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A century may stand between women executives and equal pay

Female managers may have to wait until the next century before they can claim pay parity with their male counterparts.

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Pay deals hold steady

Average pay settlements remained constant at 2.5 per cent in the three months from May to July, it has been reported.

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School leavers lack employability skills

Concerns over the skill levels of school leavers have been heightened by a new report which indicates that employers are increasingly unwilling to take on young recruits.

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Economic fragility sees move towards flexible staffing

The uncertainty that still surrounds the economic recovery has led employers to boost their long-term plans for flexible staffing but to curtail their ambitions to increase their permanent workforces in the medium and the long-term.

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Jobs to become scarcer

News that unemployment levels have risen to 2.494 million in the second quarter of the year indicates that the private sector is struggling, at the moment, to take up the slack caused by lay offs in the public sector.

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Extending work trial scheme would create new jobs

A leading business group has urged the Government to extend a scheme that allows employers and employees to try a role before offering or accepting a permanent position.

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Flexible working should apply to all employees

Research by the CIPD has shown that over a half (54 per cent) of potential employees look for employers who provide a good pay and benefits package as opposed to job satisfaction.

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Get more children studying science, says CBI

The UK's leading employers' group has urged greater efforts to encourage
more teenagers to study core science subjects, arguing that they are key to re-balancing the economy.

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HMRC opens civil disorder hotline

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has set up a special helpline for those businesses affected by the riots that swept across several English cities.

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New bonus rates for SAYE share option schemes

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has announced changes to the bonus rates paid on Save As You Earn share option schemes.

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