Future of Work

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 […]

retirement

55% OF SMALL BUSINESSES WOULD CONSIDER OTHER EMPLOYEE BENEFITS WHEN IMPLEMENTING AUTOMATIC ENROLMENT PENSIONS

A survey of small business employers (with 2-49 employees) for Canada Life Group Insurance has found that more than half (55%) are prepared to consider other employee benefits when implementing pensions auto-enrolment. With an estimated 1.08 million businesses of this size due to enrol after June 1st 2015, this potentially translates as 594,000 businesses that […]

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Trends Global Human Capital Trends 2015

Deloitte’s The Human Capital Trends 2015 report highlights 10 trends that are reshaping the nature of work and the ways organizations approach talent management. Global organizations today must navigate a “new world of work”—one that requires a dramatic change in strategies for leadership, talent, and human resources. In this new world of work, the barriers […]

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ACCOR ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO WORK IN THE UK

Accor, the world’s leading hotel operator, has been recognised as one of the UK’s Best Places to Work for the fourth year running by The Great Place to Work Institute, a workplace assessment consultancy. Accor ranked 17th in this year’s ‘large’ category, which featured companies with more than 500 employees. The award recognises Accor’s longstanding […]