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The Institute of Career Guidance (ICG) has criticised the current provision of employment advice at UK education institutions, claiming it is insufficient for the needs of students and businesses alike. ICG president Dr Deirdre Hughes suggested that English careers services are particularly below par and insisted that such facilities can be crucial in the development…

Fewer people in the East of England are dying or being seriously injured at work, according to figures for 2009/10 released by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). There were 2,298 serious workplace injuries recorded in the region last year compared to 2,359 from the previous year. However, the number of people in the East…

A new study carried out by financial services giant PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) has warned that reductions in public spending could see thousands of private sector workers lose their jobs. In a report published ahead of next week's comprehensive spending review, the firm stated that as many as 500,000 private employees could be laid off by 2014…

A new survey has indicated that a majority of public sector employees would accept reductions in their salaries provided they remained in work, amid concerns over the potential impact of government spending cuts. Research from Totaljobs.com found 64 per cent of 1,600 individuals polled would be willing to take a pay cut – up from…

Government cutbacks are likely to result in the percentage of unemployment in some areas of the UK being pushed into double figures, according to a new study from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR). The organisation claimed public sector job losses will have a particularly deep impact on some parts of northern England…

The UK’s economy – currently the sixth largest in the world – is set to slide down the international rankings unless its skills and employment systems are fundamentally reformed and improved claims a new paper. The report, “Ambition 2020”, published today by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills, says that an extra 20 million…

As the Government tackles the country’s public finances and budget deficit, almost two thirds of employers (63 per cent) argue that work-related education and training will play a vital role in the UK’s economic recovery, according to ‘The Skills Economy – the new framework for prosperity’ a new report from the vocational education organisation, City…

As the Government tackles the country’s public finances and budget deficit, almost two thirds of employers (63 per cent) argue that work-related education and training will play a vital role in the UK’s economic recovery, according to ‘The Skills Economy – the new framework for prosperity’ a new report from the UK’s leading vocational education…

As graduates face the harshest job market conditions in a decade, 54 university students that are set to graduate in 2012/2013, have seen a glimpse of the real world of work at a summer boot camp for aspiring business people, organised by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Despite the rising levels of debt that graduates are facing,…

As graduates face the harshest job market conditions in a decade, 54 university students that are set to graduate in 2012/2013, have seen a glimpse of the real world of work this week at a summer boot camp for aspiring business people, organised by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC). Despite the rising levels of debt that graduates…

The law firm Thomas Eggar LLP has announced that Matthew Kelly is to join the employment team as partner today (1 July 2010). Matthew joins at a very exciting time for the firm following a flurry of new business wins, including instruction by premium food retailer Pret a Manger. Formerly with Eversheds, Matthew will be…

Employees over 50 will be the backbone of the South East workforce over coming years, according to the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA). Making the Most of Opportunities for Older Workers in the South East urges businesses in the region to review their recruitment practices to prepare for the ‘demographic time bomb’ which will…

Business may find that their networks struggle to cope with increased traffic for workers looking to view World Cup matches online in the office, according to one expert. Nigel Hawthorn, vice-president of Europe, Middle East and Africa marketing at delivery networking provider Blue Coat Systems, has warned bosses and those in charge of HR strategy…