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FM market to increase to £117.2 billion by 2017

The UK facilities management market is set to grow to £117.2 billion by 2017, according to the business to business market research company Market & Customer Insight (MCi). Annual growth levels are expected to fluctuate around 2% in real terms. The market in 2012, including contracted out services (single service and bundled services contracts), facilities…

Online Apprenticeship applications increase by 41% in a year

The National Apprenticeship Service has released new data showing the continued popularity of Apprenticeships. Figures from November 2012 – January 2013 (Q2 2012/13) show there were over a quarter of a million Apprenticeship applications submitted online. This is an increase of 41% on the same period last year. Meanwhile, nearly 25,400 vacancies were advertised online…

Social media recruitment on the increase, says XpertHR

Social networking media is playing a more prominent role in recruitment, finds new XpertHR research. Over the past two years, six employers in 10 (59%)* have increased the proportion of vacancies that they advertise on social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn. The findings show that social media is a more recent but rapidly…

Happiness levels in the workplace have increased

According to a recent report from the Government, the general level of satisfaction in the UK’s workplaces has significantly increased despite the economic downturn. The extensive study of more than 21,000 employees found that job satisfaction levels rose in 2012 with 20% of respondents either ‘satisfied’ or ‘very satisfied’ with all aspects of their job,…

Increasing doctors’ pay rates now could harm patient care and put jobs at risk, say NHS Employers

The NHS Employers organisation believes the Doctors and Dentists Review Body should not recommend an increase in pay scales for NHS doctors over the next financial year. This will help organisations maintain the quality of NHS patient care, tackle an unprecedented savings challenge and minimise job losses. In its annual submission to the Doctors and…

Increase in pay for AIM directors

Total earnings for directors, whose companies are listed on AIM, rose by 5.7% over the year to April 2012, according to research by Incomes Data Services (IDS). The IDS findings, taken from its annual report, ‘Directors pay in smaller companies: AIMs, Fledglings and SmallCaps 2012’ also shows that AIM Directors’ pay has escalated rapidly over…

The Phoenix Group’s benefit take-up rises for the third year in a row

The Phoenix Group has seen an increase in the number of employees making an active selection of benefits for the third year running, with three quarters of staff (77%) now making the most of their benefits package. The Phoenix Group started working with Vebnet in 2009 to introduce a flexible benefits package following a number…

A third of companies plan to increase HR spend in the next year to combat the effects of recession

A third (31%) of companies plan to increase their spending on HR Technology in the coming year in an attempt to continue growth and improve efficiency in the face of a challenging economic environment. According to annual research released by global professional services company, Towers Watson, over half (53%) of the 628 global organisations involved…

Disability hate crime is at its highest level since records began

The number of recorded incidents of disability hate crime in England and Wales rose in 2011 to almost 2,000, its highest total since records began. In the same year there were just 523 convictions for the offence The number of incidents of disability hate crime reported to the police is at its highest since records…