Employees

Job costs add up to £91 billion a year

Workers spend a total of £91 billion a year on costs related to their jobs, according to research from Santander.

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Workers willing to exchange pay for greater flexibility

A quarter of workers would be willing to take a pay cut in exchange for more flexible working hours, according to a report by Scottish Widows.

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Pay equality increasingly important to workers

Pay inequality is becoming one of the ways that job applicants are judging potential employers.

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Money worries impact workforce productivity

1 in 8 (13%) workers say that money worries have affected their productivity in the workplace.

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Time-poor workers find work/life balance problematic

A Scottish Widows report has found that people find it difficult to maintain a healthy work/life balance in the face of long working days and significant commutes.

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Zero-hours contract employees as satisfied as other workers

Employees on zero-hours contracts experience similar levels of job satisfaction, work-life balance and personal well-being to employees on permanent, full-time contracts.

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Demand for employer-supported volunteering not being met

Business and charities are not working together to deliver volunteering opportunities to their employees.

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Sick days costing millions a day

The cost from employee sick days in lost productivity for businesses on 2 February 2014 was at £34 million, with an estimated 375,000 people calling in sick, according to ELAS UK.

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Unemployment at lowest since 2008

Latest jobs figures show that the UK unemployment rate is 5.4%, the lowest it has been since the recession in 2008, analysis by Office for National Statistics reveals.

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National living wage to slow hiring

The introduction the new national living wage could see employers reducing job creation, raising their prices and cancelling investments, according to research by the Federation of Small Businesses.

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