Employees

Social media vital in creating 'employee voice'

Lack of understanding and a resistance to embracing social media is preventing greater employee communication and holding businesses back, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has claimed.

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Employers to design own apprenticeship schemes

Employers will be able to design and develop their own apprenticeship standards and qualifications, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced.

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Millions leaving work to care for family members

Millions of UK adults are leaving employment or reducing working hours to care for an elderly, disabled or seriously ill family member, according to research from Carers UK and business forum Employers for Carers.

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Marginal rise in NI unemployed count

The number of unemployed people in Northern Ireland increased by 0.2 per cent in the final quarter of 2012, according to the latest labour market figures from the Northern Ireland Statistics & Research Agency.

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MPs call for immediate end to NEST restrictions

Restrictions on the amount workers can save under the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) auto-enrolment pension scheme should be removed if it is to successfully encourage saving, a Work and Pensions Committee report has advised.

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Employees welcome auto-enrolment but businesses remain unprepared

Most individuals welcome the Government's drive to automatically enrol eligible employees into a qualifying pension scheme, however many employers are unprepared for their responsibilities, research from the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) has found.

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Digital industry pumps £800 million into Northern Ireland economy

The IT and telecoms industry contributes in excess of £800 million a year to Northern Ireland's economy - accounting for 1.4 per cent of its gross value - according to data from the UK Technology Insights 2012 report from e-skills UK.

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Rush hour flexible working idea dismissed by business group

The suggestion that all workers should be given the right to flexible working to avoid rush hour traffic has been dismissed as 'nonsensical' by the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

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Long-term sickness advisory service to benefit small businesses

The Government will launch a new, independent assessment and advisory service for businesses in 2014, aimed at getting people back to work following long-term sickness absence.

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Government consults on 'traineeship' scheme for young adults

School-leavers could be offered a support and skills programme to better equip them for the job market, under plans announced by the Government.

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