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  •   Comments Off on Flexible Working – A right for all from today (June 30th 2014)!

    The right for ALL employees to request flexible working comes into effect today. What will it mean for your organisation and might this finally open up more part time roles not just in HR, but across a range of disciplines? We would love to hear what it might mean for your organisation, but meanwhile below…

  •   Comments Off on UK unemployment total falls to 2.16m

    According to a BBC report, official figures show the number of people out of work in the UK fell by 161,000 to 2.16 million in three months to April. This has brought the unemployment rate down to 6.6%, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said. The number of people in work rose by a record…

  •   Comments Off on UK economy grows by 0.8% in first quarter

    An article by the BBC today reports that the UK economy grew by 0.8% in the first quarter of 2014. It marks the fifth consecutive period of GDP growth – the longest positive run since the financial crisis. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) also said the economy is still 0.6% smaller than its 2008…

  •   Comments Off on Wages to outstrip inflation!

    Following on from a report last week that we are experiencing the sharpest increase in permanent salaries since 2007, a new report is now further suggesting that wages are about to outstrip inflation…a first since 2008 when the recession took bite. According to the EY ITEM Club Spring 2014 Economic Forecast, wage increases are predicted…

  •   Comments Off on Sharpest increase in Permanent Salaries since 2007

    Pay for permanent staff rose in the last quarter of 2013 at the quickest rate since July 2007. The figures comes from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG The Report on Jobs, released today. It also shows unemployment falling further from January this year and candidate availability continuing to decrease at its steepest…

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