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What ten years of Quantitative Easing has done to our pensions

Defined benefit pensions are looking rosier, aggregate shortfall has fallen to £23.1 billion from £204.7 billion… but it’s been a rocky ride, the shortfall grew as large as £413 billion despite increased contributions. Pension fund values have been rising

Contributor: Nathan Long | Published: 3 March 2019

Changing paradigm – technology and regulation emerge as key enabler

New research commissioned by Ricoh Europe, based on a survey of 2,550 business leaders from across 24 countries, shows a shift from the traditional mindset that regulation is a bottleneck and barrier. Over half (52 percent) agree that regulation is an enabler in the digital age

Contributor: David Mills | Published: 2 March 2019

Announcing: Online HR Director Interviews

Jason Spiller, Editor of theHRDIRECTOR added “Companies that have attained the prestigious ‘Top Employers’ accolade have a great deal of useful experience and knowledge to impart, and this exciting new platform provides another compelling way for readers to access forward-looking strategy and guidance”. 

Contributor: theHRDIRECTOR | Published: 28 February 2019

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Employers must take the menopause seriously 

Research has shown that many women view disclosure of their menopause as threatening and embarrassing. A survey by the BBC found that around 70% of women did not inform their manager when they were experiencing menopausal symptoms.

Contributor: Charlotte Burton-Barker | Published: 27 February 2019

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The top skills that employers value most now

The research also showed the skills and requirements that appear less frequently in job specifications. Perhaps surprisingly, “past experience” was the keyword that appeared in the least amount of job specifications (3 percent) – encouraging for those just starting out on the career ladder or concerned about a lack of experience.

Contributor: Jo Lozinska | Published: 26 February 2019

High earning parents urged to check child benefit eligibility

As a result, affected parents have been landed with large backdated tax bills and penalty charges. Consequently, high earning parents claiming Child Benefit to check their tax affairs urgently to ensure they have not left themselves liable to additional tax liabilities totalling thousands of pounds in some cases.

Contributor: David Redfern | Published: 25 February 2019

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One-in-three firms provide zero training and development

Shockingly, the results found that nearly a third (30 percent) of workplaces don’t offer employees the opportunity to learn new skills or invest time in development, and that almost one in ten (9 percent) workers last invested time in learning new skills for the workplace five years ago. 

Contributor: Mike Price | Published: 24 February 2019

Untidy colleagues major cause of workplace disharmony

‘New research looks at workplace organisation as ‘Tidying Up’ trend hits UK offices’. As Tidying Up star Marie Kondo’s decluttering crusade on Netflix continues to inspire the nation at home, when it comes to organisation at work, it seems the UK isn’t quite as organised, according to research released today.

Contributor: Darryl Brunt | Published: 23 February 2019

Employer optimism on pay and hiring in first quarter 

For now, most employers remain optimistic about their ability to take on new staff but with Brexit just a matter of weeks away it’s uncertain how the mood will change after March. To prepare for this, it’s vital that employers plan for a number of possible scenarios for their workforce. 

Contributor: Jon Boys | Published: 22 February 2019