HR Business News

Advice Allowance "no substitute for employer-driven pensions education"

Employees need to understand the basic concepts of retirement and planning, but should also appreciate that this is a complex area and a trained specialist can assist.

Created on: 26/10/2016 03:00

Many firms unaware of laws on customer terms and conditions

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has today published research amongst UK businesses which reveals that 54 percent of those surveyed don’t fully understand the rules on unfair terms, which directly impacts how they treat their customers.

Created on: 25/10/2016 08:00

Hard Brexit and sinking pound prompt British jobseekers to look overseas

Post-referendum spike in Britons searching for overseas jobs is back, according to data from job site, Indeed.

Created on: 25/10/2016 03:00

UK Construction output slumps - useful reality check on complacency

Such an abrupt reversal in construction sector output serves as a useful reality check for anyone tempted into complacency by the construction sector’s initial resilience.

Created on: 24/10/2016 08:00

Demand for IT pros rises year on year

After a minor drop in July, vacancies in technology companies rebounded in August, reaching the second-highest level in the past two years, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo).

Created on: 24/10/2016 03:00

One in three adults don’t believe school education prepared them for adult life

Almost a third of Brits (32 percent) don’t believe their school education prepared them for adult life.

Created on: 23/10/2016 08:00

UK businesses struggling with unprecedented levels of workforce change

Almost all UK businesses (94 percent) have recently or are due to undergo significant workforce changes, such as restructures, M&A, office relocation or leadership change, according to new research from global people management business, Lee Hecht Harrison, Penna. The study identified that more change is coming and won’t be slowing down, with four in five (85 percent) of respondents expecting these changeable working conditions to continue unabated or even increase in the future. When it comes to handling these fast paced changes, over a quarter of respondents (27 percent) said they feel senior management is currently lacking the skills and experience to successfully manage the transitions.

Created on: 23/10/2016 03:00

Pensions and ISAs can and must be simplified

Consumers could be helped to save and invest for their future, if the government simplifies the rules for ISAs and pensions and targets its top-ups more effectively.

Created on: 22/10/2016 08:00

EU C-Suite execs underwhelmed by what digital is delivering

European C-Suite executives say digital innovation has not delivered high business impact at their organisation, according to a new survey from global managing consultancy A.T. Kearney.

Created on: 22/10/2016 03:00

The Apprentice - Series 12, Week Three – Suck it and Sea

This week Lord Sugar set the candidates a very aptly themed task – the manufacture and selling of sweets. The Apprentice mogul got things rolling by mixing the teams up and deciding on the PMs himself: selecting Alana and Oliver given their foodie backgrounds. Surely we’re in for some stellar performances?

Created on: 21/10/2016 13:00

Response to Cridland review of State Pension age

A consultation on the State Pension age has launched following the publication of an independent interim report by John Cridland CBE on ensuring the State Pension age remains affordable and fair for all beyond 2028.

Created on: 21/10/2016 08:00

Businesses likely to have large Gender Pay Gaps to report and explain

Businesses reporting their gender pay gap next year will be likely have a 10-20% gap to report and explain, with some looking at as much as 20-40%, an employment law firm has warned.

Created on: 21/10/2016 03:00