Archive for December, 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 Jeremy Hunt revealed that London, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Cardiff were among the lucky cities – originally made up of 65 potentials – to receive the new local services.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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