Tag: Credit crunch

Antipodeans make a comeback to UK job scene

Research from recruitment specialist Poolia shows that, having stayed away or gone home during the credit crunch, antipodean candidates from Australia, New Zealand and South Africa are making a come back to the UK job scene....

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Analysing stress in the workplace

How pro-active management can reduce stress levels and sickness absence. by Clive James, Training Development Manager, St John Ambulance. The nation’s stress levels have continued to increase this year with the tough...

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Christmas rush could crush staff, warns IOSH

Worries over the credit crunch, job security, childcare and the late shopping rush could all mount up during the Festive season, so employers are being warned to watch out for symptoms of seasonal stress in their staff. The...

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TUC: Avoid slash and burn approach to pensions

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) is urging trustees to fight UK employers’ "slash and burn" approach to pensions.Leader of the group Brendan Barber recently told attendees of the TUC pension trustee conference that...

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‘Stay cool’ for a healthy workforce

As the Met Office warns that a heatwave is on its way, businesses have been advised to ensure they maintain a healthy workforce by keeping their employees cool.Under the current Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare)...

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Bonuses help retain talented staff

Banks which have survived the credit crunch "have a much stronger case" to offer employee rewards, according to one global management consulting firm.Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group have revealed plans...

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CIPD launches damage limitation training

The Chartered Institute for Personnel Development (CIPD) has launched two courses to help human resources (HR) managers cope with challenges in the economic crisis.Practical Employee Relations provides managers with the tools to...

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Outsourcing of HR functions decreases

Demand for large-scale outsourcing of human resources (HR) functions has fallen, according to research by an advisory firm. The annual growth in the value of HR outsourcing deals has fallen from 50 per cent to 15 per cent from...

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Mothers ‘have to go back to work’

The current financial crisis is forcing mothers to go back to work earlier than they would like, according to new research. Nearly eighty percent of women said they were looking to go back to work or trying to do more hours,...

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Company hosts debate for HR professionals

A debate will be held at the London Stock Exchange this month to discuss two human resource (HR) approaches to employee money problems. The event, hosted by finance company AXA, will include a debate on whether the financial...

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