Future of Work

St James's Place Wealth Management

Employers not fully engaged with auto-enrolment, says St. James’s Place

Anyone who employs a nanny or housekeeper are among those who risk being fined £500 a day if they have not enrolled that employee in a pension scheme before a deadline set by the Pensions Regulator, according to Steve Moy, at St. James’s Place: “Government advertising has been effective at letting employees know about the […]

employment

CBI COMMENTS ON LATEST LABOUR MARKET STATISTICS

  The CBI commented on the latest ONS labour market data for the three months to April 2015, showing that unemployment fell by 43,000 to 1.8 million. Neil Carberry, CBI Director for Employment and Skills, said: “These figures provide more evidence that the wage squeeze has eased, with private sector pay increasing almost as fast […]

Royal Mail

OFCOM TO REVIEW THE REGULATION OF ROYAL MAIL

  The regulation of Royal Mail is to be reviewed by OFCOM after the withdrawal of rival Whistl from the direct delivery letters market. The communications watchdog’s review “will assess Royal Mail’s efficiency; consider its performance in the parcels market; and assess the company’s potential ability to set wholesale prices in a way that might […]

Aviva

JOB CUTS AS AVIVA AIMS TO SAVE £225M

Following its acquisition of rival Friends Life, Aviva is closing offices in three British locations and cutting its presence in others. The insurer has embarked on a cost-cutting plan to deliver £225m in savings to its business by the end of 2017, since its £5-6bn takeover. “Over the next 18 months we will be closing offices […]

Apprenticeships

NEW LAWS WILL GIVE APPRENTICESHIPS THE RECOGNITION THEY DESERVE

  Following the news that apprenticeships are to be given a lawful definition and be made equal to a degree in status, Mike Thompson, Director of Early Careers at Barclays says: “Today’s announcement on plans to give apprenticeships a lawful definition is great news to start the week. This could be the first step in […]

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NYT will block employee access to desktop homepage for a week

Starting Monday, The New York Times will temporarily bar employees inside its Manhattan headquarters from accessing the desktop homepage in an effort to emphasize the importance of mobile devices. According to a staff memo sent to Times employees Friday, employees attempting to access the homepage from desktops will receive a message that advises them to […]

women in digital

NEW RESEARCH REVEALS NEARLY DOUBLE NUMBER OF MEN THAN WOMEN WORKING IN DIGITAL

Digital recruitment agency, The Candidate, has launched its Women in Digital report, a detailed study of gender representation in the thriving digital industry. By looking at 150 digital businesses across the North of England, The Candidate uncovered that there are nearly twice as many men currently working in the sector than women. The research also […]

carer

BUSINESSES NEED TO DO MORE TO SUPPORT THEIR CARING WORKFORCE

  New research from My Family Care and enei has found that UK businesses are not doing enough to support their caring workforce – therefore running the risk of a talent retention crisis. In a survey of 1,000 consumers and 100 employers, research found that 40% of carers don’t get the support they need from friends, […]

NHS Conf

NHS NEEDS EVIDENCE-BASED TARGETS

Commenting on the announcement on waiting time standards [NHS England to scrap key waiting time targets and end weekly reporting of A&E figures], NHS Confederation Chief Executive Rob Webster has released a statement. He said: “Simplifying hospital waiting time measures so that providers are no longer penalised for doing the right thing for patients is a welcome […]