Business management

Jobs market picking up but working trends on the change

Almost one in three of private sector employers are planning on taking on new staff before the year’s end, indicating that the jobs market may be embarking on a sustained recovery.

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Employees worried over decision making

A new survey has suggested that almost three out of four employees are taking decisions that they do not feel qualified to make.

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Businesses facing problems preparing for the Bribery Act

A significant proportion of British firms say that they need more time to ready themselves for the Bribery Act.

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New compulsory pension plans will harm small firms

Plans to introduce auto-enrolment pension schemes in 2012 will hamper the ability of smaller employers to run their businesses, it has been claimed.

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EU moves to cut admin burden for smaller firms

New rules agreed by the EU could help smaller businesses deal with the amount of admin involved in running their enterprises.

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A quarter of employers looking to freeze pay

One in four employers are planning to offer no wage rises this year, a new study has revealed. Others have changes to their pension arrangements in the pipeline.

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Health and safety rules a hindrance to business

Almost a half of firms believe that health and safety regulations are a burden to comply with.

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Late payment still plagues smaller firms

Unsettled bills continue to prove a major headache for many smaller firms, according to new research.

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Red tape burden something of a myth, says CIPD

The idea that British businesses are clogged and tied by red tape doesn’t bear scrutiny, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has argued.

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Employers taking more optimistic view on job creation

Employers are adopting a longer-term approach to recruitment and hiring as optimism about the future increases.

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