Employees

Pensions shake-up a mystery to half of workers

The biggest UK pensions change in decades remains a mystery to 10 million workers, the latest Workplace Pensions Report from Scottish Widows has revealed.

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Business travel is unproductive, say employees

Over a quarter of business travellers say the experience is having a negative impact on their job satisfaction, a YouGov survey commissioned by Concur has found.

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Government to act on apprenticeship review

The Government has pledged to revamp the apprenticeship system and make it more beneficial to SMEs following recommendations in a review published last week.

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School leavers ill equipped for work, say businesses

Eight in ten businesses believe school leavers lack the basic skills needed for work and that more should be done to get them prepared for employment, research from the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) has found.

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State pension pay outs range from £7 to £230

British pensioners are receiving anything from £7 to £230 a week in state pensions, according to data from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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Employee training side-lined for red-tape compliance

Small businesses are turning to more affordable training solutions to ease resources stretched by red-tape compliance, according to research from the Forum of Private Business (FPB).

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Employment tribunals: cheaper for employers to settle?

Employers are choosing to settle employee disputes out of court in order to save legal costs, a law expert has suggested.

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'Make or break' point for employers, says CIPD

One in three private sector firms are holding on to staff despite low levels of demand, a report from the Chartered Institute of Personnel (CIPD) has found.

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Half of employees believe home working boosts productivity

Over half (52 per cent) of Britons would like the opportunity to work from home if they had all the IT resources to do so, a survey from YouGov has found.

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Lack of financial education amongst workers holding back business

A lack of basic financial knowledge in the workplace could be contributing to employee anxiety and stress related absence, the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has warned.

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