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GOVERNMENT NAMES AND SHAMES 360 BUSINESES FAILING TO PAY MINIMUM WAGE

The government has named 360 businesses which have failed to pay either the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW). Among them are well-known names like Debenhams, Subway, Lloyds Pharmacy and St Mirren Football Club.  More than 15,500 workers had to be paid back nearly one million pounds. But that may represent […]

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‘Bridging’ jobs could make retirement happier, research finds

Employers should support older workers to ‘wind-down’ into retirement with bridging jobs or reduce their working hours to avoid poor wellbeing, a new international study reveals. The study, that looked at all existing research, showed part-time working towards the end of our careers improves life satisfaction. However, the research highlights that this depends on whether […]

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NATIONAL SICKIE DAY NEXT MONDAY? IT’S ALL A MYTH APPARENTLY

Absence management experts reveal the first Monday in February is not the worst day for sickies. The second Monday in December is actually the worst day for sickness-related absence Millions of pieces of data from hundreds of thousands of UK employees over the last decade have revealed that so-called National Sickie Day, tarred as the […]

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Time to bin the beanbags: What really engages our people

Steven Slater, a former JetBlue flight attendant, gained cult status after he proudly announced his resignation over an aeroplane’s in-flight speaker in 2010. He grabbed two beers from the refreshment trolley and made his exit with style — by deploying the evacuation slide and sliding down to the tarmac. Most resignations aren’t quite as legendary […]

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Today is Blue Monday: and National Sickie Day just around the corner

Traditionally the third Monday of January has been known as Blue Monday but the latest absence figures suggest that’s no longer the case, with UK workers consistently having the Monday blues. National Sickie Day (the first Monday in Feb) still has the highest overall percentage of absences and, based on that, ELAS predicts that 349,360 […]