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Women will have to wait 20 years more than men to earn £1m

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Women will take on average 20 years longer than men to earn £1m, according to research from Prudential. Using figures from the Office for National Stastistics, Prudential calculated the average male will have earned £1m before tax at the age of 50 years and eight months. Women will need to wait till they are 69 […]


Dads reluctant to ask bosses about shared parental leave, says survey

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More than 87 per cent of men say they would like to share parental leave with their partner after the birth of their child, but most are reluctant to ask their bosses, according to new research. Almost a third said they thought their manager would not be understanding while more than 20 per cent thought […]


Managers failing to set clear objectives, says survey

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Managers are not setting employees clear objectives and a significant number give no feedback in performance management sessions, according to the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development/Halogen Spring 2015 Employee Outlook survey. Only 44 per cent of the 2,226 employees polled were set clear objectives, while just under a fifth said their performance was explained […]


Queen’s Speech outlines plans on childcare and a freeze on working-age benefits

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A doubling of free childcare for three and four year olds, a freeze on working-age benefits and a tightening of the benefits cap were two of the main planks of the Queen’s Speech given today. The Conservatives plan legislation to double the number of free hours of childcare parents of three and four year olds […]


Macho atmosphere puts women off male-dominated industries, says survey

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A macho atmosphere is the factor most likely to put a woman off a career in a male-dominated industry, according to new research. According to a survey of over 1,000 women, pay levels, wording on job adverts and being asked to carry out boring work were found to be less off-putting in attracting women to […]


Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts banned

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From today employers will no longer be able to use zero hour contracts to stop staff work for another employer. Exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts have been banned under the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Bill, which comes into effect today. Nick Boles, a minister in the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills, said […]


Almost half of employees do extra work at the weekend

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Up to 9.7 million employees who are only contracted to work Monday to Friday have had their weekends disturbed by work issues in the past 12 months, according to new research. The survey by MetLife Employee Benefits shows around half (47%) of employees who work Monday to Friday have had to put in extra hours […]


Flexible working quiz for employees

Know your rights! If you would like to know more about your rights around flexible working take our quick quiz today. Results will not be promoted externally and no personal data is required. Useful articles Flexible working: a guide Holiday rights for part-timers: The Workingmums guide Changing shift patterns – the new legislation Acas published […]


Low income working parents cutting back on food

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Parents are having to cut back on food or heating their homes as a result of Government decisions not to increase children’s benefits in line with the cost of living, according to research by the End Child Poverty coalition. The Short Changed: the true cost of cuts to children’s benefits report found that failure to […]


First returnship in real estate opens for applications

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The first UK returnship programme for people working in the real estate industry has been launched today. Cushman & Wakefield, the global real estate adviser, announced the new initiative, which is designed to re-engage talented professionals and help facilitate their transition back to work. Up to five participants recruited on to the annual Cushman & […]


Profile of CEOs at top companies little changed

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The average profile of a FTSE 100 chief executive officer is still a 54-year-old man with a background in finance and increasingly they have had experience in a single industry rather than multiple ones, according to new research. The 2015 annual Robert Half FTSE 100 CEO Tracker shows that the average tenure of Britain’s top […]


Wanted: women over 55

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Companies are struggling to solve their most difficult problems because they lack the kind of strategic thinkers required, many of whom are women over 55, according to a report by PwC. The report, ‘The hidden talent: Ten ways to identify and retain transformational leaders’, shows how – even while organisations are grappling with rapid technological change, […]


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