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Record 31.4 million people in work

By   /  February 25, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

There are now a record 31.4 million people in work – up 521,000 compared with this time last year – as well as a record 776,000 job vacancies, according to the latest Office for National Statistics (ONS) Labour Market Statistics. The figures for October to December 2015 show that there were 205,000 more people in […]

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Commission should be included in holiday pay, tribunal confirms

By   /  February 25, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Thousands of workers will now be able to claim holiday pay previously denied them thanks to a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) this week. The tribunal has ruled that results-based commission payments should be included in the calculation of holiday pay, along with basic pay. The decision follows the 2014 case of Lock […]

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Over a third of employers ‘don’t check for illegal workers’

By   /  February 25, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

More than a third of UK employers don’t check whether their potential staff have the “right to work” in the UK, according to a new study which claims that only 58% of organisations conduct any background screening checks on new hires. The study, involving 175 organisations and carried out by global background screening company SterlingBackcheck, […]

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1 in 5 ‘think an apprenticeship keeps you in that industry for life’

By   /  February 25, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

More than one in five young adults believe taking the route of an apprenticeship means having to work in that industry for life, according to a new study. The research, carried out by training and apprenticeships provider Positive Outcomes, found that 22% of the 16- to 24-year-olds who responded feared that an apprenticeship set them […]

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Government planning gender pay gap league tables

By   /  February 18, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

The Government has released details of its plans to force companies with over 250 employees to publish their gender pay gap data. Companies that are failing to address the pay gap will be highlighted in new league tables as part of plans unveiled by Women and Equalities Minister Nicky Morgan, while the Government says it […]

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Review makes recommendations for self-employment support

By   /  February 18, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

An independent review has been carried out to assess what additional support can be provided to the increasing number of self-employed people across the country, better understand their motivations and reveal the challenges they face. Commissioned by the Prime Minister and carried out by Julie Deane OBE, the Self Employment Review makes a number of […]

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Oil and gas industry ‘must get creative to solve crisis’

By   /  February 18, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Governments and organisations must look to form more creative partnerships if they’re to resolve the crisis currently impacting the global oil and gas industry. That’s the view of Johnathan Johnson, CEO of specialist technical energy and engineering workforce solutions provider, Fircroft. According to an analysis by the firm, more organisations and governing bodies need to […]

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71% of businesses ‘don’t believe full employment will be achieved’

By   /  February 18, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Seventy-one per cent of British businesses do not believe David Cameron’s target of full employment will be achieved in the next five years, according to new research by totaljobs. The data also reveals that 43% of jobseekers say they have been more selective about the roles they have taken over the last three years. As […]

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Permanent placements rise at faster rate in January

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Recruitment consultants reported a slight acceleration in growth of permanent staff placements during January, according to the latest Markit/REC Report on Jobs. The rate of growth was at a faster rate than the survey’s long-run average. However, agencies’ temporary/contract staff billings rose at the slowest pace in four months. January data also signalled a further […]

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Stress and mental ill health ‘major causes of absence’

By   /  February 11, 2016  /  News, R.A. News, Weekly Bulletin  /  No Comments

Stress and mental ill health remains one the major causes of long-term absence for businesses, although the situation has improved on a year ago, according to research from Group Risk Development (GRiD), the trade body for the group risk industry. GRiD’s survey revealed that two in five (42%) of employers point to stress and mental […]

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