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International assignments increasingly failing due to mental health

More than two thirds (68 percent) of multinational companies say they are concerned about international assignments failing due to mental health problems among staff being sent on assignment, with 21 percent saying they are very concerned, according to new research from AXA-Global, the international health insurer.

Article by: Tom Wilkinson | Published: 24 August 2017

Employers growing concern for future of the economy

Employer confidence in the UK economy has moved into negative territory, according to the latest JobsOutlook survey by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC).

Article by: Kevin Green | Published: 23 August 2017

Zero hours contracts shoot up – calls for action

GMB has called for action after the number of workers on zero hours contracts in the North East shot up 11,000 compared to the same point last year.

Article by: Billy Coates | Published: 23 August 2017

Critical role of support functions in driving business value

Greater integration between finance, HR, IT and property teams in the strategic planning cycle has the potential to drive substantial value for businesses, new research has found. Comment Vernon Blunt, Strategy and Portfolio Planning Committee - CoreNet UK.

Article by: Vernon Blunt | Published: 22 August 2017

Poor productivity explains lagging pay growth

Figures published today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show that the demand for labour remains strong, which includes a relatively high share of permanent, full-time jobs. Gerwyn Davies, Senior Labour Market Analyst at the CIPD.

Article by: Gerwyn Davies | Published: 22 August 2017

UK heading “towards a productivity crisis”

There's no doubt UK plc is witnessing too much management and not enough leadership, which is taking us towards a productivity crisis. From Mike Taylor, Managing Director - Accelerating Experience.

Article by: Mike Taylor | Published: 21 August 2017

Weekend? More like “Workend”

Research shows 65 percent of UK office workers have to work at the weekend to get the job done. Comment from James Robertson, head of marketing – Boundless.

Article by: James Robertson | Published: 21 August 2017

Half of UK workers don’t use their full holiday allowance

Almost half the British workforce do not use their full holiday allowance because “they don’t have the time”, according to new research commissioned by Monarch Airlines. Comment from Rob Foulkes, Head of Digital & Marketing - Monarch.

Article by: Rob Foulkes | Published: 20 August 2017