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AE performance analysis

A new CIPD survey has found that over two thirds (68 percent) of employers have automatically enrolled eligible workers into a pension scheme and among these, many are contributing significantly more than is legally required to their employees’ pension pots. The survey from the professional body for HR and people development also found that almost half (46 percent) report that the proportion of eligible workers who so far have opted out from pension saving is less than 10 percent, which is less than originally forecast by DWP.

Article by: | Published: 14 November 2014

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UK employers benchmark social mobility

The UK’s most high-profile companies have been recognised by the Government for leading the charge in ensuring young people have a better chance of getting on the jobs ladder.

Article by: | Published: 14 November 2014

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Why your team should challenge your decisions leader

Cultivating an open and cooperative culture is one of the most important challenges a business leader faces. It requires a style of leadership that denies ego and builds confidence amongst employees. Article by Doug Chapman, L&D consultant focusing on management and leadership at Thales Learning & Development

Article by: | Published: 11 November 2014

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Megatrends – coming to a workforce near you

Megatrends are creating a sea change in our workforce population; health and wealth, shifting age demographics, immigration, to name a few. Simon Cooper, partner at The Chemistry Group discusses the unprecedented shifts and how they will impact recruitment, retention and the business.

Article by: | Published: 10 November 2014

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Women on Boards – is self-regulation putting FTSE 100 on track?

A progress report published by the Cranfield School of Management this week confirmed that the FTSE 100 is collectively on track to meet its 25 percent target for women on boards by 2015. This suggests that self-regulation for women in the boardroom (a key recommendation of Lord Davies Woman on Boards report) is working. Article by Sophie White, employment law partner at Abbiss Cadres LLP.

Article by: | Published: 10 November 2014

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Neuro Linguistic Programming

Steve Kay, founder of QualityCulture.co.uk is urging business leaders to adopt simple NLP strategies such as learning to take responsibility, noticing good qualities in others and adopting a positive attitude.

Article by: | Published: 7 November 2014

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Changes to flexible working – what to expect

Earlier this year the government opened up requests for flexible working to all employees with 26 weeks’ continuous employment. Whereas previously the entitlement was confined to those with dependants, any employee can now make the request for any reason. Jacqueline Kendal in the Employment Group at Rosling King, takes a look at what’s happened in the last four months.

Article by: | Published: 7 November 2014

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Motivating employees in the run up to Christmas

It may seem that we are only just celebrating Halloween and Bonfire Night but the reality is that Christmas is only a few weeks away and it is imperative to start thinking about how you will motivate your colleagues in the run up to Christmas

Article by: | Published: 7 November 2014

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Inspiring creativity in the workplace

Unlike other tasks at work, it is hard to be creative on demand. Because of this, it can be difficult to inspire creativity in your employees. You may find that one day you have a creative flurry of ideas on your hands, while the next day the creativity has dried up.

Article by: | Published: 7 November 2014