Employees

Call for age diverse workforces

Employers need to do more to take full advantage of 'age diverse' workforces, according to research from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

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Minimum wage rises to £6.50 an hour

The National Minimum Wage for adults is to rise by 19p an hour to £6.50, the Government has announced.

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Business leaders call for apprenticeship boost

Business leaders are calling on the Government to encourage businesses to hire more apprentices ahead of National Apprenticeship Week.

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Above-inflation minimum wage rise proposed

A three per cent rise in the national minimum wage (NMW) has been recommended by the Low Pay Commission.

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Record number of women in work

The employment rate for women is at its highest since records began, the Office for National Statistics has revealed.

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Skills shortage may curb growth

A growing shortage of skills "may constrain economic growth", research from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills has suggested.

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Above inflation minimum wage rise proposed

The Chancellor George Osborne has said he wants to see an above-inflation increase in the national minimum wage by 2015.

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Government clamps down on minimum wage

Employers who pay their staff less than the national minimum wage (NMW) risk damaging their business reputation and suffer from low productivity and high staff turnover, a Government survey has found.

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Business group launches guide for new employers

Many growing businesses are unsure about their obligations when taking on employees for the first time, the Forum of Private Business (FPB) has said.

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£20m EU funding boost for Scottish businesses

Scotland is to invest £60 million into businesses supporting economic growth and employment bolstered by EU funding, First Minister Alex Salmond has announced.

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