all-dancing remuneration packages to “recruit and retain” top executives. The retention bit is meaningless because the new employer just picks up the tab. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Richard Boath, a former top banker at Barclays, has brought a claim to an employment tribunal. He argues he was unfairly dismissed after the SFO shared with his employer a 900-page transcript of interviews he gave to criminal investigators. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....However, the cautious outlook was accompanied by an increase in the CBI’s growth forecasts for this year and next, due to a stronger than expected performance in 2016 when the economy defied expectations to grow strongly in the wake of the vote. The employers’ body is now forecasting the UK economy will expand by 1. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“Our rights at work are not optional – they are the minimum standard to which we are entitled,” said the Law Society president, Robert Bourns. “Our law relies on individuals taking their employer to court to get their rights recognised – a task that is simply beyond most people. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....In the UK we have colossal numbers of workers from all ages and both sexes on zero-hour contracts and in part-time work who would like more hours and security should it be offered. The combination of all these trends allows employers to keep wage rises at about 2%. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....“We will now enter into consultation talks with the company over the coming weeks to look at the business case for the proposed closure. Our priorities are to keep as many members as possible in employment, whether that is with Tesco or other local employers, and to get the best possible deal for our members. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Hammond said the future of the economy was inexorably linked to the kind of Brexit deal reached with the EU. He told the audience of financiers: “I am confident we can do a Brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first, that reassures employers that they will still be able to access the talent they need, that keeps our markets for goods and services and capital open, that achieves early agreement on transitional arrangements so that trade can carry on flowing smoothly, and businesses up and down the country can move on with investment decisions that they want to make, but that have been on hold since the referendum. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Richard Boath, 58, who worked for Barclays for 15 years and was head of the bank’s European financial institutions group until last year, has since brought a claim to an employment tribunal. He claimed he was unfairly dismissed after the SFO shared with his employer a 900-page transcript of interviews he gave to criminal investigators probing the bank. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The resignation of Uber’s chief executive Travis Kalanick is a victory for everyone who cares about the way businesses are run, about the duty of corporations to obey the law and of employers to respect and treat fairly their employees. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The TUC wants zero-hours contracts banned and for everyone on regular hours to have a right to a written contract guaranteeing their normal working hours. It wants an end to bogus self-employment and believes the law should change to give people a default right to qualify for all employment rights, unless the employer can demonstrate they are genuinely self-employed. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....His failure to get interviews may in part be because he knows what he wants – a job – but he hasn’t worked out what he offers in return. You might help him go over his CV and draft a covering letter to see if his work experience to date, random though it has been, could legitimately be deployed to show that he has particular experience or personal characteristics that could be of value to certain prospective employers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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Frances O’Grady on insecure work: ‘the heartbreaking bit is  they think it’s normal’ image
....The TUC wants zero-hours contracts banned and for everyone on regular hours to have a right to a written contract guaranteeing their normal working hours. It wants an end to bogus self-employment and believes the law should change to give people a default right to qualify for all employment rights, unless the employer can demonstrate they are genuinely self-employed. ...
‘Think about becoming a personal trainer’ – our work expert responds image
....His failure to get interviews may in part be because he knows what he wants – a job – but he hasn’t worked out what he offers in return. You might help him go over his CV and draft a covering letter to see if his work experience to date, random though it has been, could legitimately be deployed to show that he has particular experience or personal characteristics that could be of value to certain prospective employers. ...
Should I tell prospective employers that I want to change career? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 23rd of June 2017 06:00:17 AM
....The jobs I am applying for are the sort where career progression is expected to be planned for. Should I tell potential new employers that I intend to retrain and change career or keep quiet about it? Although I could just omit to mention my plans in interviews, I’m worried that to leave soon after getting a job might leave a black mark on my CV. ...
Hinkley Point C: watchdog confirms fears of political vanity project | Nils Pratley image
....But the episode also demonstrates the nonsense of companies’ claims that they need to pay all-singing, all-dancing remuneration packages to “recruit and retain” top executives. The retention bit is meaningless because the new employer just picks up the tab. ...
M&S fashion chief will leave behind £1.7m as she departs Halfords image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 05:24:01 PM
....7m of bonuses from the bikes and car parts retailer as she jumps ship to Marks & Spencer. However, the executive, who will have spent only two and a half years at Halfords, is unlikely to feel shortchanged as M&S’s policy is to offer payments or buyout awards to new recruits to make up for bonuses missed at their former employer. ...
UK manufacturing soars thanks to weak pound and global recovery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 22nd of June 2017 11:55:53 AM
....The monthly snapshot from the CBI found that export and total order books were both at their highest for decades – providing some hope that a stronger manufacturing sector would cushion the effect of higher inflation on consumer spending. The employers’ organisation said that particularly strong performances by the food, drink, tobacco and chemicals industries had spearheaded a pick-up in orders in 13 of the 17 industrial sub-sectors tracked each month. ...
The Guardian view on Uber after Kalanick: only window dressing? | Editorial image
. The resignation of Uber’s chief executive Travis Kalanick is a victory for everyone who cares about the way businesses are run, about the duty of corporations to obey the law and of employers to respect and treat fairly their employees. ...
Tesco staff 'shocked' as call centre closure puts 1,100 jobs at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of June 2017 02:05:28 PM
....“We will now enter into consultation talks with the company over the coming weeks to look at the business case for the proposed closure. Our priorities are to keep as many members as possible in employment, whether that is with Tesco or other local employers, and to get the best possible deal for our members. ...
Government inspectors should enforce workers’ rights, says Law Society image
....“Our rights at work are not optional – they are the minimum standard to which we are entitled,” said the Law Society president, Robert Bourns. “Our law relies on individuals taking their employer to court to get their rights recognised – a task that is simply beyond most people. ...
Barclays: who are the four charged bankers? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 02:17:46 PM
....Richard Boath, 58, who worked for Barclays for 15 years and was head of the bank’s European financial institutions group until last year, has since brought a claim to an employment tribunal. He claimed he was unfairly dismissed after the SFO shared with his employer a 900-page transcript of interviews he gave to criminal investigators probing the bank. ...
Philip Hammond says Brexit deal must put jobs and prosperity first image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of June 2017 08:41:04 AM
....Hammond said the future of the economy was inexorably linked to the kind of Brexit deal reached with the EU. He told the audience of financiers: “I am confident we can do a Brexit deal that puts jobs and prosperity first, that reassures employers that they will still be able to access the talent they need, that keeps our markets for goods and services and capital open, that achieves early agreement on transitional arrangements so that trade can carry on flowing smoothly, and businesses up and down the country can move on with investment decisions that they want to make, but that have been on hold since the referendum. ...
UK economy will slow amid Brexit talks and pay squeeze, warns CBI image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 19th of June 2017 11:01:49 PM
....However, the cautious outlook was accompanied by an increase in the CBI’s growth forecasts for this year and next, due to a stronger than expected performance in 2016 when the economy defied expectations to grow strongly in the wake of the vote. The employers’ body is now forecasting the UK economy will expand by 1. ...
Pain without gain: the truth about austerity | Phillip Inman image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 04:54:09 PM
....In the UK we have colossal numbers of workers from all ages and both sexes on zero-hour contracts and in part-time work who would like more hours and security should it be offered. The combination of all these trends allows employers to keep wage rises at about 2%. ...
Barclays to learn if SFO will press charges over Qatari cash injections image
....Richard Boath, a former top banker at Barclays, has brought a claim to an employment tribunal. He argues he was unfairly dismissed after the SFO shared with his employer a 900-page transcript of interviews he gave to criminal investigators. ...
Life and death in Apple’s forbidden city image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 18th of June 2017 08:30:02 AM
.... And since the first iPhone shipped, the company doing the lion’s share of the manufacturing is the Taiwanese Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, Ltd, better known by its trade name, Foxconn. Foxconn is the single largest employer in mainland China; there are 1. ...
Whole Foods, then a whole industry? Amazon sinks teeth into supermarkets image
.... No one pretends that the contributions into auto-enrolled pensions are anything other than puny. Currently, employers only have to pay in 1% of salary, and employees another 1%. ...
REVEALED: 5 simple tricks to increase your pension and BEAT threatened cuts after election image
....Don't miss out on free cash Around a quarter of older people are missing out on the chance to boost their retirement savings by hundreds of pounds a year by opting out of work-based savings schemes, research has showed. Savers can boost their pension pot by average £433 a year after tax relief and employer contributions are taken into account, according to NOW:Pensions. ...
Should you join the charge and buy an electric car? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 17th of June 2017 06:00:30 AM
.... Auto Express gave the Kia Soul EV four stars when they tested it. Kemp says one thing to consider as a private buyer is whether you can persuade your employer to offer you the chance to buy the car via a salary sacrifice scheme, which can bring the cost down hugely if you are a higher rate taxpayer. ...
British workers are missing out on ‘buy one, get one free’ pension offer image
. We are all quick to take advantage of special offers at the supermarket, but millions of workers are missing out on what is effectively “buy one, get one free” money from their employer. ...
You’re unsuited to your company, not your job’ – our work expert responds image
....I’m 41 and feel completely unsuited to my job, temperamentally. I believe I am good at what I do – in that I get results – but my employer prefers those in my role to be less assertive and refrain from input in group situations, and constantly checks that work conforms with colleagues’ and managers’ wishes. ...
UK pay squeeze breaks all sorts of records for all the wrong reasons | Larry Elliott image
....The continued depressed state of wages takes a bit more explaining. For years, the Bank of England has been predicting that the fall in unemployment will make it harder for employers to attract and retain workers, forcing them to offer more generous pay deals. ...
UK employers plan to keep hiring despite Brexit and slow growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 13th of June 2017 05:01:47 AM
....Employers in Britain are planning to take on new workers over coming months despite looming Brexit negotiations and slower economic growth, according to a survey. A poll of 2,109 employers by recruitment agency ManpowerGroup found that a net balance of 5% were planning to increase staff levels rather than cut them over the July-to-September quarter. ...
Bad EU trade deal 'disastrous' for UK jobs, investment and growth image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 12th of June 2017 01:07:11 PM
.... Reaching a new trade deal with the EU should be the overall priority for the new government, respondents said. A survey for the Resolution Foundation found many employers were unprepared for a new era of lower migration. ...
One love, one aim … finding the best way to donate to victims of the terror attacks image
.... If you pay at the higher or additional rate you can claim back the difference between the rate you pay and the basic rate by declaring a charitable donation on your self-assessment tax return. It’s also worth finding out whether your employer offers Payroll Giving. ...
‘A person who lies once is capable of lying again’ – our work expert responds image
.... There is always that one in a thousand chance that somebody somewhere would unearth the truth. And, once you have been exposed for having falsified your personal history, any potential employer is likely to eliminate you from contention: a person who lies once is believed to be capable of lying again. ...
Pound sinks but FTSE 100 climbs after shock election result image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 08:22:37 AM
.... After the UK wasted the first three months of the two-year divorce period, why should the EU agree to extend the deadline?”. The employers’ body, the CBI, immediately called on the politicians to keep the political wrangling to a minimum. ...
I work best independently, but am trapped in a job where that's frowned on image
....I’m 41 and feel completely unsuited to my job temperamentally. I believe I am good at what I do, in that I get results, but my employer prefers people in my role to be less assertive and refrain from input in group situations. ...
Pound plunges amid fears over Brexit delays image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 9th of June 2017 01:05:46 AM
....The Confederation of British Industry was quick to say any new government should start to refocus on the economy, which, according to official statistics, was the worst performer in the EU in the opening months of 2017 as the Brexit vote started to take its toll. “As a nation, we have the creativity, skills and global outlook to make the UK a true world leader in the industries of the future, bringing jobs and growth to all parts of the UK,” said Carolyn Fairbairn, the director general of the employers’ body. ...
EU court told workers can claim compensation if not given holiday pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 8th of June 2017 10:38:55 AM
.... A UK employment tribunal subsequently found he should have been treated as a full-time worker. In the decision issued yesterday, the ECJ advocate general, Evgeni Tanchev, said that employers had to provide “adequate facilities to workers” to enable them to take their paid annual leave. ...
US oil firm Halliburton branded ‘obscene’ over unpaid UK internships image
....The Texas-based oilfield services company, which reported revenues of $16bn (£12bn) last year, said the full-time positions were part of an unpaid work experience programme. The advert, discovered by careers blog Graduate Fog, also claims Halliburton is an equal opportunities employer. ...
Two pharmacy chains announce they will not pass on penalty rate cuts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 7th of June 2017 09:32:24 AM
.... “I’m not surprised. There’s quite a few employers who’ve said they won’t pass [the cuts] on, while others have said they’ll be able to open on Sundays now, and there are some employers who will pass it on, no doubt. ...
Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 07:14:58 PM
.... . Several high-placed executives resigned amid the turbulence, including a former head of engineering, who had failed to disclose harassment complaints at his former employer. ...
Burberry's Bailey to get £10.5m in shares when he checks out as CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 05:35:18 PM
.... He is also receiving a share deal of €5m (£4. 4m) to buy him out of his pay deal with his previous employer. ...
Skipton Building Society to launch cash Lisa – that’s a lifetime Isa  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Tuesday 6th of June 2017 02:36:00 PM
.... . Critics of Lisas argue they could put some people off saving into their workplace pension, where they get the benefit of “free” money into their retirement pot from employer contributions and tax relief. ...
HSBC cash sweetener aims to entice staff to new Birmingham HQ image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 03:56:29 PM
....9% between 2013 and 2015, the group said. Other large financial employers in the city include Deutsche Bank, which has increased its Birmingham staff from 35 in 2007 to about 1,500 today. ...
Job opportunities should not wither as we age | Katie Allen image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 4th of June 2017 01:06:00 PM
.... Their research in the worlds of psychology and economics feeds into a work that is a mixture of self-help book for those who want to make more of being younger for longer and a manifesto for how firms and policymakers can adapt to rising longevity. The authors make a gloomy assessment of where governments and employers currently stand in that evolutionary process. ...
Yes, house prices are falling: but they probably won’t fall quickly image
....Not everyone agrees. Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton of London Business School – authors of a recent book, The 100-Year Life – argue that the majority of children born in rich countries today can expect to live to more than 100, and individuals and employers should be planning on that basis. ...
The strange death of strikes in Britain image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 3rd of June 2017 06:00:46 AM
.... Instead, wage suppression continues. Why? Because with unions crippled, and “new economy” jobs in lowly paid retail and distribution sectors, employers have been in a position to offer almost whatever terms they wish. ...
'I have little doubt your daughter should leave' – our work expert responds image
....Readers say. • No job is worth this – give notice and rely on skills to find a better employer. ...
REVEALED: How one in four over 55s could DOUBLE pension savings  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 03:40:00 PM
.... Older workers are three times more likely to spurn employment pensions - even though they are in effect turning down free money. Opting out of workplace pensions means missing out on an average £433 a year after tax relief and employer contributions are taken into account, according to NOW:Pensions. ...
US adds fewer jobs than expected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 2nd of June 2017 12:56:13 PM
. US employers added fewer jobs than expected in May, but the unemployment rate dipped further as the economy headed toward full employment. ...
Black and Asian workers more likely to have insecure jobs, says TUC image
....Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) workers are much more likely than white workers to be in insecure jobs such as zero-hours contracts, according to the Trades Union Congress. The TUC is urging policymakers and employers to tackle bias and racism in the workplace after its research found one in every 13 BAME workers is in temporary or zero-hours work, compared with one in 20 white workers. ...
Shrinking tax base suggests personal allowance is generous enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 07:03:03 PM
....The threat that professionals, from doctors and accountants to management consultants and bankers, will take their money offshore has some foundation to it. But, more importantly, working for a PAYE employer will be considered a mug’s game compared with running a small company and paying 19% corporation tax. ...
Construction firm Mears bans workers from having beards image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 1st of June 2017 05:47:10 PM
....“We are pretty surprised that Unite, who claim to have the safety of workers at heart have taken this disappointing stance,” he said in a statement. “Every employer in the UK has a legal responsibility to ensure that employees working in dusty or otherwise potentially hazardous environments are properly protected and in recent years employers have been prosecuted for failing to fulfil this duty. ...
Higher inflation drives down real wages for British workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 30th of May 2017 12:48:46 PM
....2% in the first quarter,” he said. He said real wage growth should turn positive again next year, partly because employers will have adjusted pay for higher inflation by then. ...
Just the job? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 29th of May 2017 11:25:58 PM
...."The more savvy employee might want to follow that up and ask, 'Why are you asking that kind of question,'" he says. "Good employers stress that it's right to challenge. ...
I'm 72 and fear my age is putting off potential employers – what can I do? image
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'Working from home is having an adverse effect on your health' – our work expert responds image
.... And he’ll miss the “prestige” of a degree, which can be a necessary pre-condition for certain types of job, including the creative industries. But again, the experience gained from a completed apprenticeship will to many employers be an equivalent reassurance of suitability. ...
Pension Regulator website 'now fixed' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 26th of May 2017 07:38:51 AM
. A computer glitch at The Pensions Regulator - which prevented employers from registering for auto enrolment pensions - has now been fixed, the regulator has said. ...
Deliveroo accused of 'painting a false picture' at work tribunal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:23:13 PM
....It also emerged at the CAC tribunal that Deliveroo had recently made a series of changes to its contracts, including removing performance monitoring and a requirement for riders to wear its branded clothing. Both these factors are seen as central to differentiating between workers, who are service providers closely controlled by an employer, and self-employed contractors. ...
Ansell offloads condom division for $600m image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 10:08:57 AM
....Attitudes towards sex in China have become less strict recently, and more emphasis has been placed on public health education. Ansell's association with condoms dates back to 1905 when Eric Norman Ansell bought the condom production machinery owned by his employer, the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company. ...
The great London property squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 25th of May 2017 04:30:19 AM
.... At the same time, it is a highly lucrative, unregulated business, and “guardians”, who have no property rights, often have to put up with poor conditions and can be evicted at short notice. The major concern for the government and employers in London is that people who do not earn enough to meet extortionate rents will leave, hollowing out the city and threatening its labour market and culture. ...
Proud papa image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of May 2017 11:55:48 PM
.... Theoretically, a new parent would apply for the benefit the same way a newly laid-off worker would apply for benefits. The coffers of state Unemployment Insurance funds are filled by state and federal taxation on employers. ...
Firms pledge to recruit more over-50s image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 11:27:18 AM
....3% in this age group, Barclays 17% and the Co-op Group 26%. While it is still uncertain what sort of agreement the next government will strike with the EU over freedom of movement, many employers are concerned about filling skilled and non-skilled jobs after Brexit. ...
Unions say Tories' zero-hours workers' review doesn't go far enough image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 09:42:36 AM
....”. The idea of a right to ask for fixed hours is backed by the Confederation of British Industry, which represents employers. ...
John Lewis-backed credit union bids to fend off payday lenders image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 23rd of May 2017 06:30:45 AM
....5 million people, it is claimed. The retail sector is one of the UK’s largest employers, but is also one of the industries with large numbers of people on low pay. ...
'Ordinary' people image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 11:27:59 PM
....Although the world of work is changing, it is still the case that most people have what might be called traditional jobs. Nearly two-thirds of people in work have full-time roles for an employer - a proportion that has fallen only slightly since the early 1990s. ...
Australians aren't being paid for their productivity. Get set for an industrial relations war | Greg Jericho image
....We have already seen the ALP proposing to have penalty rates protected by legislation, and Katharine Murphy reported on Friday that Bill Shorten and the ALP’s workplace relations spokesperson, Brendan O’Connor, have recently met with the ACTU executive to discuss IR policy. O’Connor also announced last week that the ALP would move to tighten laws to limit the ability for employers to terminate enterprise agreements. ...
Workers 'suffer £200 pay cut' to fund pension deficits image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of May 2017 07:16:46 AM
. Workers may be suffering from lower pay as a result of their employers spending millions of pounds to keep their pension schemes afloat. ...
Reproductive rebels image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 11:17:43 PM
.... . Abortion was legalised, laws against sex discrimination were put in place, feminism emerged as a movement, and the drafting of young men to fight in Vietnam forced employers to recruit more women. ...
Fair shares? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 21st of May 2017 12:04:00 AM
....She says she would have welcomed the opportunity to stay at home until her son started school. Instead she ended up taking just a year off from her digital marketing career amid pressure from her employer and relatives. ...
'Commit to your challenging job or quit' – our work expert responds image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 20th of May 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... I work extremely long hours and with total dedication to my role, colleagues and organisation. Until this year it has been customary for my employer to award performance-related bonuses and pay rises to staff on my grade. ...
German business leaders urge Tories to rethink plan to leave single market image
....David Davis and Boris Johnson have repeatedly cited likely pressure from German exporters, such as carmakers, as a reason for thinking they can persuade European negotiators to maintain free trade access after Britain leaves. But the theory is increasingly rejected by those whose support they need most – scepticism relayed most forcefully by Steffen Kampeter, the chief executive of the German employers’ federation, on a trip to the UK this week. ...
Tesla factory workers reveal pain, injury and stress: 'Everything feels like the future but us' image
....However, some Tesla workers argue the company’s treatment of injured workers discourages them from reporting their injuries. If workers are assigned to “light duty” work because of an injury, they are paid a lower wage as well as supplemental benefits from workers’ compensation insurance, a practice that Tesla said was in line with other employers and California law. ...
Unemployment is at its lowest since 1975, so why do people feel worse off? | Larry Elliott image
....But Britain doesn’t feel like a full employment economy. When the jobless rate was this low in previous economic cycles, wages were rising because employers were competing for scarce labour. ...
Ikea to create 1,300 UK jobs in three new stores image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 10:02:07 AM
....Drakeford said the company was looking at making some roles automated or more efficient , while at the same time improving conditions for staff as part of a drive to improve service. Ikea became an accredited living wage employer, under the independently verified scheme, early last year, and Drakeford said it had introduced other improvements to working conditions, including one weekend off in four for all employees, guaranteeing more contracted hours and staff rotas a month in advance, all of which was helping to retain workers. ...
Government accused of ignoring workers' plight as UK faces pay squeeze image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 17th of May 2017 09:24:55 AM
....Sterling fell by almost a quarter against the dollar after the UK voted to leave the EU before a recovery in recent weeks that has limited to the drop to nearer 13%. So far the Bank of England believes there is little pressure on most employers to raise pay sharply, which could feed a more permanent inflation problem. ...
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Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 11:03:56 PM
....But there have been repeated warnings of a mismatch between the digital skills needed for such new jobs and the qualifications of those looking for work. It means that unskilled workers are without employment and employers are left without the skilled workers that they need. ...
Tata Steel offers to pump £550m into closed pension fund image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 16th of May 2017 04:01:04 PM
....Lesley Titcomb, chief executive of the Pensions Regulator, said good progress had been made in the negotiations but stressed that the proposed regulatory apportionment arrangement (RAA) still needed to be signed off by all parties. "Pension restructurings which involve an RAA are rare, and we will only approve an RAA where stringent tests are met, so that they are not abused by employers seeking to inappropriately offload their pension liabilities," she said. ...
Labour reveals 'fat cat' tax pledge aimed at reining in excessive pay image
....5% levy on earnings above £330,000 and 5% on those above £500,000. Labour will justify the move – that will hit employers rather than workers and be calculated on the basis of basic salary, shares, bonuses and pensions rolled together – by claiming inequality is damaging society. ...
Will Theresa May defend workers' rights? Don't hold your breath | Nils Pratley image
....But the more interesting manifesto content will relate to what the Tories say about gig economy workers. If she listened to responsible employers, the prime minister would know that fury over bogus use of “outsourcing” contracts, especially in the delivery industry, extends to boardrooms. ...
JP Morgan appears to make good on Brexit threat with new Dublin office image
....JP Morgan is being scrutinised because, in the run-up to the EU referendum last June, the bank’s chief executive Jamie Dimon stood alongside the then chancellor, George Osborne, to warn that up to 4,000 roles could be lost. Last week, it warned it might have to move staff – possibly as many as 1,000 from the City of London – as a result of Brexit It employs 16,000 people across the UK, with about 11,000 in the City and 4,000 in Bournemouth – it is the biggest private sector employer in Dorset – with the remainder in Scotland. ...
General election 2017: Workers' rights protections promised by Tories image
....It also said a pledge from Mrs May to put workers on company boards had been "watered down". "Theresa May and her Tory government have failed to stand up for workers, with hundreds of thousands not being paid the money owed to them, thousands unable to get their case against their employer heard, and hundreds of complaints of employment agency malpractice going un-investigated," said campaign chairman Andrew Gwynne. ...
Can my employer stop giving annual pay rises and bonuses? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 15th of May 2017 06:00:37 AM
.... I work long hours and with total dedication to my role, my colleagues and my organisation. Until this year, it has been customary for my employer to award performance-related bonuses and pay rises to staff on my grade. ...
Jobs market will suffer a Brexit slowdown, say experts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:01:29 PM
....3% and expected to rise over coming months. Pay expectations are now at their weakest in three and a half years, according to the survey of more than 1,000 employers by HR specialists the CIPD and Adecco, the recruitment agency. ...
UK unemployment rate to rise in 2018, says EY Item Club image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 11:00:31 PM
....7%, according to latest ONS figures. The Item Club said that a slowing supply of jobs is behind its forecast, as employers adjust to a tightening labour market by greater use of existing staff. ...
Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in call to help working mothers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 14th of May 2017 07:24:19 PM
....38bn. She wrote on Sunday that the US government and employers must do more to help parents, especially single mothers, who are struggling to provide for their children while assuring their safety and well-being. ...
Anti-corruption police investigate UK firm over ex-Nigerian warlord deal image
....According to the indictment, Stavrum, who was responsible for the sale, was paid the money directly into his bank account in two instalments in 2013. “The payments were improper, among other things because of Stavrum’s position, the amounts involved, and because they were kept hidden from his employer,” the indictment alleges. ...

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