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Businesses need to think more about how to target older workers

Businesses need to think more about how to target older workers

Businesses need to improve the way they advertise jobs and provide training opportunities in order to attract older workers, according to the results of a survey issued by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC).…

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Greater flexibility needed on sickness absence for staff with fluctuating health conditions

Greater flexibility needed on sickness absence for staff with fluctuating health conditions

The Government needs to support measures to increase the flexibility of sickness absence policies, to allow employees with fluctuating health conditions to pre-emptively arrange part-time sick leave, according to a report from the Work Foundation. …

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Both men and women do better in mixed gender occupations

Both men and women do better in mixed gender occupations

Both men and women benefit from working in mixed gender occupations, according to a new report which shows gender segregation at work has big implications for the gender pay gap, job quality and working conditions.…

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Number of women on boards rises to 20.2% in EU

Number of women on boards rises to 20.2% in EU

The average share of women on the boards of the largest publicly listed companies across the EU has now reached 20.2%, according to European Commission figures. …

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Gender gap widens in university intake

Gender gap widens in university intake

The gender gap at universities is increasing with 57,800 more women students being recruited in 2014 than men, according to the latest statistics from UCAS.…

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