The Best Way To Resign

When it comes to leaving your job, however tempting the two-finger salute, or the verbal equivalent may be, you should never let your emotions get the better of you. ‘Don’t wait until you’re hopping mad to resign. Do it while you’re strong. And never express your anger to your boss, bide your time and keep […]

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‘ALWAYS ON’ WORKERS PUT JOB BEFORE HEALTH SAYS REPORT

48% of UK employees have gone into work when ill in the last year 40% haven’t taken a single day off sick in last 12 months 28% say bosses pressure them into working through illness The health of British workers is threatened by an epidemic of ‘presenteeism’ according to a new report, with research showing […]

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UK Employment trends in Brief – July 2015

Slower rise in permanent placements… June data signalled a further increase in permanent staff placements. Although remaining stronger than the survey’s long-run average, the rate of expansion eased to the slowest in 25 months. Candidate availability remains tight… A key factor weighing on growth of staff appointments was shortages of qualified candidates. Although easing slightly […]

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Workplace temperatures

If you’re wondering…. During working hours the temperature in all indoor workplaces must be reasonable. There’s no law for minimum or maximum working temperatures, eg when it’s too cold or too hot to work. However, guidance suggests a minimum of 16ºC or 13ºC if employees are doing physical work. There’s no guidance for a maximum […]

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The Week in Numbers – Week beginning 22nd June

The Week in Numbers – Week beginning 22nd June £60K – Number of people who have accessed the pensions freedoms since they were introduced in April, Chancellor George Osbourne says £1bn – Amount of money savers have taken from their pension pots since April 4 – Number of providers removed from Intrinsic’s protection panel following […]

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The Week in Numbers – Week beginning 15th June

The Week in Numbers – Week beginning 15th June 10% – proportion of advice firms that disclose charges on their website based on a review of 50 firms by Candid Financial Advice £117m – Record fine imposed against Lloyds banking group for failing to handle PPI compliants properly 1,300 – Number of customers Friends Life wrote […]

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Job Market Report May 2015

Job Market Report May 2015 Key points from the May survey: Growth of permanent placements eases, but remains marked overall Permanent salary growth remains strong Permanent placements growth eases…          …but temp billings rise at faster pace                   Salary growth cools, but still strong… […]

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The Week in Numbers 11th June

The Week in Numbers – 11th June 2015 8.7% – Year on year rise in the number of loans approved in April, from 105,394 to 114,628 according to the Bank of England 193% – Year on year increase in the number of people using an equity release plan to pay off their interest-only mortgage, from […]

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