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Employers need to avoid a situation where they have made redundancies in a recession and are left with an untrained workforce once the economic situation improves. That is the warning issued by Claire Steiner, chair of education and training at the Institute of Travel & Tourism. She said that companies would be wise to invest…

Employers need to avoid a situation where they have made redundancies in a recession and are left with an untrained workforce once the economic situation improves. That is the warning issued by Claire Steiner, chair of education and training at the Institute of Travel & Tourism. She said that companies would be wise to invest…

Businesses are failing to see the value in conducting equal pay reviews (EPRs). That is according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), which has conducted its 2009 reward management survey. The survey reveals that just over half of companies have or are planning to conduct an EPR. Therefore, the CIPD believes the…

Despite news of staff freezes, a new report has revealed that two-fifths of employers will be increasing their secretarial and support staff in 2009. That is one of the findings in the annual Market Report and Salary Survey conducted by recruitment firm Crone Corkill. In addition to the 39 per cent of employers who said…

A government-backed study has recently revealed nearly seven out of ten temporary workers were satisfied with their salary at the start of 2008. The report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (Rec) showed 68 per cent of more than 400 agency workers questioned were happy with their wages. In addition, a third of those surveyed…

Training is almost as important as salary increases for IT professionals, an expert has claimed. Alex Farrell, managing director of the IT Job Board, pointed out the increasing importance of technology to businesses and said professionals in the sector are now often included at board level. Mr Farrell also noted that organisations have been forced…

The majority of workers in Britain are unhappy about the level of pay they receive, a new study has revealed. Produced by Jobsite.co.uk, the research found that 70 per cent of employees questioned believe they will never earn their ideal salary in their current job, while 41 per cent stated they will keep moving roles…

Companies in the UK have been urged to adopt flexible retention strategies which take into account the diverse requirements of staff. A study entitled One Size Does Not Fit All conducted by TalentDrain suggested that staff motivation and attitudes vary along with gender, age and ethnicity, among other things. For example, the research revealed that…

Almost one in three companies in the UK are set to freeze salaries in light of growing economic uncertainty, it has been suggested. According to research conducted by management consultancy organisation Hay Group, the picture is similarly bleak across the rest of Europe, with over a third of countries across the region set to do…

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has issued a mixed response to new government proposals concerning pension fund buy-out companies. Announced yesterday (April 14th), the plans would see increased protection for workers whose company pension schemes are involved in a buy-out. The Labour administration intends to allow the pensions regulator to force uninsured firms that…