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Top 10 financial services roles set for highest salary increases in 2018

High- performing financial professionals remain in high demand as the skills deficit grows in the financial sector. Robert Half 2018 Salary Guide has revealed that accountants and finance leaders will top the list of professionals set to experience the greatest salary increases in financial services in 2018. 

Contributor: Matt Weston | Published: 18 February 2018


Are UK shoppers falling out of love with the internet?

Home delivery expert ParcelCompare says todays ONS retail sales figures for January show online growth slowing. The parcel and home delivery experts ParcelCompare says the growth in internet sales, which have been propping up retail for many months, fell back sharply in January with year on year growth of just 9.1% - e-commerce was growing at 19.2% in January 2017.

Contributor: David Jinks | Published: 17 February 2018


Weinstein scandal fails to prompt radical overhaul of sexual misconduct policies

The fallout from the highly-publicised sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein have failed to lead to a sweeping overhaul of harassment and sexual misconduct policies in the UK as organisations consider current policies to be adequate, a poll out today from ICSA: The Governance Institute and recruitment specialist The Core Partnership finds.

Contributor: Jon Moores | Published: 17 February 2018


Highest paid career pathways for grads revealed

Electrical & Electronics Engineering grads are best placed to secure a job related to their course after graduating, while almost all Travel & Tourism grads will have to look outside of their subject for a career. The study was conducted weeks before the 15 January UCAS deadline for university applications.

Contributor: Doug Monro | Published: 16 February 2018


What China’s GDP figures tell us

China’s economic growth has further widened the inequality between regions, some advanced regions such as the Yangtze river triangle (Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu) and the Pearl river triangle (Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong) are continuing strong growth and the living standard is getting closer or even surpassing developed countries.

Contributor: Qing Wang | Published: 16 February 2018

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What were the worst excuses for absence in 2017?

Employees are most likely to call in sick between 7-8am, with 7am on Monday 11th Dec coming in as the hour with the highest number of sick calls. It's important to note that this date had the highest overall absence rate out of the year and was the day on which the UK saw widespread snow.

Contributor: Enrique Garcia | Published: 15 February 2018

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UK ranks 8th place in global talent competitiveness ranking

The index reveals that the UK’s ability to leverage diversity for talent competitiveness is boosted by its global knowledge skills but undermined by its weaker performance on tolerance and gender equality. The UK has a particularly strong pool of global knowledge skills, a variable for which it is ranked third in the index.

Contributor: Vinod Kumar | Published: 15 February 2018

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Consultation in Response to the Taylor Review

The Government have published the response to the Matthew Taylor Review of Modern Working Practices and has commenced four related consultations for proposals under a ‘Good work plan’ to address the Taylor review’s “7 principles for good quality work for all”.

Contributor: Makbool Javaid | Published: 14 February 2018

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Carillion crisis exposes “toothless Prompt Payment Code”

Poor payment practice continues to be a big issue for small businesses with FSB research showing that, on average, 30 per cent of payments are typically late while the average value of each late payment stands at £6,142. Furthermore, it costs the UK economy £2.5bn each year and kills 50,000 small firms.

Contributor: Mike Cherry | Published: 14 February 2018


Permanent placements up as contractor use declines

APSCo’s data, which focuses on professional recruitment, reveals that vacancies for permanent staff also increased by 1 percent over the same period. This growth is reflected in the most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics which reported in January that UK employment levels have reached a record high level, driven by an increase in full-time work.

Contributor: Ann Swain | Published: 14 February 2018