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More redundancies and a substantial fall in employment intentions in the public sector marks a difficult quarter for the jobs market, despite the UK’s emergence from recession. These are the main findings from the latest CIPD/KPMG quarterly Labour Market Outlook survey of over 700 employers. The survey, conducted by IPSOS Mori, indicates no overall return…

Workplaces in the UK are being encouraged to make sure their approach to health and safety is flexible when looking to manage staff who may have underlying health conditions. The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) urged such action after it revealed that some employees may be being excluded from the workplace when health…

Giunti Labs presents new online and mobile learning content management and repository solutions at e-Learning Asia, in Seoul, and EdNET in Chicago, in September. Giunti Labs will be presenting the new releases of its online and mobile learning content management and digital repositories (DR) solutions – learn eXact LCMS and Harvestroad Hive DR – at…

Businesses are being advised that their budgets may increase as a result of the lower costs that are likely to be prompted by reduced regulatory charges. The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has announced that it has reduced the cost of maintaining such permits by 60 per cent for any small or medium-sized…

As many as five million UK employees put in unpaid overtime in January, a new report has revealed. Coming as growing numbers of employers look to increase production while cutting down on their overheads in order to weather the current economic storm, the ‘Long House Culture’ report published by the Trades Union Conference (TUC) has…

A supermarket chain is to host a talent show to rival the X-factor in an attempt to increase employee engagement and boost customer sales. Tesco will hold a monthly competition for people from any background who can perform an act and download it online for free for anyone to watch. 1Click2Fame will be launched this…

Stephen Bevan and Michelle Mahdon of the The Work Foundation argue that employers need to go beyond thinking about work and health in the context of either sickness absence or health promotion in the workplace.

The skills secretary has claimed manufacturers which have been forced to reduce their production should send their staff on training courses, it has been reported. Speaking to the House of Commons, John Denham said employees should not be left with nothing to do if a factory is shut for a period of time and called…

Keeping staff motivated is essential in the current economic climate, according to the graduate recruitment specialist Pareto Law. The company said rising prices and the tightening of credit can take their toll on employees as they struggle to meet mortgage costs and pay energy bills. Dampened enthusiasm among staff at work can lead to lower…

Companies in the UK are still not doing enough in terms of cutting their energy consumption, one industry practitioner has said. According to John Treble, managing director of The Green Consultancy, businesses still have a significant way to go to reduce their carbon footprints. He commented: "Obviously, there is a greater awareness than there was…