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Global Tech Salaries report

The report highlights that the UK is increasing reliant on foreign tech talent, with nearly a third (27 percent) of candidates coming from outside the UK.

Article by: . | Published: 19 February 2017

Half UK employees don’t feel valued

According to research released today, job satisfaction and employee engagement are not doing well at UK large businesses - and both line managers and executive teams have to share the blame. It found that less than half of employees (43 percent) say they feel valued for their contribution to the business. Comment from Richard Webley, MD - Dragonfish.

Article by: Richard Webley | Published: 19 February 2017

Financial services – “performance bonuses flat”

Last year, bonuses were flat and predictions are modest base salary increases in 2017. Meanwhile, highest 2017 base pay increases projected in Asia and Latin America, followed by North America and Europe. Comment from Vicki Elliott, Senior Partner and Financial Services Leader, Mercer Career.

Article by: Vicki Elliott | Published: 18 February 2017

Women still trapped in the “pinched middle”

A new report to be published by Source Global Research on 8th March 2017, to coincide with International Women’s Day, has found that women are finding themselves trapped in what the report calls, the ‘pinched middle’.

Article by: Source Global Research | Published: 18 February 2017

Unhealthy employees costing UK economy £73 billion a year

British employers are losing on average 27.5 days of productive time per employee each year as staff take time off sick and underperform in the office as a result of ill-health (otherwise known as presenteeism). This is equivalent to each worker losing more than an entire working month of productive time annually. Comment from Shaun Subel, Strategy Director at VitalityHealth.

Article by: Shaun Subel | Published: 17 February 2017

Boards still lack diversity

Research from AON and its partners, Leeds University Business School (LUBS), sheds fresh light on the factors affecting decision-making by pension scheme trustees.

Article by: John Belgrove | Published: 16 February 2017

Public sector needs emergency skills drought plan

Public sector bodies may need to implement an emergency action plan to avoid losing vital skills warns Dave Chaplin, CEO of ContractorCalculator ahead of April’s IR35 reforms. The advice comes following HMRC’s guidance that invoices paid after 6 April 2017 for work carried out before that date will be subject to the new rules.

Article by: Dave Chaplin | Published: 15 February 2017

Pimlico Plumbers judgment serves as a warning to employers

Following the Court of Appeal’s decision that Mr Smith, a former plumber with Pimlico Plumbers, was a worker and not an independent contractor, Naeema Choudry, partner at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP comments.

Article by: Naeema Choudry | Published: 15 February 2017