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  • Retail merits government's attention, says BRC

    The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has urged the government to work with the retail sector and keep red tape to a minimum in order to capitalise on its potential and help this industry, which is so central to the British economy, to thrive.Those attending the BRC's Annual Parliamentary... [more...]

  • Cable supports 'female presence' in company boardrooms

    The business secretary has written to both the chairman and chief executive of all of the remaining seven companies in the FTSE 100 who do not have a single woman sitting on their board, stating that "doing nothing [about gender imbalance] is not an option anymore".Five of the seven... [more...]

  • South-east England: the best place to find a job

    Living in or around the south-east of England means good news for job seekers, as eight out of the ten best cities in which to find employment can all be found there.Nevertheless, the city which proved to be the best of the bunch was Aberdeen in Scotland, recent figures from Adzuna have... [more...]

  • Apple unveils new 128GB iPad

    In order to keep ahead of Microsoft and its Surface Pro tablet, Apple has gone on the offensive by unveiling a new fourth generation 128GB iPad with retina display, hoping to consolidate dominance of the tablet market ahead of its rival's tablet release.The company has confirmed that the... [more...]

  • 'Eight great technologies' to receive £600m

    In a speech at Policy Exchange, the minister for universities and science David Willetts announced how £600 million dedicated to science in the Autumn Statement was to be spent. The initiatives as set out by the chancellor in November will cover data analysis, space, robotics, autonomous... [more...]

  • Temporary employment 'continues to grow'

    Following figures released this month by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) for September to November 2012 showing that unemployment in the UK had fallen, research shows that temporary employment is very much on the rise.A quarterly report by Venn Group - the UK's only company... [more...]

  • Snow 'cost employers about £318 million'

    Brits missed 51.4 million working hours in the last week as a result of the bad weather, with 19 per cent of respondents to a survey admitting that they were too afraid to drive in the wintry conditions.The research by Vision Critical for Green Flag has shown that despite the fact that insurance... [more...]

  • Samsung 'leads the pack in mobile unit shipments for 2012'

    Figures for Q4 have shown that of the top five smartphone sellers, Samsung - setting a new record for the greatest number of smartphone shipments in a quarter and across the year as a whole - recorded the highest amount of unit shipments with 63.7 million.The other four sellers whose smartphone... [more...]

  • Tablet retail searches up 238%

    In Q4, total retail search volumes grew 14 per cent compared with the equivalent quarter of the previous year, as searches on tablet devices surpassed those on any other by increasing 238 per cent. Retail searches on smartphones increased by 76 per cent.Research by the British Retail Consortium... [more...]

  • Shop vacancy rate decreases in December

    Following news today (January 25th) that the UK's economy shrank in the last quarter of 2012, figures from the Local Data Company (LDC) have revealed that the monthly shop vacancy rate decreased in December for a third month running by 0.06 percentage points to 14.25 per cent.The research... [more...]

  • Construction sector output increases in Q4

    News that the UK economy shrank in the final quarter of 2012 has sparked fears that the nation may be headed for another recession.However, Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures reveal that while the output of service industries remained flat compared with the previous quarter,... [more...]

  • 29% of SMEs 'see expansion as main priority'

    A new survey has revealed that close to a third of small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Britain have said that expansion of their business is their chief goal for 2013.The latest quarterly SME Risk Index from global insurer Zurich showed that, while 16 per cent said they felt that... [more...]

  • High employment combined with a weak economy 'to blame for wage stagnation'

    Following a report issued yesterday (January 23rd) by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) regarding labour market figures, promising levels of employment against a backdrop of a weak economy have been partially blamed for wages not keeping up with inflation.Nida Ali, economic advisor to the... [more...]

  • Part-time workers boost employment in retail sector

    Retail employment rose by 0.6 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2012 when compared with Q4 of the previous year, according to the British Retail Consortium (BRC).This growth was driven entirely by part-time workers as seasonal staff increased numbers in the sector.However, statistics from the... [more...]

  • Recession 'doesn't mean all doom and gloom in the workplace'

    According to the latest Workplace Employment Relations Study released today (January 23rd), while the recession has indeed had a negative impact on many aspects of the economy and the job market, there are still signs of improvement within the workplace.While the survey revealed that in 90 per... [more...]

  • Call for inquiry into construction blacklist

    Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna has called for action to be taken against an unlawful blacklist of workers, which was allegedly used to deny people work across projects such as the Olympics and Crossrail developments.Over the course of several years, it is alleged that the list has cost... [more...]

  • Unemployment rates fall

    Released this month by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), figures for September to November 2012 have revealed that the unemployment rate was 7.7 per cent of the economically active population. This figure is down 0.1 per cent on that from June to August 2012 and down 0.7 per cent on the... [more...]

  • Careers advice 'should be built into education'

    The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is urging the government to incorporate information and guidance about the working world into education programmes, citing skills mismatches, generalised careers advice and young people unprepared for the job market as reasons for doing... [more...]

  • Job prospects to 'improve' for graduates this year

    The state of the UK economy and job market, combined with a growing number of students, has led to a deficit in graduate positions in previous years.However, a study by revealed that prospects may improve this year for graduates as an expected fall in the number of students... [more...]

  • Merger of mobile operators causes duplicate stores

    EE has been forced to close 78 branches in the UK in a move which the company is stating makes "commercial sense".Following the merger of Orange and T-Mobile to form new mobile giant EE, some of the new company's retail locations were left in close proximity to each other. The firm... [more...]

  • Government to help workers boost their earnings

    The Department for Work and Pensions has announced further government plans to instigate incentives for part-time workers to boost their hours - and consequently their earnings - rather than rely on benefits.As part of the initiative, part-time workers could receive monthly statements and text... [more...]

  • Government unveils new sickness infrastructure

    British businesses will have a new infrastructure to tackle long-term absence in the workplace, the Department for Work & Pensions has confirmed. The minister for welfare reform Lord Freud announced yesterday (January 17th) that the new scheme will save employers up to £160 million a... [more...]

  • FSB urging PM and EU to help British businesses

    The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) is urging the government and the EU to ensure that their upcoming meeting works to create the right conditions for firms in the UK to grow this year. It believes that jobs growth should be the number one priority when prime minister David Cameron heads... [more...]

  • Business 'needs to adjust to ageing workforce'

    Employers are not paying enough attention to the skills that older employees can bring to their organisations, new research suggests. A survey published by e-learning solution provider Skillsoft has revealed that 92 per cent of UK business leaders admit that they will not invest in training for... [more...]

  • Marketing budgets grow in 2012 Q4

    The latest analysis of the marketing industry by Markit has revealed that many companies increased their budgets in the final quarter of 2012. During the period, marketing spend increased, with the main growth coming in the form of internet advertising. The Bellweather report found that... [more...]

  • Use a blog 'to accompany a CV'

    Jobseekers should consider writing a blog of their experiences to show off their expertise and work in conjunction with their CVs, an expert has said. Writing in The Sentinel Katrina Collier, a social media in recruitment consultant, stated that there are two main benefits to this approach. ... [more...]

  • Deputy PM urges firms to use regional growth fund

    The deputy prime minister has called on businesses across the country to take advantage of a fresh bout of potential investment from the Regional Growth Fund. Nick Clegg wants firms to apply to use some of the new £350 million cash pot to fund their growth over the next year, creating... [more...]

  • Goldman Sachs 'will not delay bonuses'

    Goldman Sachs will not delay issuing its employees their annual bonuses this year to take advantage of an imminent cut in top-level tax rates. Many investment banks faced criticism – including from the governor of the Bank of England Sir Mervyn King - when reports emerged that they were... [more...]

  • Facebook search 'will benefit job hunt'

    Facebook could soon be a fertile territory when it comes to recruitment. Many industry experts have already told candidates that it is important to have a professional looking profile on the social network when applying for jobs, as some potential employers will use it to do some background... [more...]

  • HMV 'remains hopeful of positive outcome'

    The boss of troubled retailer HMV has said that he remains confident of finding a positive solution to the company's current troubles. Chief executive Trevor Moore explained that management have begun working with administrators and the intention is that trading will continue in its stores.... [more...]

  • Finance sector sees more contentious exits in 2012

    There could be an increasing number of opportunities for people trying to find work in the financial sector this year. New research from Pinsent Masons found that contentious exits in the financial services sector have increased by 76 per cent over the past 12 months, as a total of 1,373... [more...]

  • Government urges businesses to give young people a chance

    The government has said that there is funding available for businesses looking to grow by employing young people this year. According to the Department of Work and Pensions, a new campaign called Youth Contract: Works for me will aim to raise awareness of the £1 billion kitty that is... [more...]

  • Online advertising 'to split into smartphone and tablet categories'

    Deloitte believes that it has identified some of the overriding media and marketing trends that it expects will be prominent over the next 12 months. The research company believes that mobile advertising will split into two categories – smartphone and tablets, while mainstream... [more...]

  • Top financial employer calls for simpler apprenticeships

    The HR director at Barclays Lynne Atkin has said that apprenticeships need to be simpler and more accessible if they are to be even more effective when it comes to getting the most disadvantaged young people into work. In an interview with HR Magazine, Ms Atkin that the application process for... [more...]

  • Small businesses want changes to apprenticeships and education

    There is an increasing amount of school leavers who do not have the required skills for employment, according to a new report. Indeed, The Apprenticeship Journey found that 81 per cent of small business owners are 'not very confident' or 'not at all confident' that 16-year-olds... [more...]

  • North Sea industry could create 50,000 more jobs

    Many onlookers and surveys have already predicted that the first half of 2013 will see a big boost in the number of jobs available to people and now an industry expert is suggesting that those with manufacturing skills could soon be in demand. Kevin Forbes, chief executive of Oil and Gas... [more...]

  • UK labour market 'continuing to look healthy'

    A new report by the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) and KPMG Report has provided a comprehensive snapshot of the strength of the UK's labour market. There was continued growth of both permanent and temporary jobs in December, although the rate of growth did ease slightly... [more...]

  • Jobseekers should take care over their CVs

    Many people in the UK like to make new year's resolutions and often these are career based, with the focus being finding a new job. With this in mind, The Scotsman has issued some advice for workers looking for a new challenge in 2013. The publication said that if people are serious about... [more...]

  • Welfare-to-work firms 'favouring job-ready candidates'

    Job-ready candidates are more likely to be given a role than the long-term unemployed, according to an academic. York University professor Roy Sainsbury said firms that are paid to hire jobseeker claimants under the government's flagship £3 billion welfare-to-work programme are slow... [more...]

  • Bank chairman 'split over standards board'

    Britain's major banks have come to differing conclusions about proposed new regulations that will have the power to sack rogue bankers in the hope of repairing the industry's battered image. Sky News' city editor Mark Kleinman said that six of the country's biggest lenders held... [more...]

  • Jobseeker wants 52 roles in the next year

    An intrepid UK jobseeker is aiming to take on 52 jobs over the next year in the hope of finding his free role. Matt Frost from Cornwall previously worked as a retail manager in a shop in London, but is now set to follow in the footsteps of Canadian Sean Aiken who accomplished a similar feat in... [more...]

  • UK employment figures set example to Europe

    The UK's strong labour market is not only at odds with the country's overall economic situation, it is also in stark contrast to that seen elsewhere in the eurozone. Just less than a month after government officials in the UK said that employment in the country could surpass 30 million... [more...]

  • Recruitment agencies enjoy successful December

    The number of UK jobseekers finding positions via recruitment agencies increased again during December, according to the latest industry data. Official statistics from the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) show its seasonally adjusted index of permanent staff placements stood at... [more...]

  • New Citigroup chief exec makes first jobs shake-up

    Michael Corbat has had his first reshuffle of Citigroup's management since he replaced Vikram Pandit as the bank's chief executive last year. Both Jamie Forese and Manuel Medina-Mora will be appointed co-presidents, after previous incumbent John Havers left with Mr Pandit in October. ... [more...]

  • REC highlights employment trends for 2013

    The Recruitment & Employment Confederation's (REC) chief executive Kevin Green has highlighted some of the key trends that employers will see over the next 12 months. He is expecting the economy as a whole to see growth of around one per cent. However, he believes that the labour market... [more...]

  • UK firms confident about next quarter

    British businesses may be ready to expand their workforces as they become increasingly confident about the UK's economic outlook. A new report from the British Chambers of Commerce found that over the last three months, firms grew more confident that the UK had avoided a triple-dip... [more...]

  • Scottish small businesses 'optimistic about 2013'

    Many new job opportunities could arise over the next 12 months, as Scottish small businesses are planning to make investments this year. The BBC reports that research by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) also revealed firms were substantially more confident about the economic outlook in... [more...]

  • CFO's optimistic about 2013

    UK business leaders are feeling optimistic about the next 12 months, according to new research. The Deloitte Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Survey found that optimism among financial chiefs was up for the second quarter in a row and fears of a eurozone break up are now at 22 per cent - a... [more...]

  • CIPD: Employee engagement drives growth

    Employee engagement can be effective to drive a business's growth and should be used at every available opportunity, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development (CIPD). The group is now calling on employers to review their engagement strategies in order to boost their... [more...]

  • Labour pledges to guarantee jobs for long-term unemployed

    The Labour Party has pledged that it will guarantee more vacancies and jobs for the long-term unemployed if it gets re-elected. Shadow chancellor Ed Balls explained that the proposed scheme will be paid for by restricting the tax relief on pensions for those earning more than £150,000 a... [more...]

  • Degrees 'not the only route to business success'

    With the January Ucas application deadline looming, students and potential job candidates have been told that university degrees are not the only route to success. Adam Bradford is a 20-year-old IT entrepreneur who never went to university and now has operations in six countries and a client... [more...]

  • Banks 'need to split retail and investment divisions'

    Some of the UK's biggest banks should be made to split up their investment and retail arms to end the era of extortionate fees and big bonuses, a think tank has said. The Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) said the government's current plans on banking reform are far "too... [more...]

  • Business leaders 'more confident triple-dip recession will be avoided'

    Business leaders in the UK are now more confident that the country can avoid a triple-dip recession. A new Institute of Directors survey has found that the amount of experts who see a high risk of a fresh recession has halved to one in six over the past 12 months. The research also revealed... [more...]

  • Government increases age range for start-up loans

    The government is about to expand its start-up loans scheme, which could help see more young entrepreneurs given money to begin and grow their businesses. Up until now, people aged between 18 and 24 years old have been able to apply for loans up to the value of £2,500, but in the future... [more...]

  • 10% more British start-ups in 2012

    Last year was not only a good one in terms of the labour market, but also a positive one for British start-ups. New figures from StartUp Britain show that there were almost ten per cent more entrepreneurs making a go of it in 2012 compared to the previous year, with 484,224 new businesses... [more...]

  • Shop vacancy rates in the UK falls for second month

    The number of empty premises in the UK's city centres is now 14.31 per cent and continues to drop, according to the latest figures from the Local Data Company. Indeed, the group's monthly barometer of shop vacancy decreased by 0.1 per cent in November, which is the second monthly... [more...]

  • Law, accountancy and engineering apprenticeships to be made available

    Graduate and post-grad level apprenticeships will soon be available to law, accountancy and engineering students, according to Matthew Hancock, the skills minister. From next year, changes to the Specification of Apprentices Standards for England will allow students to achieve level six and... [more...]

  • FSA laws stop financial advisors receiving commission

    Banking sales staff and financial advisors can no longer be paid commission by the firms whose policies they are selling, as new legislation comes into effect. The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has imposed the rules as it aims to cut the number of private pensions and investments being... [more...]

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