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Government seeks gender boards parity by 2015

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...

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Brits pull most sickies in Europe

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;...

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UK private sector wages fall further

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...

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European workers against raising retirement age

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...

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CareerBuilder acquires CareerSite.biz

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...

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Going for Growth

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...

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High tax for big earners ‘a major concern’

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...

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Nestlé UK Walks its Way to a Healthier Future

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.

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Company executives seeking jobs overseas

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...

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