Employees

Dip in dividends poses threat to pensions

Dividend payments by UK companies fell by £10 billion in 2009, it has been reported.

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Pay likely to remain under pressure

Salary freezes seem set to be a feature of the coming year, new research has suggested.

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Government training scheme 'helped' during the recession

The government’s Train to Gain scheme, which is designed to help employers upgrade skill levels in their workforces, has been praised for its effectiveness in a new survey.

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New limits on employment rights awards announced

The government has published details of the latest awards and payments that may be made in certain employment rights cases.

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Health and safety growing in importance to firms

Businesses are adopting a more 'hands-on' approach to health and safety issues, a new survey has suggested.

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Consultation on retirement age closes

The government’s consultation into the future of the default retirement age of 65 has closed.

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Flexible working rights should be extended

The government is believed to be looking at plans to give all employees the right to request flexible working.

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Your employees

No matter how much cash there is in the bank or how large its stock is, a firm's most valuable asset is its employees. Taking care of your staff can make the difference between an ordinary business and a truly successful one.

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Rescue & recovery

It is a well known fact that many business failures could have been avoided if the owners had taken the right advice at the right time.

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Incentivising your employees

An independent review has said that involving employees fully in the future of their firms will help businesses to innovate, develop and grow.

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