Employees

Firms plan staff growth despite skills shortage

Half of employers expect their workforce to increase in 2015, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Accenture.

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Government curbs holiday pay ruling

Employers may see the potential costs caused by the November 2014 holiday pay ruling reduced after the government announced measures to limit employees' ability to claim backdated holiday pay.

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Auto enrolment hits 5 million milestone

The number of employees automatically enrolled into a workplace pension scheme has reached 5 million, according to the Pensions Regulator.

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Employees unaware of workplace benefits

Almost 1 in 7 workers are unaware of the workplace benefit packages offered by their employers, according to research conducted by Friends Life and YouGov.

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Flexible working popular among employees

There is a high demand among employees for flexible working arrangements, research by the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) and Citrix has found.

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Businesses fail to act on employee wellbeing

Three quarters of employers believe that unhealthy employees pose a business risk, yet 1 in 3 do not provide workplace health support, research by Bupa has found.

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Shared Parental Leave comes into effect

New Shared Parental Leave regulations have come into effect, allowing parents more flexibility in how they look after their child during the first year after birth.

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Employees reluctant to ask about flexible working

More than a third of employees are hesitant to ask their employers about flexible working options, a YouGov survey commissioned by the Confederation of British Industry has found.

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Employers urged to combat skills shortage

Employers should take the lead in tackling workplace skills shortages, according to a report from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES).

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Gender pay gap at record low

The average pay gap between men and women has shrunk to its lowest figure since comparative records began in 1997, official figures reveal.

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