Tags: 2014

Dr Andrew Jones: Top five ways to have a healthy workforce this January

2014 is set to be brighter than the last few years – optimism is high within the UK workforce, as the economy appears to be on the up. As research has found, ill health is estimated to cost the UK economy £100 billion a year due to sickness, absence and worklessness. To mirror this, research…

CIPD says 2014 could be a ‘jobs machine’

Employment growth looks set to continue through 2014, with even upwards-revised OBR forecasts of increases in employment and falls in unemployment looking conservative, according to Mark Beatson, chief economist at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development. However, with employment now having exceeded expectations for two consecutive years, he warns that 2014…

Over half of UK firms expect to recruit in 2014

More companies expect to create jobs than not over the next 12 months for the first time since the onset of the recession in 2008, according to a new survey by the CBI and Accenture published today (Tuesday). On the Up, the CBI/Accenture Employment Trends Survey, covers businesses employing more than one million people between…