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UK employees receive loyalty dividends as firms focus on retention

Average advertised salaries have dropped to a year-long low, as companies shift emphasis from recruitment to retention, and reward their recession veterans with long overdue pay rises, according to the latest UK Job Market Report from Adzuna.co.uk. Advertised UK salaries stood at £33,505 in July 2015, down 0.6% from £33,696 in June and 1.1% lower…

Labour market tightens as record numbers now employed

Since 2010 two-thirds of the rise in employment has been in managerial, professional or associate professional occupations. The figures from the Office for National Statistics show that 694,000 more people are in jobs compared to this time last year. Employment increased by 112,000 over the last 3 months alone, with the vast majority of the…

Unemployment rose by 118,000 in the three months between September and November (Stuttgart: A0Z24E – news) taking the total jobless count to 2.685 million. The figures confirm analyst expectations of a rise from last month’s figure of 2.6 million, taking the jobless rate from 8.3% to 8.4%.But benefit claims saw a smaller than expected rise…