Archive for 2011

Sick pay still on many employers’ agendas, reports survey

Employers are continuing to provide exceptional sick pay rates and competitive health benefits, despite the economic downturn hitting firms hard, reports managers.org.uk. A study by financial protection insurers Unum suggests that a massive 81 per cent of employers are offering sick pay above the statutory minimum. 88 per cent of employers believe that providing adequate sick […]

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29 per cent of London businesses are prepared for the Olympics

A third of British businesses have invested up to £10,000 in an IT infrastructure to guarantee employee productivity during the Olympic Games, Fresh Business Thinking reports. Those with jobs in London are likely to be affected during the 17-day sporting event, which commentators predict will have a vast impact on the Capital’s public transport network, increasing […]

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Academic says languages could help boost economy

The importance of UK workers knowing another language has been highlighted by an academic. Professor James Foreman-Peck, a former Treasury economic advisor and current Cardiff University teacher, suggested the lack of language skills in the country constitutes the equivalent of up to a seven per cent tax on British exports – meaning £7.3 billion of […]

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Local TV brings broadcast jobs boom in London

Twenty new UK spots are to receive local television channels in a boost to regional jobs and broadcasting services, the culture secretary has announced. Jeremy Hunt revealed that London, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Cardiff were among the lucky cities – originally made up of 65 potentials – to receive the new local services. As well as […]

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Giving something back

Two weeks ago members of the Boyce team gave up some time to give back to a local community in London and spread some pre-Christmas cheer! With the help of Community Service Volunteers (CSV), a charity dedicated to helping people play an active part in helping local communities that may be in need of some extra […]

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Latest Report on Jobs released

The Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) has released its latest Report on Jobs, giving an indication of the market trends seen in November. Compiled with help from KPMG, the report boasted both positive and slightly negative findings. Whilst demand for temporary and contract roles rose, permanent job growth reached its lowest rate for 25 years. […]

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Future growth

 What 2012 will bring in terms of job confidence is uncertain but is certain is that next year ain’t going to be easy times for some industry sectors. Businesses are constantly looking to review and revalue their assets including their employees to ensure that they are getting the most value for their business. There are […]

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Experience essential, claims survey

Small businesses value experience over qualifications when it comes to the recruitment process. That’s according to a new study from an independent HR and recruitment consultancy, which also found that interviewers value ‘cleanliness’ more so than ‘politeness’. Fresh Business Thinking cites figures from the survey, which polled 1,163 staff from separate businesses, in a bid […]

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Survey offers improvement ideas for employers

A survey undertaken by ETS, a development and research company, has revealed some of the improvements employers could make in terms of employee engagement. According to the results, some 33 per cent of employees are concerned about the security of their role; something which employers could tackle by pro-active reassuring their staff. What’s more, Thegrapevinemagazine.com […]

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December job hunters

Now is a very pertinent time to look for a job as companies are keen to recruit before year end when they have budgets to spend and  already planning for 2012. It is often a time when people are working harder than ever to stay in their job, as company year end deadlines reach a […]

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Job market positive despite unemployment figures rising

The British job market is still thriving, despite figures for quarter three suggesting that unemployment had risen. According to statistics published by Recruiter.co.uk, in the three months leading up to September, the volume of unemployed British people grew by 5.2 per cent, to 2.62 million people. However, this doesn’t mean that there are no jobs […]

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Scotland Yard requires dialogue with media

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has accepted that its relationship with the press has fallen below expected standards at times, but defended the need for a dialogue between the two sectors, reports The Guardian. Representing the police in Lord Justice Leveson’s inquiry into press standards, Neil Garnham QC said that progress can only be made […]

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November start

November has seen the beginning of an exciting end to 2011: we have increased the temp workforce again and have received a large number of exciting new jobs to work  on for  some household names within the specialist divisions . We have also managed to put the ground work in on some exciting initiatives for […]

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