Business management

Businesses would benefit from greater awareness of stress

UK businesses could stand to save £8 billion annually if they were to focus on handling the problems caused by workplace stress.

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Employers uneasy over changes to shared parental leave

New Government plans will see an overhaul of the regulations governing parental leave following the birth of a baby.

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Guidance published on new agency worker regulations

The Government has issued guidelines on how employers should approach the new rules governing the rights of temporary workers.

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Pay deals well below inflation

New figures suggest that many employees are experiencing effective pay cuts because of the gap between wage rises and inflation.

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Sickness absence shows a decline

Employees are taking fewer sick days according to new research.

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Unfair dismissal changes may not boost employment

Plans by the Government to increase the qualifying period for unfair dismissal claims from one to two years may not raise recruitment levels, it has been argued.

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Drop tax-free limit on workplace financial advice

The Government should look at lifting the £150 tax-free limit on independent financial advice paid for by employers.

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Small firms downgrade recruitment plans

Hopes that the economic recovery can be fuelled by widespread job creation among smaller employers may need to be tempered.

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