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Archive for October 2015

Employment rate reaches record high as strong pay growth continues

Figures published (October 2015) show that there are almost 360,000 more people in work compared to this time last year – a rise that was driven by a growth in full-time work. Meanwhile the unemployment rate has fallen to 5.4% – the lowest since early 2008, and half the Eurozone average. Long-term unemployment has also fallen…

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UK workplaces undermined by too many rules

Employers can unleash the productivity of their workers by allowing them more scope to use their initiative, create more stimulating work and reduce the burden of unnecessary rules and procedures, according to research. A study by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), surveyed more than 2,000 UK employees, asking what enabled them to…

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