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Labour market trends

This survey of more than 2000 people* looked at confidence in the labour market, recession-proofing skills and communications about job losses.

Article by: | Published: 17 May 2011

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The drugs don’t work

The statistics on alcohol and drug use in the UK reveal the significant issues facing society and the major consequences for the criminal justice system and public health.

Article by: | Published: 16 May 2011

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Training the invisible workforce

Attitudes to work are rapidly evolving, and traditional training and development methods are increasingly having to adapt to a new ‘invisible’ workforce of remote workers.

Article by: | Published: 16 May 2011

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The art of leadership planning

The next great leaders will be those that understand there is no one single future and that their peripheral vision of possible futures will be more of an asset than the 20:20 vision of the past.

Article by: | Published: 10 May 2011

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Common sense is not enough

Most employers know that they are operating in a high stakes arena when making judgements on equality issues in the workplace. However, many suffer from a lack of confidence in their own decision making about how to manage the risks.

Article by: | Published: 10 May 2011

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Survivor Guilt the new lottery

After widespread redundancies, managers everywhere could be excused for thinking that people who've kept their jobs would be grateful. Chartered Occupational therapist, Lucy Povah says they are more likely feeling guilty.

Article by: | Published: 10 May 2011

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Employee Benefits and Rewards Forum

Employee Benefits and Rewards Forum is a highly focused event that brings the Rewards and HR industry together for interactive seminars, discussion groups, business meetings and valuable networking opportunities.

Article by: | Published: 27 April 2011

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Presenteeism or productivity?

Sickness absence due to mental ill health alone costs UK employers £8.4 billion each year; but the cost of presenteeism, employees working when they’re ill due to depression or anxiety, and therefore not fully engaged, is nearly twice as high at over £15 billion per year.

Article by: | Published: 27 April 2011