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Following the news that Lord Davies is set to spearhead a new inquiry into why there are so few women in top positions in business, ministers have said that half of all new appointments to the boards of public bodies should be women by 2015. Audrey Williams, head of discrimination law at international law firm…

One in five employees in the UK have admitted that the last time they took a ‘sick day’ was actually for personal reasons rather than because they were ill. Many people would not own up to feigning illness; suggesting the real number of sickies is much higher, said business leaders, who warned it was costing…

Almost half of UK businesses (47%) have seen an increase in workforce mobility over the past five years, compared to 31% in France and 27% in Germany. This is one of the main findings of a European survey of senior decision-makers in 3,000 public and private sector organisations exploring current attitudes to mobile working, undertaken…

Most employees would give up their free time for work-related training, and more than half would folk out for it themselves, according to new research by the learning and development provider, Cegos. The results, from its European survey of over 2,000 employees in the UK, France, Spain and Germany, suggests a increasing acceptance among workers…

New statistics show that private sector wages have fallen further behind inflation in Britain than anywhere in the industrialised world except Mexico, Turkey and Iceland as the recession bit last year. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, based in Paris, said the gross average wage in Britain increased by 0.5 per cent to £33,745,…

Almost one in three European workers (29%) would prefer their government not to raise the national retirement age, and would be happy to have less income in retirement. This is according to a new survey carried out by Aon Consulting, an employee risk and benefits management firm. This research is part of the Aon Consulting…

CareerBuilder, the global leader in human capital solutions, is taking the next step in its international expansion with the purchase of CareerSite.biz, parent of three successful career-related operations in the UK. Founded in 2001, CareerSite.biz operates two online recruitment niche sites focusing on nursing and railway workers as well as a successful virtual career fair…

Lord Mandelson sets out his plans for making British business better This week marks the start of a new decade in which we know the economy will come under fiercer competitive challenge than ever before, as the world tilts further east towards China and the other emerging economies. But we do not have to resign…

The decision to increase tax for the nation’s highest earners could have a detrimental affect on the country’s skill base. That is the suggestion from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), which has been reacting to the chancellor’s announcement in yesterday’s (April 22nd) budget address that those earning over £150,000 a year would be taxed…

Nestlé UK has always had a well developed Occupational Health and Safety program. However, in line with a business transition from a Food and Beverage manufacturer to a focused Health, Nutrition and Wellness business, over the last 12 months, Nestlé have transitioned OH towards a more integrated “employee wellness” scheme that impacts ALL of its 6,000 employees in the UK. Dr David Batman explains more.

A number of senior executives are seeking jobs overseas to escape the economic downturn in the UK, a new report has found. Research commissioned by the recruitment website Experteer revealed that instead of putting their talents to work in UK jobs, increasing numbers are moving abroad. Switzerland was found to be the most popular place…