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  •   Comments Off on Grafton Haymes – The Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open 2016 PSA

    Grafton Haymes, sponsors of The Wimbledon Club, wish the best of luck to both James Willstrop and Omar Abdel Meguid in the final of the The Wimbledon Club Squash Squared Open 2016. It has been the club’s first PSA World Tour Event and a great success, with sell out crowds every evening. It will be…

  •   Comments Off on HR Salaries Have Fallen Since 2002

    An interesting article in HR Magazine has reported that HR salaries have decreased in real terms by 18% between 2002 and 2014……….. Research suggests that widespread adoption of the Ulrich model could be behind the decrease The average full-time salary in HR dropped in real terms by 18% between 2002 and 2014, according to research…

  •   Comments Off on UK unemployment rate falls to 5.2%, lowest in nearly 10 years

    The UK unemployment rate fell to the lowest for nearly 10 years at 5.2% in the three months to October. It was the lowest jobless rate since the three-month period to January 2006, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). The number of people out of work fell by 110,000 to 1.71 million between…

  •   Comments Off on UK’s economic performance ‘strong’, but risks remain

    The UK’s recent growth, employment progress and deficit reduction have been “strong”, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said. Underlying economic vulnerabilities have been addressed, and steady growth looks set to continue, it said. But high household debt, a “strikingly large” trade deficit and high government debt are still risks to the economy. Expectations of…

  •   Comments Off on Average Pay Rises Jump To 3.5%

    Average pay rises have jumped to 3.5%, as higher inflation feeds through to wage settlements, a new report shows. The average level of deals has risen from 3% in the first quarter of the year to 3.5% at the start of the second three-month period. However the pay picture remained mixed, with wage freezes being…

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