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....But what can you do if, like Gia, you work full-time, and you don't have any holiday time left to dedicate to your new four-legged friend?. Thankfully for Gia, her employer - Scottish brewer Brewdog - announced a rather unusual new employee perk earlier this year - one week's paid leave for all workers who adopt a puppy or rescue dog. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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....The triggering of article 50 last month – the formal process of leaving the EU – reignited speculation that financial jobs were at risk and was followed by an announcement by the insurance market Lloyd’s of London that it would set up a subsidiary in Brussels, where it it employs about 60 people. Other City employers are making plans. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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...."EU workers are a vital part of our economy, helping to plug chronic skills gaps across a wide range of sectors, and filling jobs in an already tight labour market," he said. "From packers, to mechanics, to graphic designers, small employers need to be able to hire the right person, for the right job at the right time. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... If that happens, the MoD’s bill for accommodation for its servicemen and women will rocket and Britain’s armed forces will be faced with enormous existential questions. The UK’s armed forces have always been an unusual employer: they require soldiers to move frequently, often from one side of the country to the other. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Things got even worse for many Egyptians last year when the government floated the currency as part of a package of economic reforms, meaning the prices of many basic goods doubled overnight. In this difficult economic climate, gig economy employers like Uber have been seen as a welcome provider of quick and accessible jobs. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:12:43 PM
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....“Paying rent and bills can be a nightmare when you don’t know how much you’ve got coming in each month. And planning childcare is impossible when you’re constantly at the beck and call of employers. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. The pound’s sharp fall since the Brexit vote and a mood of uncertainty among employers has hit household budgets, creating a tough economic backdrop for Theresa May’s snap election, a Guardian analysis shows. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... Such sales do not help banks withstand stresses," the Bank said in a statement. Sir John, who has served as chief economist for the Bank of England and is now professor and warden of All Souls College, Oxford, has cautioned his former employer before over its approach to capital. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... However, after a backlash on social media the company relented, with Schlee committing to pay all participants Pret’s hourly starting rate. In recent months a number of UK employers have voiced concerns about their ability to fill jobs in shops, factories and hospitals if EU migrants decide to return home. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:01:44 PM
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.... In January, research by the Social Mobility Commission showed that, on average, professionals from poorer families earn almost £7,000 a year less than those from wealthier backgrounds. Social mobility is often considered an educational issue, but it is clear from the Commission’s findings that employers have a big role to play too. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:30:08 AM
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....Theresa May has announced plans to protect pensions from "unscrupulous" bosses if she wins the election. The Tories will pledge to increase the powers of regulators over company pensions, including fines for employers who deliberately underfund schemes. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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.... “Whatever you do, don’t waste this moment,” said Sir Lockwood Smith, the former New Zealand high commissioner to the UK, to applause at the event, called Prosperity UK. Davis, the Brexit secretary, also sought to reassure nervous employers that there will be a swift deal to protect the rights of EU citizens living in Britain now that exit negotiations are underway. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....9m from a long-term incentive plan, plus a one-off payment of £3. 6m in compensation for bonuses he lost when he left his previous employer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The University of Kent generously posts its considered advice on the presentation of CVs and you will find it well worth studying. As you’ll see, it doesn’t recommend a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s more a helpful guide to allowing your own qualifications, experience and ambitions to come through in a way most likely to engage the interest of a potential employer. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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.... As a result, consumer confidence deteriorated in April, with households becoming more gloomy about the outlook for their personal finances as well as the wider economy, according to polls. Pay is falling in real termsInflation is rising but pay growth appears to be heading in the other direction, with employers unwilling or unable to award big rises. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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May vows to protect pensions from 'unscrupulous bosses' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 30th of April 2017 03:59:09 AM
....Theresa May has announced plans to protect pensions from "unscrupulous" bosses if she wins the election. The Tories will pledge to increase the powers of regulators over company pensions, including fines for employers who deliberately underfund schemes. ...
Good and bad news from an economy in uncharted territory image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 29th of April 2017 03:00:02 PM
.... As a result, consumer confidence deteriorated in April, with households becoming more gloomy about the outlook for their personal finances as well as the wider economy, according to polls. Pay is falling in real termsInflation is rising but pay growth appears to be heading in the other direction, with employers unwilling or unable to award big rises. ...
‘I would be cautious about CV writing services’ – our work expert responds image
....The University of Kent generously posts its considered advice on the presentation of CVs and you will find it well worth studying. As you’ll see, it doesn’t recommend a one-size-fits-all approach; it’s more a helpful guide to allowing your own qualifications, experience and ambitions to come through in a way most likely to engage the interest of a potential employer. ...
'Fire sale' risk with Bank capital approach, says Vickers image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 28th of April 2017 02:26:12 PM
.... Such sales do not help banks withstand stresses," the Bank said in a statement. Sir John, who has served as chief economist for the Bank of England and is now professor and warden of All Souls College, Oxford, has cautioned his former employer before over its approach to capital. ...
Pret a Manger tries to woo British workers as Brexit looms image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 07:01:44 PM
.... However, after a backlash on social media the company relented, with Schlee committing to pay all participants Pret’s hourly starting rate. In recent months a number of UK employers have voiced concerns about their ability to fill jobs in shops, factories and hospitals if EU migrants decide to return home. ...
AstraZeneca shareholders revolt over chief executive's £13m pay image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 06:13:55 PM
....9m from a long-term incentive plan, plus a one-off payment of £3. 6m in compensation for bonuses he lost when he left his previous employer. ...
How can companies cut the UK's class pay gap? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 27th of April 2017 05:30:08 AM
.... In January, research by the Social Mobility Commission showed that, on average, professionals from poorer families earn almost £7,000 a year less than those from wealthier backgrounds. Social mobility is often considered an educational issue, but it is clear from the Commission’s findings that employers have a big role to play too. ...
CBI warns against Brexit divorce bill row putting EU-UK trade ties at risk image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:14:03 PM
.... “Whatever you do, don’t waste this moment,” said Sir Lockwood Smith, the former New Zealand high commissioner to the UK, to applause at the event, called Prosperity UK. Davis, the Brexit secretary, also sought to reassure nervous employers that there will be a swift deal to protect the rights of EU citizens living in Britain now that exit negotiations are underway. ...
Job opportunities image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:12:43 PM
....Things got even worse for many Egyptians last year when the government floated the currency as part of a package of economic reforms, meaning the prices of many basic goods doubled overnight. In this difficult economic climate, gig economy employers like Uber have been seen as a welcome provider of quick and accessible jobs. ...
'Pawternity' leave image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 11:08:29 PM
....But what can you do if, like Gia, you work full-time, and you don't have any holiday time left to dedicate to your new four-legged friend?. Thankfully for Gia, her employer - Scottish brewer Brewdog - announced a rather unusual new employee perk earlier this year - one week's paid leave for all workers who adopt a puppy or rescue dog. ...
Deutsche Bank: 4,000 jobs at risk of being moved out of UK after Brexit image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 26th of April 2017 06:03:42 PM
....The triggering of article 50 last month – the formal process of leaving the EU – reignited speculation that financial jobs were at risk and was followed by an announcement by the insurance market Lloyd’s of London that it would set up a subsidiary in Brussels, where it it employs about 60 people. Other City employers are making plans. ...
McDonald’s offers fixed contracts to 115,000 UK zero-hours workers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 25th of April 2017 05:23:29 PM
....“Paying rent and bills can be a nightmare when you don’t know how much you’ve got coming in each month. And planning childcare is impossible when you’re constantly at the beck and call of employers. ...
Brexit: Worries for small businesses with EU staff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 24th of April 2017 11:58:46 PM
...."EU workers are a vital part of our economy, helping to plug chronic skills gaps across a wide range of sectors, and filling jobs in an already tight labour market," he said. "From packers, to mechanics, to graphic designers, small employers need to be able to hire the right person, for the right job at the right time. ...
Low rates, tight margins: the mortgage market looks worryingly familiar image
....It might be one way to begin to repair the considerable damage the American has done to the bank’s reputation through his clumsy efforts to unmask a whistleblower. Anyone who has received a formal written reprimand from their employer must surely be ready to waive any bonus that might have been due. ...
Family matters image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 23rd of April 2017 12:51:12 AM
....The vast majority of young adults working in the private sector will never have pensions as generous as those enjoyed by their older colleagues. This is because most employers have closed defined benefits pension schemes, which typically see employees paid a set proportion of their average or final salary when they retire. ...
Growth in unpaid full-time internships raises fears for social mobility image
.... However,, if an intern is classed as a worker, they will normally be due the national minimum wage. However, the Institute of Directors, which represents company bosses, warned against forcing employers to pay interns. ...
High heels row: Petition for work dress code law rejected image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 21st of April 2017 10:29:08 AM
....". A government spokesperson said it was already against the law to discriminate on the grounds of gender - but that this could be made "clearer to employers". ...
Tata Steel offers £520m pensions payment in bid to secure future image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 05:14:48 PM
....Tata Steel declined to comment, while the Pensions Regulator reiterated that there were significant issues to be resolved as part of the negotiations. The Pensions Regulator said: “We continue to have discussions with the employer and the trustee about the future of the British Steel pension scheme. ...
Virgin Money chief: 'I have battled with mental health all my life' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 04:15:42 PM
.... The idea was to tell the story of Virgin Money, which is backed by Sir Richard Branson. The business started in 1994 when the insurer Norwich Union – her then employer – linked up with Branson’s Virgin Group to launch a savings and pensions product. ...
Presidential challenge image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 03:10:40 PM
....That judgement reflects what the IMF calls "deep rooted structural rigidities", factors that make the country's labour market less adaptable. They make it harder or less attractive for employers to take on new workers. ...
M&S to close six stores as it tries to 'stay in tune' with shoppers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 20th of April 2017 11:27:13 AM
....The retailer said staff affected by the store closure programme would be offered “guaranteed redeployment” at a nearby branch. In Monks Cross, for example, the company said there is a full-line shop within 500 metres, but in Worksop, the new store it highlights as an alternative employer is 9 miles (14km) away. ...
It's good to talk image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 09:00:53 AM
.... If parents cannot leave work to attend school meetings, then perhaps parents could talk by phone or video. There could also be support from government, such as incentives for employers to improve the work-life balance. ...
PENSION CRISIS: Women LAGGING behind in huge pensions gap image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 19th of April 2017 12:01:00 AM
.... . They need to start saving all they can as early as possible and resist the temptation to opt out of any workplace pension scheme, as this means they will not benefit from their employer’s contribution, she said. ...
Trump order to target foreign worker visa programme image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 03:26:13 PM
....But it falls way short of Mr Trump's campaign pledge to end the H-1B visa programme. Mr Trump will direct the departments of State, Justice, Homeland Security and Labour to propose reforms to the scheme, which allows American employers to bring foreign workers to fill US jobs. ...
The gig economy 'slashies' risk burnout image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 18th of April 2017 06:00:21 AM
....Emma Bartlett, a partner at Charles Russell Speechlys law firm, says the tax on those with several incomes can be tricky to navigate. “If you have more than one employed position, the second employer will not be able to apply your personal allowance (£11,500 untaxed) so it might feel like a harsher rate of tax is being applied to your second job,” she says. ...
The Guardian view on apprenticeships: an invitation for employers to cheat | Editorial image
....The biggest flaw is that, like so many other government initiatives, this latest attempt to boost the number of apprenticeships could have been designed to be gamed. Experience has surely shown by now that setting a target, generating the cash, and launching the scheme before systems of monitoring and assessment are up and running is an open invitation for employers to cheat. ...
Tata Steel merger with Thyssenkrupp under threat image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 17th of April 2017 12:36:06 PM
.... Workers will suffer a 10% cut to their benefits if the scheme enters the PPF. The Pensions Regulator said: “We continue to have discussions with the employer and the trustee about the future of the British Steel Pension Scheme. ...
El Paso: the border city grappling with the ramifications of Trump's proposals image
.... The city was one of the first victims of globalization and profoundly impacted by Nafta, says Fullerton. Once the jeans capital of the US and home to manufacturers including Levi Strauss and Farah – at its peak the second largest employer in the city – El Paso fell on hard times as trade barriers fell and manufacturing jobs went south of the border. ...
Should you resist Lisa … out to lure you into saving for a property or retirement? image
.... Launched on 6 April the “Lisa” is similar to any other Isa, working as a tax-free wrapper around savings, and is available to everybody between 18 and 40. Critics of it claim savers risk giving up valuable employer pension contributions and being stung by hefty penalties if they quit the scheme early. ...
How Britain can build a successful, lasting industrial strategy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 16th of April 2017 10:03:01 AM
.... Around a third of jobs in Britain could be put in jeopardy by automation and, as the Institute for Public Policy Research has noted, those with the least qualifications are most at risk. “The government is developing an industrial strategy which calls for employer-led sector deals to boost productivity and skills. ...
Rise of the intern minority harms job hopes for the majority image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:11:58 PM
....A new report from the IPPR thinktank estimates that the number of internships has risen by as much as 50% since 2010, as the number of advertised graduate-entry jobs has sharply declined. The temporary positions are now considered a “must have” on the CV of any young person seeking a job, with nearly half of professional employers admitting that candidates without work experience “have little or no chance of receiving a job offer”. ...
Robots to replace 1 in 3 UK jobs over next 20 years, warns IPPR image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 07:01:18 AM
....It said that the skills levy should be set at 0. 5% of the payroll for employers with more than 50 members of staff and 1% for those employing more than 250. ...
White van nation: meet the drivers behind the on-demand economy image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 15th of April 2017 06:00:17 AM
.... The courier Rafal Dabrowski, contracted to UK Mail, works 10-hour, 60-package days for £20,000 a year. I speak with a goods courier who has an informal arrangement with his employer through which he takes a cut of each job, and earns between £30,000 and £35,000 a year. ...
Zero-hours contracts: firms could be forced to pay more for short notice image
. Businesses who employ people on zero-hours contracts could be forced to pay a premium rate for short-notice work, the government’s employment tsar has said, in an effort to stop “lazy” employers exploiting staff. ...
Hell of a ride: even a PR powerhouse couldn't get Uber on track image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 14th of April 2017 07:00:27 AM
....The fallout over “Hell” is likely to be less consequential, however, than the high stakes court battle with Google. Uber’s current director of self-driving vehicles, Anthony Levandowski, is invoking his right not to self-incriminate after his former employer, Google, accused him of stealing 14,000 secret documents about Lidar technology and taking them with him to Uber. ...
Royal Mail union warns of industrial action over pension scheme closure image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 13th of April 2017 08:44:38 AM
.... Unite, the UK’s largest union, also threatened potential strike action if a better pension deal with the company is not reached. Ray Ellis of CWU said the unions had put together an alternative proposal a few weeks ago, called the “wage in retirement” scheme, which would preserve the defined-benefit plan but share the risk between the employer and employees, and would not increase Royal Mail’s costs. ...
Multi-skilled image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 12th of April 2017 11:33:04 PM
...."Modern society too often compartmentalises life. I am at once a father, priest, auctioneer, employer, [and] friend," he says. ...
The good stuff image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:19:56 PM
....After writing a book about her experiences, she returned to San Francisco and founded Summery, a data analytics company that has developed a piece of online software similar to the Myers-Briggs personality test. The program combines behavioural science and analytics to give employers an idea of their staff's social priorities and attitudes towards giving, which she says helps inform companies how to focus their charitable efforts. ...
Scottish billionaire car dealer Sir Arnold Clark dies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 11:10:30 AM
....A statement from his family said: "Sir Arnold Clark passed away peacefully this morning surrounded by his family. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and a great friend and employer to many. ...
Barclays boss used bank's security team to hunt for whistleblower image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 09:06:17 AM
....The letters are understood to have made allegations about the previous conduct of Tim Main, who worked with Staley at US bank JP Morgan and was then recruited to Barclays in a senior role last June. Main declined to comment but, according to Barclays, the letters raised concerns of “a personal nature about the senior employee, Mr Staley’s knowledge of and role in dealing with those issues at a previous employer, and the appropriateness of the recruitment process followed on this occasion by Barclays”. ...
City regulators investigate Barclays boss Jes Staley image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 10th of April 2017 06:32:38 AM
.... He was hired in June 2016 as chairman of Barclays' financial institutions group, based in New York. The letters, which were being treated as whistleblows, raised concerns of a personal nature about the senior employee, and Mr Staley's knowledge of and role in dealing with those issues at a previous employer. ...
The Guardian view on productivity: Britain must solve the puzzle | Editorial image
.... Productivity goes up when employees have access to the latest kit and the skills to use it effectively. But, with labour cheap and plentiful, too many employers see no reason to invest. ...
‘I’m not asking you to put on an act’ – our work expert responds image
.... . My current employer does not have any training or progression programs, and the promotion process is oblique, at best. ...
My week as an Uber courier: my bike got stolen, but I kept my five-star rating image
....Joining companies like Uber is straightforward because workers are not classified as employees but self-employed contractors. This makes it much cheaper for the employer, as they don’t have to grant workers access to healthcare, sickness benefit or holiday pay. ...
Low interest rates put global financial sector at risk, IMF warns image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 02:30:06 PM
....Life insurers and pension funds would probably need to raise more capital because permanently low interest rates would make it more difficult to make the returns needed to fund existing liabilities taken on when borrowing costs were higher. The IMF said defined-benefit schemes – already under threat in many developed countries – would tend to become less attractive than defined-contribution schemes, where the risk is taken by the employee rather than the employer. ...
Gender pay gap image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 6th of April 2017 11:50:56 AM
....Although it is not obligatory, the government is encouraging companies to publish an "action plan" alongside their figures, demonstrating the steps they will take to close the gender pay gap within their organisation. Emma Codd, managing partner for talent at Deloitte UK, said: "For the first time people will be able to see the gender pay gap of large employers at one fixed point in time, with this gap measured and reported in a consistent way. ...
Online shopping and the plight of delivery workers: share your experiences image
....Alternatively, if you one of the delivery workers on the frontline of this global battle for primacy we’d like to hear from you. Are you happy with the way you are treated by your employer? And how do you find consumers treat you on their doorsteps?. ...
Gender pay gaps must be declared by UK companies image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 10:57:09 PM
....Public, private and voluntary sector firms are now all required to disclose average pay for men and women, including any bonuses. About half of the UK workforce will be affected by the new reporting rules, which encompass 9,000 employers and more than 15 million employees. ...
Deliveroo's verbal gymnastics show commonsense not on the menu image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:29:05 PM
.... Earnings are fees, payslips are invoices and performance targets are delivery standards. It’s all designed to convince HMRC and the outside world that the setup uses self-employed riders and thus does not need to pay employer’s national insurance, contribute to pensions or offer holiday pay. ...
Thousands of Tesco jobs at risk under plan to axe some night shifts image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 04:55:52 PM
.... The supermarket has also agreed to pay £85m in compensation to investors affected by the window when there was a false market for its shares. After the accounting scandal Lewis led a restructuring of the group, which is the UK’s biggest private sector employer. ...
Should we legislate against the gender pay gap? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 01:25:35 PM
....Certainly, the government is making moves to tackle the issue. From Thursday, UK employers with more than 250 staff will be required by law to collect data so they can publish their gender pay gap, gender bonus gap and the number of women and men who get a bonus. ...
Lifetime ISA: Everything you need to know about the new LISA savings account  image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 12:55:00 PM
....+ ADD more CONTENT to this pageTherefore, it could be better for anyone who earns more than £45,000 (the higher rate tax band from 2017/18) to save into a pension scheme for retirement. Anyone who saves through a work-based Defined Contribution (DC) pension scheme is also likely to benefit from additional employer contributions - essentially extra money on top of your salary. ...
Boardroom pay: Theresa May must act to curb the excesses | Nils Pratley image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 5th of April 2017 06:32:04 AM
....The mandatory publication of pay ratios would also encourage companies to take a wider view on pay and, since they have already the data, little extra work is required. The argument that pay ratios can be misleading (because an investment bank might appear to be a “fairer” employer than a supermarket) is a red herring. ...
Work it out image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:37:48 PM
....Exercise re-energised staff, improved their concentration and problem-solving and made them feel calmer. With 60% of our day often spent at work, the British Heart Foundation wants employers to make workplaces healthier places. ...
Few fathers can afford to take shared parental leave, say campaigners image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 11:01:04 PM
.... She added: “However, as the written evidence to our inquiry shows, fathers are questioning whether it works for them in practice and that is a concern. Whether it be the financial implications of taking up SPL or the attitudes and culture of employers, this policy may not be having the intended effect. ...
No yolk: Cadbury and National Trust say Easter egg row is nonsense image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 4th of April 2017 05:15:40 PM
....This week’s Easter egg furore is not unprecedented. It follows complaints about the rebranding of Christmas as “Winterval”, the relegation or withdrawal of traditional carol services and nativity plays in schools, the rejection by big cinema chains in 2015 to show a 60-second advert on The Lord’s Prayer, an outcry in December over a nurse who was allegedly sacked after offering to pray with patients, and criticism of a recent European court of justice ruling permitting employers to ban workers from wearing religious symbols or clothing. ...
The case for a three-day weekend is clear – let’s start planning now | Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley image
.... First, wages must go up correspondingly to ensure no one loses out. In its report on decreasing the number of hours worked per week, the New Economic Foundation suggests that state and employers should share the cost – with additional state support and a gradual process, so that productivity increases could be matched by increased hourly wages. ...
You're hired? New levy and tougher rules signal apprenticeship shakeup image
....“Your work is being put to use rather than just in the back of a cabinet,” he says of the kind of learning and earning scheme that is set to become more widespread as the government shakes up the apprenticeship system this week. Choudhury’s feelings about his apprenticeship will be music to the ears of ministers as they introduce a new levy on big employers from Thursday under plans to reach 3m new apprenticeship starts in 2020. ...
Hull after Brexit – will the City of Culture regret voting out? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 02:30:03 PM
....Haskins acknowledged that there could be opportunities from leaving the EU: the depreciated pound might help exports, and importers could be encouraged to produce more equipment locally. Overall, though, the letter reported that local businesses believed exporting would be hit because new trade deals were unlikely to be as good as existing conditions, that local industries, particularly food processing and agriculture, which are big employers, “are heavily reliant on eastern-European labour” to do often difficult work. ...
UK's gender pay rankings will put discrimination under spotlight image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 12:16:22 PM
.... That gulf reflects the fact part-time workers – both men and women – earn less on average per hour than their full-time counterparts and a much higher proportion of women work part-time. Yet ask big employers about where the gap has come from and they will inundate you with information about their firm’s diversity schemes, mentoring programmes and parental support. ...
Industrial heartland is in no fit state to pump up UK exports image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 2nd of April 2017 06:00:46 AM
.... Is it ready to accept Fox’s challenge?. One way of making an assessment is to examine the health of exporting hubs around the UK, and the readiness of employers and their workers for the task ahead. ...
Help us fix Brexit labour shortage with Saturday jobs, say employers image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 12:23:10 PM
. Hopes that young Britons could plug a potentially massive post-Brexit labour shortage will stall unless concerted efforts are made to resurrect the dying traditional “Saturday job”, employers have said. ...
Pension changes: Workers warned as tax perks SLASHED after April 5 image
Source : Daily Express [Read Article] Saturday 1st of April 2017 09:01:00 AM
....". He added: "Many employers will offer higher contribution rates than this, meaning middle income earners could end up being hit with a shock tax penalty on their pension savings. ...
Two million workers receive 4% pay rise image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 09:17:02 PM
....One long-serving supermarket worker has said she is £100 worse off every month. "My employer decided they would cut hours on Sundays and Bank Holidays from double time to time-and-a-half," said the worker, whose name we have not used. ...
The UK must not let this Brexit crisis go to waste. Nor must the EU image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 01:53:07 PM
.... It is no accident that London was so strongly for remain in the referendum, but its economy has more in common with the crescent of prosperity running through northern Italy, eastern France, the Low Countries and the western Länder of Germany than it does with the rest of the UK. Similarly, free movement of labour has allowed employers to meet extra demand by taking on more staff at the minimum wage or just above, rather than by investing. ...
How can I leave my dead-end job and make use of my qualifications? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 31st of March 2017 06:00:48 AM
.... I have been discussing possible routes of progression with my manager for four years but, each time, they are knocked back … put simply, I have no route for progression. My current employer does not have any internal training or progression programmes, and the promotion process is oblique at best. ...
HSBC adds new transgender titles including M and Misc image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 05:28:12 PM
...."The banking sector has taken huge strides towards making lesbian, gay, bi and trans employees and customers feel valued. "This was demonstrated earlier this year by Lloyds Banking Group, who came number one in our top 100 LGBT inclusive employers in Britain. ...
Reusable incentives could slash disposable coffee cup waste image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 30th of March 2017 06:39:20 AM
....Meanwhile, a new scheme to boost disposable coffee cup recycling will be launched next week in the City of London in an attempt to prevent 5m cups a year from the Square Mile ending up in landfill. The City of London Corporation, in conjunction with Network Rail, coffee chains, and some employers, are introducing dedicated coffee-cup recycling facilities in offices, shops and streets. ...
Clean up your act on diversity, government tells FTSE companies image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 11:36:15 AM
....Publishing her report last month, McGregor-Smith, who became the first Asian woman to run a FTSE-250 company when she took over at Mitie in 2007, expressed her frustration at the lack of progress on improving diversity in the workplace. She said the government should make the reporting of race and pay breakdowns a legal obligation if employers do not do it voluntarily. ...
Improve shared parental leave to cut gender pay gap, urge MPs image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 05:00:19 AM
....The letter says the MPs were “very disappointed” that the recommendations had been rejected, and by the low takeup of parental leave shared between mothers and fathers. “We are particularly worried about gendered working culture that means that many men are worried that taking leave will be viewed negatively by their employer and limit their career,” they wrote. ...
Access to justice was once a worker’s basic right. Now it’s a costly luxury | Aditya Chakrabortty image
.... The physical pain and the mental illness can feed off each other. Almanza has worked as a cleaner at the University of London since 2011 and never kept her conditions from her employer, an outsourcing company called Cofely. ...
​Sweet Brexit: what sugar tells us about Britain’s future outside the EU image
.... None of the government visitors can match Brexit secretary David Davis who – in a little-known career footnote – spent 17 years working for Tate & Lyle before becoming a politician, much of it battling against what its current American owners regard as the tyranny of European sugar regulation. Tate & Lyle was one of the only large employers to campaign openly for Brexit during the referendum and, after Theresa May invokes Article 50 on 29 March, sugar will be on the frontline of the upcoming battle over Britain’s economic future. ...
Protesters target Connecticut's uber wealthy with 'tax bills' in bid to end loophole image
....At Hill Road, close to Alpha Drive (a dead end, the sign informs us), protesters left a $1bn bill for William Macaulay, boss of energy investor First Reserve Corporation, and another $837m-plus bill at the guardhouse of Ray Dalio’s mansion. Dalio, boss of Bridgewater Associates – which owns bits of many of the US’s low-wage employers, including Walmart and Yum Brands, which owns Kentucky Fried Chicken and Taco Bell – lives in a gated community. ...
Aircraft orders increase tenfold in a year in boost for UK manufacturing image
....The aerospace industry has been held up by the government as a poster child for British manufacturing because it is a source of highly skilled jobs and has benefited from close collaboration with the government. However, the Brexit vote has created uncertainty about whether major employers such as Airbus could look to move manufacturing for the next generation of aircraft to other locations. ...
Apprenticeship levy will deepen north-south divide, IPPR says image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of March 2017 11:01:43 PM
....The new levy is designed to increase the number and quality of apprenticeships in the UK, with the government aiming to create 3 million new placements by 2020. It will be paid by employers in England with a payroll of more than £3m and charged at a rate of 0. ...

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