Tags: Money

Dr Lynda Shaw – What gender differences still exist at work?

With much talk in the media that gender differences still exist in the workplace, cognitive neuroscientist and age diversity specialist, Dr Lynda Shaw, conducted detailed research to find out what some of these perceived gender differences in the workplace are in 2013. In the survey male respondents rated themselves as more ambitious than the female…

Will new framework save money and boost business with SMEs?

Minister for the Cabinet Office, Francis Maude has announced that a new single route for Government to buy consultancy services – where there is a clear business case in line with Cabinet Office controls – will make it cheaper, end reliance on big business, and give more work to smaller firms. It has been suggested…

Executives cite ‘competitive nature’ as key to success

  Financial services executives plan to increase remuneration for finance and accounting staff Tips from Robert Half on how to build your case for a better salary With a focus on remuneration within the financial services industry, more than two-thirds (68%) of UK chief financial officers expect salaries for permanent accounting and finance staff to…

UK Recruitment Squash Tournament raises £10,000 for cancer charities

InterQuest Group’s UK Recruitment Squash Tournament took place at Canary Wharf’s Classic court last Friday, raising £10,000 for Cancer Research UK, and secondary charities CLIC Sargent, MacMillan and Marie Curie. The tournament was won by leading global executive search consultancy firm Execuzen by beating the NHS team by a total of 91 points to 72.…

Contractors willing to go permanent – for the right offer

Businesses having trouble recruiting permanent members of staff for specialist roles should take a look at the packages they’re offering. Results from the 2012 Contractor Confidence survey by The Pulse Umbrella Group show that almost a third of contractors (31 per cent) would be willing to take on a permanent role if a position with…

Enterprise loan scheme aimed at tackling youth unemployment

Young entrepreneurs will be given access to loans of between £5,000 and £10,000 to help them start up their own businesses under a new pilot scheme announced in yesterday’s Budget. Launched as part of the government’s measures to combat youth joblessness and to promote inclusion in the workplace for young people, the so-called Youth Investment…

Minimum wage creeps up 1.8 per cent

The National Minimum Wage will increase by 1.8 per cent from October 2012, but youth rates will remain unchanged. The Government has accepted the Low Pay Commission’s (LPC) recommendation to raise the adult wage from £6.08 to £6.19 an hour. Youth rates will stay at £4.98 for 18–20 year olds and £3.68 for 16–17 year…

Money isn’t everything according to next generation of business leaders

Firms should tackle social issues with the same vigour as day-to-day business requirements if they want to engage with the next generation of influential leaders, according to the results of a recent survey by Deloitte. Deloitte’s Millennial Survey and EIU Societal Propose Survey research[1] indicated that more than 92 per cent of millennials, a term…

Spend Offa cash on interns, Wilson says

Money set aside for widening access should be used to subsidise internships for all students, according to a major review of the links between business and universities. The government-commissioned Review of Business-University Collaboration, published on 28 February and led by Sir Tim Wilson, former vice-chancellor of the University of Hertfordshire, says that all undergraduates should…