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Coast fashion retailer collapses putting 300 jobs at risk

Women’s fashion retailer Coast has gone into administration, putting 300 jobs at risk, in a sign of continuing pain on the High Street. The collapse means the immediate closure of its 24 stores at locations including Oxford Street in London. Karen Millen has bought some parts of Coast, whose website and department store concessions will […]

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Prime minister Theresa May provides £2 million funding for Zero Suicide Alliance

The Zero Suicide Alliance (ZSA) today welcomed Prime Minister Theresa May’s pledge to provide £2 million over the next two years to help their efforts to improve suicide prevention in the UK. The Prime Minister announced the funding during her World Mental Health Day speech yesterday, which is designed to improve suicide awareness and training […]

Employee benefits

Nine out of ten employees work better when they are happy!

Office managers are being encouraged to think more about the mood of their staff after a survey revealed nine in 10 perform better if they are happy – and nearly three-quarters feel better about going to work on a Monday after a good weekend. The survey was commissioned by Boundless, an experiences company with a 95-year […]

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Evolution of Work Conference Chair Report

The Revolution in How & Where we Work As always, it was an enlightening, inspiring and energetic day, chairing the Evolution of Work Conference. Our main theme, looking at the many ways in which work is changing, and the way we approach work is changing. We kicked off in fine style with the first of […]

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Morrisons appealing over staff data leak compensation

A legal battle for compensation by thousands of Morrisons staff whose personal details were posted online by a disgruntled employee has reached the Court of Appeal. The High Court ruled last year that the supermarket was liable for the release of information and its employees were entitled to compensation. The case is the first data leak […]

Facebook

Facebook’s UK tax bills triples in a year while revenues rise by a third

Facebook paid £15.7m in tax in the UK last year, which is triple the amount it paid in the previous year. In 2016, Facebook’s tax bill rose to £5.1m, following a major overhaul of the social media firm’s tax structure. However, the company’s profits only climbed by £4m year-on-year from £58.4m to £62.7m in 2017. The […]

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Amazon cutting benefits to workers to fund pay rises says union

Online retailing giant Amazon has been criticised for cutting benefits for UK warehouse workers, offsetting part of a pay rise announced this week. The removal of employee share and incentive schemes could cost some workers £1,500 in a single year, according to the GMB union. Amazon, it says, is imposing “a stealth tax on its […]

Talent Redefining

New global survey finds organisations dramatically shifting strategies to compete for talent

A global survey of over 1,000 HR, Business, and Procurement professionals has revealed that the competition for talent is causing major shifts in corporate strategy, as well as significant disagreements among business functions regarding their companies’ approaches to finding, recruiting, interviewing, and hiring new employees. The report entitled Talent Acquisition 360 from Cielo, the world’s […]