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  • SME owners advised how to make use of the 'purple pound'

    A new guide has looked to encourage owners of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to realise the potential of the 'purple pound'.The term refers to the fact that disabled people in the UK have a combined spending power of £80 billion a year.Minister for disabled people Maria Miller... [more...]

  • British restaurants record spending increase during London 2012

    The London 2012 Olympic Games has proved to be a particularly healthy period for restaurants across the UK, new research reveals.Statistics recorded by Lloyds TSB has found that eateries across Britain witnessed the largest rise in spending in the duration of the biggest sporting event in the... [more...]

  • Tips to excel in a video CV for online interview

    Those on the hunt for a new job have been told how they can catch the attention of potential employers by partaking in a video CV for online interview.Such a strategy is becoming popular with employers and employees alike, as it cuts out the need for a mutually convenient interview date to be... [more...]

  • Pilot scheme looks to grant more young Londoners work experience

    A new project being set up in London aims to help more young people in the capital to boost their career prospects.It has been found that while young Londoners achieve performance levels that are above average at school, they often struggle to compete once thrust into the jobs market.Employment... [more...]

  • New measures to help SMEs improve their apprenticeship programmes

    New measures are being introduced in order to give small and medium enterprises (SMEs) a helping hand for taking on apprentices. Jeweller and social entrepreneur Jason Holt has published a report which details that a lack of awareness by SMEs has proved a barrier of such businesses taking on... [more...]

  • Economic circumstances 'making older women work longer'

    A business expert has looked into why more older men are in employment than older women. Research by the Resolution Foundation has found that 72 per cent of older men are in a job role at the moment, compared to just 60 per cent of older women. Dr Dianne Bown-Wilson, chief executive of In My... [more...]

  • Companies linked to London 2012 witness increase in Buzz

    Companies which were heavily associated with the London 2012 Olympic Games have seen a boost in activity since the event got underway last month.Sportswear brand Adidas has shot to the top of the YouGov BrandIndex after seeing an increase in Buzz during the biggest sport's event in the... [more...]

  • Office jargon proving popular around British workplaces

    Workplaces across the UK are now filled with employees who are keen to use words and phrases filled with office jargon.A new poll carried out for has found that 44 per cent of office workers frequently use the terms "thinking outside the box" and "it's a no... [more...]

  • Career paths 'must be thought out over the long term'

    Female workers have been encouraged to have clear goals throughout their career path and to always have a determination to excel.Piya Khanna, founder, executive coach and change consultant at Change to Succeed, acknowledged that she has come across many people who expect their manager to tell... [more...]

  • Olympic Games 'boosted worker morale'

    The morale of British workers was boosted significantly by the London Olympic Games, according to a new report which suggests that the expected disruption to employees' everyday routines was minimal. A poll carried out by ILM found that two thirds of UK businesses say the Olympics were less... [more...]

  • Successful salespeople 'solve problems beforehand'

    The most successful salespeople are those who can often identify and solve customers' problems before they even meet them, rather than those who only rely on good relationships to make sales, it has been claimed. Anthony Belloir, managing director at CEB, said the business landscape has... [more...]

  • Many firms 'unaware' of employment incentives

    A significant proportion of the nation's employers are either unaware of or will not be making use of the government’s Youth Contract scheme, according to a new survey carried out by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC). As thousands of young people leave education to... [more...]

  • Older workers 'are highly valued'

    Older people can prove to be extremely effective workers who offer a different dimension to younger members of staff, it has been pointed out. Dr Dianne Bown-Wilson, chief executive of In My Prime, said that on a practical level there is no reason why older people cannot perform as well, or... [more...]

  • Young jobseekers 'must be adaptable'

    Young people on the hunt for a new job need to be willing to adapt if they are to get a foot on the job ladder, it has been advised.According to Andrew Pullman, managing director of People Risk Solutions, the market is obviously challenging because of ongoing economic problems, so the best... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'should suit the individual'

    The biggest thing that companies need to remember when implementing or considering flexible working is that different people need different things, one expert has said. Tom Ball, managing director of NearDesk, explained that there is a danger to think that with flexible working, everyone must... [more...]

  • UK employers 'seeking customer service skills'

    UK employers are currently seeking employees who have broad skillsets that include examples of customer service, one analyst has observed. According to John Bell, policy editor at ESF-Works, when it comes to more specific qualities that employers are looking for, there remains a number of... [more...]

  • Reducing social media use 'would boost productivity'

    Limiting workers' access to, and use of, social media would help to improve their productivity and the performance of the business as a whole, it has been suggested. That is the finding of a new report carried out by employment law specialist Bibby Consulting & Support, which has warned... [more...]

  • Job security continues to improve

    The vast majority of UK staff are confident that their job is secure and will remain that way in the months ahead, according to the latest YouGov survey. Job security was one of the major bright spots in this month's survey; the trend of improvement remains intact with 76 per cent reporting... [more...]

  • Sporting summer 'may permanently change British working life'

    The way in which British companies work may change permanently following the great sporting summer, according to a new survey which has indicated that flexible working will become increasingly commonplace in the months and years ahead. Research carried out by Vodafone UK suggests that this... [more...]

  • UK jobs market 'displaying resilience'

    The UK's jobs market is proving to be resilient in the face of ongoing economic uncertainty, and is providing hope for jobseekers across the nation, one sector body has observed. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC), the UK labour market is continuing to... [more...]

  • Confidence and employment 'on the rise'

    The nation's employment levels are rising in line with the confidence of the population, according to Reed, which has corroborated recent figures from the Office for National Statistics indicating that there has been a drop in UK unemployment. Reed's latest figures show the number of... [more...]

  • Small businesses 'looking for cheaper training options'

    Smaller firms are increasingly sourcing affordable training alternatives in order to sidestep steep staff development costs, according to new research from the Forum of Private Business. A new study carried out by the organisation shows that one in five firms use guides and handbooks, while... [more...]

  • Employee benefits 'must be communicated'

    Managers must inform staff about the employee benefits open to them if they are to boost retention, it has been claimed. According to Sheila Attwood, pay and benefits editor at XpertHR, the current period of low pay award has seen companies turning their attention to benefits packages to act as... [more...]

  • UK unemployment falls again

    UK unemployment is continuing to fall, against a backdrop of rising employment, the latest figures form the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveal. The data has established that the employment rate for people aged between 16 and 64 was 71 per cent in the last quarter, which is a rise of... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'encourages better performance'

    There are many ways in which flexible working can foster a more productive working environment within an organisation, according to one expert who has advised firms to implement this if they have not already. Hilary Jeanes, a leadership coach and HR consultant with PurpleLine Consulting, said... [more...]

  • Biggest office bugbears revealed

    The major pet peeves of the nation's office workers have been highlighted in a new survey, which shows that putting a kiss in an email ranks as the number one bugbear According to the poll, which was carried out by Staples, 66 per cent of people hold this view, while another irritant in UK... [more...]

  • Unpaid overtime 'the norm' for many UK staff

    Unpaid overtime has now become a permanent part of working life for many British staff, who are regularly putting in many extra hours a week to keep their employer happy, a new report reveals. Research carried out buy Travelodge shows that a third of the nation's employees currently work 16... [more...]

  • Business confidence 'will pick up'

    Confidence levels among the nation's employers will definitely pick up, and this is already occurring in many sectors, according to one sector body. Phil McCabe, spokesman from the Forum of Private Business, said it is just a matter of time before this occurs, and there will be a number of... [more...]

  • Bureaucracy impeding UK firms 'must be removed'

    The red tape that is currently holding back many UK organisations needs to be slashed in order to enable growth, it has been claimed. According to Chris Yates, finance director at Nexus, the government can be doing more to help SMEs in difficult financial circumstances. The coalition must... [more...]

  • UK employers 'look for graduateness'

    UK employers on the hunt for university leavers are likely to look for a factor known as 'graduateness' in potential recruits, one expert has explained.Johnny Rich, series editor at, said that this little-known term refers to a collection of skills that graduates will acquire... [more...]

  • Jobseeker confidence 'is soaring'

    Jobseeker confidence has expanded exponentially over the past 12 months, according to a new study that canvassed the opinions of people from across the UK. According to the poll, carried out by TotalJobs, the number of unemployed people confident in finding a job in the next year has jumped... [more...]

  • Sectors with shortages 'most likely to recruit'

    The industries and sectors that currently have the greatest amount of skills shortages will be the ones that broaden their recruitment intentions in the coming months, it has been claimed. That is the opinion of Kevin Green, chairman of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, who told the... [more...]

  • Keeping staff motivated 'can be complex'

    It can be difficult to keep workers motivated, but there are ways of going about it and tailoring approaches to the employees themselves and their situations, it has been asserted. Kevin Friery, clinical director at Right Management Workplace Wellness, said that when the work is largely... [more...]

  • Managers 'must move companies forward'

    Managers must have the ability to move their company forward and help to further the organisation in all respects, it has been noted. James Scouller, executive coach and author of book The Three Levels of Leadership, said that modern managers not only need to get the best out of the people,... [more...]

  • Irregular shift work 'can impact health'

    People who work irregular hours outside of the normal nine to five shift are at an increased risk of suffering from health problems, according to one expert.Dan Hackam, associate professor at Western University in Ontario, Canada, said that this is defined as employment in any business that is... [more...]

  • Disabled workers 'are more loyal'

    Disabled employees are more likely to remain with an organisation longer than able-bodied staff, and will also take less sick leave during their tenure with the company, it has been asserted.According to Neil Coyle, spokesman for Disability Rights UK, employers should remember this when weighing... [more...]

  • Managing punctuality 'cuts costs and boosts productivity'

    Employers who effectively manage attendance not only save money, but also improve effectiveness, according to one expert who has outlined what should be in an absence policy. Adrian Wakeling, senior guidance manager at the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service, notification of absence... [more...]

  • Benefit structures set to change in 2012

    Reviewing benefits was the most common reward project planned for 2012, according to new analysis.Research carried out by XpertHR shows that organisations currently have three priorities: cost, suitability and comparability.However, any changes made must be cost-neutral, while current benefits... [more...]

  • The extent of flexible working in the UK this summer revealed

    The full extent of the flexible working strategies being put in place by companies over the Olympic Games has been revealed.Research carried out by O2 Pocket Hotspot revealed that there has been a 50 per cent rise in the number of people conducting work flexibly during London's busiest... [more...]

  • Line managers 'must show knowledge of their trade'

    Line managers who are looking to impress have been told of the qualities that they should look to display to employees.James Scouller, executive coach and author of The Three Levels of Leadership: How to Develop Your Leadership Presence, Knowhow and Skill, underlined that technical competence in... [more...]

  • Older people 'dominating Britain's academic industry'

    More needs to be done in order to help "new blood" find their way into jobs in the UK's academic industry. Geoff Whitty, the former director of the Institute of Education at the University of London, has delivered the message to Times Higher Education following research conducted... [more...]

  • More job offers available in UK, research finds

    There has been a boost in the number of job opportunities made available across the UK, new figures have revealed. According to the results of the latest Reed Job Index, there were 13 per cent more jobs posted online in July 2012 than there were in the same month last year. On top of this, the... [more...]

  • Compulsory careers guidance 'a wise move'

    The introduction of compulsory careers guidance in the nation's schools is a step in the right direction as far as ensuring the right people are placed into the right jobs is concerned. That is the opinion of Chris Wilford, policy and PR advisor at the Recruitment and Employment... [more...]

  • Awareness of psychometric testing benefits 'on the rise'

    Awareness of the benefits of psychometric testing among professionals and managers is continuing to grow, according to one expert who has acknowledged it as a useful recruitment tool. Martin Reed, chairman and chief executive of Thomas International, told HR Magazine that psychometric testing... [more...]

  • Employers 'should help staff manage finances'

    Many of the nation's employers are failing to offer their workers help in managing their finances, according to a new report which has recommended firms do more to help staff. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development's (CIPD's) latest Employee Outlook Focus, based on a... [more...]

  • UK employment costs 'the lowest in western Europe'

    The cost of employing a person in the UK is lower than in any other country in western Europe, the latest statistics suggest. Research carried out by Towers Watson for its annual Global 50 Remuneration Planning Report shows that the mandatory costs and taxes associated with employing people in... [more...]

  • Flexible working 'saves money and talent'

    Companies can cut down on both overheads and the loss of key staff members by implementing flexible working practices into their organisations, according to one specialist. Tom Ball, managing director of NearDesk, said that there are two main benefits of flexible working for businesses, with... [more...]

  • Academic achievement 'no guarantee of recruitment success'

    People are not guaranteed to land top jobs simply because they have excelled in academia, one expert has highlighted. That is the opinion of Steve Bulman, business development manager at Intergence, who said that having a good educational background is always preferable. However, people also... [more...]

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