Future of Work

The Co-operative Bank

THE CO-OPERATIVE BANK RECEIVES LIVING WAGE ACCREDITATION

The Co-operative Bank has been awarded Living Wage Accreditation, meeting one of the commitments it made as part of its expanded Ethical Policy, launched earlier this year. Julie Harding, Director of HR at The Co-operative Bank, comments:  “Receiving accreditation from the Living Wage Foundation demonstrates our expanded Ethical Policy in action. Values and ethics sit at […]

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What Everyone in the World Wants: A Good Job

Gallup Chairman and CEO Jim Clifton was recently interviewed on the global need for good jobs by South Korea’s Chosun Ilbo newspaper. What follows is a version of that exchange. The title of your book, The Coming Jobs War, suggests the next global war will be fought over good jobs. What made you reach that […]

WCN a leading UK and global e-Recruitment software provider

EMERGING TALENT TO BECOME THE KEY FOCUS FOR HR LEADERS

Millennials identified as dominant workforce for 2015, but a global skilled labour storage is envisaged in five years, at the recent CIPD HR Software Show. Nick Holmes, the UK Managing Director of WCN, hosted an expert session on ‘Emerging Talent’ alongside Anna Byrne, Recruitment Leader at nucleargraduates, sharing views on how important emerging talent is, and the struggle to […]

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 […]