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Bank of England says 75,000 jobs could be lost over Brexit

October-31-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The Bank has warned financial service firms and other city institutions to prepare for a no-deal Brexit that would mean British banks losing 'passporting' rights to trade across the EU.



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How to start a business for next to nothing 

October-31-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



If you're watching The Apprentice and dreaming of what you could do with a £250k investment from Lord Sugar it's time to wake up and get real. It's perfectly possible to start a business on a shoestring.



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Apple Employee Gaffe Illustrates Risk Posed by YouTube Videos in Protection of Trade Secrets

October-31-2017 - workforce.com



An Apple employee lost his job this week after his daughter, Brooke Amelia Peterson, posted a YouTube video of her dad’s brand new, unreleased iPhone X. ReCode has the details: Peterson posted a five-minute video of a September day in Silicon Valley, which mostly included shopping for makeup and clothing. Harmless, and not unlike other YouTube videos posted by teenagers. But then, in... The post Apple Employee Gaffe Illustrates Risk Posed by YouTube Videos in Protection of Trade Secrets appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Missouri Educator Who Settled Harassment Suit Alleges Retaliation

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A Missouri educator awarded $500,000 over claims that she was sexually harassed by her superintendent is suing again, alleging that school board members poisoned her effort to find a new job. Jodi Heckler was principal of an intermediate school in



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NetRate Systems Adds Lewis as Director of Client Services

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Okemos, Michigan-based insurance industry software provider, NetRate Systems, has hired Jeff Lewis as director of Client Services. Lewis has more than 15 years of industry experience, which includes heading multiple software support groups. He has also served as head of



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Spencer, Nash Join MJ Insurance in Indianapolis

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



MJ Insurance has added Eric Spencer and Dennis Nash to the risk management and employee benefits teams as consultants in the companys Indianapolis, Indiana, office. In their respective departments, Spencer and Nash will be responsible for proactively driving sales and



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Farmers Files Trade Secrets Suit in California Against Auto Club Michigan, Former Employees

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Farmers Insurance has filed a lawsuit in California against a pair of former employees and the Automobile Club of Michigan alleging the theft of trade secrets. The suit alleges violations of the California Trade Secrets Act, unfair competition, breach of



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Want to dip your toes into the oil market? Heres how to do it

October-31-2017 - usatoday.com



The recent bounce in oil could be creating a rare buying opportunity in a beaten energy name, according to one market watcher.            



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Texas Posts Adjusted Annual Payroll Requirement for Seasonal Workers

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The adjusted annual payroll requirement of an employer for the coverage of seasonal workers under the provisions of the Texas Labor Code, Section 406.162 is $55,922, the Texas Department of Insurance announced. This gross payroll amount will be used in



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QBE North America Hires Keeping as NYC-Based Eastern Regional Executive

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



QBE North America, an operating division of QBE Group, has hired Matt Keeping as a regional executive in the Eastern region. In this role, Keeping will lead QBEs go-to-market activities as an integrated specialist insurer in the 20-state region. Based



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Key Metrics of New York Workers’ Comp System Tracked in New WCRI Study

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) released a new tool for policymakers and system stakeholders to track the performance of the New York workers compensation system. Originally established to monitor the system following reforms in 2007, the report has evolved



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Under Armour trips up again as basketball shoes, youth products struggle

October-31-2017 - usatoday.com



Under Armours slump deepened in the third quarter as sales of womens training apparel, outdoor outfits and basketball shoes suffered.            



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Sellers market: How to know when to drop the asking price on your home

October-31-2017 - usatoday.com



Its a sellers market, but that doesnt mean every house will sell at any price. If a listing is overpriced and sits on the market for too long, it gets stale.            



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Men whove lost jobs or face sexual harassment claims since Harvey Weinstein scandal

October-31-2017 - usatoday.com



Here is a list of powerful men who have lost their jobs or are have been accused of sexual misconduct since the Weinstein scandal broke.            



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Workplace tips: How to deal with co-workers you dont like

October-31-2017 - usatoday.com



Before you reach a breaking point, try a few of these helpful strategies instead.            



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Steve Jobs BMW Is up for auction, and it comes with a flip phone!

October-31-2017 - usatoday.com



A BMW Z8 once owned by Apple founder Steve Jobs, is going up for auction.            



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Freelancers: Here are 8 business mistakes limiting your earnings

October-31-2017 - usatoday.com



I asked some business leaders what business mistakes they see freelancers and independent workers make often. Here are 8 of the best answers.            



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UK professionals reveal why their job search is stressing them out

October-31-2017 - onrec.com



As the majority admit more support from recruitment professionals is needed Posted in News archive on 31 Oct 2017 Hampshire, 31 st October 2017 - National Stress Awareness Day is upon us, and a recent study has revealed that the majority of the nation’s workers (84.6%) admit that looking for a new job always or frequently makes them feel stressed. That’s according to a recent survey from CV-Library, the UK’s leading independent job site, which also found that 83.5% of professionals believe that job hunting stress is a real problem facing today’s workforce. The study of 1,200 workers sought to discover the impact that job hunting has on today’s professionals and what it is that they find most challenging. Participants were asked to share the aspects of looking for a job that cause them to feel most stressed. Respondents cited the following: 1. Finding a role that matches my needs – 72.2% 2. Being rejected for roles that I've applied for – 59.4% 3. Tailoring my CV and cover letter for each application – 58.6% 4. Dealing with recruiters – 22.9% 5. Having to take time out of work to attend interviews – 22.8% What’s more, professionals revealed the areas of job hunting that often leave them feeling disheartened. Not hearing anything back from an application (32.2%), not finding any suitable roles (27.7%) and being turned down for a role they really wanted (19%) were the top reasons professionals were feeling discouraged during their search. Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, comments: “Workplace stress is something we often hear about, but very rarely do we talk about the stress that can be caused as a result of job hunting. These feelings are very real, and it’s clear from the data that the nation’s professionals can become extremely disheartened when the job search becomes overwhelming. “Recruiting professionals play a huge role in a candidate’s job search, and at the end of the day, both recruiter and candidate have a shared goal – to land them a job! As such, it’s vital that recruitment professionals are working with job hunters to aid their search and reduce unnecessary stress levels.” In a bid to find a solution to their anguish, professionals were asked what they think can be done to combat job hunting stress. Two key measures were identified. Nearly half (43.5%) of workers agreed that recruiters should always offer feedback, and a further 35.9% said that candidates should always be sent an acknowledgement email, even if their application isn't successful. Biggins concludes: “It’s clear from the data that job hunters are becoming increasingly put out by not hearing back from their applications. The role of recruiting professionals is to offer feedback, even if this is something as simple as an acknowledgement email letting them know their application wasn’t successful this time. Leaving candidates in the lurch is causing them to feel unnecessary tension, but sending an email or giving them a call to offer feedback doesn’t have to be a hugely time-consuming task and can really help to put job hunters’ minds at ease!”   About CV-Library CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts over 4.3 million unique job seekers every month. Founded by Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library is the UK’s leading independent online job board with a database of 12.1 million CVs. www.cv-library.co.uk Media Contact: Press Office – Augusta Henning & Natashia Larkin press@cv-library.co.uk 01252 810995



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Is Your Recruitment Agency Prepared for GDPR?

October-31-2017 - onrec.com



In a recent survey conducted by Invenias it appears that 85% of recruitment agencies are not yet actively planning for the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Posted in News archive on 31 Oct 2017 The survey also revealed: 30% of agencies have not yet taken steps to prepare for the GDPR 55% have started to think about how they might prepare for the GDPR Only 15% are actively planning for the GDPR Like it or not, the GDPR is coming. If you operate in the EU, have clients that operate in the EU or process data of EU citizens you will need to comply with the new regulations by 25 May 2018. These changes will have a significant impact on recruitment agencies. Therefore, if you are putting off thinking about the GDPR, we really recommend you start now. Agencies that show genuine intent of making changes and making their agency compliant will be a lot better off than those who do not do anything. Remember, a breach of the new regulations could result in fines of up to 4% of global annual turnover or €20million (whichever is greater). How to comply with the GDPR? Firstly, you need to complete an audit of your data. What data do you currently hold, where do you hold it and why? You also need to assess how regularly you review the data for accuracy, how long you keep it and whether you can easily react to requests from your candidates. For example, individuals will have “the right to be forgotten” and the “right to object”, which will allow them to object from their details being used, shared or held. Will you be able to respond and provide proof to responses such as this? [NOTE: personal data isn’t just a person’s email address, it also includes things such as IP addresses and location information) Ensure you are only using the medium to contact clients and candidates that you are authorised to use. You are obligated to only contact an individual using the channel they have opted in to. Unsubscribes are not to be contacted under any circumstance. If a candidate has actively asked to unsubscribe, you cannot contact them again, even if it is just to ask if they wish to be subscribed back to your content. Alert everyone. Make sure that everyone in your agency, especially those who have access to your data are aware of the GDPR. Otherwise, you will be held directly responsible if your employees are still emailing or phoning candidates when they should not. You also need to review your relationship with your clients and any suppliers or job boards you use as they will also be affected by the GDPR and it may affect your relationship with them. Reconsent your active users. Using the medium that the individual has consented to, ask candidates if they would like to remain on your database. You can, however, use this as an opportunity to ask if they would like to be kept up to date via other forms of communication. (Please note, if you do not have evidence that you can contact an individual, be careful about asking them to opt-in as this is still seen as a method of processing data, which is illegal if the person has not authorised it). Data Protection Officers (DPOs). You must appoint a DPO if you: are a public authority carry out large-scale systematic monitoring of individuals (e.g. processing personal data for behavioural advertising) carry out large-scale processing of special categories (e.g. sensitive personal data, such as ethnic origins, religious beliefs etc.) This applies, even if candidates give you this information voluntarily. If you are not required to appoint a DPO you should document and keep records of everything you do to prepare for the GDPR. Safety, encryption and risk. With data protection soon to be stricter, so should your internal processes. You should take extra precaution to ensure that data is safeguarded and make sure regular tests take place. We also recommend you have a breach response plan in place. Establish retention periods. Over the course of time, some users will become inactive or unresponsive. Establish retention periods so you can keep candidate information accurate and your database responsive. Put in place privacy notices. Once you have assessed all of the above, make sure you clearly communicate to your clients and candidates what data you are capturing and why. We advise that by May 2018 you ensure your agency can demonstrate that you are abiding by the new regulations and can show a process/ plan you have put in place to make your agency compliant. For further support and advice on how to comply with the GDPR, register for our GDPR webinar.



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UK Employees Job Hop for the Smallest Salary Increase

October-31-2017 - onrec.com



UK employees are happy to leave their job for noticeably less money than their European peers, according to a recent study by the ADP Research Institute®. Posted in News archive on 31 Oct 2017 “The Evolution of Work 2.0” report surveyed over 8,500 employees and employers across 13 countries. The findings show that UK employees say they will leave their roles for a 10% pay rise versus the European average of 12%. UK employers, however, were found to overestimate how much of a salary increase employees would require to move jobs, estimating to be more than 11%. As a result, many employers are taken by surprise when members of the workforce leave. “Salary stagnation is a real issue in the UK,” said Annabel Jones, HR Director at ADP UK. “With a record number of job vacancies now available in today’s market, employers need to ensure their employees have regular opportunities to progress in their careers whether this is through regular pay reviews, appraisals or training and development.” A nation of risk takers The research also revealed that UK employees are most likely to believe in job security (38%), compared to their European counterparts. As a result, UK employees are more willing to take greater risks in their careers. “Inflation has risen rapidly since the Brexit vote last June,” Jones continued, “This means that UK consumers are suffering a sustained fall in living standards as the real wage falls further. This may well be why UK employees need a smaller salary increase to motivate them to change jobs.” As well as taking risks with regard to pay, UK employees will also take significant risks in regards to the types of jobs they look for, with one out of three employees open to considering a job outside of their industry, compared to just one in five in France. Despite this, UK workers felt it was harder to move to different industries and job functions compared to the rest of Europe (67% versus 64%). To access a copy of the Evolution of Work 2017 report, please click here . About ADP (NASDAQ-ADP) Powerful technology plus a human touch.  Companies of all types and sizes around the world rely on ADP cloud software and expert insights to help unlock the potential of their people. HR. Talent.  Benefits. Payroll. Compliance. Working together to build a better workforce.  For more information, visit ADP.co.uk. ADP, the ADP logo and ADP A more human resource are registered trademarks of ADP, LLC. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright © 2017 ADP, LLC.



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Revamping Retail Resourcing: 65% of Retailers Struggle To Get Staffing Right

October-31-2017 - onrec.com



Inefficient staff scheduling is damaging employee wellbeing and bottom line Posted in News archive on 31 Oct 2017 31 October 2017, London – The retail landscape is changing, and retailers are struggling to keep up. New research by data driven scheduling company Rotageek reveals two thirds (65%) of retailers struggle to get the right staff in the right place at the right time[1]. In fact, 41% have wrongly predicted staffing requirements. This inability to predict staffing levels could cause lasting damage – almost a third (29%) of retailers say they have lost sales because they couldn’t meet customer demand. In a competitive marketplace, retailers cannot afford to dissatisfy customers. More than a quarter (26%) of retailers waste more than one day a week managing issues around staff rotas. This large time investment does not give good returns – with almost half (49%) of retailers saying their employees are unhappy with the shifts they’ve been given. Employees expect retailers to be more accommodating, 28% of retail workers have told their employers the scheduling system is too inflexible, and a further 29% say they want more control over their own shift patterns. Retailers know they can do better, with 75% agreeing they could do more to improve work-life balance and reduce staff churn. Current staffing methods, like spreadsheets, make it difficult and time-consuming for managers to consider everyone’s preferences. Digital staff scheduling could solve this issue for retailers, with over half (57%) of retailers saying it could increase staff happiness and make staff feel empowered (54%). Chris McCullough, CEO and co-founder at Rotageek said: “British retailers are embracing digital transformation, but this hasn’t yet extended to their employees. In-store employees are the face of retailers and are central to ensuring a good customer experience and positive brand experience. Inefficient staff scheduling is damaging to employee well-being, but it’s not just staff morale at stake – the bottom line can also take a hit. Small inefficiencies in day-to-day tasks, increased staff churn and inaccurate forecasts of staffing demands all add up. “Retailers need to act quickly if they want returning customers. Digital staff scheduling is already transforming operations for many retailers. High streets are already home to empty shops and relics of once great retailers. Retailers need to jump into 2017 and grab hold of the right technologies.” Rotageek’s data-led algorithm looks at both business demands, like footfall, and employee preferences to create the ultimate smart solution that works for everyone.  By using innovative digital staff scheduling, retailers can enhance business performance whilst simultaneously empowering employees. Employee wellbeing and satisfaction is hugely affected by the compatibility of work and personal life. Peter Brigden, Operations Director at Maplin, commented: “The findings of this report certainly resonate with our experiences at Maplin. More effective colleague deployment has helped to ensure we get the right people in the right place at the right time, which has had a direct impact on customer experience. Not only do our customers get better service, but our colleagues feel more empowered, too, as they can easily view their upcoming shifts. Overall, Rotageek has made our colleagues’ lives easier, which in turn has helped us make our customers’ lives easier.” About Rotageek Rotageek reinvents outdated employee scheduling processes that are often still carried out on excel or handwritten notes. But the technology’s impact goes far beyond defining shift hours for staff; Rotageek helps organisations predict where there is a need when this need will arise, and how best to effectively satisfy it. Rotageek technology analyses customer patterns to automatically match employee shifts with a store’s required hours. Based on intelligent data analytics, the platform provides a user-friendly system that allows staff and shift planners to manage swaps, preferences and leave requests all in one place. This creates an optimal schedule which finds the precise point where employee wellbeing and business efficiency meet to maximise each other. Founded in 2009, the company is headquartered in London, UK, with offices also in Melbourne, Australia.



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Businesses Face Imminent War for Talent, warns Fujitsu

October-31-2017 - onrec.com



Businesses will soon face a ‘war for talent’ and struggle to attract employees to fill the pending skills gap, according to a whitepaper produced for Fujitsu by leading independent European research firm Pierre Audoin Consultants (PAC). Fujitsu warns that unless companies start planning for the workplace of the future by embracing the so-called ‘boundary-less’ business, they will face growing talent recruitment challenges. Posted in News archive on 31 Oct 2017 Fujitsu commissioned PAC to investigate the elements that will reshape the workplace over the next eight years. The resulting whitepaper ‘Workplace 2025’ outlines the recommended steps that businesses should start taking, in order to remain competitive. One key area that businesses will need to respond to is a radical change in business structure, where organisations’ boundaries of all types will become increasingly fluid, in terms of layers of management and flexible working practices, while traditional industry models will be broken down, driving new models of collaboration. Conway Kosi, Head of Managed Infrastructure Services EMEIA at Fujitsu, comments: “There is a real and present danger that employers without appropriate workplace technology strategies are going to find themselves left behind in the war for talent – because they simply won’t be able to attract people to work in what will be seen as increasingly antiquated working conditions and practices. The workforce of the future expects highly flexible IT that will accommodate their chosen way of working in a seamless manner – IT that supports more effective, richer collaboration with peers both inside the business and across the wider industry. Companies need to realise that the strategic decisions relating to both technology and the social side of workplace transformation they make today will have a major impact on their future options for building or joining business ecosystems, in terms of attracting workers with the right skills. Unless you’re a ‘boundary-less’ business, you’ll be left behind.” The agility of the ‘boundary-less’ workplace The focus for workplace strategies will widen from driving individual user productivity to enabling prolific collaboration and co-creation on both a small and industry-wide scale, while also supporting health and wellness. To appeal to future employees with the right skills, Fujitsu advises that businesses must ensure they are moving towards an environment that provides contextual, personalised workspaces aligned to the individual needs of users. At the same time, they should plan to encourage enhanced peer collaboration by implementing technologies such as augmented reality. The Workplace 2025 report foresees that today’s organisational structures will become more agile, adapting to constantly-changing economic conditions, competitive landscapes and customer demands. Today’s familiar, rigid hierarchies and departments will be replaced with small, collaborative networks of teams composed of internal and external freelancers, connected via unified communication platforms and supported by intelligent assistants. Individual employees will no longer be defined by a single role, since their contribution and work style will dynamically adapt to meet shifting requirements on different tasks. Furthermore, businesses will need to overhaul traditional office layouts to incorporate more collaborative spaces, using virtual and augmented reality to enhance meetings. And when the workplace is no longer tied to a physical location, biometrics will play a more prominent role in securing access to enterprise data and applications, allowing people to seamlessly access applications from any device, anywhere. Crowdsourced recruitment This increased fluidity will affect not only the types of skills required but also the recruitment process to secure the right talent. The whitepaper predicts that, in 2025, the fastest-growing businesses will be those able to instantly identify and tap into skills from a truly global talent pool. The process of finding the right workers will transition from placing individuals in defined roles, into the global crowdsourcing of freelance skills. Online platforms will match employers with freelancers as the primary channel for recruitment, and businesses will increasingly lean on advanced artificial intelligence and its sophisticated algorithms to identify individuals with the right skills for each project. The constant process of rapidly building teams of all sizes requires a robust but flexible technology platform that enables workers to be rapidly authenticated, using biometric data, and authorised to use relevant tools and systems. Blurring of lines between industries Workplace 2025 whitepaper author Nick Mayes, a Research Director at PAC, says: “One crucial thing for companies to recognise is that the workplace of the future will also extend beyond organisations’ own company walls. The lines between individual organisations and ecosystems will blur, as companies increasingly cast their net wider to innovate. New digital ecosystems will be forged from cross-industry partnerships that address customer needs in new ways – for example, a financial services company might propose a mortgage, then connect the customer to an estate agent and removals firm, providing an end-to-end service.” Forging and extending these networks will place fresh demands on the technology required to support this new order, as systems will need to span organisational boundaries to open up core business applications to external partners. Managing inter-company file sharing to enable a higher level of collaboration will require enhanced security to ensure the protection of intellectual property. As a result of these changing demands, Fujitsu expects technology partners to play the role of helping businesses manage these new, wider ecosystems, while also handling other challenges such as security and financial risk management. Companies will require the technology foundations of a platform and need a framework to rapidly plug into the available services and skills. This model of digital co-creation carries the potential to deliver much greater business value than the rigid contractual models that dominate the market today.  



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Singapore Looks to Create Thousands of Finance, Insurance Jobs

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Singapore wants to bolster its status as a wealth management and foreign-exchange center as part of plans to create more financial-sector jobs and mitigate the effect of rapid changes in technology. In a plan unveiled Monday, the Monetary Authority of



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Why States Should Drop Insurance Anti-Rebating Laws: Viewpoint

October-31-2017 - insurancejournal.com



For the commercial property and casualty, and employee benefits segments of the insurance industry, anti-rebating laws are both nonsense and anti-consumer. Competition is intended to protect competitiveness in the marketplace, not to protect competitors. Producers need to be able to



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A crack in the wall: French scientists explore novel employment model beyond academia

October-30-2017 - sciencemag.org



Working as part of a cooperative offers a balance of independence and security



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Advanced Group: Optimas Gold Winner for Corporate Citizenship

October-30-2017 - workforce.com



Advanced Group knows its employees want to make a difference in the world and be productive toward their community. The Chicago-based consulting group, which focuses on mergers and acquisitions, outsourcing and management, makes sure to reward its employees for their community volunteering through its four-year initiative, Community Works. It is ingrained in the company’s culture to find humanitarian ways to... The post Advanced Group: Optimas Gold Winner for Corporate Citizenship appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Bristol-Myers Squibb: Optimas Gold Winner for Benefits

October-30-2017 - workforce.com



Simplifying employee benefits is difficult for any company no matter its size. When you consider the same challenge for a massive, global biopharma company with 27,000 employees scattered across 46 countries, a single solution seems impossible. Bristol-Myers Squibb had many challenges embedded in its paper-based, low-tech benefits process, including language barriers, resource constraints and conflicting priorities. The New York-based company... The post Bristol-Myers Squibb: Optimas Gold Winner for Benefits appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Riverside Healthcare: Optimas Silver Winner for Benefits

October-30-2017 - workforce.com



Many employers say they want a culture of health. Riverside Healthcare is one that is achieving that culture through its employee wellness program, Riverside Employees Actively Choosing Health, or REACH. REACH focuses on holistic well-being rather than just physical health. Along with health risk assessments and annual wellness labs, employees can also access programs centered around emotional health, financial wellness... The post Riverside Healthcare: Optimas Silver Winner for Benefits appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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GAI Consultants: Optimas Gold Winner for Business Impact

October-30-2017 - workforce.com



GAI Consultants has a simple belief: As employees and leaders grow and succeed, the company will grow and succeed right alongside them. In order to put this belief into action, the engineering, planning and environmental consulting firm created a more effective training program with clearer, more precise directions. Their training program, GAI University, was designed in 2014 to develop the... The post GAI Consultants: Optimas Gold Winner for Business Impact appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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After 457 days in the job, another Asda boss is ousted

October-30-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The chain is parting ways with Sean Clarke, who will leave at the end of the year – just 18 months after taking on the top post.



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Professional jobs rise 7pc as employers look to smooth Brexit transition

October-30-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Axe stamp duty in the Budget, Hammond is told

October-30-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The Adam Smith Institute said the ‘damaging’ tax – which raised £11.7billion last year – stopped Britons moving jobs and kept them in houses too large for their needs.



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Managing the managers

October-30-2017 - bbc.com



Why hire a manager and then hire someone else to tell them how to do their job?



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CEO Secrets: ´Trust your gut when recruiting staff´

October-30-2017 - bbc.com



CEO Secrets: When hiring staff, don't rely on their CVs, go with your gut instinct, says Cecile Reinaud.



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California Workers’ Comp Report Shows Prevalence of Opioids in Set-Asides

October-30-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A new report shows that nearly 70 percent of federally mandated and approved California Workers Compensation Medicare Set-Aside settlements for injured workers require funding for decades of opioid use, often at dangerously high levels and in conjunction with other high-risk



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Houston Labor Union to Pay $30K to Settle Federal Race Discrimination Lawsuit

October-30-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Houstons Local 100 of the United Labor Unions, a multi-state service workers union, has agreed to pay $30,000 in lost wages and damages to settle a race discrimination suit filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal



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U.S. regulator wants to loosen leash on Wells Fargo: sources

October-30-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A leading U.S. regulator wants to make it easier for Wells Fargo to pay employees when they leave, loosening a restriction in place since a phony accounts scandal hit the bank last year, according to people familiar with the matter.



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UK must prepare for fourth industrial revolution, says report

October-30-2017 - bbc.com



Digital technology could create hundreds of thousands of UK manufacturing jobs, a new report says.



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EasyJet agrees €40m deal with insolvent Air Berlin

October-30-2017 - bbc.com



The UK airline will buy part of the German firm's operations in Berlin, saving 1,000 jobs.



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´Devastating´ Hinkley Point strike averted after agreement

October-30-2017 - bbc.com



An agreement over pay for construction workers at the new nuclear power station has been reached.



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New York’s Lawley Hires Overhoff as Loss Control Manager

October-30-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Lawley, a Buffalo, N.Y.-based, independent insurance broker, has hired loss control veteran Bob Overhoff Jr. as loss control manager. Previously the director of corporate safety at LPCiminelli, Overhoff Jr. will work out of Lawleys headquarters in Buffalo, N.Y., helping customers



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Mark Halperin is out of a job at NBC News

October-30-2017 - usatoday.com



Halperins termination comes after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment and assault when he worked at ABC News. Video provided by Newsy            



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BrightMove Creates First Usage-based Staffing Software with Daily Pricing; Gives All Organizations Opportunity for Rich Features Available to Big-budget Business

October-30-2017 - onrec.com



The Essential ATS plan with low-per-user, day-to-day-usage pricing is unique to the staffing industry. Posted in News archive on 30 Oct 2017 ST. AUGUSTINE BEACH, Fla., Oct. 23, 2017 – BrightMove, a pioneer in cloud-based recruiting software solutions, has introduced a low-per-user, day-to-day-usage applicant tracking software (ATS) pricing plan to provide a new option for budget-conscious organizations. Daily costs – therefore, monthly costs – vary under the new BrightMove ATS Essential plan, depending on: the number of users and active jobs; career portal usage; and the amount of storage used for jobs, applicants and contacts. The Essential plan’s daily pricing is:  Users - $.25 per user (1 user keeps account open, at about $7.50/mo.) Career portal - $.25 per portal Storage for jobs, applicants, contacts - $.10 per block of 1,000, per category Open jobs - $.05 per job The beta version of the Essential plan was announced in February under the name CM (consumption model). Reaching underserved and virtually unserved markets “There’s such growth in small staffing companies and independent recruiters that could use what ATS offers to help make them successful,” said David Webb, BrightMove’s co-founder and CEO. “This underserved market, as well as the virtually unserved market of start-ups, nonprofits, seasonal hires and many small businesses, should have the same tools that deeper-pocketed enterprises have to help them hire right and hire fast. That’s why we developed the Essential plan.” TalentYeti, a start-up staffing company in Jacksonville, Fla., area “We use BrightMove ATS under the Essential plan for recruiting, business development and candidate intake; we use it to raise brand awareness and push jobs on social media,” said John Perton, TalentYeti cofounder and managing partner. “We are literally using it to run our business on a day-to-day basis.” Perton continued: “It absolutely streamlines the hiring process and boosts efficiencies through the roof. We just hired someone who hopped on a BrightMove new-user training call around 1:00 pm and by 6:00 pm he’d submitted 28 candidates to a job we had open. “That's productivity on day one.” Kooky Canuck, award-winning eatery with two Tennessee locations – one in downtown Memphis and one in suburban Cordova “We knew we had to move our searches to the online arena,” said Terry Trim, director of operations for both restaurants. “And BrightMove had a cost-effective way for us to enter the 21st Century and ‘the cloud.’ “We were surprised at how many applicants the system produced as soon as we went live. In the first two weeks, we had more than in the previous whole year. And the first 20 led to three new hires. “This plan is perfect for independent restaurants and small chains,” Trim continued, adding that he never thought that Kooky Canuck “could afford a staffing system comparable to those used by large enterprises.” Trim has recommended BrightMove to other restaurants. About BrightMove Founded in 2005 by IT recruiters who created their own software because what they needed was not on the market, BrightMove delivers ATS as Business Process as a Service to businesses of all sizes, serving end users in a broad spectrum of industries with a number of pricing plans. Its advanced platform runs on Amazon Web Services with 99.99 percent uptime and processes about 5,000 transactions per minute in peak hours. Its application servers’ average mean response is about 25ms, not even a tenth of the time it takes to blink an eye. Process driven, highly efficient, quick to respond, and able to seamlessly scale to customer demand, the company is committed to delivering technical innovation through customer feedback, called “The BrightMove Promise.” Customers on Capterra give BrightMove 4.5 out of 5 stars for ease of use and customer service. For a comparison of the Essential plan with other BrightMove ATS plans, go to www.brightmove.com/pricing/  



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Freelancers and contractors rely on personal network over agencies for new projects.

October-30-2017 - onrec.com



48% of UK freelancers and contractors currently source new contracts through referrals and their personal network, compared to 44% who use job boards and recruitment agencies to find roles, new research from Qdos Contractor of The Qdos Group has indicated. Posted in News archive on 30 Oct 2017 Research into 641 freelancers and contractors predominately working in IT and technology has revealed: 48% secure new work through referrals and their personal network 44% find work through recruitment agencies and or job boards 5% source work through ‘other’ methods Just 3% approach clients cold, through emails and calls There is a possibility that changes to public sector IR35 might have impacted the number of contractors who source work through recruitment agencies – given agencies’ involvement in helping their public sector clients set the employment status of the contractors they place. HMRC recently revealed that its CEST Tool has been used approximately 450,000 times to help set IR35 status. Recent Qdos Contractor research highlighted that; 85% of contractors distrust the tool entirely to make accurate IR35 decisions 88% contractors do not believe public sector clients or agencies are able to make accurate IR35 decisions without the input of the contractor Qdos Contractor CEO Seb Maley commented on the findings: “While there isn’t much in it, many contractors prefer to source new projects through referrals and a personal network which they’ve worked hard to build throughout their careers. “That said, recruitment agencies - which are able to offer independent workers relevant opportunities consistently - continue to play a vital role in how contractors find work. For agencies to attract even greater numbers of contractors though, they must show independent workers they are doing everything in their power to help public sector clients make well-informed IR35 decisions. Understandably, contractors will want to know that their agency is working closely with their client to help set an accurate employment status. “Should IR35 reform be extended to the private sector – which looks increasingly likely – this will become even more important.”



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Expansion for Encore with Derby office move

October-30-2017 - onrec.com



National recruitment firm Encore Personnel has announced the expansion of its Derby branch with a new city centre office and several jobs created. Posted in News archive on 30 Oct 2017 The move saw the firm’s Derby branch relocate from its current base in Morledge to Gervase House in historic Friar Gate earlier this month (October) Alan Worth, a recruitment professional with more than 17 years’ experience in the sector, will continue to spearhead the growth and development of the Derby office as branch manager. Leading a team of five existing staff, Alan will also oversee the appointment of two additional employees over the coming weeks. Speaking of the move, Alan said: “Since we opened our Derby office in 2016, there has been exponential growth and increased demand for our services across Derbyshire. “On average, we are placing 80 to 90 temporary workers each week in positions across multiple sectors including driving and industrial. With that number set to increase, we were in real need of a bigger space to operate from. “Friar Gate is one of the key cultural, historical and architectural focal points of the city centre and is the perfect location for us to grow as a branch and expand the services we are able to offer our clients.” The deal was overseen by commercial property agency Innes England on behalf of Chevin Homes. Chris Wright, associate director at Innes England, said: “Chevin Homes acquired the property from us in 2016, bolstering their investment portfolio in the city. We are delighted to announce Gervase House is now fully let with the arrival of Encore, which will be joining Elliot Mather Solicitors and Marie Curie, which both have offices in the building. “The suite offered modern, open plan city centre offices with ample car parking – perfect for Encore Personnel which knew the space was right for them on their first viewing. “Encore is a well-established national recruitment firm, resourcing employment opportunities across a broad range of sectors to include driving and industrial, which is synonymous with the skilled Derby workforce.  It has been a pleasure to welcome them to Gervase House.” James Cokayne, director at Chevin Homes, said: “We are really pleased to welcome Encore to Gervase House, which is now fully let. The building is located in the historic Friar Gate area of Derby city centre, making it a great place for Encore to grow.” Alan added, “With multiple new contract wins and pipeline business on the way, this is a really exciting time for Encore Personnel and we look forward to seeing what the next 12 months brings for the team.” For more information, visit www.encorepersonnel.co.uk .  



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Regus Reveals Flexible Working Key to Combatting Workplace Stress

October-30-2017 - onrec.com



On National Stress Awareness Day, UK professionals point to the wellbeing benefits of flexible working Posted in News archive on 30 Oct 2017 UK 27 October 2017- Offering employees the opportunity to work flexibly plays a key role in increasing their wellbeing.  This is according to research commissioned by workspace provider Regus, released to coincide with National Stress Awareness Day on November 1st.   The survey, which canvassed the opinions of 1700 UK professionals, found that half of respondents believed  flexible working allowed them to have a better work-life balance.  The survey also underlined the benefits of flexible working for the health of a business, with just under three fifths (59%) saying that it meant they were more productive. In addition, 41% of respondents said that working flexibly allowed them to eat more healthily and 43% said it helped them get more sleep. These findings chime with previous research commissioned by Regus that showed 56% of respondents believe that flexible workers are more ‘mindful’ and are better able to assess their levels of well-being.  Richard Morris, UK CEO, Regus, comments: “National Stress Awareness Day serves as the perfect reminder to employers that stress management and employee well-being should be a proactive and planned element of business strategy.  “How - and crucially, where - people work is understood to have a significant bearing on workplace wellbeing so the flexible working conversation should play a part in every modern business’s strategy.”  



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Want to be a better leader? Industry experts reveal their secrets

October-30-2017 - onrec.com



Being humble, tolerant and innovative are the three main qualities that professionals believe are key to becoming a successful leader, according to GISMA Business School. Posted in News archive on 30 Oct 2017 Some of the UK’s most successful business leaders were interviewed to find out what they believed the best leadership qualities to be. Those questioned by GISMA shared that, in their experience, the top five traits that make a good leader are: 1.     Having patience 2.     Being respectful 3.     Being inspiring 4.     Having a clear vision 5.     Being observant “Effective business leadership demands a captain of the ship, not just someone who’s standing at the helm,” said Leadership and Business Coach, Helen Packham. “Having helped entrepreneurs and employees stand out as leaders in their field, it’s important to have courage, take risks, and stand up for what you believe in, even if that polarises opinion,” she added. Speaking about his experiences, Founder and CEO of The Formations Company, Piers Chead, added: “It’s important to understand your space and the people within it. A good leader will always take a step back to observe a dynamic before diving in and getting their hands dirty. The better you understand your environment, the more effective you'll be at tackling tricky situations.” The business leaders also revealed that they believe good leaders should aim to develop continuously, as well as having the willingness to learn and admit when they are wrong.  This is something Daniel Rowles, CEO at digital marketing training company, Target Internet, believes has been vital to his success. He commented: “From my perspective, the most important thing has been learning from every failure and success. If you can't learn in this way, you could easily go through your whole career without improving in any meaningful way.” Speaking about the findings, Dr Steve Priddy, Dean of GISMA Business School said: “Good and effective leadership creates a better work environment for all. Setting an example as a great leader helps others to see what skills they need to also be successful. True leadership is about taking people to places they would not (or could not) go on their own, and achieving that level of loyalty and dedication is next to impossible without a genuine allegiance inspired by true leadership skills. “There are always ways to learn more and enhance your leadership skills, and we hope these suggestions will help inspire business professionals to re-evaluate their leadership abilities, and address areas they feel may require development.” For more information about GISMA, go to: www.gisma.com/faculty



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Workers at Los Alamos Lab in New Mexico Contaminated by Radioactive Material

October-30-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Workers at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico were contaminated after radioactive particles were released into the air inside the labs plutonium facility. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the lab accident last month was the second time



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Top Technology Investments of Workers’ Compensation Carriers: Novarica

October-30-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Workers compensation insurers are looking to technology to deliver operating efficiencies, underwriting insights and product development as they navigate a fragmented market with high sensitivity to state regulation, According to technology research and consulting firm Novarica in its latest report,



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The Hilb Group Acquires Michigan’s BKC Insurance Agency

October-30-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The Hilb Group LLC (THG) has acquired BKC Insurance Agency (BKC), based in Cheboygan, Michigan. In addition to Cheboygan, BKC has an additional location in Indian River, Michigan. The agency provides a wide array of property/casualty and employee benefits solutions



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Alera Group Names Doucette VP — Human Resources, Organization Development

October-30-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Deerfield, Illinois-based Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has appointed Bill Doucette as vice president of Human Resources and Organization Development. Doucette will focus on uniting the best practices of Alera Group firms



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Career advice: How to become a kindergarten teacher

October-29-2017 - usatoday.com



Kindergarten teachers are educators first and foremost.            



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AP-NORC poll: Most have little fear of robots taking jobs

October-29-2017 - abcnews.com



AP-NORC poll: Most US workers have little fear automation will eliminate their job within 10 years



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BT boss Gavin Patterson facing threat to his job

October-29-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The telecoms giant is due to reveal its second-quarter results on Thursday – one day after Jan du Plessis takes over as chairman. It comes after what has been a torrid year for BT so far.



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Ofcom raps Virgin Media over three-year iPhone contracts

October-29-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Vanquish a phantom debt for good

October-29-2017 - usatoday.com



That debt might not belong to you but telling that to the collector wont earn you a reprieve. Heres how to do away with phantom debt.            



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WATCH: Peter Thomas Roth: How to get on QVC

October-28-2017 - abcnews.com



Peter Thomas Roth, CEO, founder and formulator of Peter Thomas Roth Clinical Skin Care, talks QVC and how to sell your product on 'Real Biz With Rebecca Jarvis.'



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How to cash in on the UK warehouse boom

October-28-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The growing trend towards e-commerce has created intense demand for huge warehouses from which retailers can ship their goods.



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How to repair chinks in your financial armour

October-28-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Everyone has a financial weak spot. But there are ways to repair any chinks in our financial armour. Lucy Fletcher is unsure whether she should save for a house or a comfortable retirement.



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EU plan for Frankfurt to clear out City jobs after Brexit

October-28-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The study has been circulated by Deutsche Boerse, the Frankfurt-based operator of Germany’s stock exchange.



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´Scammer Grannies´ hoodwink relatives over fraud risk

October-28-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



They were shown how to set up a fake email address and use it to persuade relatives to click on a link – which four in five of their victims did.



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7 jobs where salaries are skyrocketing

October-28-2017 - usatoday.com



The median salary for an online sales manager is $117,960, according to CareerCast. In 2013, it was $88,249. Many of the jobs with fast-growing salaries have strong hiring outlooks.            



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How to get the 1960s sideboard look with new furniture

October-28-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Here are three new versions of the iconic pieces of furniture that are rectangular in shape and come with distinctive angular legs that can be bought from £350.



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Workplace: Tips for avoiding negativity on the job

October-28-2017 - usatoday.com



Rather than joining the chorus of complainers, try to be the person who walks into the room and lights it up! Heres how.            



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HERONSLEA GROUP SCOOPS NATIONAL PROPERTY AWARD

October-28-2017 - theargus.co.uk



Hertfordshire’s leading residential developer, Heronslea Group, has won the top category at last week’s Premier Guarantee Excellence Awards for its ground breaking development, The Residence, in Hadley Wood, North London.



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Apple co-founder Steve Jobs BMW Z8 sports car goes up for auction

October-28-2017 - usatoday.com



The BMW Z8 belonging to Steve Jobs included a much-hated Motorola phone            



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An Open Letter to HR Professionals: Stop Enabling Sexual Harassment

October-27-2017 - workforce.com



Dear HR sisters and brothers: The recent Harvey Weinstein allegations have caused an outpouring of personal experiences with sexual harassment shared under the hashtag #metoo. What is deeply disturbing are the accusations that HR has been complicit and has failed to take appropriate action to address this scourge. In Laurie Ruettimann’s Oct. 18 Vox post, “Let’s face it. HR is... The post An Open Letter to HR Professionals: Stop Enabling Sexual Harassment appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Career advice: These 6 part-time jobs come with benefits

October-27-2017 - usatoday.com



if youre seeking a part-time job with benefits, its not necessarily like searching for a unicorn.            



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TMF ditches £1bn London float after getting better offer from CVC

October-27-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Job losses

October-27-2017 - bbc.com



Online shoppers want cheap, fast deliveries so distribution warehouses are automating but at a cost in jobs.



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Tenet Healthcare to cut roughly 1,300 jobs

October-27-2017 - usatoday.com



The move is meant to save the hospital company $150 million            



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Assurance Furthers Expansion Into Washington D.C. with Hiring of Groseclose

October-27-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Assurance, a Schaumburg, Ill.-headquartered, independent insurance brokerage, has hired Jack Groseclose to serve as an employee benefits advisor. In his new role, Groseclose will be based in Washington D.C., furthering Assurances expansion efforts into the D.C. market. He will focus



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40 years of jobs in the UK

October-27-2017 - onrec.com



Despite recent political uncertainty, the UK job market is booming. Over 32 million people are currently in work across the country with rates of unemployment at their lowest levels since 1975. But where are all the jobs coming from? Posted in News archive on 27 Oct 2017 RS Components have analysed 40 years of ONS data to reveal which industries are creating the most jobs in today’s vibrant market, and there are clear winners and losers. The industry that has grown the most since 1987 is Real Estate which, although a relatively small industry overall, has enjoyed a whopping 142% increase. Considering the soaring price of property and the huge demand for homes it’s hardly surprising that jobs in Real Estate are growing. Science and Technology takes second place in the highest job growth rankings, adding just over 1.6 million jobs to the UK market since 1987, a percentage increase of 130%. The industry has seen huge growth since the tech boom of the 90’s and 00’s and is continuing to thrive as the UK cements itself as a global leader in the industry. Administrative roles and positions in Information Communication have also seen very healthy increases adding a combined 2.3 million jobs to the UK economy over the last 40 years. Of the 19 industries categorised by the ONS, the five with the biggest percentage increase in jobs were: Real Estate: +142% Science Technology: +130% Administrative: +122% Information Communication: +91% Healthcare: +74% Sitting at the bottom of the infographic are the industries that have failed to provide fresh roles in recent years. Unsurprisingly Mining Quarrying has seen the biggest percentage decrease in vacancies, with jobs falling 69% since 1987. Although still a major industry in the UK job market, Manufacturing is seconded biggest jobs loser, shedding almost 2.3 million positions over the last four decades, no doubt partly due to huge developments in automation. The five industries with the biggest decrease in jobs were: Mining Quarrying: -69% Manufacturing: -46% Electricity, Gas Air Conditioning Supply: -29% Public Admin Defence: -21% Agriculture, Forestry & Fishing: -20% It’s clear from the last four decades of job data that the UK is changing focus, slowly shifting from the industrial Britain of old to the services and tech Britain of the future. But which industries will survive the next forty years? View the Infographic here



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´Search For Greatness´ - Global job site Indeed unveils bold new ad campaign

October-27-2017 - onrec.com



The world’s largest job site Indeed has launched a new brand campaign that tackles one of recruitment’s last taboos - unconscious bias. Posted in News archive on 27 Oct 2017 Company Profile Indeed View profile » The thought-provoking campaign urges employers to consider an issue that can hold back talented jobseekers and cause recruiters to miss strong candidates. The striking series of billboard and TV ads features a range of people whose faces are obscured by their CV, driving home the message that employers should judge candidates first and foremost on the skills they have to offer. Paul D’Arcy, Indeed’s SVP of Marketing, commented: “At Indeed, we believe opportunities should be available to all based on their skills and abilities. Unfortunately, hiring can be an imperfect process, and bias and stereotypes can make great candidates feel invisible.” “In our new campaign, we wanted to take on this issue directly. We know that the majority of recruiters and employers share our passion for discovering the best talent for every vacancy. We also wanted to share something that would resonate with jobseekers, and showcase the idea that everyone deserves to be evaluated based on their skills and experience.” Founded in 2004, Indeed has more than 5,000 employees worldwide working to help people get jobs through job search, company reviews, salary data, tailored job alerts and a host of other hiring services. Indeed’s Search for Greatness campaign went live in the US in September and is being rolled out across the UK and Europe from October. The TV ads can be found here: 20 sec - https://youtu.be/Nf7OSEU_cNs and 30 sec - https://youtu.be/ze7G00_HKPM . Out of home (OOH) CV billboards and adverts are playing in Waterloo Station during prime commuting hours.



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New Study Reveals Employee and Employer Concerns For The Digital Future

October-27-2017 - onrec.com



LinkedIn insights have found a greater demand and lesser supply of digital talent worldwide Posted in News archive on 27 Oct 2017 Seventy percent of employers say that their organisations are not in a position to undergo a successful digital transformation, in part due to the widening digital talent gap, a new report from LinkedIn and CapGemini has revealed. The Digital Talent Gap – Are Companies Doing Enough? has revealed that employees in companies worldwide do not have the skills required to meet the demand for digital roles. More than half (54%) of organisations surveyed in the research said that a digital talent gap is hampering their digital transformation programmes, and that a shortage of digital talent has cost them a competitive advantage. Despite the UK having a proportion of digital talent that is higher than the global average, 57% of British businesses say they are responding to a widening digital skills gap. Other key findings from the report include: There is a supply and demand issue Talent with digital skills are in high demand, but job openings outnumber the workers equipped to fill them. For top digital skills, 60-68% of employers surveyed in the study acknowledged the high demand for the skill, while only 38-45% of employers considered their employees to be proficient in the skill. The digital skill gap is a moving target Digital talent is migrating across geographies, across industry sectors, and across companies.  This means that while markets such as the United States, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands see strong net inflows of digital talent, they also rank among the countries with the widest perceived gap between digital skill demand and digital skill supply. Employees are taking skill development into their own hands The research also found that 32% of UK employees feel that their skill set will be redundant in the next 1-2 years, with this figure rising to 39% when considering a 4-5 year period. More than half of digital employees (55%) also say they are willing to move to another organisation if they feel their digital skills are stagnating, and more than half of today’s digital talent also say that training programmes are not helpful or that they are not given time to attend. Professionals are so concerned with their development that nearly 60% of digital talent is investing their own time and money, most commonly to be on a par with their colleagues on the required digital skills. Sarah O’Brien, Global Insights Director, LinkedIn Talent Solutions, also gave some tips to talent professionals looking to address a digital talent gap in their own organisations: Take the time to get to grips with the digital skill mix you need to be successful. Using tools such as LinkedIn data can help you build a roadmap for building your digital capability. Match the reality of your talent brand to the needs of the digital talent you want to attract, develop and retain. By tapping into motivations and priorities of digital talent you’ll be more effective at showing them why you’re a great place to work. Tailor your sourcing and development strategy accordingly. At LinkedIn, we find stark differences between how machine learning professionals respond to Recruiter InMails vs. Web Developers, for example.



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Major employment report shows signs of returning confidence in the oil and gas market

October-27-2017 - onrec.com



After a tough four years new research shows that for the first time since 2014 the oil and gas industry expects more new jobs to be created than lost over the next 12 months. Posted in News archive on 27 Oct 2017 Company Profile NES ONLINE - Engineering Recruitment Agency View profile » Since the price of oil crashed in 2014 it is estimated that more than 440,000 jobs have been cut in the sector worldwide, however, with the price of oil having stabilised since July this year, new research by recruiter NES Global Talent and oilandgasjobsearch.com shows that almost 90% of employers expect staffing levels to either increase or remain the same in 2018. The survey shows that in total almost 60% of employers expect to recruit significantly over the next 12 months. Of those almost a quarter (23%) of employers expect to increase their workforce by 5%; almost a fifth, (19%) expect to increase staffing by between 5 and 10%; and more than a sixth (17%) by more than 10%. Almost a third (30%) of employers expect staffing levels to remain the same and just 11% of employers expect to cut jobs. In total NES Global Talent and oilandgasjobsearch.com surveyed more than 3,000 employers and almost 7,000 workers as part of their Oil and Gas Outlook 2017 report. Tig Gilliam, CEO of NES Global Talent, said: “Globally we are now increasingly confident that the market supports increased investment in the energy sector.  Energy companies with the support of their partners have right-sized their organisations for the current levels of activity.  With a stabilised price environment and lower cost profile more and more assets offer attractive returns on investment and operations.  This increasing activity is leading the higher performing companies to refocus on quality people to lead and deliver value.” “While this activity is being led by a sharp increase in investment in U.S. shale, there has also been an uptick in capital projects being approved which will positively impact the industry across all regions. With our own staff operating in over 60 countries, the increasingly positive tone of our clients and contractors is a welcome signal of the turnaround in the market and the participants in this survey echo that sentiment.” Alex Fourlis, Managing Director of Oilandgasjobsearch.com, said: “There is a sense of positivity throughout the guide the likes of which we haven’t seen since 2013 and can be read as an indication of a potential stabilisation of the oil market. This is key to kick-start projects that haven’t been viable for a while and will have a positive effect on job volume and salaries across the industry. Comparing the number of jobs posted throughout the industry YTD to the end of July vs the same period in 2016, there has been a 2% increase year on year with jobs from corporates up by 8%.” Download the report



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30,000 new teachers to be recruited by 2020, but ‘it’s not too ambitious’

October-27-2017 - onrec.com



New report collated by Northern Lights SCITT shows how teacher recruitment and training is changing Posted in News archive on 27 Oct 2017 Back in September 2016, it was reported that the UK had more teachers in schools than ever before, this was reported by Secretary of State for Education, Rt. Hon Justine Greening MP. However, Greening also admitted that the challenge for teaching is to make sure that the profession remains an attractive and desirable career for young people. So far, teacher numbers have managed to keep up with the increasing number of pupils in the past few years, but recruiting teacher trainees is getting more and more difficult. Over the past five years, targets for teacher recruitment in the UK haven’t been hit. Primary based teacher training has just about managed to hit target and secondary subjects such as Geography, Biology and History exceeded targets. But unfortunately, subjects such as Mathematics, Physics and Computing are really struggling to gain traction from aspiring teachers. North West Yorkshire based SCITT, Northern Lights, is led by Skipton Girls’ High School, the 2017 Enthuse UK STEM Secondary School of the Year, and offers training in STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Maths) subjects. “Despite an established reputation as a provider of high quality STEM learning for both pupils and staff as a regional Science Learning Partnership, Northern Lights has experienced the same challenges in recruiting trainees to these shortage subjects.   I am a Physicist myself and am passionate about giving our students the best opportunities.  That means we need subject specialists in our schools.”  Kate Walter, SCITT Director at Northern Lights Between 2015 and 2016, the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) teachers increased by 0.1% from 456.9 thousand to 457.2 thousand, but even though this number is increasing, in the same period, the number of newly qualified FTE teachers has decreased from 10.4% to 10.1% Demographics; the majority of teachers are females in their 30’s Last year, the government reported that a huge 73.9% of all FTE teachers are female and 80.2% of all school staff, including support staff and teaching assistants, are female. These figures have near enough stayed static since 2010 and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change any time soon – more than two thirds of initial teacher trainees who started in September 2016 were females. To add to that, only 1 in 5, who were training to become primary school teachers were male. Kate Walter, Northern Lights believes that we need to challenge these traditional stereotypes – more men in primary teaching and more women in Science. However, a demographic that is slowly changing is the age of teachers - teachers are getting younger – back in 2010, 23% of teachers were under 30, last year 24.9% of teachers are now under 30. The future of teacher training In July this year, the Department for Education reported that almost 800,000 extra pupils would be enrolled at state schools within the next decade, which the Institute of Fiscal Studies predicts will mean that around 30,000 new teachers will be needed in the profession by 2020. “This target from the Institute of Fiscal Studies doesn’t seem too ambitious. Last year 27,000 people started training courses to become teachers. However, the challenge we have as a profession is retaining the teachers who have relevant qualifications in the subjects and regions struggling to recruit.” Kate Walter, SCITT Director at Northern Lights The future of initial teacher training is changing. The number of new entrants to training programmes decreased by around 700 from 2015/2016 to 2016/2017, with 27,053 trainees across HEI and school led training. But the most staggering recruitment statistic last year was that 56% of teacher trainees were on a school-led approach, a staggering 23% increase since the 2013/2014 academic year. Kate Walter, Northern Lights is a firm believer in in the school-led approach due to the numerous benefits the trainees gain; “Applicants to teacher training are recognising the strengths of learning “on the job”, working alongside experienced teachers in the classroom.  They are able to learn by doing and gain instant feedback from current practitioners.  Their professional learning as a group is evidence based with the majority of sessions delivered by outstanding specialists in Alliance schools.  What better way to learn.”



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The five workplace email faux-pas you should avoid

October-27-2017 - onrec.com



In today’s highly virtual workplace, most of us use email daily. Although emails shouldn’t be used as a replacement for all face-to-face contact, they can serve many functions within a business. Posted in News archive on 27 Oct 2017 Send a sloppy email, and your professional reputation will take a hit. Send a properly worded and formatted one, and your credibility will rise. Considering this, The Language Gallery has compiled the ultimate guide to email etiquette. Familiarise yourself with the following rules to ensure your emails are helping, and not hindering your career: Addressing someone incorrectly Have you ever called someone ‘Sara’ rather than ‘Sarah’, or ‘Rachael’ instead of ‘Rachel’? It’s best to always double-check names that vary in spelling before pressing send. This small and simple mistake speaks volumes of your accuracy and attention to detail. So, double check your work and address the person correctly. Don’t be a rambler If you send a pretty lengthy email, then the reader will probably only read a quarter of the message, and then leave it languishing in their inbox. Instead, keep business emails to the point. If a message needs to be longer, it’s probably too complicated to be communicated over email. In that case, you’re better off having a phone conversation or a face-to-face meeting. Stick to relevant subject lines As our inboxes get fuller, we rely more and more on subject lines to search for relevant messages. Make it easy for people to find what they’re looking for with an appropriate and clear subject line. Avoid spelling errors and bad grammar There are multiple ways to spell-check your emails so there’s no excuse for sloppy spelling. If your email service doesn’t have a built-in spell-checker, then copy and paste important emails into a word processing system that does. The same goes for grammar. Get it right. Don’t be misinterpreted This can be avoided if you stop and think about what you've written, and you spend the time to read it through at least twice. Accuracy and quality are challenged when people rush work, and spending a few more minutes considering the content, the tone it depicts, and how it will be read is a great investment, as once it has been sent, it’s too late to change it, and it will be interpreted as it is written. Speaking about his top pet peeves when it comes to work emails, Jon Keen, Cyber-Security Project Manager from Edinburgh, said: “I have many bugbears when it comes to emails, one being when colleagues ignore the fact you’re on holiday, as well as people who only send emails to cover their own back, and pointlessly ‘cc’ the whole world into one email.” Amy Sutton, PR Manager from Guildford, also expressed: “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. starting emails simply with ‘Amy’ is unacceptable. Unless you’re about to tell me to clean my room!” Whilst Izaskun Arrieta, business owner & TV producer/director, commented: “Kiss protocol! When is it ever appropriate to put an uncalled-for kiss to your colleague?” Commenting on the above, Lea Aylett, Academic Director at The Language Gallery, said: “Email errors can be particularly annoying and potentially detrimental if you're trying to make a great impression. Email etiquette is constantly changing, and if you are guilty of committing any of the above faux-pas, it might be time to review your approach. Your employees, colleagues, and co-workers will thank you in the long run”. For information on formal and informal email phrases, visit: www.thelanguagegallery.com/blog/tips-and-vocabulary/formal-and-informal-...   Media contacts Libby Windle – libby.windle@epiphanysolutions.co.uk Emma Crampton – emma.crampton@jaywingpr.com About The Language Gallery The Language Gallery (TLG) delivers high-quality language courses worldwide with schools in London, Manchester, Birmingham, Berlin, Hannover, Toronto, and Vancouver, TLG prides itself on its internationalism and communicative approach to the learning process. Students are immersed in their chosen language thanks to city-centre locations, a multi-national student base and in-class activities that replicate real-world use of the language. These lessons use personal experiences and everyday situations to make the new language both useful and meaningful.



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Reinsurer Swiss Re Moving Kansas Office to Kansas City, Missouri

October-27-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Swiss Re, a reinsurance company, says it plans to move its headquarters and 400 jobs from Overland Park, Kansas, to downtown Kansas City. The move is expected in late 2018. President and CEO Eric Smith says the move will bring



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Louisiana Ramps Up Effort to Prevent Employers from Misclassifying Workers

October-27-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Several state and federal government entities partnering on a Louisiana task force to target employers who misclassify workers plan increased activity in 2018, according to the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC). The LWCs Unemployment Insurance and Office of Workers Compensation divisions



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Workplace tips: 7 signs your co-workers dont like you

October-27-2017 - usatoday.com



There may be times when your co-workers dont like you.            



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California Workers’ Comp Division Holding Regulations Hearing on Medical Provider Suspension

October-27-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The California Division of Workers Compensation on Friday issued a notice of public hearing on proposed regulations to implement the provider suspension process required under Assembly Bill 1244. AB 1244, which went into effect Jan. 1, introduced new changes to



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Employers Eye ACOs and Telemedicine in 2018

October-26-2017 - workforce.com



Employers are continuing to look for innovative ways to manage health care costs and improve quality, and while costs continue to rise, they remain far below than those in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, according to a recent survey by the National Business Group on Health. “Looking ahead to 2018 employers are holding the line on increases to 5 percent,... The post Employers Eye ACOs and Telemedicine in 2018 appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Bombardier to cut Belfast jobs a week after Airbus deal

October-26-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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How to create a bathroom that could sell your home

October-26-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



An appealing bathroom can often be the one feature that draws in a buyer and makes them fall in love with your home.



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Anthem Inc.’s New PBM Predicted to Bring Cost Savings to Employers

October-26-2017 - workforce.com



Insurance giant Anthem Inc. announced this month that it will cut ties with pharmacy benefits manager Express Scripts Holding Co. and is moving to create its own PBM company. It will collaborate with  another major PBM, CVS Health, to form a new PBM called IngenioRx in 2020 when Anthem’s contract with Express Scripts ends. IngenioRx will drive lower prices and... The post Anthem Inc.’s New PBM Predicted to Bring Cost Savings to Employers appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Bombardier axing 280 jobs in Belfast as Boeing row grows

October-26-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The firm is cutting non-production jobs at the Northern Ireland plant as part of 7,500 layoffs worldwide announced last year.



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When Should HR Call Its Lawyer?

October-26-2017 - workforce.com



I read When is an Employee Issue a Legal Issue (and When Is it HR)?, written by Dan Schwartz on his always excellent Connecticut Employment Law Blog. Dan posits that there are some instances when a business almost always should get legal involved with an employee issue, such as when it receives a “lawyer letter”, receives service of an agency charge or lawsuit, needs... The post When Should HR Call Its Lawyer? appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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´Depression lost me my job´: How mental health costs up to 300,000 jobs a year

October-26-2017 - bbc.com



Employers are being urged to help staff, with mental health at work plans and open discussions.



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Bombardier sheds 280 jobs, Schlumberger plans plant closure

October-26-2017 - bbc.com



The aerospace firm is to shed jobs, with hundreds more at risk at another manufacturing firm.



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CSX executive shakeup rattles employees, investors; shares drop

October-26-2017 - reuters.com



(Reuters) - The resignation of two prominent female executives at CSX Corp hours before CSX canceled a long-planned investor conference this week rattled employees and investors on Thursday, sending the No. 3 U.S. railroad's shares down 1 percent.



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Indiana Sees First in a Decade Decline in Medical Payments per Workers’ Comp Claim: WCRI

October-26-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Medical payments per workers compensation claim in Indiana decreased from 2014 to 2015 for the first time in more than a decade, according to a recent study by the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI). The study, CompScope Medical Benchmarks for



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Oregon Woman in $1.8M Suit: Was Misled into Mastectomy, Hysterectomy

October-26-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A 36-year-old Oregon woman has filed a $1.8 million lawsuit against medical professionals who she says mistakenly suggested she undergo a double mastectomy and a hysterectomy. The Oregonian/OregonLive reported Monday that Elisha Cooke-Moores lawsuit says she underwent the life-altering surgeries



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Widow of Worker Killed by Street Sweeper in New York Awarded $41.5M

October-26-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The widow of a New York City Department of Sanitation worker killed by an out-of-control street sweeper won a $41.5 million negligence lawsuit. The New York Post reports that a Queens jury granted the sum to Bina Frosch on Tuesday



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New York’s Frenkel & Company Joins Forces with EPIC

October-26-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Frenkel Company, a New York, N.Y.-headquartered, full-service independent insurance broker, and EPIC Insurance Brokers Consultants, a national retail insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm, have joined forces. Frenkel Company has been delivering strategic guidance and service



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U.S. pending home sales flat in September

October-26-2017 - usatoday.com



The number of people who signed contracts to buy homes was flat in September, reflecting an ongoing nationwide shortage of homes being listed for sale.            



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Open enrollment at work: Get ready to get choosy

October-26-2017 - usatoday.com



A closer look at common benefits and how to make the best selection for the 2018 enrollment period.            



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UK professionals reveal their biggest career regrets

October-26-2017 - onrec.com



New data from the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library, has found that 75.7% of Brits would start an entirely new career if they had the chance, with 44.5% admitting that they’ve made a career move in the past that they’ve regretted. Posted in News archive on 26 Oct 2017 The survey, which explored the views of 1,200 UK workers, found that those aged between 35 and 44 were the most likely to want to start a new career, followed by 45-54 year olds (79.7%) and interestingly, 18-24 year olds (79.2%). When asked what their top five career regrets were, respondents cited the following: 1. Moving to a company that I didn’t end up liking (45.8%) 2.Not quitting my previous job sooner (29.4%) 3.Not going for a promotion when I should have (27.1%) 4.Starting out in my chosen career later in life (26.7%) 5.Leaving a company that I actually really liked (22.5%) Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments: “Work is a massive part of everyone’s lives, and we all want to be doing something that we enjoy and can develop in. It’s only human to make mistakes, or wish that we’d done something differently, but the good news is that there are so many fantastic opportunities out there to make the most of. My advice would be not to get yourself into a rut: there will always be an opportunity to reach your goals and patience and determination is key.” Furthermore, the study found that 48.8% of respondents wish that they could start their own business, with those aged under 18 being the most likely to agree with this statement (62.5%). In addition, UK workers also stated that they wish they could: go back to college or university (38%), get a promotion (36.4%) and leave their job altogether (34.1%). Biggins continues: “It’s interesting to see that an increasing amount of workers would start their own business if they had the opportunity and also that many would like to go back and study. It’s never too late to learn a new skill or test out the waters with a business idea. it’s simply about creating the right balance and working up a recipe for success! Your career should be an exciting one and one that works for you.” Nearly half (46.3%) of those surveyed stated that there were other regrets that they’d had throughout their career, including moving to a different industry they didn’t like (13.5%), embarrassing themselves in front of their boss/colleagues and going for a role they disliked because it paid more (7.6%). The survey also invited professionals to write in and share their experiences. CV-Library has picked some of the nation’s biggest career regrets: Denise from Birmingham said: “I was offered an opportunity 13 years ago to train as a veterinary nurse. I turned it down and still regret it to this day.” Tom from York: “On one occasion I told a very silly lie to my boss and ended up getting fired from a job I loved.” Nathan from Norwich: “I stayed in a job I hated for far too long because I was comfortable and didn’t want the hassle of finding a new one.” Samantha from Cambridge: “I gave up a job I loved to move abroad for a relationship that didn’t work out.” Janet from Whitby: “I didn’t stand up to my boss who was a bully for fear of losing my job. Silly really given that I later quit anyway because I couldn’t stand him.” Peter from Hastings: “I wish I had chosen a completely different career path altogether.” Anisha from Luton: “I should have stayed at my last position and not let others bully me into leaving – but back then I wasn’t very confident.” Jack from Bristol: “I went back to a previous employer despite initially leaving because I didn’t like the role or company.” Charlie from Slough: “I wish I had taken the opportunity to work abroad while I could.” Chris from Edinburgh: “I wish I had started working for myself sooner. I’m now a freelancer and I love it!” About CV-Library CV-Library is one of the UK’s largest online job sites and attracts over 4.3 million unique job seekers every month. Founded by Lee Biggins in 2000, CV-Library is the UK’s leading independent online job board with a database of 12.1 million CVs. www.cv-library.co.uk Media Contact: Press Office – Augusta Henning & Natashia Wheatley press@cv-library.co.uk 01252 810995



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Intimidating interview tactics revealed: Negative body language, disinterest and asking personal questions

October-26-2017 - onrec.com



New research by leading jobs board, totaljobs has revealed that more than a quarter (26%) of employers believe that creating an uncomfortable environment for candidates at interview can sometimes be justified to see how candidates handle pressure. Posted in News archive on 26 Oct 2017 Company Profile Totaljobs View profile » The findings help shed a light on how recruiters can help their candidates prepare for interviews and the potential challenges that they may face during the process. Almost half (49%) of interviewers said they have intentionally asked difficult questions while interviewing a candidate. Interestingly, 20% admitted they’d adopted negative body language and 17% said they’d acted disinterested on purpose to throw the candidate. Worryingly, 20% said they’d asked personal questions to test a candidate. Over a quarter (26%) of employers believe creating a slightly uncomfortable environment for candidates at interview can be justified to see how candidates handle pressure. And the intimidating interviews tactics from employers seem to work as 35% of interviewees have felt intimidated by an interviewer, following either aggressive questioning (63%), acting disinterested (55%), negative body language (49%), swearing (47%) or a raised voice (46%). Despite this, 43% of candidates surveyed said they would remain confident regardless of who they were facing on the other side of the desk. Although, 22% say they might get flustered in such an intimidating scenario. A similar percentage (22%) might stumble over their words, while just 12% say they would avoid eye contact to avoid an uncomfortable interview interaction. Most ghoulish bosses this Halloween When it came to the scariest celebrity bosses be interview by, candidates named Lord Alan Sugar, star of the BBC’s The Apprentice and made famous by his ‘you’re fired!’ catchphrase, as the most intimidating. The majority of those surveyed (65% of employers and 54% of employees) named American President, and former star of The Apprentice USA, Donald Trump as the scariest boss to work for. The Trump administration, which remains in its infancy, has already gone through a Chief Strategist, a Chief of Staff, an FBI Director, a Deputy Assistant and two Communications Directors, so it is perhaps unsurprising that Trump should top the list. The top five scariest bosses that employees wouldn’t like to report into this Halloween: President Donald Trump (54%) Lord Alan Sugar (44%) Rupert Murdoch (26%) Sir Alex Ferguson (25%) Piers Morgan (25%) Matthew Harradine, totaljobs’ Director said: “While intimidating bosses may make tough interviewers, candidates agree that their toughness would make them good people to work for. While the nicest person in the world might be fun to work with, our study has found employees don’t think they are necessarily the best people to learn from, which is what employees are looking for in a boss. “On the flipside, the people employees least want to work for are those who seem to go through staff quickly and experience a high team turnover. It’s safe to say that a balanced and respectful environment is where employees feel they are most likely to strive.” Notes to Editors About Totaljobs Totaljobs is one of UK’s leading job boards, attracting 12 million visits and 3 million applications from qualified jobseekers every month. 130,000 new candidates register with us each month who have an average of 170,000 jobs a month to choose from, posted by thousands of employers including Amazon, Sky, Virgin Media, DHL amongst many others. We were formed in 1999 and we are part of Totaljobs Group Ltd, the largest and fastest growing UK job board company in the UK. Our head office is in London, and we also have offices in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Glasgow. In turn, Totaljobs Group Ltd is a significant division of StepStone Group, one of the largest job board companies in the world and a subsidiary of Axel Springer Digital Classifieds. Further Reading Visit the scariest bosses page on totaljobs.com



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Demand for lawyers intensifies in Manchester but talent remains sparse

October-26-2017 - onrec.com



Vacancies for private practice lawyers across Manchester and the surrounding areas has risen by 44% month-on-month according to new survey data from specialist recruiter, Clayton Legal. Despite the increase in available jobs, the number of candidates seeking employment has fallen sharply (49%) which has resulted in firms struggling to fill roles. Posted in News archive on 26 Oct 2017 The survey, which was compiled based on the recruiter’s comprehensive data on advertised roles, and candidates registered, reveals that while demand for family solicitors has been particularly strong, firms across the region are recruiting across the board – from conveyancing paralegals and partners to personal injury paralegals and legal cashiers – demonstrating the healthy nature of the legal market. Commenting on the results of the data, Lynn Sedgwick, Managing Director at Clayton Legal said: “It’s perhaps unsurprising that vacancy levels in the region are rising given the number of new entrants to Manchester’s legal market in recent times as reported in the latest Legal 500. We’ve seen a multitude of high profile firms – such as Berwin Leighton Paisner and Shakespeare Martineau – move to the city as the region becomes an increasingly attractive location due to government investment. Consequently, we have seen a sharp rise in requirements from our clients in and around Manchester as they contend with increased demand for their services. Despite this, however, firms are facing tough competition for legal professionals in a finite talent pool which has resulted in candidates being able to not only command lucrative rates but also negotiate flexible benefits packages such as remote working. In addition, firms have had to reassess their retention strategies to ensure that they don’t lose key members of staff to their competitors. The future for Manchester’s legal market looks incredibly promising with increasing numbers of employers and individuals moving to the area. Firms, however, must put talent pipelining strategies at the top of their agenda to ensure they have the right people, in the right place, at the right time to contend with increased workloads both now and in the future.” This press release was distributed by ResponseSource Press Release Wire on behalf of BlueSky Public Relations Ltd in the following categories: Business Finance, Education Human Resources, Public Sector, Third Sector & Legal, for more information visit https://pressreleasewire.responsesource.com/about .



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Two-thirds of employees would perform better at work if they got more sleep

October-26-2017 - onrec.com



With daylight saving time officially starting on Sunday, a new survey from Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job sites, reveals that three in four (74 percent) full and part-time employees say they get less than eight hours of sleep on a typical work night, averaging just 6.9 hours of sleep. However, that is below the recommended amount of sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation and National Institute for Health, which agree that most healthy adults (ages 18-64) need between seven to nine hours of sleep per night to function at their best. Posted in News archive on 26 Oct 2017 Company Profile Glassdoor View profile » The survey conducted online by Harris Poll among 1,077 adults employed full and part-time*, found that 66 percent say they would be better employees if they got more sleep, especially those ages 18-44 (73 percent) compared to those ages 45-64 (59 percent). On average, 18-34-year-old employees sleep more (7.4 hours) than those ages 45-64 (6.5 hours) on a typical work night. By gender, male employees report 7.1 hours of sleep on a typical work night, while female employees report 6.8 hours of sleep. Female employees age 45-54 report sleeping only 6.4 hours on a typical work night and nearly one in five (18 percent) of them report just five hours or less of sleep each night. Meanwhile, when it comes to male employees ages 18-34, they report 7.5 hours of sleep on a typical work night. In addition, employees who are married get more sleep (7.1 hours) than employees who are not married (6.7 hours) on the average work night. “For many employees, a regular work day has become somewhat irregular. With technology allowing employees to work remotely and flexible work schedules on the rise, employees are empowered to step in and out of work to accommodate their personal and family lives. But with this advancement, the lines of when work starts and ends can blur, potentially impacting the rest employees receive during the week to be at their best,” said Carmel Galvin, Glassdoor Chief Human Resources Officer. “Sleep not only provides physical restoration to the body, but it is critical for cognitive function, concentration and productivity. Employers can help employees get enough rest by reminding them to take time off when they need it, and before bed, to avoid screen time. However, employees should also take responsibility for their wellness and recognize most employers want people to take the rest they need to be at their best.” While the Glassdoor survey shows that working people are sleeping less than the recommended seven to nine hours, survey findings also suggest that it’s not necessarily tied to demanding employers. In fact, roughly three in four (74 percent) say their manager does encourage them to take time off when they need to take care of their health and wellness. Plus, 87 percent of employees expect their employer to support them in balancing their life between work and personal commitments. However, there may still be a disconnect when it comes to employees taking rest and/or caring for one’s health, as three in five (61 percent) employees acknowledge they would rather work when they feel sick than use their paid time off or sick time. Younger employees ages 18-44 (70 percent) are more likely to feel this way than those ages 45-64 (52 percent).   For Employers To help employers communicate their commitment to well-being in their workplace to current employees and prospective talent, Glassdoor has partnered with Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global which encourages employers to sign the Pledge to Thrive Methodology *Survey was conducted online within the United States by Harris Poll on behalf of Glassdoor from March 30 - April 3, 2017, among 1,077 U.S. workers employed full and/or part-time ages 18 and older. This online survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated. For complete survey methodology, including weighting variables, please contact pr@glassdoor.com . About Glassdoor Glassdoor is one of the largest and fastest growing job sites in the world today. Set apart by the tens of millions of reviews and insights provided by employees and candidates, Glassdoor combines all the jobs with this valuable data to make it easy for people to find a job that is uniquely right for them. As a result, Glassdoor helps employers hire truly informed candidates at scale through effective recruiting solutions like job advertising and employer branding products. Launched in 2008, Glassdoor now has reviews and insights for more than 700,000 companies in more than 190 countries. For labour market trends and analysis, visit Glassdoor Economic Research . For company news and career advice and tips, visit the Glassdoor Blog and for employer-related news and insights to help employers hire, visit the Glassdoor for Employers Blog . Visit Glassdoor.com or download our apps on iOS and Android platforms.



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California Commissioner Adopts $1.94 Workers’ Comp Pure Premium

October-26-2017 - insurancejournal.com



California Insurance Commissioner Dave Jones has adopted an advisory pure premium rate that lowers the benchmark to $1.94 per $100 of payroll for workers compensation insurance. The advisory rate is effective Jan. 1, 2018. The rate is 17.1 percent less



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How Employers Can Help Make Workers’ Compensation Work

October-26-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Nurse care management and a solid return-to-work program are two ways employers can proactively manage workers compensation costs. Panelists at the 2017 Risk Management Summit in Las Vegas, Nev., emphasized the role an employer plays in maintaining good communication with



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Texas Workers’ Comp Prosecution Unit Reports Fraud Indictments

October-26-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A Massachusetts company and three individuals have been indicted in Texas for organized crime activity related to workers compensation fraud, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers Compensation (DWC) announced. TDI reported that EME International Inc. located in Marblehead,



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Louisiana Sheriff Rejected Applicant Because of HIV, Lawsuit Says

October-26-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A Louisiana man says a sheriffs office withdrew a job offer after finding out he has HIV, according to a federal lawsuit filed Oct. 24. Its the equivalent of not hiring somebody because they had cancer or diabetes. Its not



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MARKET REPORT: Defenx sees its share price dive

October-25-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The firm had told investors a month ago that its full-year revenue would depend on a number of high-value contracts starting. But it revealed they were unlikely to come through soon.



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Employers ignore slowdown to keep on hiring 

October-25-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Not All Swearing at Work is Created Equal

October-25-2017 - workforce.com



According to a recent survey, 57 percent of American employees admit to swearing at work. (To me, that seems low. Also, count me in the “yes” column.) Where is the line between swearing as harmless workplace banter and swearing as harmful, unlawful harassment? Consider these two examples. In Passananti v. Cook County, the 7th Circuit overturned a $4.2 million jury verdict... The post Not All Swearing at Work is Created Equal appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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What’s the Magic Word? ‘Yes, and’ Brings New Meaning to Workplace Communications

October-25-2017 - workforce.com



Author Frank Ford, seated, third from right, is a big believer in the power of yes, and. Saying “yes” more often will have positive effects on someone’s lifestyle, according to Frank Ford, the co-founder of Four Day Weekend, a comedy institution in Texas and co-author of the recently published book “Happy Accidents.” He’s had a successful career throughout the entertainment... The post What’s the Magic Word? ‘Yes, and’ Brings New Meaning to Workplace Communications appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Weinstein effect: Sexual harassment meant lost jobs for these men

October-25-2017 - usatoday.com



           



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6 common mistakes side hustlers make and how to avoid them

October-25-2017 - usatoday.com



You probably cant afford to make such mistakes with a fledgling side hustle. Heres a look at common ways your side hustle could break the law.            



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Carlyle rejigs top jobs for first time in three decades as private equity titans step back

October-25-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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´Premium minimum wage´ for workers would be too confusing, MPs told

October-25-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Enterprise zones a waste of money, Welsh Tories claim

October-25-2017 - bbc.com



Welsh Tories claim there is little to show for £221m, but ministers defend jobs saved or created.



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Willis Towers Watson Hires Toner as CRB Market Leader for New England

October-25-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Global insurance advisor Willis Towers Watson has hired Mike Toner as Corporate Risk and Broking (CRB) market leader for New England, which includes offices in Boston and Billerica, Mass. Hartford, Conn.. Burlington, Vt.. and Buffalo, N.Y. In this role, he



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Maine’s MMG Insurance Hires Tawfall as Vice President of Personal Lines

October-25-2017 - insurancejournal.com



MMG Insurance, a Presque Isle, Maine-headquartered regional property and casualty insurance company, has hired Eric Tawfall as its new vice president of personal lines. Tawfall will be relocating from Illinois to Northern Maine to oversee responsibilities from MMGs corporate headquarters



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Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations, Besh Steps Down from New Orleans Restaurant Group

October-25-2017 - insurancejournal.com



New Orleans celebrity chef John Besh stepped down from management of the restaurant group that bears his name after a newspaper reported that 25 women who are current or former employees of the business said they were victims of sexual



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Worker Dies at Previously Cited Southern Indiana Auto Parts Factory

October-25-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The Clark County coroner and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the death of a worker at a southern Indiana auto parts manufacturing plant. The coroners office says 44-year-old Melissa Stephens suffered multiple blunt force trauma in an



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Mumphrey Joins LWCC in Louisiana as Chief Information Officer

October-25-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Louisiana workers compensation insurer, LWCC, has hired Kappie Mumphrey as its chief information officer (CIO). Mumphrey is an IT leader with over 25 years experience in management, including having served as CIO for the LSU AgCenter. She has been instrumental



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Holmes Murphy Names Holder Senior Vice President in Colorado

October-25-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Holmes Murphy has named Jim Holder vice president of employees benefits for the Colorado market. Holder was previously senior vice president for Cignas Mountain States Region. He was executive vice president in consulting services for Ascension Insurance Inc. prior to



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The Onrec Online Recruitment Awards 2018 - Nominations are open!

October-25-2017 - onrec.com



Nominations close on the 14th December 2017. Don't miss out. Nominate your company today. Posted in News archive on 25 Oct 2017 The Onrec Online Recruitment Awards Ceremony will be returning again on 1st March 2018, held at The Grange Hotel, St Pauls. An evening not to be missed celebrating the success, growth, innovation, talent and achievements within the Online Recruitment Industry. This prestigious Awards Ceremony now in its 14th year has cemented itself in the calendar as the industries must attend event. Not only is it an evening to celebrate the very best in Online Recruitment but it is also a chance to network with the very best suppliers and HR in recruitment. Categories:  The Creative Online Marketing Award 2018 Excellence in branding, layout, and total look of the site should be of high visual impact and appealing to website visitors. The Creative Offline Marketing Award 2018 Excellence in branding, layout, and total look of the marketing should be of high visual impact and appealing to customers. The Technical Innovation Award 2018 For the job board/supplier who has introduced unique innovation in their online recruitment offerings. The Best Online Candidate Experience Award 2018 'Best practice’ services for job seekers, such as CV writing tips, advice on searching and applying for work and of course access to relevant job opportunities. The Best Use of Mobile Award 2018 The increase in the use of mobile by candidates is well documented. Who has developed their online recruitment solution/presence to make the job seeking experience efficient and effective? The Best Corporate Graduate Site Award 2018 This award recognises the organisation that has identified graduates as a specific candidate sector they wish to attract. Who has developed their online recruitment offering the best in this highly prized area of talent? The Best Use Online Recruitment in the Public Sector Award 2018 Online recruitment allows employers to reduce recruitment costs and time to hire, which this award is for the public sector who have demonstrated their ability to drive down costs and improve efficiency.  The Niche Jobboard Award 2018 Recognising ‘success, growth, innovation, talent and achievements within the Online Recruitment Industry. Innovative Use of Social Media in the Recruitment Process Award 2018 Social Media is acknowledged as an effective tool in the recruiter toolbox. Innovation to make use of the opportunities offerings are recognised by this award. The Best Corporate Use of Online Recruitment Award 2018   The award recognises the company with the best implementation of an online recruitment strategy, through the development of their careers site. The Best Use of Online Recruitment by a Recruitment Agency Award 2018 The world of candidate attraction and selection has changed dramatically in recent years. This award goes to the recruitment agency that has embraced new technology to improve their surfaces and those that they offer to their customers. Unsung Hero of the Year Award 2018 This award recognises the work done by an individual in a company who is in the background who deserves the recognition. Newcomer of the Year Award 2018 This award recognises a newcomer to the industry who has beaten expectations and have thrived in 2017. Personality of the Year Award 2018 This award recognises the work done by an individual in a company who has worked hard and deserves the 'Personality of the Year'. It is free to enter the awards, entries are open from 1st November 2015 and will close 14th December 2017. All you need to do is complete this short form and email back to Stuart,  Stuart@onrec.com For more information about the awards,  click here. http://www.onrec.com/events/conference/awards2017



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Employees become ‘customers’ of organisations as the role of HR faces radical change

October-25-2017 - onrec.com



The role of HR Directors is going to change in the future as they will increasingly become “curators” of the office, charged with generating the right atmosphere to inspire millennial workers, according to industry experts. Posted in News archive on 25 Oct 2017 The Unispace  research found that there will be greater HR ownership of the physical workplace in the future as human resources becomes more focused on the employee “experience”.  A key to future success will be ensuring millennial workers are “engaged with the workplace” and able to collaborate and be productive.  A recurring theme identified during the interviews was a change to the overall decision-making process around physical space. Previously the remit of property and facilities management, it now includes HR representation as standard practice in large organisations. Bringing HR to the table enables the working environment to embody organisational values and contribute towards achieving strategic “people-led” business objectives, such as better staff retention and productivity. Simon Pole, Unispace Global Design Director said: “Our research suggests that there will be greater HR ownership of the physical workspace. This is reflective of a change in perspective from ‘human resources’ to responsibility for the employee life cycle and experience, and a growing sentiment that employees are internal ‘customers’.” Interviewees stated that a focus on employees is reaching new heights that were previously reserved for customers.  One Fortune 500 company HR Director said: “It is really heartening that people are starting to talk about employees as ‘customers’ of the organisation. They actually are; we refer to them as the first and most important customers.” The growing importance of employee experience was raised by one interviewee: “I think more and more HRs are looking at the general experience of work. So, our intention of inspiring this debate absolutely feeds into taking a more active interest in how the buildings are set out, how people work together, how they meet, how they engage. Does the building help or hinder that?” The study asked participants if they foresee greater HR ownership of the physical workspace. Globally, 80% said yes. The regional responses were varied, with Australia the strongest response (86%), followed closely by New Zealand (85%), then the US (73%) and Europe (67%). Interviews with HR directors at leading international organisations such as American Express, Juniper Networks, DLA Piper and Dexus shows that culture, employee engagement and sharing knowledge are all substantially affected by a change of work environment. While wellness, talent attraction and retention are less affected, there is still a significant perceived correlation between these areas and changes in physical space.  “We have identified a clear consensus that workplace culture, employee engagement and knowledge sharing are all substantially affected by a change of work environment,” explained Pole. “Similarly, while wellness, talent attraction and talent retention are less affected, there is still a significant perceived correlation with a change in physical space. These findings highlight the immense opportunities organisations have to realise strategic HR objectives if they engage with their people during any workplace change.”  The key physical factors that can influence staff performance, included having the right spaces to do the ‘job properly’ including providing adequate meeting areas, according to most respondees. This was followed by technology / connectivity and access to colleagues, both in and out of the office. With Millennials now accounting for a majority of many company generational makeups, the research asked HR leaders if they are seeing different work style preferences across the generations in their workforce. The traditional notion of the ‘office’ was an area that many participants viewed as relating to generational preferences. One HR leader stated, “Employees with more seniority would still prefer working in enclosed offices, especially to meet their team members. Seniors still prefer an enclosed space for confidentiality reasons and for management style. Having to book a meeting room for this purpose is not seen as an improvement yet.” The idea of cross-generational collaboration was raised in two significant ways: technology as a potential separator between the generations, and ‘reverse mentoring’ to share knowledge with younger employees. “We have a number [of employees] over coming years who are going to face retirement, so part of our challenge is ensuring we don’t lose that expertise, experience and passion that these guys emulate every day [with customers],” explained one participant. Co-location of teams was a recurring theme, as was moving away from offices into more open, transparent environments. Less offices means that more leaders are visible and are more likely to have those critical conversations with the people that work for them. The findings come as part of Unispace’s research following interviews with more than 100 HR Directors worldwide to assess the role HR now plays in workplace decision-making and design.  



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Government must do more to support data-driven creative industries

October-25-2017 - onrec.com



The comments came as Kate Burnett, MD at DMA Talent, gave evidence to the House of Lords Communications Committee as part of its ongoing enquiry into the advertising industry. Posted in News archive on 25 Oct 2017 In her appearance before the House of Lords Communications Committee,  DMA Talent MD Kate Burnett calls for Government to do more  to support the future success of the data-driven creative industries The comments came as Kate Burnett, MD at DMA Talent, gave evidence to the House of Lords Communications Committee as part of its ongoing enquiry into the advertising industry. The Committee’s aim is to examine the future of the UK advertising industry, and to investigate how particular policies and practices might help the industry to maintain its position as a world-leading. “In the UK, we need to retain talent in what is now a global industry in order to remain a leader in the creative industries. But we have to invest in young people in this country as well. We must do both. There has to be a way we can integrate the skills we need into the syllabuses of our schools and universities.” Burnett discussed how a great deal more could be done to improve the current system of education and training for the creative industries. Highlighting a lack of industry experience and awareness in some universities, which can mean course tutors are not aware of the latest industry developments and that students are not aware of potential careers in the marketing sector. “Careers in marketing encompass a range of different roles from data science, customer service, data analytics, copywriters or artists. This range of jobs is a source of strength for the creative industries in the UK.” Careers information about data and marketing can also be enhanced. DMA Talent will be working with the Careers and Enterprise Company –  a government initiative that aims to provide a one-stop shop for employers, schools, colleges, funders and providers – to provide high impact careers and enterprise support to young people across England. Together they will develop a sector approach to careers in schools, further and higher education that develops experience and understanding of the workplace open to young talent in the creative industries. Encounters with the world of work are particularly impactful. This is supported by research undertaken by the Education and Employer’s Taskforce, which found young people that have four or more encounters with the world of work are 86% less likely to become “not in education, employment or training” and will earn on average 18% more than those that don’t.  When asked about the skills and training the creative industries need to continue to be a global leader, Burnett explained how there is a fine line between education and training as they work closely together. She went on to highlight how both businesses and Universities are responsible for ensuring the next generation of talent is coming into the industry. Calling for further research into the future skills required across the marketing and advertising sector to provide evidence for what changes could be made to curriculums or gaps that need to be filled. Finally, Burnett called on the Committee and Government to support and help expand current programmes to encourage talent in the UK’s data-driven creative industries in particular, such as the Creative Data Academy that the DMA Talent is expanding across the UK. In addition, Burnett believes industry should be more involved in influencing the curriculum at both Universities and even schools, to ensure the data and analytics talent needed is coming through. You can also read the full written submission to the Committee here or view the full session here , including evidence from Paul Bainsfair, Director General at the IPA and Raphael Salama, Account Manager, AKQA, If you have any other questions about the DMA’s lobbying efforts on behalf of the industry, please contact Zach Thornton, External Affairs Manager at the DMA, at zach.thornton@dma.org.uk .



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You’re hired! Two thirds of UK office workers want a personal AI-powered assistant

October-25-2017 - onrec.com



According to research from Adobe, two thirds (66%) of UK office workers want to use AI technology at work so that they can have their very own personal assistant to share everyday tasks with. Posted in News archive on 25 Oct 2017 Surveying 2,000 full-time and part-time office professionals in the UK, Adobe’s study reveals that far from fearing for their future careers, over two thirds (68%) of respondents say they aren’t phased by the growth of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), as they feel their role will still need human abilities that technology can’t replace. AI: You’re Hired! Most office workers view technology in the workplace as a positive force, with the majority (86%) saying it already improves their working day, helping them to be more productive (85%), and enabling them to connect with their co-workers (78%). The top tasks that respondents wanted AI assistance with, include: Reminders of projects or appointments (46%) Help with research on a work topic (36%) Searches of electronic documents for information (30%) Despite wanting an AI assistant to help with more admin-based tasks, workers are less eager to use   them for more strategic tasks, with only: 16% of people willing to use AI for creative suggestions or ideas for writing content 16% wishing to use AI for feedback on tone or style of emails or longer-form documents 10% welcoming suggestions from AI on how to grow their network of colleagues Mark Greenaway, Head of Emerging Business EMEA at Adobe, said: “The research clearly shows that UK office workers are very open to embracing advanced technology like AI to augment their working day. Considering the often sensationalistic and innacurate reports given about AI technology, and its impact on our lives, it’s important that workers remember that AI can help make their lives easier, so they have more free time innovating and being productive.” Surviving a technology-rich future UK office workers believe that 60% of admin based office tasks will be done by technology in the next 20 years. As a result, the majority (87%) also predict that their job will change in the next five years. Given the expected growth in workplace technology and uncertainty of how exactly it will impact jobs, only 19% say they feel ‘very equipped' to deal with advanced technology.     Mark Greenaway of Adobe continues, “Humans don’t feel like they’re just a cog in a machine. Our study shows that office workers are confident that they’ll continue to matter in the workplace, even in a world of fast-developing technology. “Our findings suggest that people are open to change, but they also show that workers want to be confident when using new technologies – currently the majority don’t feel they have the skills necessary to do so – so more needs to be done by businesses. As long as employees adopt a learn-it-all mindset, and companies design user-centric technology that’s intuitive, technology and work patterns should evolve hand in hand.”



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Over half (52%) of UK employers DO believe university prepares graduates for the world of work

October-25-2017 - onrec.com



Over half (52%) of UK employers DO believe university prepares graduates for the world of work, according to new research commissioned by The TEFL Academy. Posted in News archive on 25 Oct 2017 35% of employers said that lack of work experience was their biggest concern when hiring someone who has just taken a gap year 65% of employers said that independence is the most valuable skill to be gained on a gap year 48% of employers would hire someone without a degree, if they had the right work experience. Over half (52%) of UK employers DO believe university prepares graduates for the world of work, according to new research commissioned by The TEFL Academy. The international education specialists polled 1,824 UK employers to discover their attitudes on what makes an impressive CV, and discovered that much more than just a degree is needed to pique the interest of prospective employers. After earning their degrees, many graduates take time out to embark on a gap year abroad, and while some employers may be hesitant to employ those who have just taken a gap year due to lack of work experience (34%), four in ten (44%) of all employers said they don’t have a problem with it – just so long as they have picked up the right set of skills on their travels. The study revealed that independence is the most valuable skill to be gained from a gap year, with two thirds (65%) of employers saying they consider this to be the most desirable trait a graduate can gain, as well as good communication skills (57%), adaptability (57%) and a sense of responsibility (49%). Employers in the Information Research and Analysis sector are the most open to hiring those who have taken a gap year (80%), but they would expect candidates to pick up independence (63%) and organization skills (50%) on their travels.  Likewise, employers who work in Performing Arts and marketing would also hire prospective job candidates who had taken a gap year (70% and 67% respectively),  as long as they have developed their independence (76%) and responsibility (80%) respectively. Lucrative Languages The TEFL Academy also discovered that the ability to speak different languages is a highly sought-after skill, with a third of employers saying this would make a candidate more appealing. Four in ten (43%) employers consider language skills valuable in the workplace, with 43% of employers admitting they would offer higher salaries to those who spoke one or more additional languages if it was beneficial to the role. The most lucrative languages in the UK (based on the average salary in jobs requiring the following languages) were discovered to be: German - £34,534 Arabic - £34,122 French - £32,646 Dutch - £29,423 Spanish - £29,262 Japanese - £28,954 Russian - £28,858 Italian - £28,858 Mandarin - £28,268 Welsh - £27,857 Experience vs education The study also revealed that work experience is an important factor for employers when considering hiring a candidate – even more so than a degree. While one in ten employers confessed they wouldn’t hire someone with a degree and no experience, almost half of employers (48%) said they would hire someone without a degree if they had the right experience - and 41% have already done so. Top 10 job sectors that don’t think it is important to have a degree in their workplace: Law enforcement and security (75%) Environment and agriculture (61%) Leisure and tourism (56%) Retail (49%) Hospitality and events management (46%) Transport and logistics (45%) Property and construction (44%) Sales (44%) Media and internet (42%) Engineering and manufacturing (39%) Rhyan O’Sullivan, Managing Director at The TEFL Academy, commented on the research: “It is not uncommon for students and graduates to take time out of their lives to experience a gap year abroad, however many people are apprehensive about having a gap on their CV. ‘’Our research has discovered that the skills and traits gained through taking a gap year are actually really valuable to employers – especially language skills that are picked up. Instead of shying away from the fact we have taken gap years, we encourage people to shout about their experience to employers.’’ https://www.theteflacademy.com/blog/2017/10/dont-mind-the-gap-employers-love-gap-year-job-candidates



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Survey reveals that UK workers need to work lazier, not harder

October-25-2017 - onrec.com



When it comes to work there is an attitude that if we work hard enough and long enough, we will succeed. But are we busy doing the right things or are there smarter ways to conserve our energy and succeed? Posted in News archive on 25 Oct 2017 A survey conducted by People Management Software company BrightHR suggests it may be the latter as it revealed that British workers spend over five hours a day battling through work emails, two hours attending meetings that only 44% of workers found useful and wasting on average three hours of the working week due to inefficient systems and processes such as using paper based-files instead if cloud-based software. In light of these results, BrightHR has a created a guide titled the ‘The Lazy Manifesto’ and outlined a potential solution - to work lazy. So take a tea break for a minute and read the top four strategies to work lazier by BrightHR Head of Digital Experience Anneka Burnett: Always ask yourself ‘why’ For many workers, the answer would be no, as it seems we’ve become deeply rooted in the traditional ways of working. Accepting meeting requests without a second thought, working a standard 9-5 day without considering flexible working and sticking to time-consuming, outdated paper-based processes. All these tasks take up time and keep us busy. But how much of this time is wasted time? It’s suggested that a third of all meetings are unproductive (Occupational Digest, 2015) and that it can take up to 23 minutes to refocus your attention after distractions such as checking emails (University of California Irvine, 2015). So why do we continue to stick with the status quo? We need to ask ourselves ‘why’. Why am I accepting this meeting request, am I actually needed in the meeting and what is the intended outcome? Why am I checking my emails constantly; can I limit emails to an hour a day? By asking why, we can start to find better ways of working, to challenge the conventions and to start to work lazy. Be prepared to say no Value can mean different things to different people. One person may see a conference as a valuable opportunity to bring in new business or to network. Others may see more value in the opportunity to learn. Or there may be a combination of both. The value you get out is important and is the cornerstone of the Lazy Manifesto. If you don’t see value in something, you need to find a way to do less of it, or ideally get rid of it altogether. That’s not to say you can avoid everything you find boring. It’s about finding the easiest way to get the job done so you can concentrate on the most important things. To do this successfully, however, requires one key thing: to learn to say no. This may seem counter-intuitive at first, but our eagerness to say yes to everything is actually holding you back. By saying yes to everything, you take on tasks that add no value and prevent you from focussing on the ones that do. If you have weighed up the value, thought through the effort vs. reward and found that the task is not worth the time, you can be confident that you have good grounds to reject it. Give yourself a break When you work lazy you free up time to learn, to develop yourself, to attend conferences and most importantly you give yourself time to think. Giving yourself a break is essential not only for your well-being but it’s also when your most creative thinking happens when you start to make connections, and when you start to formulate the ideas that will take your business to the next level. And there’s science to back it up. Studies show that 72% of people get creative ideas in the shower (Kaufman, 2016) and that a person’s creative output increases by an average of 60% when walking (Stanford, 2014). So when you need to solve a problem or need to get creative, allow yourself a break. Stop trying to be a hero If you want to work lazy then it’s essential that you take some of the pressure off both your staff and yourself; lead by example, don’t micromanage everything. Trust is a big factor in this. Do you trust your team to get on with the work? If you do then set the objectives, let them get on with the work and drive value for themselves. Even if you’ve done it a thousand times before, and know you can do it quicker, it’s important you don’t step in as it’s the best way for the team to develop and learn by doing. There also needs to trust that your employees can come to you when they have issues. Maybe they have an interest in a certain area of work and want to take it on. By having this trust it means employees feel confident in approaching you with any concerns and are more likely to feel valued and stay with the company for the long term. So help your team, lead by example, work smarter and help them work lazy. About BrightHR: https://www.brighthr.com/ Pioneering people management software company BrightHR offers a single place to record, monitor and manage all of your people data - from sickness and holidays to rotas and shifts. Plus a hub for employee records and unlimited document storage, all stored safely in the cloud. BrightHR has become a thought leader on brilliant workplace cultures. Our stance that the removal of fun and play within 9 and 5 makes the working masses unhappy has resonated with clients and beyond. You can download and read The Lazy Manifesto here For further clarification, please contact Jane Pearson on 0161 827 8511 or Jane.Pearson@brighthr.com



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Haribo responds to allegations of slave labor in making of its Gummies

October-25-2017 - usatoday.com



Haribo has revealed it is investigating after a TV report aired that alleged the companys gummies are produced using slave labor. Veuers Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more.            



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CITY DIARY: HSBC´s new boss was not a surprise recruit

October-24-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



HSBC's appointment of new boss was no surprise but the role garnered plenty of external interest. Credit Suisse's chief exec was turned down after his firm's shares nearly halved.



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$20bn of research cash at risk if UK turns its back on foreign workers, PwC warns 

October-24-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Don’t Waste Open Enrollment Time on Just Open Enrollment

October-24-2017 - workforce.com



During open enrollment season, employees have tough decisions to make. Keep the current medical coverage or upgrade to a more comprehensive plan? How much to put in flexible spending accounts? Increase life insurance coverage for a spouse? HR departments across the country scramble in November and December to ensure employees read the materials and make any changes by the deadline.... The post Don’t Waste Open Enrollment Time on Just Open Enrollment appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Bill O’Reilly Claiming Victim Status Is WHY We Have a Harassment Problem

October-24-2017 - workforce.com



Over the weekend, the New York Times reported that Bill O’Reilly paid $32 million to settle a claim of sexual harassment brought against him by a former co-worker. Yesterday, in an interview with the New York Times, O’Reilly let his accusers have it: It’s horrible what I went through, horrible what my family went through. This is crap. It’s politically and financially motivated.... The post Bill O’Reilly Claiming Victim Status Is WHY We Have a Harassment Problem appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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European employment rockets, giving Macron room for reform

October-24-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Carillion handed lifeline by lenders as it offloads healthcare contracts to Serco

October-24-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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CWA union to oppose Sprint, T-Mobile deal over job losses

October-24-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The 700,000-member Communications Workers of America (CWA) union said on Tuesday it would oppose a deal to merge wireless carriers Sprint and T-Mobile, arguing that such a move would cost tens of thousands of jobs in the United States.



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You´re hired: Who will Trump choose to chair the Fed?

October-24-2017 - bbc.com



President Trump will soon choose who runs the most powerful central bank - the US Federal Reserve.



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Company to Require Helmets for Ski Resort Employees after Maine Worker Death

October-24-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A company that operates nine ski resorts in the U.S. and Canada will require workers to wear safety helmets when working on the mountains. The new policy follows the death in March of Alexander Witt, who wasnt wearing a helmet



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Bipartisan Bill Would Give Small Businesses a Tax Credit for Employee Training

October-24-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A bipartisan group of congressmen has filed legislation to encourage employers to invest more in training and educating their employees. The legislation would create a tax credit for 25 percent of the first $5,000, or up o $1,250, that an



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U.S. Senator Calls for Increased USDA Response to North Dakota Drought

October-24-2017 - insurancejournal.com



U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp is calling on the U.S. Department of Agriculture to send more workers to western North Dakota, where she says understaffed Farm Service Agency offices are dealing with an overwhelming workload worsened by a summer of crippling



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Alliant Employee Benefits Adds Williams as VP in Oklahoma City

October-24-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Alliant Employee Benefits, a division of Alliant Insurance Services, has hired 30-year industry veteran Brad Williams as a vice president in Oklahoma City. Williams will work with medium-to-large-size organizations, providing strategic employee benefits solutions that reduce healthcare spending and improve



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ADP unifies payroll and HR for growth focused businesses in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and UK, with launch of iHCM 2

October-24-2017 - onrec.com



Next generation release enhances employee engagement and operational scalability through a modern and fully responsive user experience on a single European cloud architecture. Posted in News archive on 24 Oct 2017 ADP (NASDAQ: ADP), a leading global provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, today announces the launch of ADP iHCM 2 in four European markets. ADP iHCM 2 is a complete human capital management system in the cloud, designed to help companies lower costs, increase talent engagement and unify operations.  As a comprehensive solution, it combines ADP’s deep payroll expertise with an expanding suite of HR technologies designed to support forward-thinking and growth focused businesses. As a comprehensive solution, ADP iHCM 2 simplifies and streamlines HR processes for pay, talent acquisition, time management, performance management, development and training, as well as tools for human resource administration, reporting, and analysis. With its open architecture and its flexible configuration options, ADP iHCM 2 can be adjusted to fit exactly what an organisation needs; simplifying human capital management within and between each country.  The product is initially available (in local language) in Germany, Italy, Netherlands and UK and the company expects to add further markets in the future. Built on the ADP iHCM platform, a single European cloud architecture, the new product offers world class security and compliance as standard, including robust GDPR readiness. Users can be confident that all pay and HR processes are in line with local and European standards and have access to ADP’s unrivalled global expertise and managed services.  “At ADP we have put together a complete package – unifying payroll and HR – to help growth focused businesses better manage their workforce,” said Don McGuire, President EMEA at ADP. “Our Evolution of Work research shows that the world has shifted from company and process centricity, to become more digital, real time and people-oriented. With the launch of iHCM 2, ADP is breaking down processing silo’s to give forward thinking organisations a way to deliver a more seamless, relevant and useful employee experience.” “Human Capital Management has seen massive growth and innovation in recent years, but too often purchase decisions are based on neat functionality and cool widgets that don’t get to the heart of the employee experience. By bringing together pay and HR management on a single platform, we set out to make iHCM 2 one of the most engaging ways for employees and HR teams to stay connected in the areas that matter most to human and company performance.”  Please see notes to editors for full details of iHCM 2 capabilities. [1] Requires ADP Payroll Cloud module. [2] Add-on features for ADP Payroll Cloud may vary from country to country due to differing requirements and regulations, as well as add-on supported capabilities.



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2017 California Workers’ Comp Rating Bureau Geo Study Released

October-24-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The California Workers Compensation Insurance Rating Bureau has released its 2017 Geo Study. The study uses data from diverse datasets to highlight regional differences in California workers comp claim characteristics. The study, which controls for regional differences in wages and



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Founders Professional Adds Kodikian to New San Francisco Office

October-24-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Founders Professional has named Raffi Kodikian to the role of lawyers professional liability practice leader, marking the brokerages first West Coast hire. Kodikian will focus on the placement of lawyers professional liability risks for all size law firms and work



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Engagement season almost here: How to save on a ring

October-24-2017 - usatoday.com



Nearly 1 in 5 engagements happen in December, more than in any other month, according to WeddingWire. The average couple spent $5,000 on a ring last year.            



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How to claim the new iPhone against your tax bill

October-23-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



If you are your own boss you can offset the entire cost of the new iPhone against your tax bill. And what's more, you could save on the cost of holidays, meals out and even school fees too.



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Robots Ratchet Up Recruiting Process

October-23-2017 - workforce.com



Many people assume that when they apply for a job online their application won’t be viewed by a human. Turns out they are probably right, at least if they are applying to Unilever. And that could be a good thing. The global consumer-goods company got a lot of attention earlier this summer for rolling out an algorithm-based recruiting strategy on... The post Robots Ratchet Up Recruiting Process appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Nine-to-five

October-23-2017 - bbc.com



The country music star has taken a business-like approach to her career and says other artists should do the same.



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Judge Orders Georgia Vidalia Onion Farmer to Pay $1.4M in Overtime Suit

October-23-2017 - insurancejournal.com



One of the largest producers of Georgias famous Vidalia onions must pay $1.4 million in damages and unpaid overtime owed to hundreds of workers, a federal judge ruled. A U.S. District Court judge found that Bland Farms Production and Packing



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Clanton Joins Lockton in Nebraska

October-23-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Kansas City-based global insurance broker Lockton has added Brian Clanton to its Nebraska operation. Bringing more than 20 years of industry expertise, Clanton will work with businesses to develop solid insurance, risk management and employee benefits programs. Prior to joining



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UK Must Secure Brexit Transition Deal or Risk Losing Jobs: Business Leaders

October-23-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The British government must act urgently to secure a Brexit transition deal or risk losing jobs and investment in the country, business leaders representing millions of workers are due to warn. In a draft letter due to be sent to



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UK ‘job boom’ proves businesses are remaining confident

October-23-2017 - onrec.com



As CV-Library reveals the top 10 cities for job growth last quarter Posted in News archive on 23 Oct 2017 Company Profile CV-Library.co.uk View profile » Businesses across the UK proved to be resilient in the face of ongoing uncertainty last quarter, as the nation witnessed a widespread jobs boom. That’s according to the latest data from CV-Library , the UK’s leading independent job site, which compared statistics from Q3 2017, with that of the same period last year. The data found that the nation as a whole witnessed a 12.2% increase in advertised job vacancies year-on-year. What’s more, some of the UK’s key cities also saw above-average hikes in the amount of advertised jobs in Q3. The top 10 cities for job growth include: Portsmouth – 35.9% Brighton – 33.3% London – 25.8% Bristol – 22.5% Sheffield – 22.2% Aberdeen – 20.6% Edinburgh – 20.3% Leeds – 14.7% Manchester – 13.8% Glasgow – 12.5%  The findings show that London and some of the Southern cities are playing catch up with the ‘Northern powerhouse’, which has ruled the roost for job growth in previous quarters. Alongside this, Scotland has shown strong growth in Q3, with three of its major cities appearing in the top 10. What’s more, job growth in many of these key cities saw substantial increases when comparing Q3 findings with data from Q2 2017. Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments: “It’s great to see that employers across the UK are remaining positive in the face of uncertainty, and that they continued to drive their recruitment efforts in the last quarter. These cities play an important part in our economy and it’s particularly great to see London back in the top 10 given that confidence in the capital has dropped in recent months.” Not only has the nation experienced a job boom, but salaries are also on the rise. Many cities across the UK witnessed strong increases in advertised salaries when comparing year-on-year data, including Aberdeen (21.2%), Bristol (7.5%), Edinburgh (3.9%), and Brighton (3.5%). Biggins concludes: “The data has shown that businesses are not only continuing with their recruitment efforts, but are also recognising the need to offer competitive salaries in order to attract talented candidates. Pushing up advertised salaries is a strategy that can pay off, especially as there is a huge pool of both active and passive candidates out there right now who could be looking for secure opportunities. A strong workforce is a key driver for economic growth, and it’s clear that organisations across the nation are working to invest in growing their employee-base.” To find out more, download CV-Library’s full Q3 2017 Job Market Report here .



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The biggest employee engagement priorities for 2018, as told by HR Professionals at Employee Benefits Live 2017

October-23-2017 - onrec.com



New research from global employee engagement company Reward Gateway has found that wellbeing, pay benefits and recognition will be the top employee engagement priorities for HR professionals in 2018. Posted in News archive on 23 Oct 2017 The research, which surveyed 565 HR professionals at Employee Benefits Live 2017, echoes two studies undertaken by Reward Gateway earlier this year. These studies found that companies are looking to invest in areas which UK employees have said are crucial to them, but don’t feel as though their employers are adequately providing: wellbeing and recognition. As the top agenda point, the importance of wellbeing in the workplace was echoed in  a study conducted by Reward Gateway  in September 2017, which discovered an astounding 22 million British workers, or 7 in 10 employees (71%), have felt stress or financial strain in the last five years. Despite these numbers, the same research also found that a third of respondents said that their company currently offers no wellbeing programmes. As with wellbeing, the importance of recognition cannot be understated. A study completed in  May 2017, again from Reward Gateway , found that 59% of employees surveyed would rather work for a business with a culture where they received recognition, over a higher salary job. The significance of recognition is reflected by the fact that nearly half of employees (49%) surveyed admitting that they would leave a company if they did not receive recognition. The full ranking of employer priorities in the recent study is as follows: Wellbeing (171) Pay Benefits (86) Recognition (81) Open Honest Communications (59) Leadership (42) Purpose, Mission & Values (40) Management (35) Job Design (20) Learning (20) Workspace (11) Doug Butler, CEO of Reward Gateway says: “The ten elements used in our survey are all key parts of building a successful relationship with employees and creating a more engaged workforce and culture - what we call The Engagement Bridge.  “The clear spotlight on wellbeing, recognition, and pay and benefits is something we saw at the beginning of 2017. By expanding our wellbeing offering with a new Wellbeing Centre, further innovating our continuous employee recognition solution, and strengthening our leadership in employee benefits, Reward Gateway’s employee engagement platform continues to increase its depth of solutions for HR. By addressing these issues head-on with our clients, we can all work to make the world a better place to work.  To learn more about how organisations such as BrewDog and Citation are tackling some of these areas, please click  here . 



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CV-Library wins ‘Company of the Year’ at the Solent Business Awards

October-23-2017 - onrec.com



CV-Library , the UK’s leading independent job board, was awarded ‘Company of the Year’ at the Solent Business Awards last night, recognising the organisation’s impressive financial performance, strategic direction, people, products and services against the continuing backdrop of uncertain economic times. Posted in News archive on 23 Oct 2017 Company Profile CV-Library.co.uk View profile » CV-Library was up against several other businesses from the Solent Region for the ‘Company of the Year’ accolade and the win rounds off what has been a successful award season so far for the popular job board. The company continues to hit impressive milestones and is set to hit many more exciting new records in 2018 and beyond. Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of  CV-Library comments: “Everyone at CV-Library works extremely hard and contributes  massively to our success as a business, so this award is a true testament to their commitment! We are dedicated to being the UK’s leading job board and this is what drives our business forward. It’s a real honour to be part of an award ceremony that celebrates  businesses in the South East and we’re absolutely delighted to have won!” The Solent Business Awards is sponsored by KPMG, NatWest, Pitmans Law, Taylor Made Computer Solutions and James Cowper Kreston and is organised by  The Business Magazine . The award organisers cite that every year the sheer quality and range of entries they receive makes it more and more difficult for the judges to choose a winner, underlining the wealth of business talent in the region.



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Recruitive Software Announces CIPD Attendance

October-23-2017 - onrec.com



As one of the biggest players in the SaaS industry for recruitment, Recruitive Software has announced its attendance at this year’s CIPD Annual Conference and Exhibition at Manchester Central on the 8th and 9th November. Posted in News archive on 23 Oct 2017 Company Profile Recruitive View profile » The CIPD Conference and Exhibition is the UK’s biggest HR event, which will be celebrating its 70 th anniversary this year. The event attracts over 4,000 senior HR professionals looking to source new HR products and services that will help lead their organisations into a brighter future.     Recruitive Software provides white labelled recruitment solutions designed to streamline the entire recruitment process in-house on a cloud based system.  Marketing Assistant Sarah Tipton comments; “We are delighted to be exhibiting at the event for the fourth consecutive year as it provides us with the perfect platform to demonstrate our award winning software. Members of our team will be on hand to answer any of your questions surrounding the use of ATS systems for your business needs.”  Recruiters looking to solve all their recruiting issues whilst reducing cost and time to hire, as well as improving their candidate’s journey, should visit Recruitive at stand C40. To register for FREE exhibition entry please visit: https://www.livebuzzreg.co.uk/2017/cipd17/register/



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Lagging pay leaves workers facing Christmas squeeze - CIPD

October-23-2017 - onrec.com



Responding to the latest ONS labour market figures, Ian Brinkley, Acting Chief Economist at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development said: Posted in News archive on 23 Oct 2017 Company Profile CIPD View profile » “The latest figures again show the subdued pay outlook across the economy, with a 2.2% increase continuing to lag behind inflation. With no end in sight to this squeeze on living standards, many workers will be facing a Christmas period where they will once again be required to tighten their belts. There is little to suggest that wages are responding to low unemployment and higher inflation. “While the headline employment figure remains strong, there are some signs that the UK labour market may be slowing down in terms of job creation. The rise in employment is mostly down to part-time self-employment, which suggests much of the increase is around marginal work and an increase in temporary jobs. We will have to wait and see if this initial sign becomes a trend, but if it does the UK economy faces a potentially potent mix of falling pay and a stagnant labour market.”



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As savings crisis looms, employers failing to tackle employee knowledge gap

October-23-2017 - onrec.com



A lack of across the board financial education is failing to close the employee savings gap, according to a new report published today by Close Brothers in conjunction with the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA). on 23 Oct 2017 A third (33%) of UK employees are saving less than £50 a month, with one in five (20%) not saving anything at all Only two fifths (40%) of employees are confident in choosing the right savings product 65% of employers recognise that they have a key role to play in improving employees’ financial wellbeing But three quarters (75%) of employees say that their employer has not provided any financial education to help them understand what savings choices exist A lack of across the board financial education is failing to close the employee savings gap, according to a new report published today by Close Brothers in conjunction with the Pension and Lifetime Savings Association (PLSA). The Lifetime Savings Challenge Report 2017, which seeks to understand how employees are saving, where they need help, and the level of support available, reveals that there is a distinct savings challenge that needs to be addressed. A third (33%) of UK employees are saving less than £50 a month, which includes one in five (20%) who admit to not saving anything at all. A lack of understanding amongst employees is clear. This is a real concern against a backdrop of radical change in the pensions and savings industry, as well as rock bottom interest rates. A lack of confidence when it comes to saving effectively into the right products for each individuals’ circumstances is also evident, with only two fifths (40%) of employees confident in their ability to choose the right financial product to help them achieve their savings ambitions. For example, while more than half (53%) of those aged 18-34 see either saving for retirement or buying a house as their main savings priorities, of those eligible to save via a Lifetime ISA (LISA), 42% don’t do so because they feel that they don’t know enough about the product. In spite of the fact that around two thirds of employers (65%) think the responsibility for improving employees’ financial wellbeing lies jointly with them and their employees, employers are falling short.  Just half of UK employers (48%) offer some form of financial education, with 20% planning to introduce it in the next twelve months. Despite this, three quarters (75%) of employees say that their employer has failed to provide any financial education to help them understand what savings choices exist and what’s best for them. It is clear that there is a real need to examine the quality and scope of the financial education that is provided, as well as to look to see what more can be done. When it’s available in the right format, it works. More than a third (35%) of employees who had received financial education said that it had been useful in guiding their immediate, medium, and long-term saving decisions. Jeanette Makings, Head of Financial Education at Close Brothers said: “There is a looming savings crisis. Not only are people failing to save enough, but many simply don’t understand the different savings choices available or how to evaluate which ones are best for them. Worse than that, the industry is not geared up to help them. Product providers can explain their own products, and comparison websites may be helpful to compare products of the same type, but there are very few providers able to help individuals look across the savings landscape in its entirety and choose what’s best for them. “Employers have a key role to play in solving this Lifetime Savings Challenge, but despite them seeing it as their responsibility to enhance the financial education of their workforce, far too few are adequately addressing the issue amongst their employees.  If we want employers to be adding real value, their efforts need to reflect the challenges that individual employees are facing at each stage of life. “A huge part of the challenge therefore, is to encourage the provision of good financial education in the workplace that looks at savings as a whole and the different options available. Employers are hugely trusted and perfectly placed to close this knowledge gap. By working closely with them to develop impactful education, we can help employees secure a solid financial future for both themselves and their families.” Nigel Peaple, Deputy Director of DC, Lifetime Savings and Research at the PLSA said: “Regular income from full-time employment is the building block for many people’s financial stability so it makes sense that they would also look to their employers for support with financial education, pensions and lifetime saving. Today’s report highlights not only the low levels of saving amongst the workforce but also their interest and desire to do more. “It also raises important questions about the role employers can play in helping employees to be financially prepared for retirement. It is encouraging to see that almost two thirds of employers believe that it is their responsibility to help employees to make the most of the benefits packages they offer. We hope that companies will feel able to help their employees reach their savings aspirations.”



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How working during retirement affects Social Security

October-23-2017 - usatoday.com



Want to pick up a part-time job after you retire? Heres how it will affect your Social Security check.            



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Career advice: Why chasing happiness wont make you happy

October-23-2017 - usatoday.com



Are you so keen on chasing a foggy idea of "happiness" that you forget to live your life?            



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Investment in UK car industry will crash by half this year

October-22-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Investment in the UK's car industry is on course to crash by half this year with major manufacturers drastically cutting back amid Brexit uncertainty.



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Jim Hackett: ‘I love Ford but I was not hired because I was a car guy’

October-22-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Fidelity employees dismissed after sexual harassment claims: report

October-22-2017 - usatoday.com



Star tech fund manager fired, second employee pushed to resign following allegations.            



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How to be a leader: Be like Albert Einstein and embrace your ignorance

October-22-2017 - usatoday.com



As we age we tend to learn less. Studies show that people think they are smarter than they think they are.            



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Sexual harassment allegations spark review, meeting at Fidelity: WSJ

October-22-2017 - reuters.com



NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fidelity Investments has hired a consulting firm to review employee behavior amid allegations of sexual harassment at the U.S. money manager stretching back years, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday.



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Michigan apple growers could lose millions without migrant workers

October-22-2017 - usatoday.com



Finding migrant workers to clear the orchards is getting increasingly difficult.            



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6 steps to get through a layoff

October-22-2017 - usatoday.com



Losing your job is tough, but you can make finding the next one easier.            



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Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Problem of ‘Ostriching’ Harassment

October-20-2017 - workforce.com



It’s been a busy few days in employment-law land, with the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment case dominating the headlines. What have we learned? Weinstein is an (alleged — do I really need to add this qualifier?) serial harasser. His misconduct was the worst kept secret in Hollywood, with even Courtney Love discussing it all the way back in 2005. The Weinstein Co.,... The post Harvey Weinstein Case Highlights Problem of Ostriching Harassment appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Massachusetts’ Morrison Mahoney Elects Six New Partners

October-20-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Morrison Mahoney LLP, a Boston, Mass.-headquartered law firm, has announced the election of six new partners. The partners represent a range of practice areas including appeals, insurance coverage, construction litigation, professional liability defense, medical malpractice, fraud, transportation and employment law



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Clark says Airbus deal may create more Bombardier jobs in Belfast

October-20-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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How to beat overcharging at the end of a mobile contract

October-20-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Mobile phone providers Vodafone, EE and Three ‘routinely’ overcharge customers for handsets they have already paid for, a consumer group has found.



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Too much sun. Hair too dry: L´Oreal adds Paris to digital beauty start-up cities

October-20-2017 - reuters.com



PARIS (Reuters) - L'Oreal, the world's biggest cosmetics company wants to see more beauty tech like sensory hair brushes that tell you how to care for your hair, and skin patches that let you know...



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Pay: New service allows U.S. workers to get paid daily instead of weekly

October-20-2017 - usatoday.com



The service lets employees tap half the pay they earn on a given day as soon as their shifts end.            



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IRS will block or suspend your tax return if you dont do this

October-20-2017 - usatoday.com



The IRS is warning tax professionals that it will block or suspend processing of 2017 income tax returns that do not comply with Obamacare rules.            



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Kobe Steel uncovers more evidence of quality mistakes

October-20-2017 - bbc.com



The Japanese steel giant says some employees did not report evidence to an internal investigation.



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Mobile companies overcharging customers after contracts end

October-20-2017 - bbc.com



The UK government said the firms needed to inform customers when they had paid for their handsets.



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Merck to cut 1,800 U.S. sales jobs, add 960 in chronic care

October-20-2017 - reuters.com



(Reuters) - Drugmaker Merck & Co Inc , moving to a new sales team structure in the United States, plans to cut 1,800 sales positions, while adding 960 jobs to a new chronic care sales force, the company said on Friday.



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Snap lays off 18 employees in recruiting division

October-20-2017 - reuters.com



SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Social media company Snap Inc said on Friday it had laid off 18 people in its recruiting division, an unusual move for a young company with ambitious growth plans and a likely reflection of tough competition from Facebook Inc .



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Parisotto Named Administrative Director of California Worker’s Comp Division

October-20-2017 - insurancejournal.com



George Parisotto has been named administrative director of the California Division of Workers Compensation. His appointment was made official by California Gov. Jerry Brown Jr. on Thursday. Parisotto has filled the post of acting administrative director since February 2016, following



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Brown & Brown Acquires Louisiana Employee Benefits Firm

October-20-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Brown Brown of Louisiana LLC, a subsidiary of Florida-based Brown Brown Inc., has acquired substantially all of the assets of Lapeyre, Staples Robichaux, the companies announced. Lapeyre, Staples and Robichaux, based in Houma, Louisiana, specializes in employee



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Swiss Re Adds Management Liability Coverage for Non-Profits, Private Companies

October-20-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Swiss Re Corporate Solutions has expanded its Executive Risk product offering with the launch of SwissGuard, a multi-coverage, management liability policy designed for non-profit and private companies. SwissGuard insures against directors and officers liability, employment practices liability and fiduciary liability



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How Middle Managers Coerce Employees into Deceiving Upper Management

October-20-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Several recent corporate and governmental scandals — Wells Fargo and the Veterans Administration to name two — unfortunately have revolved around middle managers and employees who have attempted to meet lofty performance goals that superiors impose by engaging in deceptive



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How to beat inheritance tax: The This is Money podcast

October-20-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Inheritance tax is one of the most hated around. But IHT is also a tax that can be avoided. Listen to this week's podcast to find out how and learn more about the Chancellor's plan to help the young.



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Could this be the first look at Starbucks holiday cups?

October-20-2017 - usatoday.com



A Starbucks employee posted a photo on Reddit of what appeared to be a stack of holiday cups.            



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EPIC Adds New Brokerage Team in Pittsburgh

October-20-2017 - insurancejournal.com



EPIC Insurance Brokers and Consultants, a retail property and casualty insurance brokerage and employee benefits consultant, has opened operations in Pittsburgh, Penn., with the hiring of Sean Andreas, Al Dragotto, Kurt Karstens, Pete Kostorick, Sally Krauss, Zach Mendelson, Phil Wakim,



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Hey coffee drinkers: McDonalds McCafe drinks slow down service, drive-thrus

October-20-2017 - usatoday.com



Some franchisees complain the more complex drinks take too much time for workers to make.            



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One in four people ´trapped´ in low-paid jobs with ´little chance of escape´

October-19-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Apprentice winner: Britain beats Germany in international skills showdown

October-19-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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One in four people ´trapped in low paid jobs´

October-19-2017 - bbc.com



The Social Mobility Commission says low pay is "endemic" in the UK.



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When is a Break not a Break Under the FLSA?

October-19-2017 - workforce.com



The FLSA draws a pretty clear line as to when breaks must be paid and when they can be unpaid. If a break is 20 minutes or less in duration, it must be paid. Any longer, and an employer can make it an unpaid break. What if, however, instead of providing employees paid breaks, an employer installs a system of flex time... The post When is a Break not a Break Under the FLSA? appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Surprise! 4 things you didn´t know were taxable

October-19-2017 - abcnews.com



Here are four kinds of income that people think they don't have to report to the IRS, tax pros say, plus tips on how to avoid the related sticker shock when filing returns



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How to Make Facebook Liable for Its Content: Viewpoint

October-19-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Now that U.S. politicians know that Facebook is unable to stop malicious actors from using it to influence public opinion, the social network is doing its best to avoid tougher regulatory treatment. It shouldnt be able to get off so



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Ranked: The top 10 UK jobs that pay the highest bonuses in 2017

October-19-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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U.S. jobless claims hit 44-1/2-year low; mid-Atlantic factories humming

October-19-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits dropped to its lowest level in more than 44-1/2 years last week, pointing to a rebound in job growth after a hurricane-related decline in employment in September.



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Andy Yates on how to make your business thrive

October-19-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Entrepreneur and start-up mentor and investor Andy Yates shares five tips any new business needs to survive and thrive.



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How to claim for pothole damage if UK roads hurt your car

October-19-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



A new study by Confused.com said a whopping 1,031,787 potholes were reported to local councils last year. Here's how to make a claim if one causes damage to your car.



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SeaWorld is laying off 350 workers

October-19-2017 - usatoday.com



SeaWorld lays off 350 people. Elizabeth Keatinge (@elizkeatinge) has more.            



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See the cities hoping to land 50,000 Amazon jobs, headquarters

October-19-2017 - usatoday.com



Dozens of cities bidding for the second Amazon headquarters, where the company has promised to invest $5 billion and add up to 50,000 jobs.            



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Pros and Cons of Recruiting Freelancers to Your Company Instead of Office Workers

October-19-2017 - onrec.com



As you’ve probably heard we’re now in the middle of the gig economy, where people are able to take people on for a job rather than for a several month contract. The question is, is this good for your company or isn’t it? Should you continue to use office workers for most of the stuff you’re doing or should you instead jump into the freelance game? Posted in News archive on 19 Oct 2017 Well, that’s what we’re going to explore today by looking at some of the big pros and cons of freelancers versus office workers Pro: You only have to pay freelancers when you use them The big advantage to freelancers is that you pay them per job. When you don’t have a job, you don’t need to pay them anything. Instead, they’ll go find projects elsewhere. In this way, if you have a field where you sometimes need work done but not that often, freelancers can save you a lot of money. Another bonus of only paying freelancers when you need to is that you can look for a freelancer that perfectly suits the job you’re trying to do. You don’t need a jack of all traits in the office. Instead, you get a different specialist to do the jobs for you. Con: They’re more expensive per job At the same time, great freelancers asks a lot of money for their job – more than you would pay them for doing the work if they were in the office. Of course, this makes sense as freelancers aren’t just doing the job, they also have to spend a lot of time hunting for jobs. And as that latter activity does not get paid, they need to add that cost into their per-job cost if they want the life to stay viable.  Pro: If they do a crappy job you don’t use them again With freelancers, it’s far easier to sort the wheat from the chaff. You give them a job. If they screw it up, then you don’t give them anymore. If they do a great job, then you keep using them. In this way, you’ll quickly have a stable of skilled talent on hand that you can call on when you need them – be it to help you with your marketing or if you need professional dissertation writers . Con: It can be a lot of work to find good freelancers Particularly if you’re just starting out, it can be really hard to know when you’ve got a good freelancer and when you don’t. It can feel like you’re interviewing for a job position for every single job. That can get exhausting. Of course, it does get easier as you figure out what you need to pay attention to . Even better, you can call on the same freelancers again and again. Nonetheless, that doesn’t help you much when you’re starting out. Pro: They can be brought in quickly Particularly if you work with them a lot and you pay a good price, when there is a sudden surge of work, you can quickly bring in freelancers who can help you pick up the slack. In this way, you can be far more nimble than a company who relies entirely on office workers to do their work for them. And as nimbleness is ever more important in this ever-changing marketplace, that’s a big bonus. Con: They might not be available when you need them Of course, it’s just as possible that when you’re looking for a freelancer to do a certain job for you, they might already be busy with other work. And that can be a real drag if you’ve found somebody who is really good at what they do and you don’t necessarily know where else to turn. The verdict There are really two ways to use freelancers. The first is to have a stable of many people with a lot of different talents who you can call on when you need them. This does mean a lot of coordinating, but can be very effective particularly if your business is fluid and the amount of work can change quickly. The other strategy is to only rely on them for the jobs that only sometimes come along and rely on normal office workers for the jobs that are constant. This will help keep your costs down particularly if you have a steady amount of work coming in. As an extra bonus, when you realize a job is getting to be really important to you, then you can always consider trying to bring a freelancer into the fold. Sometimes they might appreciate an office job for a while – perhaps you can even do it on a part-time basis so they keep their freedom at least part of the time. 



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Talent is number one priority for SME investment

October-19-2017 - onrec.com



Investing in staff is the secret ingredient to grow a business, say small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). New research from American Express® has found when it comes to growing their business, SMEs believe investing in their staff is key. Nearly a quarter (23%) of firms state that after launching their business, hiring new staff has been their biggest business decision, above choosing suppliers (20%) and investing in technology (19%). Posted in News archive on 19 Oct 2017 The study, conducted in partnership with the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR), found SMEs face various challenges when it comes to hiring new staff. More than a third (35%) of small businesses report a shortage of necessary expertise among applicants as the main hurdle in hiring. A further 27% are worried about how they will fund the hiring of new employees, highlighting the importance of tight financial management in ensuring a business can bring on staff as the firm grows, whether at home or as they expand abroad. Despite these barriers, SMEs remain committed to staff investment, with more than one in five (22%) saying if their revenue were to double, their first investment would be to increase their staff numbers. As businesses grow in size, investment priorities change. Medium-sized SMEs reported if their revenue doubled, a third (32%) would invest in new technology first, followed by 22% whose first investment would be new hires. Medium-sized SMEs also reported greater difficulty finding new employees with the necessary expertise. While 35% of small firms said the biggest obstacle to hiring staff was short supply of expertise, this figure increases to 42% among medium-sized enterprises. Jose Carvalho, Senior Vice-President at American Express commented: “There are many hurdles on the path to business growth and securing top talent is key priority for ambitious SMEs. Whether expanding at home or globally, business owners are looking for partners that can help them attract and retain staff, whether that’s through payment cards which enable rewards earnt on business spend to be gifted to employees, employee expense management solutions or cross-border payment tools to help ensure companies can smoothly pay employees based abroad. SMEs want hassle free solutions which help ensure they are in full control of their cash flow”. When it comes to managing cashflow, SMEs are most likely to worry about rising costs (55%), followed by how to finance future spending (19%). 18% of SMEs worry about how to prioritise their spending across their departments. To help growing SMEs with the costs of hiring staff, American Express has put together the following top tips:  Incorporate hiring into your overall growth strategy – Having a clear trajectory of how and when you will expand your staff will help you budget time as well as money, so that you can find new candidates and onboard new employees as efficiently as possible. Re-evaluate your hiring budget – While the amount set aside to fund hiring new staff may be more or less fixed, as a business grows you can benefit from re-evaluating the hiring budget more frequently. This will help keep pace with planned expansion and make sure your expenditures are in the right proportion to support continued growth. Work with a payment provider – When choosing a business payment card, consider a provider that can support your hiring and retention goals. The American Express Gold Business Card* provides 54 days deferred payment on purchases and no pre-set spending limit providing a tool which could be used to help manage hiring costs. Positive cashflow is king – While every business will be focussed on the bottom line, it’s essential not to become complacent when it comes to managing your cashflow. It is crucial to do so in order to firstly pay your staff fairly and promptly but also have a longer term view when it comes to hiring and retaining more employees.



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How to Make a Driverless Car Blameless

October-19-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Intel Corp. has developed a system it says ensures that self-driving vehicles cant cause accidents where they are at fault, an effort to reassure a skeptical public and help speed adoption of driverless cars on the road. The worlds largest



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Delaware Announces Workers’ Compensation Rate Decrease

October-19-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Delaware Insurance Commissioner Trinidad Navarro has announced that there will be a decrease in workers compensation insurance rates, effective December 1, 2017. This insurance rate decrease has a direct impact on Delawares employers, enabling them to lower their costs and



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California Workers’ Comp Institute Recaps Year in Legislation

October-19-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The California Workers Compensation Institute this week released a report on a list of bills that will affect the workers comp system. The bills were recently signed into law at the end of the Legislative session by Gov. Jerry Brown.



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This Chicana chemist is paying it forward to support students from underrepresented groups

October-18-2017 - sciencemag.org



Her own winding career path highlights the importance of mentorship



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Flight of EU workers leaves care sector with more vacancies

October-18-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Health risks

October-18-2017 - bbc.com



Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.



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Redcar SSI site regeneration plan ´may create 20,000 jobs´

October-18-2017 - bbc.com



Redevelopment over the next 25 years would make the area a "national asset", say planners.



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Here´s how to fight the plague of debt collectors

October-18-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



When Stuart and Carol Corkett received a £525 gas bill they immediately knew something was wrong. British Gas had used the meter for their neighbour's house, which is 6ft away.



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DAILY BRIEFING: Wood hired to design gas terminal

October-18-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The facility will be designed to produce up to 4.2m tonnes per year of liquefied gas and store 300,000 cubic metres, which is enough to fill 120 Olympic-sized swimming pools.



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Sainsbury’s to axe 2,000 jobs to save £500m

October-18-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The cuts will leave 1,400 payroll and HR clerks redundant and an additional 600 central and HR posts removed. Sainsbury's said that it would offer alternative roles wherever possible.



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Back to work, dad: Swiss government opposes paternity leave

October-18-2017 - reuters.com



ZURICH (Reuters) - The Swiss government on Wednesday opposed letting men take subsidized paternity leave from their jobs, saying it would cost too much and hurt companies' competitiveness.



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Unemployment has fallen - comment from totaljobs

October-18-2017 - onrec.com



By David Clift, HR Director, totaljobs Posted in News archive on 18 Oct 2017 Company Profile Totaljobs View profile » Today’s news represents a real triumph for the job market, which remains robust despite continued political uncertainty. It’s impressive that unemployment has now fallen month-on-month for sixteen consecutive months; a clear signal of employer confidence. One would have been forgiven for thinking that the stagnation of Brexit talks would have precipitated a rise in unemployment, though the job market has remained remarkably consistent since the triggering of article 50 and subsequent negotiations. To be placed in its historical context: not since 1975, where the average house price was under £12,000, has unemployment been so low. Data from totaljobs has found that a number of industries are continuing to perform strongly, with the transport and logistics sector seeing a 6% month on month increase in job postings. Employers can take confidence from today’s figures. Until Brexit brings about any material changes, any pre-emptive hiring freezes on account of Britain’s exit from the EU are being made with a certain amount of guesswork. For this reason, employers may well want to remain optimistic and continue as they are doing.



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How to Build and Fund Your Job Board Business

October-18-2017 - onrec.com



On 9th November we have an interactive panel session on the topic of How to Build and Fund Your Job Board Business. Posted in News archive on 18 Oct 2017 Company Profile Jobg8.com View profile »  The panel is made up of James Uffindell – CEO Founder of Bright Network, Lee Biggins – founder and managing director of CV-Library and Alex Fourlis – Managing Director of Careerbuilder UK. James will be hosting the session and is an entrepreneur, investor and one of the UK’s leading experts on the recruitment market. He’s an expert on entrepreneurship, building high-growth businesses, venture investing, private equity, social mobility at university level, the graduate job market, internships, entry level talent, and managing and engaging millennial employees. Lee has established the UK’s leading independent job site and has always been an entrepreneur at heart, and even from an early age, his entrepreneurial spirit shone through.  Growing up in Fleet, Hampshire meant that Lee was just a short walk away from the Basingstoke Canal, and on hot days he would sell cold cans of coke to fishermen. This drive led to Lee running his own car washing empire as a teenager, and ultimately carried through to the developmental days of CV-Library. Alex is one of the pioneers of internet recruitment in Greece having been involved in the creation of Kariera.gr which is the number one jobsite in Greece. Kariera.gr was acquired by Careerbuilder in 2007 and in 2011 Alex became Managing Director of Careerbuilder for Greece, Cyprus and Spain moving to the UK in 2016. During their 45 minute session they’ll be covering topics such as: Funding businesses growth Key challenges in running market leading job boards Trends in the market Recommendations for job board owners thinking about if they should sell or build. They’ll also, of course, be taking questions from the audience. Ahead of the conference we think you might enjoy this article from The Job Board Doctor, aka Jeff Dickey-Chasins;  How to grow: many paths to job board nirvana . In the article Jeff talks about whilst Growing any business is an inevitable – and continual – challenge. Somewhere along the line, after the start-up obstacles but before world domination, you are faced with a very simple problem: how can you make this thing bigger, faster, and better? Additionally you might like to catch up with his latest post on  Cash, IPOs, and purchases : Jeff’s news of the recruitment marketing industry.



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8 Tips To Jumpstart Your Investing Career

October-18-2017 - onrec.com



No one can save you or your family, except yourself. That’s why you must make sure about your financial freedom and start earning money today. The more cash you have, the more freedom you’ll enjoy tomorrow and in the years to come. Posted in News archive on 18 Oct 2017 To invest wisely, make sure to spend your money that can provide you with positive cash flow so you can take control of your physical assets. If you’re fed up with saving your money at the bank with no return on investment, you might want to consider a career in real estate investing. Below, you’ll find some tips on how to jumpstart your investing career in real estate and factors to consider when investing in real estate . This field won’t only protect your wealth, but it’ll also help it grow. Be the person that someone wants to find when selling a house or buying a property In real estate, you can only be successful if people know you. In this age, it’s easy to make yourself known to people who are looking for someone to help them sell or buy a house. You can start by creating a social media profile on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Share some quality photos and use the rights keywords that can help people in finding you. Apart from having a social media profile, you must also have a quality website that showcases that properties you sell. But your site has to include SEO keywords and testimonials from your clients. And make sure to send regular updates and an email to your friends and professional network, so they will know that you’re in the real estate business. Grow your network Online networking can help you acquire clients. But don’t just focus on your online effort. Instead, you must widen your reach and meet those people in person. You can join business networking groups and the chamber of commerce in your city. Then, whenever there’s an industry event in your area, make sure to attend as it’s also an excellent avenue for you to widen your network. And don’t forget to attend seminars, trade shows, and open houses. They can help you keep updated on the latest market trends. Don ’t wait to invest There’s no perfect time to invest in the market. So, don’t keep waiting. The reason for this is that you’re just wasting your time while you wait for the perfect timing. However, if you already have funds and you have set of properties with a good deal, then you must not wait. Of course, you need to start by buying one or a few properties before you get big. The goal here is to begin investing. The sooner the properties appreciate, the more capital you can receive to help you start another project. Have a goal In any career, the first year can be overwhelming. It can also be frustrating because you won’t see and experience initial success that you’re hoping for. However, when you have specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and time-bound goals , you’ll recognize even the small progress you make. Once you’ve reached that goal, you can set the bar higher. From there, you’ll start to achieve and get more from your investment. Be a good communicator In real estate, you need to be in constant communication with your clients. You must keep in touch with everyone in the business. Invest more time into it It’s not just your finances you must be willing to invest in this industry, but you must also learn to spend a lot of time to grow your career. It’s especially true if you’re just starting out. In this industry, your schedule is flexible. But you must avoid putting fewer hours into it unless you don't want your career to last. You might need to work more than eight hours a day in the beginning. Your job here is to ensure that your clients have the best experience. But you can’t do it if you’re taking extra time off while you're closing a deal. You should also avoid taking a break when you need to constantly watch the market so you’ll know the best time to buy or sell properties. Never hesitate to acquire large properties You can start slow and small by investing in lower-end properties. But if you wish to build an empire, you need to purchase large properties sooner than later. However, you must only do so when you already get the hang of it. The reason for this is that large assets appreciate faster than small ones. They also offer more benefits to your portfolio. Avoid selling assets that appreciate You may tend to sell your appreciating assets quickly to make a return. But that’s the worst thing you can do in your career. The reason for this is that the longer you wait to sell, the better it is for your investment. Some properties will continue to increase their value. Thus, you must learn how to know the best time to sell. You can start by keeping track of the market forecast to know when it’s time to sell the property. 



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Winning streak for law firm as Best Large Employer

October-18-2017 - onrec.com



Leading law firm Thorntons was crowned Best Large Employer for a second year running last night at Scotland’s Best Employer Awards 2017. Posted in News archive on 18 Oct 2017 The firm, which employs more than 420 people across its 10 offices, collected the accolade at the Awards Ceremony in Glasgow on Thursday 12 October.  Thorntons was also shortlisted for the Youth Investment Award which recognises businesses that demonstrate a commitment to recruiting, engaging and developing young people. Colin Graham, Chairman at Thorntons, said: “We are delighted to be awarded this title and recognised at the ceremony for a second consecutive year. “Investing in training and development of our people is crucial to the future of our business, as well as the legal profession as a whole, and we are proud of the services we offer to our growing teams. “Developing our own highly-skilled people is very much part of our growth strategy and will continue to improve our overall client experience.  Training new recruits also helps upskill our existing team because none of us ever stop learning, regardless of our level.”  The Business Insider Best Employer Awards aim to recognise and reward companies who put employees at the heart of their business, promoting development and health and wellbeing to strive in their industry. Thorntons was awarded two titles at last year’s ceremony - Large Scottish Employer of the Year and Best Scottish Employer of the Year. www.thorntons-law.co.uk



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One in five adults are unhappy with their career

October-18-2017 - onrec.com



One in five (19%) UK adults are dissatisfied with their careers, new research has revealed. Posted in News archive on 18 Oct 2017 A quarter of workers (25%) don’t like their current job 1 in 4 adults think changing jobs would improve their mental health Lack of financial support is the main reason people stay in jobs they are unhappy in One in five (19%) UK adults are dissatisfied with their careers, new research 1  has revealed. A study carried out by energy comparison site,  UK Power , questioned the nation to find out which areas of their life they are most unhappy with. The results are stark; a quarter of all adults are unhappy in their current job and one in five are unhappy with their overall career, although men (22%) are more likely to feel this way than women (16%). Dissatisfaction with their day-to-day role (52%) is the number one reason people wish they could switch jobs, followed closely by their salary (44%). However, for one in five (20%) it’s the level of seniority, not the career itself, they are unhappy with. Sadly, 13% want to move roles because they dislike their boss. The five cities where job satisfaction is at its lowest are: Belfast (55%) Bristol (34%) London (34%) Nottingham (29%) Liverpool (28%) Interestingly, it seems that relationships act as a buffer to career dissatisfaction; singletons were more than twice as likely (23%) than adults in a relationship (11%) to be dissatisfied with their career. UK Power asked those unhappy in their job how they thought moving roles would impact their lives. Half (50%) thought changing careers would improve the quality of their life, while a third (33%) felt doing so would improve their finances. Shockingly, 26% felt their mental health would improve in a different role, highlighting the huge effect your job can have on your wellbeing. Despite understanding the benefits moving careers can have, it seems it’s not that simple for many employees. The main reasons given for staying in a dissatisfactory role were: Lack of finances available to support a career change (39%) Feeling like there is no better alternative (31%) Being scared they will regret their decision (26%) Feeling like they are a failure (24%) Too invested in their current career (12%) Nick Heath, Head of Insight at UK Power said: “We were interested to see which parts of their life people would most like to switch, and were surprised to see so many wishing they could change careers. “Having the resources available to help make informed decisions about changing any aspect of your life, however big or small, can be the difference between being unhappy, and having something to smile about. That’s why we pride ourselves on helping customers save money on their energy bills by cutting down on the jargon and gathering the best deals around.” 1  Survey carried out by The Leadership Factor with 1,005 respondents between 17th August and 21st August 2017.



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Keep quiet and carry on - The silent menace in the nation’s offices

October-18-2017 - onrec.com



58% of UK wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager about mental health issues Posted in News archive on 18 Oct 2017 A shocking amount of UK workers have little faith in their employer’s ability to support issues such as mental health, stress and anxiety, a study by CIPD course providers, DPG Plc., has found. The study (which can be viewed in full here alongside a guide to creating a more inclusive workplace culture) found that a worrying 85% of UK workers thought that there was a stigma attached to mental health issues and stress in the workplace. This may be the root cause for the 58% that wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager if they were suffering from a mental health issue. Compounding this is the finding that just 20% of UK workers thought their manager was fully equipped to support mental health, stress and anxiety issues in the workplace. More than a quarter of respondents (26%) had taken a day off work due to stress and mental health issues and lied about the reason. The findings highlight a disturbing culture that may be leaving vulnerable workers without the help they need, through fear of appearing weak. Paul Drew, managing director at DPG said “These findings highlight a need for change in the workplace, and an increase in how visible support in the workplace is. The problem is that, whilst the support networks may well exist, it seems they’re being drastically underused because people fear looking ineffective, weak or compromised.” According to mental health charity Mind’s resources*, “Ignoring the mental health of your staff comes at a high price. And will only make problems worse. Reduced productivity costs UK businesses up to £15.1 billion a year… [and] stress and other mental health problems are the second biggest cause of work absence, accounting for 70 million lost working days every year.” Paul Drew continues, “The nation has come a long way when it comes to creating an inclusive and supportive society, but there’s still work to be done. Managers need to create an atmosphere of trust and respect, so that workers are never scared or unable to reveal their issues. To do this, managers themselves need to be given the skills they need to tackle sensitive issues effectively and with tact – that comes from HR and leadership teams.” Key findings from DPG’s survey: 58% of UK workers wouldn’t be comfortable telling their manager if they were to suffer from a mental health issue. Only 20% thought their manager was fully equipped to support mental health issues in the workplace. 85% thought there was a stigma attached to mental health issues and stress in the workplace. More than a quarter (26%) had taken a day off work due to stress/mental health issues and lied about the reason. Women were more likely tell their boss they had a different illness if they took a day off for stress/mental health issues. 18-24-year olds were the most likely to lie about the reason for needing time off in cases of stress and mental health. Ages 18-24 were also least comfortable telling their manager if they were to suffer from a mental health issue – most common reasoning was they worried about being judged. 45-54-year olds most comfortable revealing mental health issues to managers. Case studies: DPG surveyed their community, populated by HR professionals, for their opinions on the issue. One respondent felt that managers weren’t fully equipped to deal with mental health issues, stating “In my experience there’s a 'grow up and get over it' attitude and a lot of hostile behaviour. People can be made to feel like they’re causing trouble because it’s something [the business] couldn't deal with.” Another respondent worried that managers “really should be aware of the impact their dismissive attitude is having”, suggesting that managers should instead “encourage a culture where it is ok to talk. Get the buy in from senior managers and raise mental health awareness by rolling out training programmes.”



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Hub International Acquires Assets of Maine’s Graffam Insurance Group

October-18-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Hub International Limited (Hub), a global insurance brokerage, has acquired the assets of Graffam Insurance Group LLC (Graffam). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Cumberland Center, Maine, Graffam specializes in employee benefits and services businesses in Maine



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New-look MSS People eyes regional growth and Scottish expansion

October-18-2017 - onrec.com



Regional recruitment firm, MSS (Marske Site Services) Recruitment, has rebranded as MSS People in a move that reflects its commitment to placing ‘people’ at the centre of all that they do for their clients, candidates and themselves. Posted in News archive on 18 Oct 2017 The rebrand also serves as a strong signal of intent for the North East-based business that in 2015 was recognised by The Telegraph as one of the 1000 Companies To Inspire Britain . MSS People is already moving forward with plans to expand its operations throughout the North of England and across the border in Scotland. Headquartered in Stokesley, MSS People , a part of the MMC Group, provides innovative, high quality ethical recruitment services into a variety of sectors and roles has been on its own recruitment drive since the turn of the year. Team Leader Allan Stevenson has stepped up to the role of operations manager and has since recruited Dona Collingwood, an Occupational Psychologist with 17 years’ in the field, as a Consultant in the Stokesley Office, and Gary Morris as Regional Manager to head up the company’s newly launched Scottish office in Glasgow. John McCullagh, Director at MSS People, said: “Our Group started life as engineering services business over half a century ago, providing equipment, maintenance, project management, consultancy and design solutions for major blue chip organisations, both in the UK and internationally. “One of the greatest challenges that our clients faced was finding and attracting high calibre technical and engineering staff they needed and the frustration over the lack of real industry knowledge and experience among many other staffing providers. “Being engineers ourselves and having that first-hand understanding of what great engineering talent looks like, we saw there was an opportunity to expand our existing range of services to our customers to include the recruitment of permanent and interim staff. “As demand for our very unique brand of recruitment services has grown, it was felt that a rebrand and change of name for our recruitment activities was essential if we are to fully realise our growth ambitions over the next few years. “It needed to better represent the business we have become and reflect the way we wish to be perceived by the people we interact and work with.” While the company has remained true to its engineering origins and developed it’s position as a leading provider of Engineering Technical recruitment services throughout the North East and North Yorkshire region, we have also expanded into new a number of high-growth sectors, including Sales and Marketing, Finance & Administration and Commercial recruitment. “Unemployment is at its lowest in the region for over a decade and employer hiring intentions remain positive. “Against this backdrop, we are confident that MSS People will continue to grow our client base, increase our own headcount and take a step closer to realising the ambition of securing our position as one of the leading recruitment businesses both here and across the border in Scotland.” For more information about MSS People, please go to http://msspeople.com/



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The Hilb Group Acquires Delaware’s CNC Insurance Associates Inc.

October-18-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The Hilb Group LLC (THG), a property and casualty insurance and employee benefits broker, has acquired CNC Insurance Associates Inc. (CNC). The transaction became effective October 1, 2017. CNC is THGs 38th acquisition since it was founded in 2009. Founded



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How to invest in the quest for a cure for cance

October-18-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Medical researchers, drugs companies and technology firms are ploughing billions of pounds into the quest to beat cancer. We reveal how investors can back this.



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Half of British adults at risk of financial shock says FCA

October-18-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



FCA chief Andrew Bailey said 15 million workers were failing to save into a private pension, despite the surge in adoption of employer schemes delivered since auto-enrolment kicked in.



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New pensions comparison tool to help savers get best deal

October-18-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Last week, we revealed that savers who failed to shop around for the best deals face losing as much as £13,500 from a £100,000 pot over the course of their retirement.



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4 wildest stunts for Amazons second headquarters: Cities compete for 50,000 jobs

October-18-2017 - usatoday.com



Several American cities are delivering prime pitches to Amazon as the retail tech giant weighs its option for a second headquarters in North America.            



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How to invest without losing money

October-18-2017 - usatoday.com



When it comes to returns, time is your friend.            



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Study of black Harvard law grads finds many leave private practice; 66% would recommend legal career

October-17-2017 - abajournal.com



Black graduates of Harvard Law School leave private practice at a higher rate than white or black lawyers nationwide, according to a study of the



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Sainsbury´s to cut 2,000 jobs in cost-saving drive

October-17-2017 - bbc.com



The UK supermarket plans to cut jobs in human resources as part of a £500m cost-saving plan.



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Sainsbury´s to slash 2,000 jobs in cost cutting drive

October-17-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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The 10 biggest employers for Christmas 2017

October-17-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell’s constituents most at risk of losing their jobs to robots

October-17-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013

October-17-2017 - reuters.com



(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.



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Automation could wipe out third of jobs by 2030´s

October-17-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



A 'heat map' of Britain shows the areas most at risk of automation, with workers in the ex industrial heartlands of the North and Midlands most likely to lose their jobs.



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Wi-Fi devices have a security flaw. Heres how to protect yourself

October-17-2017 - usatoday.com



A recently discovered vulnerability could allow attackers to intercept sensitive data being transmitted between a Wi-Fi access point and a computer or mobile device, even if that data is encrypted.            



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Florida Workers’ Comp Rate Hearing Scheduled for Oct. 18

October-17-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The Florida Office of Insurance Regulation (OIR) will conduct a public hearing to discuss the National Council on Compensation Insurances (NCCI) proposed overall statewide average workers compensation premium decrease of 9.6 percent on Oct. 18 at 1:00 pm EST. The



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How to give away money and keep some control with a trust

October-17-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Not just the preserve of the ultra wealthy, trusts are a useful, if rather obscure, way to help you keep control of more of your money while passing it on to your loved ones.



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Tens of thousands of businesses able to benefit from vital HR services and advice.

October-17-2017 - onrec.com



Tens of thousands of UK Chamber members now have the opportunity to benefit from unlimited access a range of essential business support services thanks to an exclusive new partnership between British Chambers of Commerce and Qdos Consulting, of The Qdos Group. Posted in News archive on 17 Oct 2017 These business services offer all members of participating Chambers protection and peace of mind in times of constant legislation change and disruption. Member businesses are now able to access five advice lines (covering HR, legal, health safety, and tax), not to mention a document library containing 750 free and downloadable business help template documents. The partnership also allows thousands of businesses to benefit from up to £1,000,000 of insurance cover to protect themselves against a range of threats, including employment disputes. Like the rest of the services and advice provided, this insurance cover is included with membership to participating Chambers that are members of the BCC. Ashley Horton, Qdos Consulting CEO, highlighted how vital the partnership could be for tens of thousands of UK businesses. “Staying compliant in the constantly evolving HR and employment landscape is difficult, particularly for businesses without the in-house resource. Recent changes in employment law, including the scrapping of employment tribunal fees, means it’s absolutely essential that businesses have the appropriate measures in place from a HR, H S and insurance perspective. Nothing should be left to chance. “Chamber members across the UK are able to benefit from these vital resources, that will give business owners protection and peace of mind, allowing them to focus on what they do best; growing their business. “Qdos Consulting worked closely with British Chambers of Commerce and the UK Chamber network to develop an easily accessible resource for members that is available whenever they need it and is included in their membership fee. That goes for whether a business is a sole trader, a limited company, small, medium or large business.” David Riches, BCC’s Executive Director, Commercial Trade and Marketing, also commented: “Running a business compliantly, not to mention growing it and protecting it at the same time is increasingly difficult. We’re delighted to be able to provide all our members with such an extensive range of essential business services through our partnership with Qdos Consulting.”



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Funding leads to job creation for Birmingham based back office accountancy partner

October-17-2017 - onrec.com



Birmingham based Ezy Solutions Group has been awarded grant funding from the Business Growth Programme and, as a result, will be creating five new jobs within the community. Posted in News archive on 17 Oct 2017 The funding, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and managed by Birmingham City Council, is awarded to businesses who obtain a successful growth rate and will generate more jobs as a result of the additional support. Ezy will be using the funding to invest in new software, which will help to monitor customers’ experiences with its services. The software will also be used as a central hub for the entire Ezy group which, in return, allows the business to be much more scalable and respond more quickly and efficiently to its customers’ needs. Alex Sutherland, Director at Ezy Solutions Group, commented on the funding: “We have seen an increase of over 50% in our staff over the past 12 months and we need our systems to keep up with this growth. Winning the funding means we can ensure our systems are always one step ahead and allows us to tailor our software which, in turn, will have an exciting and extremely positive impact on not only our further business growth but also our overall service levels and efficiency.” On the application process, Laura Cotton – Office Manager at Ezy – commented: “It was refreshing to have such a simple and smooth application process. We were able to complete the paperwork in a short amount of time thanks to the help we received from the team at the Business Growth Programme. We’re excited to benefit from their continued support and even more excited to see how the grant will aid Ezy’s growth.” Ezy is based in Aston, Birmingham, and offers outsourced payroll, workforce management and accountancy services to the temporary recruitment sector. Started in 2015, It currently employs 25 members of staff and is headed up by Directors Kevin Sharkey Alex Sutherland. The news of Ezy’s success was commended by Councillor O’Reilly, Cabinet Member for Jobs & Skills at Birmingham City Council: “Ezy Solutions Group has been very shrewd in utilising this grant funding to speed up growth in the company.  The new technology that has been introduced will help the company to keep pace with the increase in staffing levels, and also lead to improvements in the customer journey. The Business Growth Programme is still open for business, and I would urge SMEs across the GBSLEP, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and The Marches Local Enterprise Partnership areas to take advantage of this European funded programme, whilst they still can”.  



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78% of recruiters view gig economy as ‘friend,’ not ‘foe’

October-17-2017 - onrec.com



When 1,000 recruiters were asked via live polling whether they view the gig economy as ‘friend’ or ‘foe’, 78% chose ‘friend’ and 22% chose ‘foe’, indicating that most recruiters are keen to embrace the opportunities presented by the growing contingent workforce. Posted in News archive on 17 Oct 2017 Company Profile Bullhorn View profile » Other questions posed to recruiters at this year’s Bullhorn Live London included whether they would ‘promote’ staff or ‘replace’ them with technology. Seventy-six percent chose ‘promote’ and 24% chose ‘replace’. Finally, the audience was asked whether they would ‘build’ business growth organically or ‘buy’ growth through M 59% chose ‘build’ and 41% chose ‘buy’. The questions were posed by Art Papas, CEO and co-founder of Bullhorn , the cloud computing company that helps staffing and recruitment organisations transform their businesses, in the opening keynote speech designed to highlight three crucial decisions that businesses will need to make over the coming years. Bullhorn’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and International, Peter Linas, proceeded to outline the main theme of the event: ‘Growing Your Business in the New Relationship Economy’. He explained how the future of interpersonal relationships between customers, recruiters, and candidates will be shaped dramatically by many different social, economic, technological, legal, and political changes. Linas then chaired an executive panel comprised of Darren Weeks of aap 3 , Dennis van Weeran of Vibe Group, Bradley Lewington of Spencer Ogden, and Ejaz Ali of Kelly Group Companies. The panellists touched on several topics, including the benefits that technology has brought to their businesses, but agreed that it must be used strategically – not as a crutch. “You’ve got to have the right kind of relationship and the right type of activity to get the technology to work for you”, said Weeks. Garreth Cameron, Policy and Engagement Group Manager at the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), dispelled many of the commonly held misconceptions and myths around GDPR. He made clear to recruiters that the ICO’s priorities “…are aligned with yours…we want to help organisations get it right”. At the same time, he urged the audience to not “…bury your heads in the sand – this stuff isn’t going away…GDPR is an opportunity to rebuild trust with consumers”. Peter Searle, CEO of Airswift and former Group Managing Director at Adecco, spoke to Art Papas about growing recruitment businesses and navigating change, particularly in relation to M&A. He said that with any new merger, every staff member needs to feel like he or she is part of the plan: “If you can convince your people that the environment of change is not a threat, but an opportunity, you’ll end up in the right place”. Matt Fischer, President and CTO of Bullhorn, showcased the company’s future innovations, including a native mobile app and ‘Bullhorn Cleo’, a built-in speech recognition tool that will enable users to gather candidate data faster than ever before. Fischer also highlighted other new enhancements to the Bullhorn system which are designed to redefine the user and candidate experience. One of these enhancements, ‘Bullhorn Boost’, uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide insights into ‘placement probability’ (based on previous candidate placements), as well as candidate shortlist suggestions. An executive panel featuring Samantha Hurley of APSCo, John Nurthen of SIA, and DeeDee Doke of Recruiter Magazine, discussed economic trends shaping recruitment. Nurthen noted that the recruitment industry in Italy is seeing 20% growth, while growth in the UK is “almost flat”. Doke said that the decline in EU workers due to Brexit may hopefully cause an increase in demand for under-represented demographics, including the elderly and disabled. Hurley added that companies and recruiters need to start becoming more disability-confident, citing the fact that less than half of the seven million disabled people of working age in the UK are in employment. Joanna Abeyie of Hyden, Charlotte Clarke of APSCo, and Yvette Cleland of Clinical Professionals discussed recruitment diversity and inclusion. Cleland said that businesses “…can’t be fearful of diversity, otherwise they will miss out on talent,” while Abeyie urged that “if you don’t have a diverse shortlist – reject it”. Clarke stated that “mums returning to work bring amazing passion”, but can often feel excluded. Alex Edelman, comedian and star of ‘Millennial’ and ‘Everything Handed to You’ ended the day with an entertaining discussion about the rise of Millennials. “Identity capital is crucial for Millennials”, said Edelman, “it’s what differentiates them from every other candidate”. It was also announced that Bullhorn Live will be replaced next year by a new conference known as Engage, due to be hosted by Bullhorn in London. Engage has been a huge success in the US, and the company believes that the wider industry will embrace the event. Linas commented: “Our goal is to become the most customer-centric and value-adding recruitment CRM provider in EMEA and, ultimately, across the globe. Hosted in London, Engage will be a huge part of this – it will bring together recruitment professionals and experts from across the continent to learn about important trends and developments.” The announcement follows the recent news of Bullhorn’s acquisition of Rotterdam-based Connexys, a leading provider of recruitment solutions to mainland Europe. Bullhorn has won many new international clients in the past 12 months, including G2V, a specialist in global recruitment services, and STR Group, a portfolio of niche recruitment companies. Not including the new staff that have joined from Connexys, Bullhorn has expanded its global team to 630 staff members across its offices in Boston, St. Louis, Sydney, London, Brighton, Vancouver, and, most recently, Amsterdam. Linas added: “2017 has been a pivotal year for Bullhorn. We are already growing at a rate of 30 percent year-over-year, and joining forces with Connexys will help us supercharge our expansion into mainland Europe. We share the same vision and culture – and together we will provide unparalleled technology and services to recruiters around the world.”



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UK does not offer necessary support for breast cancer survivors who wish to return to work

October-17-2017 - onrec.com



Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer - but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers. Posted in News archive on 17 Oct 2017 Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors More women are surviving breast cancer, but return to work rates vary considerably across Europe Employers’ actions and attitudes are central to successful return to work by survivors Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer - but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers. A new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Pfizer, investigates the challenges involved in returning to employment for a growing number of breast cancer patients and survivors of a working age. There is substantial variation in national return-to-work rates across European Union countries. Britain had Europe’s, as well as the world’s, fifth-highest crude breast cancer incidence rate in 2012, at 164.5 per 100,000 women. As a result, the UK has a substantial five-year prevalence of breast cancer patients and survivors in the population (755.1 per 100,000), or just over 200,000 women. In 2008, the total number of breast cancer patients and survivors in the country was about three times that of those diagnosed only within the last five years. This suggests room for improvement in policies and practices to support those who wish to return to work.   Because the feeling of not being able to work and isolation can be devastating for most patients and survivors, re-entering employment is crucial to returning back to normality and getting their life back. However not all who wish to return to work succeed, the side effects of breast cancer and treatment make returning to work harder, but these are far from the only issues.  Important non-medical barriers also impede return to work, including: Lack of employer or colleague support The extent to which work is physically demanding Socio-demographic including level of education, marital status, financial dependence Such factors overlap to make particular populations vulnerable, especially working class women. To date, these challenges are often overlooked by stakeholders who could act in important ways to ease returning to work. Key stakeholders include:   Clinicians : Healthcare professionals are frequently unaware of the issues around employment and breast cancer, or uncomfortable talking about them.  As working has become a realistic possibility for patients and survivors, doctors and nurses should begin to discuss these questions with their patients as part of a growing focus on the challenges and opportunities of survivorship. Employers : Most employers have also not begun to address how to deal with employees who develop cancer.  Rather than waiting for someone to become ill, and responding in an ad hoc way, they should think ahead in order to have appropriate policies and, where appropriate, programmes in place.  These should emphasise communication with an eye to shaping responses tailored to individual situations. Governments : Legislation and policy shaping the environment for return to work of chronic breast cancer patients and survivors either – in many European countries – is completely lacking or was designed with other needs in mind.  Policy makers therefore should also engage with the issue, retrofitting relevant disability and return to work legislation or putting effective policies in place.  NCCPs also should, as part of an increasing focus on survivorship, include employment issues. “While data on the likely impact of specific interventions are sparse, this study finds that simply engaging with the return-to-work issue is an important first step to ensure that breast cancer survivors receive the support they need,” said Aviva Freudmann, research director – EMEA Thought Leadership for the Economist Intelligence Unit, who directed the study. “Due to meaningful advancements in the detection and treatment of breast cancer, an increasing number of women are living with or surviving the disease,” said Andreas Penk, M.D., regional president, International Developed Markets, Pfizer Oncology. “With this progress comes new challenges for these women as they strive to return to their normal lives, which may include working. The results of this research suggest an urgent need for alignment from employers, governments and healthcare providers to support breast cancer survivors as they rejoin the workforce.”



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Now We Can Offer Excel 2016 Version Simulation Tests!

October-17-2017 - onrec.com



The big announcement today is that we are now able to offer clients the most modern version of Excel Tests - 2016. Posted in News archive on 17 Oct 2017 Company Profile Recruitment-Assessment View profile » Excel is by far the most requested tests that we get.  And now that we are able to provide a simulation Excel 2016 test we are sure that this will be very popular with companies requiring the most contemporary Excel skills knowledge from new employees. If you have found it difficult in the past to validate a candidate's Excel skills claims , then our very popular Excel Plus Test is the perfect tool.  It combines: Excel Simulation Questions (now including Excel 2016) Numerical Proofreading Data Checking Basic Maths Numerical Reasoning Data Entry The 40 question test is available for various versions of Excel and different ability levels.  The instantly available detailed results, will re-assure you that they really do have the skills that you need. To see how Excel Plus Test works in practice, then simply try our taster test by contacting us here or by calling me on 0845 8400123.  



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MJ Insurance Names Miller Chief Information Officer

October-17-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Indianapolis, Indiana-based MJ Insurance has named Chad Miller as chief information officer. He will serve the firms offices in Indiana and Arizona. Technology is at the core of MJs employee and client experience strategies. MJ is committed to further expanding



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Windham Group Receives 1st Case in Mass. Alternate Opioid Treatment Pathway

October-17-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Windham Group, a workers compensation case management company, has received the first case in Massachusetts Alternate Opioid Treatment Pathway (OATP) program. The states Department of Industrial Accidents (DIA) recently launched a two-year pilot program that assigns a care coordinator to



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Hub International Acquires Assets of Banyan Consulting Group of North Carolina

October-17-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Hub International Limited has acquired the assets of Banyan Consulting Group, Inc. (Banyan). Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. With offices in Greensboro, Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, Banyan specializes in employee benefits. Alan Overbey, CEO of Banyan, will



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Clean It Up: Flu Season Prediction Labeled ‘Severe’

October-16-2017 - workforce.com



Just as quickly as summer ends, flu season begins. And the 2018 flu season is expected to be an extreme one, according to an expert at Baylor College of Medicine. One company urges its employees to work from home when sick to help keep the rest of the employee population healthy. “There is every reason to expect that we could... The post Clean It Up: Flu Season Prediction Labeled ‘Severe’ appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Lidl creates 500 new UK jobs

October-16-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Source: Trump to meet with Yellen to discuss Fed job

October-16-2017 - abcnews.com



Trump to meet with Janet Yellen on Thursday to discuss top Fed job, source familiar with search says



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Businesses’ plea to Hammond: cut rates, build infrastructure and train workers

October-16-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Indiana Fines Kansas Contractor $24.5K After Worker Dies in Fall

October-16-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A contractor was fined $24,500 for safety violations after a worker died from a fall at a Richmond, Ind., factory. The Richmond Palladium-Item reports 23-year-old Jacob Bugg died June 27 after falling about 40 feet at a Purina animal food



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Louisiana Oil Platform Explodes; Search Continues for Missing Worker

October-16-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The search continued for a worker missing from an oil production platform in Louisianas Lake Pontchartrain that exploded and caught fire late Sunday, sending six others to hospital with injuries, the U.S. Coast Guard said. Coast Guard rescue crews and



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Freeborn & Peters Hires Keely to New York Office

October-16-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Freeborn Peters LLP has hired Sean Thomas Keely to the firms New York office as a partner in the Litigation Practice Group and a member of the Insurance and Reinsurance Industry Team. The addition of Keely continues the expansion



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California Workers’ Comp Division Suspends 3 Medical Providers for Fraud

October-16-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The California Division of Workers Compensation has suspended three more medical providers from participating in the states workers comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 49. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last



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Insurance Journal, Insurance Careers Movement Partner on ‘Cool’ Job Contest for Under-40 Pros

October-16-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Insurance Journal today launched a contest in conjunction with Insurance Careers Movement on what young insurance professionals believe is the coolest part of their job. Its a bit tricky, however, because participants must give their answer in a photo or



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Do You Know What to do When an Employee Dies on the Job?

October-16-2017 - workforce.com



It’s news an employer never wants to deliver. “I’m sorry, but your spouse (or partner, child, or other family member) had an accident at work and unfortunately passed away.” But it happens. In fact, according to OSHA it’s happened 357 times already this year. Indeed, it happened just yesterday, at Cleveland State University. A piece of sheet metal fell and killed a construction... The post Do You Know What to do When an Employee Dies on the Job? appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Were ditching cash. So how do we teach kids about money?

October-16-2017 - usatoday.com



We carry a lot less cash around, which means rethinking how to teach our children about its value.            



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Unions seek assurances over Vauxhall plant´s future in wake of 400 job cuts

October-16-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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6 creative job search tips you can learn from hacks that worked

October-16-2017 - usatoday.com



Sometimes getting the job you want means getting a little creative, and thinking outside the applicant box.            



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Master brewer: My rookie error

October-16-2017 - bbc.com



Grain Brewery's founder Phil Halls thought that making beer was easy, but could he overcome his early problems before his business folded?



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Jockeying for cash: North Korea allows racetrack gambling as sanctions bite

October-16-2017 - reuters.com



SEOUL (Reuters) - Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard...



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Striking Canadian autoworkers ratify GM deal

October-16-2017 - reuters.com



MONTREAL (Reuters) - Striking Canadian workers on Monday voted nearly 86 percent in favor of a new four-year agreement with General Motors Co in a deal that would make it more costly for the U.S. automaker to shut the Ontario plant.



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Israel targets fashion industry over underweight models

October-16-2017 - reuters.com



TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Israeli lawmakers want to tighten a ban on the employment of underweight models and on the undeclared digital slimming-down of fashion images, amid concern that the measures are...



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Fresh fears for Bombardier jobs in Belfast as plane-maker mulls options 

October-16-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Vauxhall: Union calls for support to protect jobs

October-16-2017 - bbc.com



Unite says the government should support the car industry through the Brexit process.



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EasyJet bids for some of rivals Alitalia´s assets

October-16-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Alitalia filed to be put into administration earlier this year – for the second time in less than a decade – after workers rejected wage cuts linked to a £1.7billion rescue plan.



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Lidl to build its largest warehouse in Peterborough

October-16-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Lidl has unveiled plans for building its largest warehouse, to be located in Peterborough.The building of the distribution centre will create 500 jobs.



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How to spend or change your old £1 coins

October-16-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Since midnight on Sunday the old £1 coin is no longer legal tender. But there is no need to panic as it can still be spent at certain outlets or swapped. We explain how.



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Safety a Priority for Oklahoma Wind Turbine Maintenance Workers

October-16-2017 - insurancejournal.com



For Kalon Moore and Jackson Rollins, its a sight they never tire of. Just about every day on the job, the two look out at the Oklahoma landscape in every direction for miles, several hundred feet atop a wind turbine.



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After Harvey Suspension, OSHA Resumes Regular Enforcement in Texas, Louisiana

October-16-2017 - insurancejournal.com



After suspending most enforcement actions in Texas and Louisiana following Hurricane Harvey, the U.S. Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on Oct. 10 resumed normal enforcement throughout Texas and Louisiana. Following Hurricane Harvey, OSHA provided compliance assistance



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4 ways to effectively manage remote employees

October-16-2017 - usatoday.com



Managing employees you rarely see in person is tough. Heres how to make it work.            



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Crown Commercial Services recognise UK’s first independent standard for education sector agencies

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



Following an industry event in June which, amongst other things, focused on improving standards in the supply teacher sector, the Crown Commissioners (CCS) published guidance in August on the accreditation needed for an agency to be awarded a public sector contract from 2018. Posted in News archive on 16 Oct 2017 Company Profile Standards in Recruitment View profile » Under the section “What certificated standards will be acceptable?” the UK’s only independent accreditation from Standards in Recruitment (SiR) is now listed” said Adrian Marlowe, director of SiR. “This is good news for the sector. For the first time an independent standard has been accepted as suitable, breaking the traditional pre-requirement for an agency to be a member of a trade association. Accreditation is awarded only after compliance with standards set by industry stakeholders have been established by audit. These standards solidly address safeguarding as well as a wide range of other factors that are relevant to ensuring a full quality service.” The award follows a survey undertaken by the CCS in which the vast majority of respondents indicated that there is a need for a certified best practice standard, but which also noted concerns that some agencies are able to supply whilst working towards accreditation. “SiR accreditation is only awarded to those that demonstrate actual compliance, not those working towards it. This provides a level playing field for both agencies and the hirers.” said Marlowe. “The ‘Pass’ requirement is not based on a points system or graded in any way, but relies on proof of compliance on audit carried out by independent experts. This provides the hiring education authority or school the confidence it needs, particularly in the critical areas of safeguarding and pupil security.” SiR was launched in 2015 in order to meet the growing needs of hirer governance and supplier compliance in the recruitment industry through independent verification, and is available to all recruitment businesses operating in any sector. The process to accreditation includes a programme to help agencies improve where necessary, this in turn helping their business.  SiR was also approved as a suitable standard by the National Association of Head Teachers earlier in 2017. For further information please call 0845 4504415, email info@standardsinrecruitment.com or visit www.standardsinrecruitment.com/sir-education



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Messaging Milestone as Specsavers Recruitment Services – Locum Diary App Hits the 1M Mark

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



The Specsavers Recruitment Services Locum Diary Apps have approx. 1600 Active users per month. Since March 2017 the Locum Diary Candidate App has performed as an engaging product to help communication and data flow between consultants, locums and the recruitment systems in use. Posted in News archive on 16 Oct 2017 Company Profile KeyApps Ltd View profile » The app provides several important features designed to enhance the recruitment process: Candidates receive relevant and often urgent new opportunities directly to their App Profile Candidates can easily swipe and respond or confirm assignments. The communication feeds back to the consultant via our unique KeyMesssaging Technology which is synced with RDB ProNet Consultants can ‘Book’ locums within RDB which syncs to the candidate’s App Diary Users can access company information and industry news Message Consultants Directly Candidates can upload Availability that syncs directly into RDB John Edwards of KeyApps detailed: “We’re seeing some impressive user statistics from the Specsavers Locum Diary App, and have been securing important feedback directly from the locums themselves. Our design and technical team members absorb such feedback and KeyApps will continue to work closely with our clients in order to further enhance their products. “Reflecting on my own background in recruitment it’s exciting to see agencies’ target clients implementing such sophisticated technology. KeyApps is available to help agencies improve their own recruitment systems and candidate engagement tools.” For more information on KeyApps & Our Product Line, please contact  sales@keyapps.co  / 02033717602  



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Springboard Consultancy gives individuals ´Boost´ at beginning of careers

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



The Springboard Consultancy is broadening its training portfolio with the launch of a brand new personal and work development programme called ‘Boost’, which helps people to develop essential skills needed in the early stages of their careers. Posted in News archive on 16 Oct 2017 The Boost programme prepares participants to develop their careers quickly and effectively by instilling a positive sense of direction, boosting self-confidence, and teaching individuals how to become more career ‘savvy’ as they first enter the world of work. The course also provides clear, practical and realistic career goals, boosting personal effectiveness, improving communication skills and assertiveness, and helping people to achieve their potential. Boost was successfully piloted during early 2017 in response to demand from employers who wanted to help their staff develop career goals, make the most of their potential and to become more valuable employees much faster. The pilot saw 300 people complete the programme and following its incredibly positive reception from individuals and employers it is now being rolled out throughout the UK.   The programme is structured and delivered over four one-day group workshops which include: learning and development, mentoring, job shadowing, information and resources, as well as an opportunity to hear from inspirational guest speakers and role models. Karen Daly-Gherabi, Managing Director for Springboard Consultancy said: “We are very excited to be expanding our portfolio, especially at this time as we have now trained a quarter of a million people world wide on Springboard courses. “Boost provides enables people to have a clear understanding as to what they want to achieve through their career just as they are starting it.” Yvonne Coolbear, Coolbear Training who is a licensed Boost trainer said: “Throughout the pilot we have watched individuals go from strength to strength.  It is brilliant, exhausting, full-on, inspiring, encouraging, motivating and developmental.” Uchenna Anocuru, British Council said on attending the course: “The Boost programme was very beneficial to my needs. It has provided me with the drive I need to get out, seek opportunities to do better and get to where I want to be.” Boost is the sixth training course in the Springboard Consultancy’s portfolio which are suitable for individuals, private companies, universities, public and third sector organisations that wish to empower and develop their employees.



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CIPD responds to Government racial disparity audit

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



Commenting on the findings of today's Government audit of the racial disparities in public services, Dr Jill Miller, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser at the CIPD, the professional body for HR and people development, says: Posted in News archive on 16 Oct 2017 Company Profile CIPD View profile » "The figures from the Government’s race disparity audit have drawn attention to a wide range of inequalities that exist across our society. In terms of employment, it’s clear we still have a long way to go until we can say access to work and progression in UK workplaces is an equitable business. We hope these stark figures are a catalyst to put race equality firmly on the agenda for employers. There is clearly considerable work to do to ensure workplace cultures are inclusive and that progression is based on merit, not identity, background or circumstance. We’ve made significant progress on gender as a nation, and now we need to see the same pace of change for race.  "Employer-led action as well as sustained policy-maker support is required to address the injustices revealed about labour market participation – both for access to work and in-work progression. As a nation we’re often still reluctant to talk about race, but it's 2017 and shying away from these conversations won’t challenge the status quo.  "We also need real action to make change happen, and to help drive this we’ll be publishing new research in December into the barriers and enablers to career progression faced by employers from BAME backgrounds. The aim of our work is to provide practical insight for employers about how they can identify and break down the progression barriers in their organisation and enable people from all backgrounds to reach the top. HR professionals have a key role to play in ensuring people management approaches and workplace cultures are truly inclusive. "



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Demand for executive managers in legal sector up 54%

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



The number of new job openings for executive managers within the legal profession increased by 54.8% in the year to 31st August 2017, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Posted in News archive on 16 Oct 2017 This is despite the fact that overall vacancies within the sector rose by just 1.8% during the same period. Demand for practicing lawyers, meanwhile, dipped by 4.4%. While new openings for lawyers specialising in family law increased by 27.9%, demand for personal injury lawyers, corporate specialists and real estate lawyers all decreased (by 14.1%, 13.5% and 9% respectively). Elsewhere, demand for marketers and PR professionals to work within the sector increased by 18.8% while new openings for HR professionals rose by 23.6%. Geographically, jobs growth was strongest in the North East of England where legal vacancies were up 36.4% during the 12 months to August 2017. There was also solid growth across the North West and South East, where vacancies rose by 13.9% and 13.1% respectively. Overall legal vacancies in Greater London dipped by 2.4% over the same period.  Ann Swain, chief executive of APSCo, commented on the report saying: “The legal sector continues to show positive signs of strength, but as these figures demonstrate, organisational structures within the profession are shifting, and this is having a notable impact on demand for talent.” “The advent of external investment and ownership which came with the introduction of alternative business structures in 2012 marked the start of a new wave of commercial awareness within the sector which continues to evolve. Today, this is evident in a boom in demand for managers, marketing professionals and HR leaders as firms focus on expansion through smart business structuring and astute business development strategies.” “The fact that jobs growth is also increasing rapidly outside of the capital is also indicative of this shifting tide. Aside from the fact that an increasing number of businesses are ‘north-shoring’ operations, technological advancements also mean that law firms no longer have to be on the doorstep of their client base. This has spurred an increase in practices which set up shop where overheads are cheaper so that they can offer competitive rates to clients with which they communicate with virtually. This model relies on volume, slick systems and processes, and business acumen, which is reflected in the roles our members are placing.”  



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New study finds Europe does not offer necessary support for breast cancer survivors who wish to return to work

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer - but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers. Posted in News archive on 16 Oct 2017 Europe lacks effective policies to support return to work by breast cancer survivors More women are surviving breast cancer, but return to work rates vary considerably across Europe Employers’ actions and attitudes are central to successful return to work by survivors Although the rate of breast cancer diagnoses is rising in Europe, a higher proportion of women are surviving the form of cancer - but returning to everyday aspects of life prove challenging; with many survivors unable to return to work, due to a lack of support and consideration by employers. A new report by The Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by Pfizer, investigates the challenges involved in returning to employment for a growing number of breast cancer patients and survivors of a working age. There is substantial variation in national return-to-work rates across European Union countries. Britain had Europe’s, as well as the world’s, fifth-highest crude breast cancer incidence rate in 2012, at 164.5 per 100,000 women. As a result, the UK has a substantial five-year prevalence of breast cancer patients and survivors in the population (755.1 per 100,000), or just over 200,000 women. In 2008, the total number of breast cancer patients and survivors in the country was about three times that of those diagnosed only within the last five years. This suggests room for improvement in policies and practices to support those who wish to return to work.   Because the feeling of not being able to work and isolation can be devastating for most patients and survivors, re-entering employment is crucial to returning back to normality and getting their life back. However not all who wish to return to work succeed, the side effects of breast cancer and treatment make returning to work harder, but these are far from the only issues.  Important non-medical barriers also impede return to work, including: Lack of employer or colleague support The extent to which work is physically demanding Socio-demographic including level of education, marital status, financial dependence Such factors overlap to make particular populations vulnerable, especially working class women. To date, these challenges are often overlooked by stakeholders who could act in important ways to ease returning to work. Key stakeholders include:   Clinicians : Healthcare professionals are frequently unaware of the issues around employment and breast cancer, or uncomfortable talking about them.  As working has become a realistic possibility for patients and survivors, doctors and nurses should begin to discuss these questions with their patients as part of a growing focus on the challenges and opportunities of survivorship. Employers : Most employers have also not begun to address how to deal with employees who develop cancer.  Rather than waiting for someone to become ill, and responding in an ad hoc way, they should think ahead in order to have appropriate policies and, where appropriate, programmes in place.  These should emphasise communication with an eye to shaping responses tailored to individual situations. Governments : Legislation and policy shaping the environment for return to work of chronic breast cancer patients and survivors either – in many European countries – is completely lacking or was designed with other needs in mind.  Policy makers therefore should also engage with the issue, retrofitting relevant disability and return to work legislation or putting effective policies in place.  NCCPs also should, as part of an increasing focus on survivorship, include employment issues. “While data on the likely impact of specific interventions are sparse, this study finds that simply engaging with the return-to-work issue is an important first step to ensure that breast cancer survivors receive the support they need,” said Aviva Freudmann, research director – EMEA Thought Leadership for the Economist Intelligence Unit, who directed the study. “Due to meaningful advancements in the detection and treatment of breast cancer, an increasing number of women are living with or surviving the disease,” said Andreas Penk, M.D., regional president, International Developed Markets, Pfizer Oncology. “With this progress comes new challenges for these women as they strive to return to their normal lives, which may include working. The results of this research suggest an urgent need for alignment from employers, governments and healthcare providers to support breast cancer survivors as they rejoin the workforce.”



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First UK company to enable firms to do business in Bitcoin launched in London

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



The first firm in the UK to enable companies from all sectors of the economy to do business in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has today launched in London. Posted in Launch on 16 Oct 2017 Despite Jamie Dimon’s claim that bitcoin is fraud, ex-JP Morgan banker has removed the final barrier to widespread adoption of blockchain-based currencies by UK firms Businesses rely on paper trails - from balancing the books to contracts - but until now that infrastructure has depended on banks and commercial law Cryptocurrencies cut out the banks so  CommerceBlock  has created a decentralised way of automatically verifying payments and invoices linked to blockchain-based trading  The first firm in the UK to enable companies from all sectors of the economy to do business in Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has today launched in London. Cryptocurrencies are referred to as ‘trustless financial systems’ and they make ‘banking’ quicker and cheaper for companies. However, what has been missing to date is the digital infrastructure that can tell a company more information about each transaction - if it has taken place, where it has gone, why and how it corresponds to the obligations of the firm to its customers, and its customers’ commitments to itself. CommerceBlock  acts as an automatic bridge between cryptocurrencies and the business world today. It enables firms to benefit from the cheaper, faster and ‘frictionless’ movement of funds on blockchains but provides proof of payment for both parties, even though the public information on the blockchain is limited and anonymous. The ability to track business transactions has traditionally been underpinned by the banks but CommerceBlock fills this void in relation to cryptocurrencies. Firms can choose to transact using a mixture of traditional Fiat and ‘crypto’ currencies. Its technology revolves around the creation of unique codes for invoices and contracts that it uses to certify whether sums have been paid. CommerceBlock’s solution fits any blockchain or multiple blockchains simultaneously if a transaction uses more than one cryptocurrency. All sensitive trade details and customer funds are managed on the client side. Only the merchant and customer have cryptographic proof of who is being paid and for what. Commerceblock uses ground-breaking technology known as the ‘BIP175 Pay-to- Contract protocol’ to achieve this. The technology, supported by the cryptocurrency community, enables cryptocurrency invoicing, the creation of contracts, managing trade flows, recording bills of laden, issuing assets, hedging currency risk and more. Crucially, it means private firms keen to maintain their privacy no longer have to build private blockchains to store information. Nicholas Gregory, founder and CEO of CommerceBlock, said: “Cryptocurrencies are founded on the principle that trust shouldn’t be necessary so it’s apt that the next stage of their adoption should focus on the trust issues that affect ordinary businesses each and every day. “Contracts, invoices, orders and obligations underpin the commercial world and what we are doing is making it possible to put all those checks and balances in place even when using Bitcoin and other decentralised currencies. “This removes the final obstacle to widespread adoption of cryptocurrencies and we expect this sector to explode in the coming years, and London to take a pioneering role in the way cheaper, faster financial solutions made possible by cryptocurrencies will finally enter the mainstream.”



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Building for the future: Recruitment partnership helps youngsters secure jobs

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



Posted in News archive Award-winning builder and developer Seddon has employed five new trainees as part of a successful recruitment partnership. on 16 Oct 2017 The family-run business, which is headquartered in Bolton, has hired three apprentices and two former work experience candidates under the sector-based work academy (SBWA) scheme. The apprentices, aged between 16 and 25, beat 700 applicants to land the coveted roles at one of the North West’s biggest employers in the construction industry. A further two joined Seddon, which scooped the Bolton and Bury Apprenticeship Award last year for its commitment to helping unemployed young people secure work, in administrative positions following successful work experience placements. Kat Healey, training manager at Seddon, said: “Seddon’s commitment to training the next generation of construction workers is a strong as ever. “The sector is coming out of a recession and it is our dedication to apprenticeships that has put us ahead of our competitors – allowing us to build our teams and ensure against the skills shortage.” The SBWA initiative, which is run in conjunction with Seddon, Jobcentre Plus and Salford City College, is part of a drive to deliver on-site training and support to unemployed young people across the UK. Candidates who successfully complete a two-week training course and work experience placement are guaranteed a job interview. Suzanne Cross, employer resource manager at Jobcentre Plus, said: “We are extremely proud of the relationship we have developed with Seddon. The company has delivered successful apprenticeship programmes, which have helped many young people to secure work and establish careers in their chosen fields. “It’s an invaluable step into working life and the company gives apprentices the chance to progress.” Allan Milne, assistant director of apprenticeships at Salford City College, added: “Salford City College is incredibly proud to support Seddon in a wide range of training initiates and apprenticeship programmes. “The sector-based work academies offer a real chance for individuals to better themselves and develop careers in construction, working for a great organisation like Seddon.”



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Nearly half of employees with mental health issues have felt discriminated against at work

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



47% of workers with a mental health issue have felt discriminated against in the workplace because of their condition, according to research released today, on World Mental Health Day, by Badenoch Clark, part of The Adecco Group UK and Ireland. Posted in News archive on 16 Oct 2017 The Badenoch Clark research report, ‘Breaking boundaries: Mental health and the failings of the UK workplace’ also found that more than half (64%) of respondents did not disclose their current or previous mental health issues as part of the recruitment process for their most recent role. Worryingly, close to one in five (18%) have already left a job because of a lack of understanding around or negative attitudes towards mental health. The research also highlights the top reasons that employees felt discriminated against, including a difficulty in forming work relationships (19%), not being included in social events (16%) and being overlooked for a job (15%). When asked what steps employers could take to create a more positive and inclusive attitude towards mental health challenges in the workplace, respondents recommended HR policies to support employees and line managers to deal with mental health challenges (45%) and clear communication that poor mental health is a valid reason for sick leave (33%). On top of this, respondents listed workplace training for employees and line managers on how to positively support those with mental health challenges (29%) as a way to ease prejudice. Guy Emmerson, Senior Vice President of Badenoch & Clark, said : “ With the government announcing its review into mental health support in the workplace earlier in the year, we are seeing a positive shift in the way organisations approach it. However, there is still a long way to go to ensure that employers take a proactive approach to addressing mental health stigma in the workplace. Organisations must prioritise policies which support individuals living with mental health issues, including empowering them to feel comfortable disclosing their condition as part of the recruitment process.” Emmerson continues: “Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK experience mental health challenges every year. Employees who feel discriminated against and unsupported are less likely to remain at their current companies, meaning that business productivity inevitably suffers as a result. In today’s competitive recruitment landscape, organisations simply cannot afford to let mental health fall by the wayside.”



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Speaker Line-up and Agenda for the Job Board Summit – Europe 2017 Announced

October-16-2017 - onrec.com



Jobg8, a Global Job Board network, have shared their speaker line-up and agenda for the 6th annual Job Board Summit – Europe, taking place at St Paul’s London on 9-10 November. Posted in News archive on 16 Oct 2017 Company Profile Jobg8.com View profile » Stack Overflow COO Jeff Szczepanski, Brightnetworks CEO James Uffindell, Nexxt Vice President Joe Stubblebine, Uber Marketing Manager Melissa Miller and Financial Times Steve Playford, are among some the speakers announced. ‘The speakers this year are an exceptional line-up that helps explain why we continue to see the events grow,’ said Louise Grant, CEO of Jobg8. The summit will offer inspiring sessions and a unique networking environment. Speakers on stage will delve into the challenges that job board’s face including: what you should know about GDPR, enhancing your business with chatbots, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and how to get ahead of your competitors. The list of speakers to date include: Jeff Szczepanski, COO, Stack Overflow James Uffindell, CEO, Brightnetworks Joe Stubblebine, Vice President, Nexxt Melissa Miller, Marketing Manager, Uber Steve Playford, Global Director, Financial Times Lee Biggins, Founder and Managing Director, CV-Library Andreea Wade, CEO, Opening.io Anna Ott, Founder, HRTech Alex Charles, CPO Career Services, Stepstone Alex Fourlis, Managing Director, Career Builder Rob Brouwer, CEO, Job Rapido Karsten Wikke, CEO, Matchwork Doug Monro, Founder, Adzuna Dr Sebastian Buder, Specialist Lawyer, Taylor Wessing For the summit, Jobg8 is expected to bring together more than 200 delegates from the job board industry. At the event, participants will hear from inspiring speakers including job board owners, publishers and aggregators who are provoking discussions important to their business. Get your tickets here.



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Make money as a drone pilot: How to get started

October-16-2017 - usatoday.com



Before you can make money with your drone, you have to become a certified remote pilot.            



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Vauxhall to cut 400 jobs at Ellesmere Port factory as demand falls

October-15-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Red Arrows jets could have to be built abroad, MPs warn

October-15-2017 - bbc.com



A group of MPs has urged the government to replace the Red Arrows' jets in a bid to save jobs.



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Fed´s Yellen says watching inflation closely but economy is strong

October-15-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S economy remains strong and the strength of the labor market calls for continued gradual increases in interest rates despite subdued inflation, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said on Sunday.



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PSA reveals plans to axe 400 jobs at UK Vauxhall plant

October-15-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



French car maker PSA is cutting 400 jobs from Vauxhall’s Astra plant in Ellesmere Port – less than three months after taking over the brand.



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Vauxhall plans 400 job cuts at Ellesmere Port as sales fall

October-15-2017 - bbc.com



The carmaker says the 400 job losses at its Ellesmere Port factory are needed to stay competitive.



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Tesla fires hundreds as Model 3 electric car production drags

October-15-2017 - usatoday.com



Tesla has reportedly fired hundreds of employees amid signs that the company is off to a slow start in manufacturing its crucial Model 3 electric car.            



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How to pick an investment adviser: Dont be dazzled by short-term gains

October-15-2017 - usatoday.com



When picking an investment adviser, performance tracker Mark Hulbert finds that short-term winners may leave your account short of cash.            



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Having hobbies outside of work is key to your professional success

October-15-2017 - usatoday.com



"Work-life balance" is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot, and for good reason.            



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Jeremy Corbyn: Let workers control robots

October-14-2017 - bbc.com



The Labour leader warns about the rise of robots and suggests firms like Uber could be run as co-ops.



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Tesla fires hundreds of workers as part of annual reviews

October-14-2017 - abcnews.com



Tesla Motors has fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the automaker is trying to ramp up production to fill orders for its new Model 3 sedan



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Costcutter owner Bibby Group axes 1,300 jobs after first loss in three decades

October-14-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week

October-14-2017 - reuters.com



(Reuters) - Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc fired about 400 employees this week, including associates, team leaders and supervisors, a former employee told Reuters on Friday.



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General Motors reaches tentative deal with striking Canada workers

October-14-2017 - reuters.com



TORONTO (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Friday it reached a tentative labor agreement with striking workers at its CAMI plant in Canada, ending an almost month-old dispute.



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British firms push for a quick Brexit transition deal

October-14-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Adam Marshall, head of the British Chambers of Commerce, has warned that the Government risks causing job losses and damage to the economy if Ministers do not secure a deal by December.



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Careers: 8 things you dont have to do in your 20s

October-14-2017 - usatoday.com



Here are things you dont even need to worry about until much later in your life and your career.            



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How to make your passwords worthless to cyber thieves

October-14-2017 - usatoday.com



The best way to make your accounts more secure is to require proof in addition to or better yet, instead of your password.            



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The Health Care Executive Order and Its Impact on Employers

October-13-2017 - workforce.com



President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Thursday, Oct. 12 that would change many aspects of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. This order is a way to “start the process” of repealing and replacing Obamacare after several failed attempts to do so through legislation, most recently through the Graham-Cassidy bill.  The executive order is intended to... The post The Health Care Executive Order and Its Impact on Employers appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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How to cash in on the rise of the pensioner

October-13-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Latest figures show there are almost 15,000 centenarians in the country, while the number of people aged 90 and over has hit a record high of 571,245.



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Mississippi Woman Arrested in Workers’ Comp Fraud Case

October-13-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A Mississippi woman has been arrested in a workers compensation fraud case. Attorney General Jim Hood said Wednesday, in a news release, that 35-year-old Francine Owens is accused of giving misleading statements to Indemnity Insurance Company of North America, claiming



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Developers Built Homes Inside Houston’s Reservoirs. But No One Warned Buyers.

October-13-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Note: This story was originally published by the Texas Tribune and ProPublica. When Jeremy Boutor moved to a master-planned community in Houstons booming energy corridor, he saw it as idyllic. Lakes on Eldridge boasted waterfalls, jogging trails and a clubhouse.



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How Insurers, Employers Can Help Close Income Gap in U.S.: Zurich Insurance Research

October-13-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Public/private partnerships between governments, companies and insurers can help ease income gaps that burden millions of Americans, according to new research from Zurich Insurance Group and the University of Oxford. Financial education is one key to securing personal financial security,



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Ireland Readies for Hurricane Ophelia, One of Its Strongest Storms in 50-Plus Years

October-13-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Ophelia strengthened into a Category 2 hurricane forecast to strike Ireland, where one of the nations strongest storms in half a century threatens everything from farms to a golf course owned by the family of U.S. President Donald Trump. Ophelias



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Buying a new build? Here´s how to get it right

October-13-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Tipping the balance so your new build is a dream house rather than a living nightmare isn't always easy, especially if you haven't owned a new home before.



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New Amazon warehouse in Bolton will deliver 1,200 jobs

October-13-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The high-tech centre, due to open next year, will be equipped with robots that can automatically pick customer orders from shelves before moving them to a packing area for delivery.



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Careers: 8 jobs that wont exist in 2030

October-13-2017 - usatoday.com



Just entering job market? Its wise to know which gigs probably wont be around in 10 to 20 years.            



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Are you a credit ghost? Heres how to come back to life

October-13-2017 - usatoday.com



Millions of U.S. adults dont have enough activity to produce credit reports or scores. They might as well be ghosts.            



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Career advice: 3 skills that apply to any job

October-13-2017 - usatoday.com



No matter how good you are, you can always get better.            



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Woodwork skills shortage prompts recruitment campaign

October-12-2017 - bbc.com



The British Woodworking Federation warns the lack of skilled joiners is stifling business growth.



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Serwotka on universal credit and closing job centres

October-12-2017 - bbc.com



PCS union boss says the government 'obsessed' that everybody can access welfare services online



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Justin Trudeau tells Donald Trump he will block Boeing contracts over Bombardier tariff row

October-12-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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3 careless ways youre losing cash -- and how to avoid them

October-12-2017 - usatoday.com



Are you wasting your hard-earned cash? Heres how to put an end to three big money drains.            



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How to turn your passion into income during retirement

October-12-2017 - usatoday.com



Earn money doing what you love without going back to work full time            



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Amazon is adding over 100,000 employees for the holidays

October-12-2017 - usatoday.com



With the holiday season right around the corner, Amazon is adding 120,000 employees to their work force. Veuers Natasha Abellar (@NatashaAbellard) has the story.            



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Jemele Hill Story Underscores Employees’ Lack of Understanding About Personal Social Media and Work

October-12-2017 - workforce.com



Social media has irreparably torn down the wall that has historically separated one’s work life from one’s personal life. Earlier this week, ESPN personality Jemele Hill learned this lesson the hard way. The network suspended Ms. Hill for violating its social media policy. Her tweets called on fans to boycott the Dallas Cowboys if its owner, Jerry Jones, disciplines players... The post Jemele Hill Story Underscores Employees Lack of Understanding About Personal Social Media and Work appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Canada union, GM spar as automaker cuts U.S. plant output

October-12-2017 - reuters.com



TORONTO (Reuters) - The union leading a month-long strike at a General Motors Co auto plant in Ontario is refusing to make concessions after GM threatened to move production to Mexico, a move that could cost thousands of Canadian jobs.



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Oklahoma Recovery Program Participants Sue Over Alleged Forced Labor

October-12-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Participants in an Oklahoma-based substance recovery program allege they were required to work at a poultry processing plant without compensation under the threat of incarceration. Three participants filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the northeastern Oklahoma recovery program, Christian Alcoholics



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Hub International Acquiring Michigan Employee Benefits Agency

October-12-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Chicago-based international insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (Hub) has acquired the assets of Marwil Associates LLC (Marwil Associates) in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Marwil Associates specializes in employee benefits. Bruce Marwil,



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Insurtech CoverWallet Secures $18.5 Million to Expand Small Business Insurance Platform

October-12-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Digital business insurance agency CoverWallet said it has closed a $18.5 million Series B funding round led by Foundation Capital with participation from existing investors Union Square Ventures, Index Ventures, CV Starr and Two Sigma Ventures. The firm uses analytics



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Mass. Nanny Gets 15 Months for Stealing More Than $100K from Employer

October-12-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A Massachusetts nanny who stole more than $100,000 from her employers has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison. Prosecutors say 36-year-old Stacy Fortunato was also sentenced Tuesday to three years of probation and ordered to pay full restitution.



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Risk Strategies Company Hires Scroope to Manage New England Operations

October-12-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Risk Strategies Company, a privately held, national insurance brokerage and risk management firm, has hired John Scroope to manage its New England regional operations. Scroope will also lead the companys corporate headquarters office in Boston, Mass. As an industry veteran



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Sky given a bloody nose over James Murdoch’s Fox job 

October-12-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Nearly 50 per cent of votes cast by shareholders not controlled by family empire Fox opposed Murdoch’s re-election as chairman, and 63 per cent opposed the pay report.



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UK to fall into two-year recession in event of hard Brexit

October-12-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Even if Britain does not see a hard Brexit, a 'soft' Brexit or free trade deal will still leave the UK's workers worse off by £7,500 to £9,500 each, Rabobank claimed.



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As Napa fires rage, wineries face singed grapes, displaced workers and costs of rebuilding

October-12-2017 - usatoday.com



As thousands of firefighters try to contain 10 Northern California blazes, vineyards in Napa, Sonoma and Mendocino counties are coming to grips with the damage.            



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Guess which workers stand to retire the richest

October-12-2017 - usatoday.com



The results may surprise you.            



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Workers ´need pension saving targets´

October-11-2017 - bbc.com



Millions risk not saving enough for an adequate retirement, warns a pension fund trade body.



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Bombardier: Belfast workers to press MPs on Boeing row

October-11-2017 - bbc.com



Workers from Belfast meet MPs to press the government on the Boeing trade dispute.



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In job interviews, credibility comes from more than what you know

October-11-2017 - sciencemag.org



Credibility is key for getting past first-round interviews



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Want a holiday job? Heres whos hiring seasonal employees.

October-11-2017 - usatoday.com



Holiday hiring season is here. Companies around the U.S. are gearing up for the holiday rush by recruiting temporary staff in a variety of jobs.            



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UK treatment of EU workers ´a blight´ on the nation, says CBI 

October-11-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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How to get a better rate on your savings account now

October-11-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Savers need to move their easy-access money into a decent account, now.The difference between the best and worst accounts is widening and can yield £130 extra interest on each £10,000.



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T-Mobile, Sprint deal likely opposed by Justice Dept staff: sources

October-11-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Sprint and T-Mobile bring their expected merger plans to the U.S. Department of Justice for antitrust review, the career staff who do the bulk of the probe into whether the deal will hurt customers will likely recommend that it be stopped, three people familiar with their thinking told Reuters.



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U.S. Justice, State Departments join forces to probe companies abusing visa programs

October-11-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice and State departments have agreed to share information in order to better probe companies that abuse visa programs used to hire foreign workers, the latest effort by the Trump administration to crack down on immigration abuses.



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International banks could decide to move City jobs early next year, warns Treasury official

October-11-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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LCTA Workers’ Comp’s Prevot to Serve on Louisiana’s Opioid Prevention Advisory Council

October-11-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Troy Prevot, executive vice president of Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based LCTA Workers Comp, has been appointed to serve on the states Advisory Council on Heroin and Opioid Prevention and Education, the insurer announced. He was selected as the designee by Louisiana



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British workforce lags behind European powerhouses, and is set to continue for future generations

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



German and French workers consistently outperforming Brits as poor work habits and struggling millennials causing a looming crisis for the UK Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 The Workforce Institute Europe has today launched a study revealing why the UK workforce is less productive than their European counterparts. British workers consistently underperform in almost every aspect in the workplace - they are less productive at work, spend more work time on social media, work more often at home and sleep fewer hours than the leading European nations. The study of over 3,000 full-time workers across Germany, France and the UK also found there is no end in sight for this productivity gap as younger generations are less able to work effectively with new technology and changing working practices. They are quicker to adopt new technology, but less able to make it a productive tool in their working lives. The Workforce Institute Europe is an industry body made up of HR experts and industry specialists, brought together to discuss the key issues that hinder performance in companies and industries across Europe. Their study found that UK workers spend the least amount of time actually working whilst at work. Less than half (46 percent) of UK workers work more than seven hours a day, while 63 percent of their French, and 67 percent of their German, counterparts work for more than seven hours of their working day. While this lapse in productivity is worrying enough, this trend looks set to continue. Only one in five (21 percent) of UK 16-25 year olds complete 7-8 hours of “work related activity” in their working day, well below the national average of 35 percent. With more than a quarter (26 percent) of all UK workers working for only around 5 hours a day, there is a clear productivity gap. The Procrastination Nation Social Media has the most damaging impact on the productivity of the youngest British workers. Not only are they the most active users at home (89 percent), but also at work, nearly two thirds (64 percent) of workers under the age of 24 admitting to using their personal social media accounts for more than 30 minutes a day at work. This casual attitude to productivity at work is further reflected by the rest of the British workforce, with more than a third (35 percent) claiming they are distracted by technology at work, while in Germany this applies to less than a quarter (24 percent) of the workforce. Other potential contributing factors to this productivity spiral is that British workers are less able to set boundaries between their work and home life. They are the most likely to use work apps on their personal devices (81 percent) and they also work from home more often, compared to France and Germany (73 percent, 63 percent, 70 percent respectively). The worst affected are younger workers, who are most likely to be “always on” with four in every five (87 percent) of 16-25 year olds bringing their work home with them. More experienced workers maintaining a better work-life balance, with 38 percent of those over 45 years of age doing absolutely no work activity at home. The Working Dead Perhaps as a consequence of this “Always On” lifestyle, the sleep of a large proportion of UK workers is being impacted, which in turn increases the potential for physical and mental fatigue. More than a quarter of UK workers under 24 years old (28 percent) have been woken by a work email or text, considerably more than in France (10 percent) and Germany (15 percent) Also, the majority of UK workers under 24 years old (53 percent) sleep less than six hours a night, while most workers aged 55 and older (58 percent) get over 8 hours of sleep on a regular basis. In Germany, on the other hand, it is the minority (40 percent) of workers under 24 years old that aren’t getting adequate sleep. It is a similar story in France, with over two-thirds (68 percent) getting at least 7 hours sleep a night. Getting adequate rest is integral for maintaining a productive and positive attitude at work. The study found that this extends to the wider workforce, with half (50 percent) of British workers regularly get less than six hours sleep – two hours less than the National Institute of Health’s recommended amount. One in five (20 percent) regularly get as little as 4 hours every night. Claire Richardson, Chair, Workforce Institute Europe commented on the findings: “The research shows significant differences in the way U.K., German, and French workers operate, and a close correlation between an Always On relationship with technology and lower productivity. To halt the consistent decline in U.K. productivity, all industries need to take a close look at the way we work with technology and develop a tailored and flexible strategy that helps our workers balance work and life according to how they work best. Technology has a key role to play in improving productivity, and our role as employers is to provide the workforce with the skills they need to become empowered, not less productive, by technology. The Workforce Institute Europe will continue to collaborate with experts in this field to set the agenda for the workplace of the future.” In addition to this, Bruce Daisly, EMEA VP, Twitter had the following to say: “While it’s easy to ignore the problem if productivity is growing, the difference between the performance of the U.K. and other countries compels us to think differently. To suggest a sweeping overhaul of the way we work is never the right approach in business. It’s about small changes, turning off the unread badges on your mobile phone’s email icon for example. If everyone makes a small positive change they all add up on aggregate and it can make a big difference.” Research Methodology The “Always on Con Report” asked more than 3,000 full time workers across U.K., Germany and France about their habits in the workplace, their use of and relationship with technology (workplace and consumer), the frequency of their breaks at work, their sleeping habits and wellbeing. The survey was conducted between 1 October 2017 and 10 October 2017 by independent third-party research firm Censuswide.



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Employee Plans Adds Duhon as VP, New Business Development in Indiana

October-11-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Fort Wayne, Indiana-based Employee Plans LLC has hired Donn Duhon as vice president of new business development. Duhon focuses on bringing creative and cost-effective solutions to employers pursuing a self-funded benefits program for their employees. He has 30 years of



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Venbrook in California Names Mercer’s Exton Managing Director

October-11-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Los Angeles, Calif.-based Venbrook has named Lee Exton managing director of employee benefits and total rewards. Exton will oversee all aspects of benefits and total rewards programs. Exton has more than 25 years of human resources and benefits consulting expertise



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U.S. job openings slip in August, yet remain near record high

October-11-2017 - usatoday.com



U.S. employers are advertising near-record levels of job openings, though the total slipped in August from July.            



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California Transit Agency Fined $220K in Worker Deaths

October-11-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A Northern California judge has fined the Bay Area Rapid Transit agency $220,000 for the deaths of two workers accidentally hit by a commuter train. The two workers were killed in 2013 while inspecting a track east of San Francisco.



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The top roles in demand across the North West

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



New market analysis has revealed the top roles in demand across the North West employment arena including Fork Lift Drivers, Customer Service Agents and Brand Managers. That’s according to Preston based firm, Clayton Recruitment. Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 The latest analysis of the employment landscape in the North West is based on a comparison of vacancy levels across Clayton’s broad areas of expertise and highlights the ongoing skills requirements of employers in the region.  Tracy Bolan, Commercial Manager at Clayton Recruitment, comments: Fork Lift Drivers: “We have seen increased demand from manufacturing companies within the region for Warehouse Operatives with both reach and counter balance fork lift licenses. As we fast approach the Christmas period, we expect this demand to intensify as businesses contend with the increased demand for their products. Consequently, professionals who not only possess the relevant fork lift license, but who also have experience of loading and unloading deliveries, stock fulfilment and general warehouse duties will be highly sought after and can command hourly rates in the region of £9 and £10. ” Brand Managers: “Differentiation is perhaps more important than ever for companies as they compete for market share in often crowded vertical markets. Consequently, many employers have been expanding their marketing function by hiring dedicated Brand Managers with solid experience of monitoring market trends and working alongside the wider marcomms team to implement the marketing strategy.” Commercial Finance Analysts: “The growth of e-commerce has driven considerable demand for data specialists with a track record of analysing huge information stacks and identifying trends in the market for marketing and sales purposes. So much so is the demand, retailers are increasingly having to look for professionals from other industries, such as financial services, who can utilise their skillsets within the retail sector. As the festive season approaches we expect demand for Analysts to continue for the remainder of the year. ” Customer Service and Sales Support Executives: “We have seen a steady rise in demand from a range of companies across the region for Customer Service Executives with demonstrable sales experience. Much like many other roles we are recruiting for, demand stems largely from companies ramping up their operations ahead of the busy Christmas period where sales of products intensifies. Consequently, professionals with not only exceptional customer service skills, but also experience of taking high levels of sales orders accurately, and efficiently, are highly sought after from a range of companies.”



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Employers are paying a high price for ignoring the candidate experience with outdated selection processes, warns new paper

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



Employers are jeopardising their employer brand and their bottom line by persisting with outdated, boring and uninformative ‘skills-only’ selection processes that fail to meet the expectations of job candidates, according to a new white paper from Aon Assessment Solutions which comprises cut-e and Aon Assessment Selection. Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 Company Profile cut-e View profile » Called The Elements of a Great Candidate Experience , the paper warns that too many hiring organisations don’t provide a realistic indication of what their jobs entail and they fail to treat candidates with the same care that they’d treat customers. Consequently, employers are recruiting people who do not fit their values and they’re also losing future revenue by disappointing candidates who end up taking their custom elsewhere.  “Finding top talent is an issue for every employer,” said Nicholas Martin, Global Products and Analytics Leader at Aon Assessment Solutions and co-author of the paper. “Candidates have a choice in where they work and they have very high expectations. Today’s employers therefore need to change the way they think about their selection process and create a forum that provides a progressive and meaningful exchange of information - about your organisation and about each candidate - that benefits both parties.”  Aon’s new white paper provides tips and advice to help organisations build an extraordinary candidate experience that encourages customer loyalty. It recommends starting with a review of what makes your organisation unique.  “You need to identify why high-performing employees are engaged and successful in your organisation,” said Nicholas Martin. “Then you need to create an immersive virtual experience for job candidates which provides an accurate preview of what it’s like to work for you and has an element of self-selection. Your candidates should be able to see for themselves whether they would be a good fit or not. The problem is that too many organisations only assess for the skills and abilities that are required for the job; they don’t check whether the candidate aligns with their culture. So they may hire applicants with the necessary skills but they’ll later find that those people don’t fit well.”  The paper includes ‘content options’ for realistic job previews, such as time-sensitive challenges, mock customer interactions and job-related, situational judgement scenarios. It also recommends that employers use assessments that generate reliable behavioural data about the traits and habits of candidates.  “Providing a clear picture of what the job entails and measuring the necessary traits, skills and experiences up front will help you to create an accurate filter for talent that matches your requirements,” said Nicholas Martin. “As well as delivering an extraordinary candidate experience, this will prevent ‘poor-fit’ applicants, who aren’t right for your organisation, from progressing through your hiring process.”  The paper also recommends that employers should utilise an assessment platform that seamlessly provides candidates with helpful feedback.  “Whether you turn an applicant down or encourage them to continue in your process, you should provide feedback on their performance and the results of their assessments,” said Nicholas Martin. “If you’re rejecting them, this will help them to understand why, and in what areas, they were not a good fit for that particular role. By doing this, you can retain their loyalty as a customer, or motivate them to become a new customer, and you may even inspire them to tell others about their experience in a positive way.”  Aon’s new white paper The Elements of a Great Candidate Experience can be freely downloaded from http://infomail.cut-e.com/slt.php?t=1td67n.p0a5n8



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Recruitment sector found to be paying 279% mark-up on technology products

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



Brexit and currency confusion has helped suppliers maximise profits Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 IT suppliers managed to seize on chaotic price inflation following the Brexit vote to maximise their profits, according to the annual KnowledgeBus IT Margins Benchmarking Study . Now in its fifth year, the study reveals the average margins charged by suppliers across the 29 different sectors. In the previous four years, the report has shown buyers becoming shrewder about IT purchases – with a gradual reduction in the average mark-up being paid to suppliers each year. Industry best practice, as specified by the Society of IT Managers, states that organisations should not pay more than a 3% margin to suppliers. However, this year’s study revealed that those margins had risen for the first time ever – up to 18% from 17.6% the previous year. The recruitment sector seemed to have gradually bucked this trend however. The average margin paid in 2016 was 19%, down from 30% in 2014. Al Nagar, head of benchmarking at KnowledgeBus, explains that many suppliers were able to increase their mark-ups due to the confusion caused by Brexit. He said: “The result of the vote certainly caused a shock to IT prices seldom seen before, and it appears to have disrupted buyers’ attempts to keep supplier margins under control.” In the most extreme examples, several organisations were found to have paid more than ten times the trade price for products. The research revealed that one supplier successfully charged one buyer in the recruitment sector a margin of 279% – almost three times the trade price. Al adds: “Although there was a period of rapid inflation in the tech market not all prices increased. Some product prices stayed the same and some went down. But what we witnessed was unscrupulous suppliers taking advantage of the perception that price increases were going up across the board. Many organisations – without the tools to check what was really happening in the market – were caught out by these actions.” Analysis of the margins paid showed that even the most vigilant were caught out by rapidly fluctuating prices in 2016. This year’s best performing sector, the police, paid out an average of just 11% for its IT purchases. Yet one buyer in this sector still paid a supplier a 970% margin for an order of flash drives. Buyers will have found it harder to monitor fair price levels last year due to a sharp fall in the value of the pound. A study by KnowledgeBus towards the end of 2016, found this caused prices to increase by an average 12.7% in the months following the Brexit vote – with some vendors putting up prices by as much as 45%.



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Google to Present Cloud Job Discovery at the Job Board Summit

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



Tarquin Clark will share how Google Cloud Job Discovery works to improve the job search experience and hiring process at Europe’s largest gathering of job board leaders. Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 Company Profile Jobg8.com View profile » Jobg8, a Global Job Board network, announced today that Google will be presenting how their Cloud Job Discovery product leverages machine learning  to improve job search and discovery at the 6th annual Job Board Summit – Europe (hosted by Jobg8), taking place at St Paul’s, London on 9-10 November 2017. Google Cloud Job Discovery, formerly Cloud Jobs API, officially entered ‘beta’ last week with support for over 100 languages. Launched in November 2016, the API has been tested with more than 3,000 company career sites and job boards. “Job boards play an important role connecting job seekers with jobs and helping companies meet their hiring needs. Results from our early adopter program are compelling and we’re excited to expose the service so job boards can benefit from machine learning – the next wave in computing – with little more input than job seeker queries and jobs,” said Tarquin Clark, Group Manager of Cloud Job Discovery at Google. “There has been a great deal of anticipation from Job Boards about the impact that Google will have on the industry. We’re delighted that Tarquin from Google will be joining us at The Job Board Summit Europe this November to share what they have been working on,” said Louise Grant, CEO of Jobg8. The Job Board Summit Europe brings together more than 200 professionals to the heart of London and delivers insights from keynote speakers from the likes of LinkedIn, Stack Overflow and Uber, who explore key industry trends and experiences. The Summit is designed for all job board professionals to participate in thought-provoking discussions and debates that are important to their business. Tarquin Clark from Google Cloud Job Discovery is the final keynote speaker to be confirmed. Take a look at the full list of speakers and agenda for Job Board Summit Europe. We have a limited number of tickets remaining, so don’t miss out on this year’s Summit. We have a fantastic agenda, great networking opportunities and after all, it is a great excuse to join us in London!



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Trump says tax plan will grow workers paychecks by tapping overseas corporate profits

October-11-2017 - usatoday.com



White House says repatriating corporate profits will boost paychecks for average wage earners            



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Unions call for probe over BAE jobs threat

October-11-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The British defence giant is shedding jobs across its aerospace, maritime and cyber security divisions, mostly in Lancashire, Portsmouth and East Yorkshire.



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Workday delivers its first Data-as-a-Service offering with Workday benchmarking

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



Benchmarks including Workforce Composition and Leadership Effectiveness equip global organisations with valuable market insights to optimise business performance Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 WORKDAY RISING – Workday, Inc . (NASDAQ: WDAY), a leader in enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources , today announced the general availability of Workday Data-as-a-Service (DaaS), a cloud service that provides valuable data to customers to enable more informed decision-making. The first service delivered on the DaaS offering, Workday Benchmarking , provides key metrics to customers seeking a better understanding of their company’s relative performance in comparison to peers to help achieve optimal performance in their respective markets. With Workday Benchmarking, customers worldwide can leverage the collective power of Workday’s extensive community – including over 26 million workers across more than 1,800 global organisations. Workday Benchmarking is seamlessly unified with all of Workday’s products, including Workday Financial Management , Workday Human Capital Management (HCM), Workday Planning , and Workday Prism Analytics , empowering customers with the only cloud system to plan, execute, and analyse their business through one secure environment. Up-to-date Benchmarks, Analytics, and Insights to Improve Performance Traditional benchmarking services and reports typically provide outdated data delivered out of context in silos. These services are not only costly, but difficult to manage due to their lack of flexibility around rules and calculations. Workday Benchmarking extends the analytical power of Workday and addresses these challenges by enabling customers to better understand their individual organisation’s relative performance using current, reliable data. Once customers elect to participate in the Workday Benchmarking service and select what data to contribute, their data is de-identified and added to a secure, aggregated dataset. In return, they get access to benchmarks representative of Workday’s participating customer community and can see how they compare against peers with similar demographics such as industry or company size. Benchmarks are surfaced right in the Workday applications and dashboards that business leaders access most, so they are empowered to make informed decisions on what actions to take to improve their company’s competitive position—all without ever having to leave Workday. With Workday Benchmarking, customers have ready access to a growing catalogue of benchmarks, including: Workforce Composition Benchmarks (Age, Diversity, Tenure, and more) – For example, HR leaders at a technology company could compare the percentage of males and females in their workforce with similar organisations to gauge how well they are tracking against diversity goals. Turnover and Career Retention Benchmarks (Talent, Turnover, and others) – For example, a talent professional in healthcare noticing an increase in attrition can see if his company’s voluntary turnover is higher than that of industry competitors, which may indicate a retention issue. Leadership and Manager Effectiveness Benchmarks (Span of Control and Leadership) – For instance, a chief accounting officer at a financial institution concerned that her people managers may be overwhelmed can compare span of control with managers across the industry to identify which teams may need more support. Workday Usage Benchmarks (System Utilization, Business Process, and others) – For example, an HR information systems executive in retail can find out if business processes are being completed faster or slower than peer organisations, to help determine if he should reconfigure business process definitions for greater efficiency. Financial Management Benchmarks – In future releases, benchmarks including core revenue growth and return on invested capital will be available to help customers better connect workforce metrics to financial success and strategic business goals. For example, a CFO at a professional services firm could compare revenue per employee against similar companies, then model against project staffing needs to ensure optimal staffing that delivers on billability while balancing costs. Like the entire Workday suite of applications, Workday Benchmarking leverages the power of one - one version of software, a single source of truth, one customer community, and a single security model and user experience – enabling customers to benefit from: Current and Reliable Data – Live, transactional data ensures aggregation that is consistent, accurate, and highly relevant, greatly reducing the time customers typically need to wait for access to benchmarks and calculations they can trust.  Benchmarks in Context – Benchmarks can be configured to surface in the context of where customers most frequently interact with Workday. For example, a business leader can view a dashboard benchmarking their company’s actual performance against peers, and then quickly take action all in a single system. Built-in Security and Privacy – Workday Benchmarking relies on the highest privacy and security standards. All data contributed to Workday Benchmarking is de-identified and aggregated with similar data from a variety of sources prior to reporting. Distribution and Governance – Like all analytics in Workday, benchmarking data can be secured to a domain and shared with anyone in the organisation, allowing insights to reach the people who need them without compromising control over individual permissions. Flexibility – As calculations evolve, peer groups change, and metrics are added, Workday’s cloud architecture makes it possible for Workday Benchmarking to quickly adapt and immediately deliver new metrics to customers. Comments on the news “Data is the new currency, and Workday Benchmarking demonstrates how we continually deliver the analytical capabilities that enable our customers worldwide to unlock even more insights from their data and the broader Workday community,” said Joe Korngiebel, chief technology officer, Workday. “With Workday Benchmarking, our customers can tap into up-to-date, reliable data that gives an industry-wide view of how their individual business is performing compared to others, better equipping them to prioritise business initiatives, pick up new best practices, and strategically allocate resources in an instant.”



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More than a third of all accountants, FDs and CFOs, suffer from stress on a weekly basis, with majority of profession suffering every month

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



More than a third of all accountancy professionals (37%) admitted that on a weekly basis, they are suffering stress[1] as a direct result of their work. on 11 Oct 2017 Company Profile Careers in Audit View profile » Yet 60% of those affected suffer in silence - many fearful of repercussions to their job  Excessive work, company politics and poor management practices seen as core factors of their stress More than a third of all accountancy professionals (37%) admitted that on a weekly basis, they are suffering stress[1] as a direct result of their work. This statistic rises to more than half of accountants (57%) suffering at least once a month. So extreme is some work-related stress that 15% of accountants revealed they were signed off work. More than a fifth (who suffer or have suffered stress) reported low energy, a further 17% reported headaches, 16% reported mood swings and 13% reported insomnia. Others reported panic attacks, stomach ulcers, weight gain and binge eating as well as lack of concentration. The latest news was published today in the 2017 annual research and report by global job board  CareersinAudit.com . 1,156 managers, associates, partners, FDs and CFOs responded to the questionnaire which was conducted in August-September 2017. Yet, despite the majority prone to stress on a regular basis, six in ten sufferers have NOT alerted their line manager or senior management. More than a third (38%) were quick to brush away this saying the reason they hadn’t alerted anyone senior was ‘because everyone gets stressed and I don’t want to bother him or her’. Nearly an additional three in ten accountants believe that raising stress as an issue could have a detrimental impact on how their co-workers and bosses regard them. A further ten per cent believed they could either lose their job or wouldn’t get the promotion. According to  CareersinAudit.com ’s research, nearly half (48%) believe that the main cause of their stress is that there is simply too much work and not enough hours in the day. More than a quarter (27%) believe it is due to company politics or a boss or line manager that they do not get on with – which goes some way to explain why some of the those suffering stress do not feel able to discuss this with their co-workers or managers. Others believe that at the core it is down to poor management practices, unrealistic targets and the pressure to do other people’s work. Even when those suffering raised this with someone senior at work, a third admitted that ‘nothing happened as they didn’t want to know about it’ or they ‘made jokes that I was on leave already’ or ‘said it was part of the job’ or ‘nothing more as the company hadn’t approved the HR budget”. Yet some employers showed compassion and understanding; nearly a quarter (24%) who were made aware of an employees’ stress sat down and worked through how their workload could be delegated. A further quarter reported that they were either told to take a day or two off or were provided with free counselling mindfulness or another therapeutic treatment. Other highlights of the research included : Two thirds of respondents believe that their company does not do enough to support stress; Nearly a third (32%) want someone in a position of responsibility at work to listen to their concerns, whilst a further 22% would like their workload reduced. Others, it seems, are prepared to suffer the effects of stress as long as they are remunerated with working longer hours. Whilst nearly a quarter (23%) would prefer to work at home or be given counselling, mindfulness or another therapeutic treatment; Half of respondents admitted that on average they are working 8-10 hours a day, with a further 23% working between 10-12 hours a day. 10% reported they are working at least 12 hours or more; More than a quarter of respondents admitted that they often work at weekends with a further 11% working most weekends and a small sample (3.5%) saying they work every weekend. A fifth had worked 10-20 weekends over the past twelve months, with a further 14% working more 20-30 weekends over the past year and a tenth revealing they had worked more than 30-40+ weekends in the same time period; Nearly two thirds (65%) revealed that their employer expects to contact them outside work hours and the majority 54% admitting that it bothers them and they feel they should be able to finish the working day and focus on their private life. However, three in ten are resigned to their work fate, stating ‘there is nothing I can do about it’ and a further 21% believing that if they said anything it could affect their job or chances of promotion; Three quarters of respondents admitted they check their mobile or emails for work communication whilst on holiday, with 40% stating they look multiple times a day and a further 37% looking once a day and Six in ten respondents admitted that have had to miss an important family or friend’s occasion because of work – these included a wedding (24%), a children’s school event (22%), a funeral (14%) and a spouse’s/partner’s birthday (15%). Simon Wright, Operations Director,  CareersinAudit.com  comments “Despite many admitting (and resigned) to the fact that stress is part of their working lives, there is a strong call to action for bosses to make changes to create a better work-life balance for their employees and, in turn, reduce stress levels. “Many are suffering in silence –fearing it could impact negatively and potentially hinder their chances of a promotion or even result in the loss of their job. Even when sufferers spoke up, a third of senior management turned a blind eye and did nothing to alleviate the stress. Whilst some companies clearly demonstrated that they care by allowing days off, therapeutic treatments or counselling for their staff, bosses and senior managers need to look at the real causes of the stress epidemic in the workplace. “Those in the profession are at risk of being burnt out by the daily toll of long hours, working weekends regularly and the majority engaged with work even on holiday. Everyone needs to be able to have time out to ‘recharge their batteries’. “Bosses need to create a working culture where there is no stigma attached to stress and, crucially, make sure there are enough employees to manage the workload”



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Portfolio security: How to invest in utilities

October-11-2017 - usatoday.com



Learn what these income-paying stocks can do for your portfolio.            



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UK struggling to meet increasing challenges of paying gig-economy workers

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



Cloud Could Hold Key to Transforming How Organizations Pay Workers as Work Practices Change Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 UK organisations are struggling to meet the challenges of paying gig economy workers, according to new research out today from ROC Consulting, the global consultancy dedicated to digital Human Capital Management (HCM). Just over half (56 per cent) of UK private sector decision makers and little more than a third (39 per cent) of their public-sector equivalents believe their payroll can meet the challenges, despite 74 per cent agreeing that changing staffing models require new ways of paying workers. With the ONS revealing that self-employment rose 22% from 2008 to 2015 , and currently accounts for 15%  of the UK workforce , the results suggest that traditional payroll systems are not being used effectively to help secure the best short-term talent. Commenting on the findings, Sunny Patel, Cloud Practice Head at ROC said, “Contractors and freelancers and millennials who are all forcing new working practices allow organisations to access rapid, short term expertise and support, but it’s only one way the world of work is changing. What’s clear is that traditional IT approaches lack the speed, flexibility and intelligence to support these new approaches – if they don’t change employers will find themselves missing out on top talent.” Fifty six per cent of IT and Finance decision makers agree they need to find better ways to pay quickly, but cut offs and systems mean that 59 per cent are unable to pay a new starter until a new payroll cycle has started. When the majority (78 per cent) still pay monthly, and 60 per cent would not consider paying daily, new workers could wait for up to six weeks before receiving payment.  Issues of having to increase resource, lack of faith in current technology and systems not coping were some of the barriers holding businesses back from making the changes they needed to, such as paying more frequently or faster, while at the same time almost 75 per cent said they wanted to reduce the cost of running payroll or make it more efficient.  Cloud could be the answer – 61 per cent of respondent choose flexibility as the number one reason for switching to the cloud, while 41 per cent believe cloud could help reduce payroll reconciliation cycles, a key factor in delaying payments, and accuracy of payment through enhanced analytics. Jerry Chilvers, CEO at ROC, a Zalaris company, said “In order to thrive, organisations are becoming more digital, across the length and breadth of their operations. Payroll is no different, and it needs to evolve to support new working styles and practices, whether that’s paying new starters faster or adapting to increasing numbers of contractors and freelancers in the business. It needs to be flexible, fast and cost-effective, and in finding the right platform for it, businesses can overcome the barriers of rigid systems and unlock the strategic contribution adaptable payroll cut-off dates can provide. Removing barriers was another appeal of cloud computing – 64 per cent of respondents thought that moving payroll to the cloud would reduce resource requirements, overcoming a significant hurdle, with 25 per cent believing those reductions could total up to a quarter. “Cloud computing is a proven technology that’s no longer a mystical IT term – business leaders understand the potential it offers them as a platform from which to secure greater value from mission critical applications like payroll. The technology, the services and the consultancy available to support its deployment is more mature,” continued Patel. “With forty-two per cent of decision makers expecting to move their payroll system to the cloud in the near future, organisations are going to be in a position to be more flexible to different payroll cycles and models.” Moving payroll to the cloud has started for many, according to respondents – just under half (48 per cent) had already migrated payroll to a cloud environment. However, Hans-Petter Mellerud of Zalaris questioned whether these environments were truly cloud. “We see a number of organisations that believe they have cloud-based applications, when actually it’s hosted by a service provider offsite. While this removes some of the demands on the in-house team, businesses are less likely to receive the flexibility and speed they need than if they had moved to a true cloud environment, whether onsite or managed.” London-based businesses felt they were better prepared for the gig economy (65 per cent) versus the UK as a whole (50 per cent), and more likely to pay daily (64 per cent against 39 per cent). On September 25 2017, ROC was acquired by Zalaris ASA (OSE: ZAL). The deal unites two complementary SAP Human Capital Management (HCM) and SuccessFactors partners to meet the fast-growing demand for HCM advisory, payroll and cloud-based services across the Nordics, Baltics, Poland, UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain and India.



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Three-quarters (74%) of interviewers check candidates’ social media before interview

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



New research from totaljobs has revealed that three-quarters of interviewers will check candidate’s social media as part of their interview preparation. However, this is not aligned with the expectations of candidates as only a third (36%) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online. Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 Company Profile Totaljobs View profile » But, only 36% of candidates expect to be researched on social media prior to an interview One in five (22%) candidates believe that they should spend more time preparing for an interview Feedback gap: 57% of employers say they always give feedback, but only 6% of candidates say they get feedback New research from totaljobs has revealed that three-quarters of interviewers will check candidate’s social media as part of their interview preparation. However, this is not aligned with the expectations of candidates as only a third (36%) expect their social media to be screened, meaning many could be caught short online. Totaljobs surveyed 8,599 candidates and 268 recruiters as part of #TheElevatorPitch campaign, finding a huge gap between the expectations and experiences of candidates and interviewers. Interview prep The research also found that 70% of employers spend less than an hour preparing for an interview. In contrast, the study showed that over 1 in 3 (34%) candidates spend over three hours preparing for each interview. In spite of this, one in five (22%) candidates believe that they should spend more time preparing for an interview. Employers seem to agree with 88% saying that candidates should spend more time researching the company, 81% said candidates should spend more time thinking of questions to ask the employer, 75% said re-reading the job description, 71% said researching the industry and 67% said thinking of potential questions they’ll be asked and how they’ll respond. 49% said re-reading their CV and 48% said figuring out their journey to the interview. 20% said candidates should spend more time choosing their outfit. This being the case, positively 38% of employers said that, on average, interviewees are more prepared now than they were five years ago. Interview feedback Following the interview there is a clear disparity between candidate expectations and the actions of employers. 57% of employers say that they always offer feedback after interviews, while only 3% admit that they do not. In contrast however, only 6% of candidates say they always receive feedback, with just 15% saying they receive it ‘most of the time’. Nearly all (95%) candidates state that they want to receive interview feedback, whether positive or negative, with 79% wishing to know mistakes that they made during the interview. This is inconsistent with their experiences, as 62% receive positive feedback while only 33% have received feedback on their mistakes. Totaljobs HR Director, David Clift , said: “Interesting disparities exist between employers’ and candidates’ experience of interviews. Traditionally the burden to ‘prove’ themselves has very much fallen on the side of the candidate, but it is still important employers prepare a good interview to ensure that candidates have a chance to give the best of themselves. “Employers and candidates also seem to have vastly different experiences when it comes to feedback. Candidates can’t be expected to refine their interview technique without being told what they’re doing well and what they need to work on. 70% of candidates told us that they take the feedback on board, and apply it in future interviews, suggesting that with more in-depth feedback, we may be able to improve the process for all parties.”



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In-work poverty needs to be addressed by business

October-11-2017 - onrec.com



Guy Stallard, director at KPMG UK, comments on new research by the Trust for London that highlights more than half of Londoners in poverty are in working families. He said: Posted in News archive on 11 Oct 2017 “This study highlights the importance of paying a Living Wage and eradicating working poverty. It’s tough to read that more than half of the 2.3 million Londoners living in poverty are members of households where someone is earning money. “With the cost of living higher than it’s ever been, the reality for many is that they are forced to live hand to mouth. “As employers we can take active steps to address this, by paying the voluntary Living Wage.  This also delivers real and tangible business benefits.  In our own firm it has improved staff morale and driven a rise in service standards, improved the retention of staff and increased our productivity. “It may not be possible or practical for everyone, but all organisations need to do what they can to address the problem of low pay. Of course, change cannot happen instantly, but making an initial assessment is an important first step.”



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When it comes to having a family and an academic career, find what works for you

October-10-2017 - sciencemag.org



Communication, flexibility, and creativity can help you get it done



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Guiding Employees Toward Mental Health Practitioners

October-10-2017 - workforce.com



Your company is aware of the impact mental health has on the workplace. It trains managers, uses EAPs and communicates relevant information on the company’s intranet. But there’s just one problem: employees still aren’t well. Today, Oct. 10, is World Mental Health Day, and the theme this year is mental health in the workplace. My colleagues and I have written... The post Guiding Employees Toward Mental Health Practitioners appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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‘Sharp’ Attacks on Jimmy John’s Leads to the Ax

October-10-2017 - workforce.com



Six employees of MikLin Enterprises Inc., a franchisor of 10 Jimmy John’s sub sandwich locations in Minneapolis-St. Paul, were terminated for their involvement in the creation and dissemination of posters in or near store locations during a unionizing campaign. The posters contained side-by-side images of Jimmy John’s sandwiches stating “Your Sandwich Made By A Healthy Jimmy John’s Worker” and “Your... The post ‘Sharp’ Attacks on Jimmy John’s Leads to the Ax appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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WATCH: Brooklyn Decker on balancing motherhood with her career

October-10-2017 - abcnews.com



Decker discusses being a "millennial mompreneur" as she expects her second child.



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The 25 best cities for jobs - and there are tons of openings right now

October-10-2017 - usatoday.com



If youre looking for a job, these cities may be a good place to start.            



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Career advice: Get a raise without asking for one

October-10-2017 - usatoday.com



There are ways of asking for a raise without directly asking for a raise.            



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8 communication mistakes freelancers should avoid

October-10-2017 - usatoday.com



8 common mistakes CEOs who are hiring found in novice and experienced freelancers            



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World Bank chief sounds alarm over job automation

October-10-2017 - bbc.com



The automation of millions of jobs is putting the world on a 'crash course', Jim Yong Kim warns.



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BAE Systems to cut almost 2,000 jobs

October-10-2017 - bbc.com



BAE is facing an order gap for the Typhoon so wants to slow production before an expected order from Qatar.



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Verizon media chief departing after not getting top job

October-10-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communication Inc media chief Marni Walden confirmed on Tuesday she had decided to leave the telecommunications company next year after it became clear she would not become its next chief executive.



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Robert Walters raises profit forecast as UK hiring picks up

October-10-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Defence giant BAE Systems axes almost 2,000 jobs; pound boosted by industrial data but trade deficit widens

October-10-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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BAE Systems to cut 1,900 jobs as new boss rings in the changes

October-10-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Crawley defies odds to join job hotspot top 10

October-10-2017 - onrec.com



Crawley has become one of the best places in the UK to find a job – entering the top 10 for the first time since August 2016 – according to Adzuna. Posted in Statistics and trends on 10 Oct 2017 Company Profile Adzuna View profile » Crawley enters top 10 best places to find a job for the first time in 2017 – competition per jobseeker per vacancy sits at 0.18 Average advertised salary in Crawley reaches £31,098 – higher than salaries in nearby Brighton (£30,415) and Chichester (£28,329) Total advertised vacancies in Crawley currently stand at 3,584 , as popular brands such as The Automobile Association, UPS and Nando’s advertise job roles Crawley has become one of the best places in the UK to find a job – entering the top 10 for the first time since August 2016 – according to Adzuna. With 2017 marking the 70 th anniversary of Crawley being named one of eight new towns around London, Adzuna’s research could provide cause for a double celebration. Entering the top 10 places Crawley in the illustrious company of the likes of Manchester, Cambridge and Guildford. In addition to the favourable competition per jobseeker ration on Crawley (0.18), average advertised salaries in the town currently sit at £31,098. In terms of a regional comparison, average salaries in Crawley sit ahead of neighbouring areas such as Brighton (£30,415) and Chichester (£28,329). Although not yet on par with London salaries (£38,732), Crawley has shown growth potential above the average advertised salary for the South East region (£30,511). According to regional labour market statistics from the Office of National Statistics, the highest employment rate in the UK is in the South East (79.6%). There are currently 3,584 advertised vacancies in Crawley, according to Adzuna. The Automobile Association leads the companies hiring in Crawley on the website, followed by The British Motoring Association, Chichester College, Business Steam, Thales and UPS. Crawley is a major economic hub within Sussex, with ideal transport links to Gatwick airport and an ambitious programme of regeneration offering opportunities for connectivity and development across multiple sectors. Adzuna is celebrating such ‘challenger’ towns upsetting the established status quo, with shared domestic wealth more likely to result in a healthier post-Brexit economy. Elsewhere in the top 10, Cambridge keeps hold of a top spot it has held for some considerable time, with just 0.04 jobseekers per vacancy. Warrington (0.11), Guildford (0.11), Southampton (0.12) and Winchester (0.13) round out the top five, with all areas home to considerably more vacancies than there are potential candidates. Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna comments: “Crawley might be known for its historic links to the Stone Age, a vibrant new town and connectivity to the one of the UK’s major international airports, but it’s also now an employment hub and respected business location and opportunities are rife at present. “The South East has long been a prosperous area in terms of employment prospects, but we’re pleased to see new towns and cities challenge the longer established hotspots. Sports fans and budding managerial candidates in Crawley can also take inspiration from the fact that England manager Gareth Southgate attended school in the town.”  The highest jobs currently listed in the area are for an operations manager (paying £800 a day) and an interim finance director role paying £700 a day. At the other end of the skills spectrum, companies such as Nando’s and Pets at Home are also advertising both full and part-time work. Competition for jobs in nearby Chichester sits at 0.28, making Crawley a more favourable place for jobseekers. As Crawley undergoes the rejuvenation programme, competition levels have started to drop, in contrast to its last appearance in Adzuna’s Top 10 list, when jobseekers per vacancy sat at 0.24 in August 2016. Overall levels of competition for vacancies, at present, are less rigid as the UK economy has undergone a steep fall in unemployment. Despite this, poor wage growth as a whole has placed a dark cloud over consumer confidence and added pressure to household incomes. However, as new areas such as Crawley enter the top 10 best places to find a job, this opens opportunities for the movement of migrant workers, which will leverage UK industries.           Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna comments: “The South East has the highest employment rate in the UK and it is promising to see Crawley emerge as a key driver behind this. Crawley has the foundations of economic success, following its rejuvenation programme, and has proven itself by utilising its transport links, history and culture to create multiple opportunities for jobseekers and employees. Despite salaries in the South East being down 4.1% year-on-year, we hope to see Crawley’s success continue and for it to rise the ranks and chart even higher on our list, to compete with major players such as Cambridge and Guildford.” Crawley fact file County Population Vacancies Average salary Jobseekers per vacancy West Sussex 106,597 3,584 £31,098 0.18  



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Trump Appointees Expected to Reorient Equal Employment Commission

October-10-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The federal agency tasked with combating workplace discrimination is about to get a Republican majority for the first time in a decade, inspiring relief among employers and anxiety among workers rights advocates. President Donald Trumps picks for the Equal Employment



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Uber: Giving UK Drivers Workers’ Rights Would Cost Millions of Pounds

October-10-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Uber said on Tuesday that paying National Insurance contributions for its British drivers would add tens of millions of pounds to the taxi apps costs were they to be deemed employees. Uber currently classifies its around 50,000 drivers in Britain



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Brost to Join Board of Iowa’s Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Co.

October-10-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Crop insurer, Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company of Iowa (FMH), announced that James A. Brost, retiring senior vice president with Holborn Corp., will join the FMH board of directors on Jan. 1, 2018. Brost began his reinsurance career in 1975



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Michiels Named Claims Manager at LUBA Workers’ Comp

October-10-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Baton Rouge, La.-based LUBA Workers Comp has named Russell Michiels as manager of its claims department. He will oversee all claims operations and medical bill reviews, ensure compliance with state and federal insurance regulations and assist with securing the companys



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10 Critical Job Skills of the Future

October-10-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The world sits on the precipice of the fourth industrial revolution, as a coming wave of disruptive technology in fields like artificial intelligence, machine learning, the mobile internet and 3-D printing remake entire industries and open up untold possibilities in



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Workplace tips: 4 ways to take time off without stress

October-10-2017 - usatoday.com



Never take vacation? Heres how to pull off that much-needed escape from work.            



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5 Companies with the most luxurious employee perks

October-10-2017 - usatoday.com



Job perks are important to people searching for jobs. Here are 5 companies with some of the best perks.            



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One-week vacations to take between jobs

October-10-2017 - usatoday.com



Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is by taking enough time to reset.            



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Looking to boost your pay packet? Recruitment is one of the top industries for a pay rise right now

October-10-2017 - onrec.com



… And with job vacancies rising there are plenty of great career opportunities in the sector! Posted in News archive on 10 Oct 2017 Company Profile CV-Library.co.uk View profile » It’s good news for job hunters in the recruitment industry this month, as salaries increased by 3.8% in September, suggesting that the sector is a great place to boost your pay packet right now. This is according to the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library , which compared its data from September 2017 with data from the same period in 2016. The statistics show that wages saw an impressive increase in many UK sectors, with retail also seeing a small month-on-month increase of 0.5% in September.  The industry was named one of the top 10 for a pay rise year-on-year, other key industries include: Hospitality – 24.6% Agriculture – 12.8% Automotive – 7.8% Retail – 7.1% Design – 6.5% Customer services – 6.4% Recruitment – 3.8% Engineering – 2.4% IT – 2% Marketing – 1.4% Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments on the findings: “ September is traditionally a busy time for recruitment and it’s clear that businesses across the sector were pulling out all the stops last month. It’s great to see salaries increasing, suggesting that recruitment companies are working hard to beat the competition and secure talented recruits. For job hunters looking for their next role, this thriving industry has plenty to offer.” Alongside this, advertised job vacancies also rose across the recruitment industry, as businesses continued to invest in their workforce. Vacancies saw an impressive increase of 5.7% year-on-year, suggesting that there are plenty of opportunities out there for eager job hunters. Biggins concludes: “ It’s clear that business confidence was on the up last month, as the job market continued to strengthen in the recruitment sector. This, coupled with the rise in salaries, proves that employers are continuing to invest in their workforce and are still striving to secure talented candidates. With this in mind, now could be the perfect time for job hunters and recent graduates in the industry to find their next exciting role and bump up their pay packets.” www.cv-library.co.uk



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10 entry-level work-from-home jobs that are hiring

October-10-2017 - usatoday.com



Get your resume ready.            



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CEO Secrets: How to take on the global stock exchanges

October-09-2017 - bbc.com



CEO Secrets: Alasdair Haynes of Aquis describes his struggles, taking on financial giants like the London Stock Exchange.



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UK retailers ´need EU workers after Brexit´

October-09-2017 - bbc.com



EU nationals in the retail sector are concentrated in warehouse and delivery jobs, a survey finds.



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Royal Mail takes legal action to block postal strike

October-09-2017 - bbc.com



The company is taking legal action in an attempt to stop postal workers walking out this month.



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Supermarket Morrisons sued by staff over personal data leak

October-09-2017 - bbc.com



More than 5,000 current and former employees claim the supermarket failed to keep their data safe.



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Interest rate hike moves closer as employment costs rise after data error

October-09-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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BAE Systems to cut 1,000 jobs amid slowdown in Typhoon jet orders 

October-09-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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More international trade would boost jobs and pay 

October-09-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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BAE Systems ´to axe more than 1,000 jobs´

October-09-2017 - bbc.com



The bulk of cuts will affect the defence contractor's two Lancashire plants, the BBC understands.



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Butt dials and pocket dials: How to stop them

October-09-2017 - usatoday.com



Youve done it and youve certainly received them: accidental calls from a cell phone thats shoved into a purse or pocket. Why in this age of great tech advance is this so common -- and how can you stop it? Columnist Jennifer Jolly explains.            



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Career advice: Find a job when youre over 50

October-09-2017 - usatoday.com



If youre over 50 and looking for a new gig, the current state of job hunting can feel overwhelming.            



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8 communication mistakes freelancers make

October-09-2017 - usatoday.com



8 common mistakes CEOs who are hiring found in novice and experienced freelancers            



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Oklahoma Mulls Rule Change for Ex-State Employees, Officials Turned Lobbyists

October-09-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The Oklahoma Ethics Commission is considering a rule change that would ban all state employees and officials from lobbying for two years after their tenure ends. The proposed rule change would create what Oklahoma officials are calling a cooling-off period,



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Maine Employers Receive $21M Workers’ Compensation Refund

October-09-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Maine Employers Mutual Insurance Company has returned $21 million to Maine employers insured by the workers compensation provider. About 18,000 employers in the state will see insurance returns from the Portland-based insurer. MEMIC president Michael Bourque attributes the lower costs



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Report: West Virginia Workers’ Comp Costs Drop, But Still Highest in U.S.

October-09-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Workers compensation benefits and employer costs in West Virginia have dropped sharply compared to the rest of the U.S., but remain nearly twice as high as the national average, according to a report released Thursday. Nationwide, workers injured on the



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BAE to axe 1,000 jobs at Typhoon fighter factory

October-09-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The cost-cutting will mainly affect BAE’s plant in Warton, Lancashire, where it assembles the warplanes. Other sites including dockyards in Portsmouth are also expected to face losses.



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New Aldi UK distribution hub will create 400 jobs

October-09-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Aldi has been expanding at rapid pace in the UK and last year committed £450m to opening new stores and improving its new UK and Ireland distribution centres.



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Keep your money and identity safe after Open Banking

October-09-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



In spite of the many advantages, customers remain concerned and confused by the implications of open banking. We explain how to opt out and keep your data safe online.



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The new legislation that could cost you your next job - and a 30% pay rise

October-09-2017 - onrec.com



GDPR could move executive careers into the slow lane around the globe Posted in News archive on 09 Oct 2017 Senior executives are jeopardising their future career prospects due to a widespread lack of awareness surrounding new data privacy legislation. That’s according to new global research which reveals that if professionals fail to facilitate their data being stored by search firms, they stand to miss out on crucial career moves and significant salary uplifts when the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) come into force in May 2018. Executives set to miss out on pay uplifts of between 11% and 30% The survey of over 350 global search firms: Unintended Consequences - Why GDPR could move executive careers into the slow lane around the globe was undertaken by GatedTalent, a GDPR compliance enabler for the search sector. It revealed that senior executives typically hear from a search firm at least once a year, while 32% of respondents expect this to happen three to five times a year. In addition, 69% of those surveyed estimated that an individual moved by a search firm receives a pay uplift of between 11% and 30%, demonstrating the opportunities and earning potential executives could miss out on if they fail to engage with search firms post May 2018.  This is a sentiment echoed by Dr Bernd Prasuhn of search firm Ward Howell who was interviewed as part of the research: ”If executives want to make it to C-suite level then they have to be on the radar of executive firms, otherwise it just won’t happen”. Widespread lack of awareness surrounding GDPR Despite this, few search firms that took part in the survey believe that professionals are conscious of just how much GDPR will impact their career progression. Jens Friedrich of search firm SpenglerFox, who was interviewed as part of the research, isn’t convinced that executives, who may be relying on an executive search firm to alert them to their next role, are fully aware of how GDPR may affect their career options, particularly as an executive will typically change jobs every 3-4 years. “I think a lot will depend on personal circumstances – whether they are already working in an industry which will be heavily affected, for example, or whether they have themselves been updated by an executive search firm. It will obviously vary from country to country but my feeling is that awareness among executives will be minimal”. This is a sentiment mirrored by Andrew Jones, a marketing director interviewed by GatedTalent as part of the research.  “I rely heavily on the knowledge and expertise of search firms to alert me to my next career opportunity.  As a marketing professional, GDPR has certainly been on my radar for some time, however I suspect I am in the minority. Those who work in disciplines that aren’t heavily affected, and therefore aren’t aware of GDPR, risk not being alerted to new opportunities unless they take active steps to consent to their data being stored.” Commenting on the research, Jason Starr, CEO of GatedTalent says: “Our research clearly demonstrates that engagement with search firms plays a key role in the progression of talented and ambitious individuals.  However, few executives seem to realise the effect GDPR may have on their career and salary prospects. The message is consequently clear, professionals need to take active steps to ensure search firms have access to the most up to date information  and understand that any information given in the past will not necessarily be available to firms in the future. Failure to do so will almost certainly mean that some of the doors to roles may start to swing shut, because firms simply won’t be able to sustain the level of engagement with talent needed to highlight new opportunities.  Despite this, however, GDPR also poses ample opportunities for executives to forge closer relationships with a select number of search firms and offers the chance to update them with their latest information on current role, seniority and aspirations through platforms such as GatedTalent, which can only be a good thing if they want to develop their career as effectively as possible.” www.gatedtalent.com



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Londoners are the poorest workers in Britain

October-09-2017 - onrec.com



…Despite earning the highest average salary in the UK Posted in News archive on 09 Oct 2017 Company Profile CV-Library.co.uk View profile » UK professionals working in the city of London are officially the poorest workers in Britain, according to research conducted by the UK’s leading independent job site,  CV-Library . This is despite the fact that Londoners continue to earn the highest average salary in the UK. Based on new roles advertised in Q3 2017, the job site revealed that the average annual salary in London is £37,335; a slight dip on the same period in 2016 and just 15.7% greater than the national average of £32,246 per year. However, further research revealed that premium costs in the capital drastically outweigh the slightly higher-than-average salaries, meaning Londoners have the least disposable income in the country. Comparing the same basic living costs against average salaries in 16 of the UK’s key cities revealed how employees in Scotland and North England remain the richest in the UK: Richest to poorest UK workers*:   Average monthly salary Basic monthly costs Remaining income Aberdeen £2,247.06 £1,074.08 £1,173 Glasgow £2,097.01 £1,024.25 £1,073 Hull £1,885.81 £820.80 £1,065 Sheffield £1,979.48 £1,002.47 £977 Cardiff £2,010.08 £1,044.68 £965 Birmingham £2,038.42 £1,082.95 £955 Liverpool £1,948.49 £1,029.76 £919 Portsmouth £1,930.64 £1,050.23 £880 Leeds £1,955.23 £1,077.09 £878 Southampton £1,987.70 £1,119.42 £868 Edinburgh £1,995.46 £1,133.60 £862 Bristol £2,140.93 £1,289.55 £851 Manchester £1,976.25 £1,142.99 £833 Exeter £1,898.68 £1,120.55 £778 Brighton £1,958.12 £1,341.80 £616.32 London £2,388.96 £2,193.78 £195.18 *Basic monthly costs include rent (small, one-bed flat, located close to the city centre), relevant council tax, a local monthly travel card, basic utility bills and groceries. The results suggest that a worker in London could end up in serious debt if they want the same living standards as anyone else in the country, despite holding senior, well-paid jobs. Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of  CV-Library , explains: “London continues to be an exciting city to live and work  in. Attracting people of all ages and from all backgrounds, there are fantastic employment opportunities within the capital. That said, it’s very clear from our analysis that the majority of workers in London are in danger of being left high and dry after pay day,  placing many in a compromising position.  “While salaries have fallen slightly year-on-year,  living costs within the nation’s capital are clearly pushing people to breaking point and the government must work harder to address this. Otherwise, we could continue to see more people retreating from London, in search of areas which offer a better state  of living.”  To delve even further, when comparing the purchase of a one-bed flat in London, to a similar one-bed flat in Glasgow, the difference is significant. Whilst the average cost of a one-bed flat in Glasgow is £75,413, the same flat in London would be £529,655; six times more expensive (602%). However, when comparing average salaries in both cities (£37,335 in London and £32,183 in Glasgow), Londoners only earn 16% more than workers in Glasgow. In real terms, a professional in Glasgow would spend 16.3% of their salary on a mortgage for a one bed property and still have £1,347 left in their pocket to cover bills and other living expenses. A Londoner would need 105% of their salary to pay the mortgage alone, leaving them in debt before they have even considered how to cover bills and other basic costs. Biggins concludes: “Wages and living expenses in London are not relative to the rest of the UK, making Londoners the poorest workers in Britain. While the government is taking steps to ensure that Londoners can afford to live, many job hunters and businesses are continuing to  scrape the barrel in order to get by.” For further information on  CV-Library , visit  www.cv-library.co.uk



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Why GDPR is a business blessing in disguise

October-09-2017 - onrec.com



GDPR is intimidating – that much is undeniable. Compliance is demanded by all businesses handling EU citizens’ data by 25 May 2018. Posted in Opinion on 09 Oct 2017 However, for all the work it raises, GDPR also presents a wealth of business benefits. Here, Howard Williams, marketing director of Parker Software, highlights the positive elements of GDPR, and explain why the austere regulations are actually rich with reward.  A clean house It is estimated that 60-80% of the data that organisations are storing is redundant, obsolete and trivial (ROT). GDPR is a prime opportunity to audit, review and organise your company data – creating a clean house for the information you store. GDPR forces businesses to better understand their data. It requires a comprehensive revision of data handling procedures, and companies must map their data flows and restructure accordingly. Of course, that task is an onus. It’s also an opportunity to categorise, clarify and correct. GDPR forces you to address your data problems, and in doing so allows you to become more informed, and more efficient. A secure environment Security is a key aspect of the GDPR. Under its regulations, businesses are charged with storing the consumer data they handle safely, in accordance with legally set security standards. And, since GDPR creates consistency across fluctuating data protection rules, it’s easier for businesses to comply. The new security legislation is strict, granted. It’s an onus for business, but one that is hugely beneficial in the long-term. With tightened security measures in place, consumer trust can only increase while the threat of breaches can only decrease. In turn, this limits the likelihood of a damaged brand reputation.   An invitation to innovate GDPR introduces (relatively) new concepts such as privacy by design, profiling and data portability. These changes breed the opportunity to innovate. Rather than drowning in the depth of imminent legislation, businesses can take the time to look outwards and invest in transformation. Now is the time for companies to take new approaches to data problems and drive new paradigms for best practices. GDPR throws down the gauntlet for businesses. Who will lead the way in “designing-in” flexibility? Who will find winning ways to modernise data platforms? Businesses that tackle GDPR openly and creatively will quickly excel in a data-led economy. A commitment to the customer Data breaches have been big news in recent years. Many large companies have had major slip-ups, and customers have become increasingly concerned over who has their data and how it is being used. GDPR creates an opportunity for businesses to regain that lost trust. Under new GDPR rules, consumers are firmly in control when it comes to their personal data. They’re no longer unsure of how, why, or where it is being used, and are protected by tighter consent laws and a ‘right to be forgotten’. By committing to clarity, businesses can win back consumer confidence and move forward with a stronger foundation of trust. An invested audience GDPR makes it compulsory for businesses to obtain valid consent (or another lawful basis) to use and store the data of EU citizens. Consent must be freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous. As restrictive as this may sound initially, it means that businesses will end up with a high-value database of invested customers. Actively giving consent indicates, at the very least, interest in your company. Consumers are choosing to allow you to use their data, which implies a favourable outlook and a certain degree of goodwill towards your brand. From this angle, GDPR is a golden ticket for engagement. Still threatened by GDPR? Doubtless, preparing for GDPR compliance is a daunting challenge for most of us. It won’t be easy, and it probably won’t be without its headaches. But all that considered, GDPR can become a key competitive differentiator for businesses. Just like the millennium bug that went before it, businesses are scared and uncertain of what lies ahead. They’re counting down the days to a date in the not so distant future – a date perceived as portentous and potentially damaging.  And just like the millennium bug, businesses will doubtless use GDPR as an opportunity to modernise their systems and embrace the future. We, for one, look forward to the benefits ahead.



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Employers fear social media despite enormous potential

October-09-2017 - onrec.com



Social media key to developing strong employer brand and recruiting best candidates but employers shy away from using it Posted in News archive on 09 Oct 2017 59% of employers believe employee involvement in recruitment via social media risks damaging rather than enhancing the employer brand, according to a study of 155 HR decision makers by SocialReferral , a recruitment software company. The research also found that only 39% are using social media to actively search for staff and only half (49%) use it to advertise vacancies. 75% of businesses recognise the need for a change in the traditional approach to recruitment, and two thirds (62%) feel they need a stronger story around why candidates should choose to work for them. Yet, only 41% of the businesses surveyed encourage staff to post about their own experiences as a route to publicising their employee brand. The research found that although businesses are already present on a number of social media they are not fully exploiting the potential of these platforms, particularly for employer brand promotion. Businesses recognise that social media should be used more frequently for recruitment but they fear losing control of their brand. 61% said they would be delighted if employees reposted job vacancies and news stories about the business. But this represents a somewhat diluted version of social advocacy.  The most powerful social statement comes from employees posting genuine comment. Yet, companies are reluctant to allow this to happen unmonitored, and 55% say they don’t have time to monitor employee posts. The research also found that 35% allow employees to post on social media but monitor them, while 32% prohibit or control posts about the company. Guido Nieuwkamp, Director at SocialReferral said: “Employers are missing an opportunity in fearing or not understanding the use of social media for recruitment and to develop a strong employer brand. Instead of encouraging it, they are restricting access, prioritising control over expression. Rather than taking this approach, they need to take full advantage of the possibilities of using social media. By going down the non-traditional route, organisations can expand their reach considerably. It is especially crucial for entry-level recruitment as it allows businesses to reach a pool of younger potential employees who value their virtual connections every bit as much as traditional contacts. “Businesses with a willingness to move on from the more traditional recruitment methods make their biggest investment – their staff – their biggest brand asset. A genuine employee driven social media presence is one of the biggest assets a brand can have. By enabling social media usage, you will encourage massive amplification of your brand message, resulting in a better reputation for the business itself, wider talent pools and inevitably, more customers.” socialreferral.com



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Automation: Is it taking the human out of HR?

October-09-2017 - onrec.com



“Unfortunately robots capable of manufacturing robots do not exist. That would be the philosopher's stone, the squaring of the circle.” Ernst Jünger, The Glass Bees (1957) Posted in News archive on 09 Oct 2017 ‘The Glass Bees’ is a brilliant story about a man, Captain Richard, struggling with feelings of alienation and fears of dehumanisation in a technologically advanced society. Not the first of its kind, it presents fears around the role of humanity in a world where technology seems to advance faster than we can consciously comprehend. But it was certainly ahead of its time and remains a poignant narrative and a relevant question for today’s workplace. In 2013, the famous  Future of Employment  Report (Frey and Osborne) was published, predicting that around 47% of US employment would be at risk from automation. While globally we have seen a decline in manufacturing and computerisation saw the replacement of traditional jobs such as cashiers and bookkeepers - but how certain are we that  robots  will take over our jobs?! We need to take a step back from the media (and its headlines) and the hypothetical discourse. We must take the time to appreciate the historical journey to today, what are the evolving challenges of the workplace, and what role technology should play in modern organisational structures. From ‘Personnel’ to ‘Human Resources’ 1981 : The moment Harvard Business School first launched their MBA course, paving the way for a new blueprint of Personnel Management .  The role and remit of HR departments have completely transformed. Breaking away from the prejudices of bureaucratic processes, modern HR has set a new precedent becoming a strategic linchpin in the organisation, the employee advocate and responsible for developing the long-term value of employees for an organisation (the human in HR). HR departments have since had to quickly adapt and take on a far broader set of responsibilities. Everything from organisation design, L&D, engagement, talent and change management in addition to the traditional responsibilities of compliance and payroll administration. In parallel, digital advancements are speeding ahead, creating perceptions that technological changes are exponentially overtaking levels of productivity. Businesses are tasked with the complex task of retaining staff, maintaining competitive advantage and continuously trying to innovate at a rate outpacing productivity levels. Should businesses invest in new systems and technologies? What are competitors doing? How can they maintain competitive advantage whilst retaining talent and keeping costs down? “41 percent of C-suite executives surveyed believe that difficulty attracting and retaining talent is the greatest risk they will face in the next 12 months”  Accenture Today’s challenges In Gallup's 2016  How Millennials Want to Work and Live report , millennials (the largest portion of today’s workforce) are more than three times likely to switch jobs than their generational counterparts. Whilst  “millennials are as satisfied or more satisfied with nearly all aspects of their job” , the fact that they are still more likely to leave an organisation is highly influenced by the fact that what they demand is more than just job satisfaction. They want job  engagement . They are no longer just company resources, they have become internal customers themselves, with a new array of demands and values. Simply put, a millennial will not come to work because of basic physiological needs. They have higher aspirations and want higher levels of engagement. They want career development, to feel passion for what they do, to have creative outlets within their job and to reach their ‘full potential’. So does automation take the HUMAN out of HR? When it comes to ‘automation’ within HR, narratives generally focus on productivity, efficiency, cost savings and scalability. In fact, these are the same terms across most IT narratives. Far removed from the human and in stark contradiction to creating ‘the employee experience’. Businesses should be identifying the sweet spot where digital meets human values and create new strategies that enable engagement and productivity. If anything, this role requires a far higher intelligent behavioral cognition. The premise of what sets human apart from non-sentient beings. From that perspective, automation and digital tools can be seen as facilitating more humanistic practices compared to traditional HR. Development of RPA software (robotic process automation), seamless UX intranet systems, as well as intelligent onboarding and training tools, should be seen as enhancers to the human experience. Leveraging these technologies not only removes the menial repetitive tasks but also allows HR teams to execute smart strategies and focus on driving forward employee experiences. We will be discussing this and more at our upcoming event ‘#ShiftHappens - how self service is shaping the future of HR’.  Check out the full agenda and book here!



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FSB pushes for tax break in bid to boost employment levels among disadvantaged

October-08-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Career advice: Improve your energy levels to work your best

October-08-2017 - usatoday.com



The grind of wake-work-sleep-repeat five times a week is enough to make anyone tired.            



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How to get Ps stock above $100 per share

October-08-2017 - usatoday.com



Neither P G nor Peltz are talking numbers to boost the stock            



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How to lock into a low mortgage rate

October-07-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Mortgage experts are urging homeowners to ensure they protect their finances as soon as possible from future interest rate rises.



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Paddy Power boss in pole position for top Uber job

October-07-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The beleaguered firm is on the lookout for a new boss for Northern Europe after Jo Bertram quit last week as the company continued its row with Transport for London.



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Fed must hike rates in face of hot U.S. labor market: Rosengren

October-07-2017 - reuters.com



MONTREAL (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve must respond to "very tight" U.S. labor markets by gradually raising interest rates or risk halting the economic recovery, a hawkish Fed official said on Saturday.



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Buying tips: How to get the best deal on your new car

October-07-2017 - usatoday.com



To make sure you get the best deal on your new car, break the car-buying process into four parts.            



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Careers: How to bond with your employees and boost productivity

October-07-2017 - usatoday.com



Great bosses build relationships with their employees.            



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US loses 33,000 jobs after hurricanes

October-06-2017 - abcnews.com



US loses 33,000 jobs after hurricanes slam Texas, Florida; first decline in nearly seven years



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UK house price rises picking up, says Halifax

October-06-2017 - bbc.com



A shortage of properties for sale and growth in full-time employment is supporting prices, the lender says.



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Productivity down again as firms hire workers instead of investing in machines 

October-06-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Finsbury Food confirms closure of Grain D´Or with loss of 250 jobs

October-06-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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UK´s workplace productivity ´rot´ sets in as pound falls

October-06-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Worker productivity across the UK fell by 0.1 per cent in the second quarter of last year, with output from the manufacturing sector down 1.3 per cent.



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S&P 500 breaks record run on jobs data, drug chain drop

October-06-2017 - reuters.com



NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P 500 eased on Friday, ending a six-day run of record highs as the first monthly decline in U.S. nonfarm jobs in seven years dampened sentiment and pharmacy shares fell on Amazon competition fears.



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BIG SHOT OF THE WEEK: Affable Ofcom boss Sharon White 

October-06-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



A successful civil servant must be bestowed not just with brains but an ability to glide effortlessly from one master to another, with an adeptness for winning friends on each side of the political spectrum.



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Downplaying job losses, Fed officials eye December rate hike

October-06-2017 - reuters.com



AUSTIN, Texas/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Chocking up employment losses last month to the temporary hit of a severe hurricane season and reiterating expectations that inflation will strengthen, Federal Reserve policymakers on Friday signaled they continue to see gradual U.S. interest-rate hikes ahead.



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Dentsu´s overtime fine puts spotlight on Japan´s work culture

October-06-2017 - bbc.com



The advertising firm's workplace practices have come under scrutiny after a young employee killed herself in 2015.



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Hurricanes take their toll on US jobs market

October-06-2017 - bbc.com



Harvey and Irma result in the first monthly fall in the number of jobs created in the US since 2010.



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U.S. payrolls shrink in September after Hurricanes Harvey, Irma

October-06-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. employment fell in September for the first time in seven years as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma left displaced workers temporarily unemployed and delayed hiring, the latest indication that the storms undercut economic activity in the third quarter.



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Alera Group Acquires Pennsylvania’s Simpson McCrady Benefits

October-06-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property and casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has completed the acquisition of Simpson McCrady Benefits LLC, effective October 1, 2017. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Simpson McCrady Benefits, headquartered in



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USI Insurance Services Hires Cunningham, Hyer in Ohio

October-06-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Insurance brokerage and consulting firm, USI Insurance Services (USI), has added Michael Cunningham and Brent Hyer in its Independence, Ohio, office. Cunningham joins USI as an employee benefits consultant. Previously, he was an account executive with Liazon, a private benefits



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How to determine if a house for sale is value for money

October-06-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The square footage of a property is one of the best indicators of what it is worth because - unlike wallpaper and furniture - it can't be changed easily without a large financial investment.



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Hurricanes wipe out 33,000 jobs

October-06-2017 - usatoday.com



Hurricanes Harvey and Irma slammed hiring in the U.S. last month, hitting restaurants and bars the hardest. But as Fred Katayama reports, unemployment dropped. Video provided by Reuters            



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The monthly jobs numbers havent gone down in 7 years. Until now.

October-06-2017 - usatoday.com



The losses from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were the first since Sept. 2010, but they were offset by higher wages and a 16-year low in unemployment.            



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How to save money by paying full price

October-06-2017 - usatoday.com



Marketers are good at exploiting our brains sense of urgency. They do this by creating sales that often trick us into spending more.            



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Why the jobs market is healthy despite Septembers losses

October-06-2017 - usatoday.com



Wages rose, discouraged workers began looking for jobs again and most of the job losses were in an industry that is vulnerable anyway.            



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Moron boss survival guide

October-06-2017 - usatoday.com



How to deal with a blockhead supervisor            



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Firm behind Fearless Girl allegedly paid women execs less than men

October-06-2017 - usatoday.com



State Street Global Advisors agreed to pay a $5 million settlement over alleged pay discrimination against some female and black employees. Video provided by Newsy            



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A.I.M. Mutual Hires Walker and Carr in New Hampshire

October-05-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A.I.M. Mutual has hired Kim Walker and Brendan Carr to its injury prevention consulting team in New Hampshire. Both Walker and Carr have worked extensively in the loss control and safety fields, most recently for The Lawson Group in Concord,



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As Ford pushes into electric vehicles, U.S. union aims to save jobs

October-05-2017 - reuters.com



DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers is talking with Ford Motor Co about ways to avoid layoffs as the No. 2 U.S. automaker builds more electric vehicles, a senior union official told Reuters on Thursday.



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Provident Financial ´loses thousands of staff to rivals´

October-05-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Morses Club boss Paul Smith believes close to 3,000 workers may have ditched the beleaguered business – either signing up with another company or getting out of the industry altogether.



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Storms impact U.S. job market; trade expected to bolster economy

October-05-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, but the continued impact of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma on the data made it difficult to get a clear picture of the labor market.



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Alera Group Acquires Illinois, Wisconsin Agencies

October-05-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Deerfield, Illinois-based Alera Group, a national employee benefits, property/casualty, risk management and wealth management firm, has acquired Axis Benefit Consultants in Westmont, Illinois, and Jeatran Associates in Menomonie, Wisconsin. Alera also has acquired an agency in California and one in



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Part of Oklahoma Workers’ Comp Law Overturned by State’s High Court

October-05-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A divided Oklahoma Supreme Court has overturned part of Oklahomas workers compensation law concerning how workers are compensated for their on-the-job injuries. The court handed down the 5-3 decision with one recusal on Oct. 3 in a lawsuit filed by



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California Division of Workers’ Comp Suspends 8 Medical Providers for Fraud

October-05-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The Division of Workers Compensation has suspended eight more medical providers from participating in Californias workers comp system, bringing the total number of providers suspended this year to 46. The suspensions were made possible by the passage last year of



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Alera Group Acquires Employer Concept in California

October-05-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Alera Group has acquired Employer Concept Insurance Services, based in Irvine, Calif. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Employer Concept Insurance Services will join Alera Group through local firm Centennial. Deerfield, Ill.-based Alera Groups more than 800 employees serve



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Royal Mail staff set to strike over pay and pensions

October-05-2017 - bbc.com



Royal Mail threatens legal action in a bid to stop 110,000 workers walking out on 19 October.



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Food and farming policies ´need total rethink´

October-05-2017 - bbc.com



A major conference examines how to limit the more damaging impacts of intensive farming systems.



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Royal Mail workers to strike for 48 hours later this month as company threatens legal injunction

October-05-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Pennsylvania’s NSM Insurance Hires Heckler as Executive Director of Marketing

October-05-2017 - insurancejournal.com



NSM Insurance Group, a Conshohocken, Penn.-based program administrator of niche industry-specific insurance programs, has hired Grant Heckler as executive director of marketing. Heckler will be responsible for leading the marketing efforts across all business units. Heckler comes to NSM with



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EEOC Sues Whataburger for Alleged Retaliation Against Florida Manager

October-05-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The government has sued the Texas-based fast-food chain Whataburger for allegedly retaliating against a white restaurant manager in Florida who refused to follow an upper management directive to hire only white applicants. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said Sept.



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Workers’ Comp Costs and Benefits Decline as a Share of Payroll: Study

October-05-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Workers compensation employer costs as a share of payroll declined in 2015, reversing a four-year trend, and benefits as a share of payroll fell for the fourth straight year, according to a new report from the National Academy of Social



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5 reasons your small raise could get bigger

October-05-2017 - usatoday.com



The reasons include more job openings, a shrinking pool of workers and an increase in minimum wages.            



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How to get adequate driver info after an accident

October-05-2017 - usatoday.com



Auto accidents are chaotic by nature, and the aftermath can be, too.            



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Bombardier-Boeing row: Coveney warns on peace process

October-04-2017 - bbc.com



Simon Coveney warns US of the Bombardier-Boeing dispute's potential impact on NI jobs.



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Damage from US hurricanes to blur Friday´s Sept. jobs report

October-04-2017 - abcnews.com



US hurricane damage to muddy September jobs report being released Friday



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Indiana’s American Inter-Fidelity Exchange OK’d to Sell Insurance in Arkansas

October-04-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Arkansas Insurance Commissioner Allen Kerr has granted a Certificate of Authority to an Indiana-based company to begin selling insurance products in Arkansas. Kerr has approved American Inter-Fidelity Exchange of Merrillville, Indiana, to sell property/casualty (excluding workers compensation), and surety products.



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Pruett Joins Illinois’ Ellsworth Insurance Agency as Insurance Advisor

October-04-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Ellsworth Insurance Agency in Edwardsville, Illinois, has hired Shelly Pruett as an insurance advisor. In this position, Pruett will provide specialized insurance guidance and professional advice to the agencys clients and prospects. Prior to joining the company, Pruett served as



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BYU in Hawaii Will Pay to Settle Sexual Harassment Suit

October-04-2017 - insurancejournal.com



An attorney representing Brigham Young University-Hawaii tells a federal judge the school will pay to settle a former students lawsuit alleging her campus job supervisor sexually assaulted and harassed her. Attorney Charles Price told U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang Monday



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Pennsylvania’s NSM Insurance Group Hires Hellings

October-04-2017 - insurancejournal.com



NSM Insurance Group, a Conshohocken, Penn.-based program administrator of niche industry-specific insurance programs, has hired Charles Hellings as director of sales and marketing for Collector Car and Pet Insurance programs. Hellings will be responsible for driving sales and marketing initiatives



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USI Names Swensen P/C Practice Leader in Utah

October-04-2017 - insurancejournal.com



USI Insurance Services has named Chris Swensen property/casualty practice leader for its Salt Lake City, Utah, office. Swensen has 18 years of insurance industry experience, including group captives, professional liability, workers compensation and property and casualty. He was previously vice



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Insurtech Pie Insurance Eyes Slice of Workers’ Comp Market with $4.3M Funding and Pricing Tool

October-04-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Oddly-named Pie Insurance took an initial step toward entering the workers compensation insurance market at the InsureTech Connect conference in Las Vegas by introducing an interactive pricing tool for small and medium-sized businesses. The pricing tool is the first step



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How to stop airlines sabotaging your holiday

October-04-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



First British Airways’s computer systems crashed causing thousands of passengers to miss flights. Then Ryanair announced it was cancelling 20,000 flights due to a shortage of pilots.



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Exclusive: SEC forensics unit sought resources, cyber training ahead of 2016 hack

October-04-2017 - reuters.com



WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In August 2016, just two months before the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission discovered its corporate filing system had been hacked, the SEC's internal watchdog, Carl Hoecker, received a plea for help from his new forensics investigative unit.



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From WALL-E to POST-E: Robot helps deliver mail in German town

October-04-2017 - reuters.com



BERLIN (Reuters) - Postal workers in the western German town of Bad Hersfeld are getting a helping hand from a new colleague. A bright yellow, four-wheeled robot will carry mail and packages and...



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Workers scale Brussels´ Atomium to start cleaning process

October-04-2017 - reuters.com



BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Dangling from ropes as they straddle giant silver spheres that reflect the cityscape below, a team of cleaners began the annual clean-up of Brussels' iconic Atomium.



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Rise in threats prompting more firms to track workers

October-04-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Monarch collapse: Unions take action over job losses

October-04-2017 - bbc.com



Unite condemns lack of consultation with staff, Balpa criticises "shoddy" treatment.



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DAILY BRIEFING: UK´s fifth quarter of growth since EU vote

October-04-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



IHS Markit said a pick-up in the services sector last month put the economy on course for growth of 0.3 per cent in the third quarter of the year.



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CITY DIARY: Baroness Brady´s 30 outfits for the Apprentice

October-04-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Doubtless Lady B, 48, can afford such extravagance. I’m told her new role as chairman of Sir Philip Green’s company Taveta comes with a perky £650,000-a-year salary.



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New study proves older jobseekers are getting a poor deal

October-04-2017 - onrec.com



Today, leading job board Jobsite publish results of a new study of 17,000 candidates which highlight the experiences of older job seekers in the process of searching for a new role. Posted in News archive on 04 Oct 2017 Company Profile Jobsite.co.uk View profile » New research by Jobsite shows job seekers aged 55-64 are  twice  as likely to be looking for a job due to redundancy, than their younger counterparts. 55-64 year olds are the age group most likely to have been out of work for over two years. Almost half (47%) of job seekers in this age group are unemployed, 13% more than younger candidates. Today, leading job board Jobsite publish results of a new study of 17,000 candidates which highlight the experiences of older job seekers in the process of searching for a new role. Findings show that those in the 55-64 age group are twice as likely to be looking for a job because of a redundancy and most likely to have been looking for work for over two years. The urgency behind their search is clear: older candidates were found to be 15% more likely to be searching for jobs several times a day and are 50% more likely to take over a year to secure a new position. Digging deeper, Jobsite discovered that the worst part of the job search for older candidates is the lack of feedback (66%), with 53% even claiming they never or rarely received any feedback following their applications. Whilst perceived higher wage bills could be a factor in disqualifying older candidates, the study showed the 55-64 age group were considerably less likely to be seeking more money (-29%) and career progression (-67%) from their next role, compared the average jobseeker.  Meanwhile, this age group were more likely than younger groups to be looking for jobs closer to home (+15%) or which offered the chance to work remotely (+30%) or flexibly (+30%). The results of this study have prompted Jobsite to partner with industry experts to produce a definitive guide to navigating the job market for older candidates. The guide aims to address the troubles faced by older candidates during their job search and includes practical advice on what they can do to overcome age discrimination. The guide can be found here:  The UK's untapped resource - a guide to age and the workplace Jobsite CEO Nick Gold said - “It’s disappointing to find that older candidates are having a more difficult time in the job market. As a market-leading job board, we ensure date of birth capture is never mandatory to prevent the possibility of discrimination in the application process.  With the retirement age set to rise, giving us longer in our careers than ever, it’s essential for business that crucial segments of the workforce aren’t neglected. We hope our new jobseeker guide will help address these challenges head-on to give older workers the best chance possible to find a job they love. Also, with thousands of new vacancies going live on Jobsite every day, we would urge candidates to continue to pursue their aspirations.”



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Happy birthday, Bristol! Morgan Hunt celebrates one year in the South West

October-04-2017 - onrec.com



Morgan Hunt’s Bristol office is based on Victoria Street and focuses on providing recruitment services to the public services markets – in particular; senior appointments, policy, procurement, HR and finance and accountancy Posted in News archive on 04 Oct 2017 Company Profile Morgan Hunt View profile » Gavin Jones, Board Director – Regions, joined Morgan Hunt last year specifically to establish their footprint in the South West and Wales. “The support of our team of experienced senior recruiters, with exceptional networks, has put us in an incredibly strong position to build a sizeable, successful, public services recruitment business in the South West and Wales”, says Jones. “One year on and we’ve significantly expanded our reach in this region – growing our headcount by over 150%, establishing key client relationships and working with over 1,000 job seekers”, continues Jones.  Dan Taylor, Managing Director, says: “We are a business of forward momentum and we want our people to feel they are part of an organisation with real career opportunity. This progress reinforces this message”. “We are very excited by our advancement in the South West. It demonstrates our growth strategy and marks our commitment to developing stronger relationships as we continue to build on our established reputation as the trusted public services recruiter. We look forward to further expansion in the future,” continues Taylor. Jones says, “I would like to thank our customers for their continued support throughout this period and for trusting us with their careers and recruitment challenges. We look forward to developing existing relationships, establishing new relationships and connecting people with their careers.” www.morganhunt.com



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Salaries in technology outpace other professions in 2018

October-04-2017 - onrec.com



Demand for highly-skilled IT professionals means that those in the technology sector are set to experience the most significant starting salary increases, compared to other professional occupations. Posted in News archive on 04 Oct 2017 Company Profile Robert Half View profile » According to the  Robert Half  2018 Salary Guide , specialised IT and technology staff, such as  junior developers (4.5%) and senior business analysts (4.4%) will be awarded the greatest pay rises in 2018, well above the national average of 1.4%. This is followed by experienced fund accountants (4.2%), chief financial officers (4.0%) and financial controllers (4.0%) as the competitive market for high-performing talent within technology as well as accounting and finance, drives salaries higher.  “In the year ahead, businesses will be navigating a number of local, regional and international factors, such as Brexit, automation, digital transformation and meeting data regulations” explained Phil Sheridan, senior managing director at Robert Half UK, South America and the Middle East. “However, one of the biggest challenges plaguing all UK businesses is the shortage of specialist skills. In an effort to win the war for top talent, organisations are willing to pay a price for those with the right skills to support their business goals.” Table one: average salary increases, by professional occupation in 2018 Industry Average starting salary increases Technology 1.90% Administrative and office support 1.85% Accounting and finance 1.40% Financial services 1.22% National average 1.40% Technology A high value is being placed on IT professionals with the skills to support digital disruption. Analysts who can support the business by improving processes and performance have a specialised skill set that is in short supply, while front-end developers and full stack developers with knowledge of programming languages like .NET, SQL and Java are also in high-demand. IT professionals with a specialised skill set tend to start on a higher salary when starting new roles and employers are using a combination of pay, bonuses, strong pension offerings and flexible working arrangements to attract technology candidates. Table two: technology highest salary rises by role Top three 2017 UK average 2018 UK average % change Junior developer £19,500 - £30,000 £19,750 - £32,000 4.5% Senior business analyst £42,500 - £71,500 £46,500 - £72,500 4.4% Data analyst £23,500 - £56,500 £24,500 - £58,500 3.8% Administration and office support In line with growth plans, businesses are recruiting mid-level administrative and office professionals with the industry experience and systems knowledge in areas such as Microsoft, SAP and CRM to provide specialist support. Permanent, professional-level employees can expect to see a salary increase and often a bonus structure linked to the success drivers of the position. Table three: administration and office support highest salary rises by role Top three 2017 UK average 2018 UK average % change Executive assistant £29,000 - £39,000 £31,000 - £39,500 3.7% HR business partner £31,500 - £50,250 £33,250 - £51,500 3.7% Senior administrative assistant £18,000 - £30,000 £18,500 - £31,000 3.1% Accounting and finance Financial controllers and risk associates who can combine technical skills with commercial awareness and business acumen are sought after as firms focus on improving the overall productivity of the finance function. There is also growing demand for CFOs who can transform finance and introduce greater automation. On the whole, starting salaries within finance and accounting will increase over the next 12 months and those professionals with specialist skills or industry-specific experience are likely to benefit from the greatest increase.  Table four: accounting and finance highest salary rises by role Top three 2017 UK average 2018 UK average % change Chief financial officer/ Group finance director (SME) £86,000 - £100,000 £86,500 - £100,000 4.0% Financial controller (SME) £41,500 - £53,250 £44,500 - £54,000 4.0% Risk Associate (large company) £47,000 - £58,000 £48,000 - £60,500 3.3% Financial services Given the skills shortage of junior professionals within the financial services market, newly-qualified (NQ) accountants can expect to see an increase in starting salary over the coming year. The demand for high-performing talent within accounting and finance in financial services, particularly for professionals with post-qualification experience (PQE), is seeing an increase in starting pay. Overall, the majority of financial services firms plan to award salary increases over the next year, which will be prioritised over standard benefits.  Table five: financial services highest salary rises by role Top three 2017 UK average 2018 UK average % change Fund accountant (NQ - 3 years’ PQE) £52,000 - £61,500 £52,500 - £65,750 4.2% Regulatory accountant (4-7 years’ PQE) £65,000 - £95,000 £70,000 - £95,000 3.1% Finance director   £90,000 - £174,500 £95,000 - £176,500 2.6% “In the face of an expanding skills shortage, organisations are thinking about what they can offer alongside competitive salaries to attract new staff and entice experienced professionals with the right skills to join the business,” concluded Sheridan. “Rather than just competing on salary alone, many businesses are looking beyond pay to the full package they can offer to keep staff engaged, motivated and happy.”



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Career planning: How to get a job at a startup

October-04-2017 - usatoday.com



If youre eager, have a varied skill set, and are willing to contribute to a team effort with energy, youre in the running.            



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Jobs: ADP says businesses added just 135K jobs in Sept. as hurricanes hit hiring

October-04-2017 - usatoday.com



Payroll processor ADP reported 135,000 private-sector job gains in September as Harvey and Irma slowed U.S. hiring.            



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Recruitment has a rare opportunity following new tax avoidance measures

October-04-2017 - onrec.com



Tomorrow’s enforced changes to The Criminal Finances Act 2017, which will prevent unlawful payments made to consultants for the introduction to providers, will give the recruitment industry a rare opportunity to drastically improve the services and solutions it provides, highlighted leading contractor accountancy, Qdos Accounting of The Qdos Group. Posted in News archive on 04 Oct 2017 The changes will level the playing field, and place focus on the quality, value and compliance of services and solutions, rather than the size of underhand payments to agents or agencies for introductions. Mike Butchart, CEO of Qdos Accounting, commented: “We welcome the incoming changes to the Criminal Finances Act, which will prevent cash incentives for introductions in the sector. As an organisation we have long regarded it as underhand and bad practice, and under no circumstances have engaged in it ourselves. “With changes being enforced, the recruitment industry itself has an opportunity to truly focus on delivering first-class services and solutions, and ones which are bought based on trust, quality, value and level of compliance, and not through questionable cash payments for introductions. “As well as creating a fairer marketplace, these changes will no doubt improve the industry’s reputation, signalling to others that recruiting prides itself on delivering first-class solutions over anything else.” www.qdosaccounting.com



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P G investor Nelson Peltzs deals have cost 100K jobs at other firms

October-04-2017 - usatoday.com



Nelson Peltzs frequent deals affect thousands of workers, a review of his investing career found.            



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Considering a job offer? The 3 ´must-have´ workplace benefits

October-04-2017 - usatoday.com



Considering a new employer? Find out first if theyll give you the following benefits.            



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Will your job be automated? 70% of Americans say no

October-04-2017 - usatoday.com



Seventy percent of Americans believe their jobs are safe from automation and robotics. Only a handful say it has cost them work or income.            



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APSCo Launches New Client Toolkit

October-04-2017 - onrec.com



The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has launched a new client toolkit to help its members communicate the value of APSCo to the clients and candidates they work with. Posted in Launch on 04 Oct 2017 Company Profile APSCo View profile » The offering includes digital marketing assets which recruiters can use to help explain   how APSCo helps recruitment businesses to further enhance their reputation for consistently high professional standards, by providing access to best practice legal advice, market intelligence and CPD opportunities. Commenting on the launch, Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, said: “For businesses, choosing the right recruitment partner is vital. But many find it can be challenging to differentiate the highest quality offerings from the less ethical and compliant agencies without a serious investment in due diligence. This toolkit allows clients and candidates alike to quickly and easily identify high quality providers.” “When clients and candidates engage the services of an APSCo member to manage their recruitment process on their behalf or to help them on their next career move, they can rest assured that they are partnering with a professional firm that is committed to best practice and achieving the highest quality outcomes.” “We’re proud of our market leading approach to standards which has enabled APSCo membership to become a trusted badge of recruitment quality across the globe. Our members pass over 20 quality checks and sign up to our strict Code of Conduct before they’re trusted to feature the APSCo logo – and we’re now encouraging them to shout it from the rooftops.” www.apsco.org



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London Brexodus picks up speed as City workers vote with their feet - for Dublin

October-04-2017 - onrec.com



The number of UK-based financial professionals planning a move to Ireland has risen beyond its post-referendum peak. Posted in Statistics and trends on 04 Oct 2017 Company Profile Indeed View profile » Britain’s financial services professionals vote with their feet after a string of high-profile City employers announce plans to move operations to Dublin The number of UK financial professionals looking for a job in Ireland is now 39% above its pre-Brexit referendum level London’s loss could be Dublin’s gain as the number of continental Europeans looking for finance jobs in Ireland is now up a third on pre-referendum levels The number of UK-based financial professionals planning a move to Ireland has risen beyond its post-referendum peak. That’s the finding of data released today by the world’s biggest job site Indeed . Analysis of searches made by the 20 million monthly visitors to Indeed’s UK site revealed that in the three months following last year’s Brexit vote, the number of UK financial professionals looking for work in Ireland rose to  37% above its pre-referendum level. Yet  a year on - in the three months to the start of September 2017 - the number climbed to  39% above the pre-referendum figure. This latest sign that some of the UK’s most skilled financial workers intend to vote with their feet comes after several of the City of London’s biggest names revealed plans to move chunks of their operations to Ireland. In September the Lloyd’s of London insurer XL Group joined Barclays, Bank of America and JP Morgan in announcing it would relocate part of its team to Dublin. Meanwhile the prospect of Brexit could be deterring European bankers from coming to London. The City has long been a magnet for financial professionals from mainland Europe, and In July 2015 they accounted for  7% of people looking for banking jobs in London, but by this July the figure had fallen to  4.3% . Indeed’s data also suggests London’s loss could be Dublin’s gain, and the number of continental Europeans looking for financial sector jobs in Ireland is now up a third  (32%) on its pre-Brexit level. Indeed’s EMEA economist Mariano Mamertino commented: “Our data suggests financial sector professionals both in Britain and elsewhere are concerned by Brexit uncertainty and increasingly considering Ireland as an alternative place to further their careers. Ireland is seen as an attractive alternative to the UK by jobseekers, because it is an English-speaking country with a flexible labour market and one of the strongest growing economies in Europe. “Indeed’s job search data shows that jobseekers are already responding to the political uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations.This increasing interest can also be seen as a vote of confidence in the Irish labour market and its financial sector. Table 1. Percentage increase in searches for financial roles in Ireland Location of person searching 3 months after Brexit compared to 3 months before 3 months to end August versus 3 months before Brexit UK 37% 39% Europe (ex-UK) 21% 32% Looking at specific finance roles, the trend of increased interest from both the UK and Europe for roles in Ireland is also maintained. UK-based jobseekers accounted for more than 6% of searches for accountancy roles in Ireland in the past three months, compared to 3.7% pre-Brexit referendum, and for finance analyst roles, the increase was from 6.0% pre-referendum to 8.6% now. Table 2. Percentage share of searches for specific financial roles in Ireland coming from UK and Europe Accountant Location of person searching   UK Europe 3 months pre-Brexit 3.7% 6.7% 3 months post-Brexit 5.5% 8.1% Last 3 Months 6.1% 9.1% Auditor Location of person searching   UK Europe 3 months pre-Brexit 9.4% 16.9% 3 months post-Brexit 15.0% 28.1% Last 3 Months 12.8% 20.5% Finance analyst Location of person searching   UK Europe 3 months pre-Brexit 6.0% 17.5% 3 months post-Brexit 9.6% 15.0% Last 3 Months 8.6% 25.5% Financial controller Location of person searching   UK Europe 3 months pre-Brexit 3.9% 6.0% 3 months post-Brexit 4.6% 6.4% Last 3 Months 5.3% 8.7% Indeed’s EMEA economist Mariano Mamertino continued: “Not only are growing numbers of British people searching for Irish jobs, so too are jobseekers from elsewhere in the EU. In the last three months, interest from European jobseekers for roles such as finance analyst or accountant has increased at a faster pace than that of UK-based ones. “Indeed’s data highlights Ireland’s opportunity to attract international talent. However it’s essential that Ireland address bottlenecks in housing, commercial space and infrastructure if it is to keep its comparative advantage as an attractive destination for skilled professionals.”



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Total advertised vacancies rise 7.2% year-on-year

October-04-2017 - onrec.com



The ongoing search for talented employees has boosted the total UK advertised vacancies by 7.2% in the year to August 2017, according to Adzuna.co.uk. Posted in Statistics and trends on 04 Oct 2017 Company Profile Adzuna View profile » Current number of opportunities available sits at 1,204,579 Average advertised salaries hit 3.5 year low – and fall under £32,000 (£31,958) for the first time since March 2014 IT jobs rise the ranks to become one of the biggest improving job sectors in terms of average salary – advertised wages up 2.6% annually to £48,586 Admin jobs still in demand despite the rise of AI – average salaries up 12% from 2016, to £26,648   Northern Ireland shows signs of strong wage growth – salaries rise 4.4% year-on-year, defying wider national malaise  The ongoing search for talented employees has boosted the total UK advertised vacancies by 7.2% in the year to August 2017, according to Adzuna.co.uk. In August 2016, there were 1,123,365 total advertised vacancies in the UK after the market witnessed a slight post-Brexit dip. A year on, available openings stand at 1,204,579 as the war on talent rages on. Employers remain vigilant to securing the best talent as Britain’s labour market is thriving with unemployment at its lowest level for 40 years, as the latest ONS figures show. According to a report by the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo), UK businesses are already finding it increasingly more difficult to recruit skilled staff for professional roles like banking and engineering as a result of a fall in net migration. Therefore, skilled international workers remain key to boosting UK output, as well as filling new roles that will advance the economy and enrich the talent pool at all ends of the skills spectrum.  It is not only professional roles at risk either, with the construction industry also concerned about a potential Brexit-induced skills shortage due to the significant proportion of international workers in the sector.  While advertised vacancies continue to bloom, wages are withering with typical salaries (£31,958) hitting their lowest level since March 2014 as consumer confidence starts to dwindle. Inflation continues to outpace wage growth, but many experts are predicting that the sharp rise caused by the drop in the exchange rate should be followed by a similarly swift readjustment. In terms of regional wage growth, Northern Ireland continues to buck the wider trend, with advertised salaries rising 4.4% year-on-year. With Theresa May confirming that there will be no physical border after Brexit, there is no reason to believe that Northern Ireland’s recent economic progress will be halted. Wales is the only other region to record an annual improvement (0.9%), with all other areas witnessing decreases. Scotland (-4.2%) and the South East of England (-4.1%) have been the hardest hit. Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, explains : “The war on talent has stepped up a notch as the number of vacancies continues to outnumber available candidates. To keep the ratio sustainable, it is crucial the door is held wide open for skilled international workers into the UK to fill these roles and boost UK output. For employers, it is a tough time to fill posts and find the best talent, as sectors such as construction are heavily dependent on international talent. “While the sun is shining in terms of vacancies, there is a chillier outlook for salaries. Some commentators are predicting that inflation could well fall as quickly as it has risen, but consumers are unlikely to notice the real difference in their wallets until early next year meaning they could have a winter of discontent to battle first. Once inflation does ease and salaries do finally turn the corner, it will feel like an enhanced pay rise. “While advertised salaries may have flatlined, that doesn’t mean that workers can’t seek more remuneration from their current employers. Our recently relaunched ValueMyCV tool can help employees establish their true worth and arms workers with some collateral for compensation conversations with their bosses.” The IT crowd proving popular as salaries are on the up With technological innovation a key driving force in sustaining a post-Brexit economy, IT jobs have risen the ranks to become one of the biggest improving job sectors in terms of average advertised salaries. Typical wages are currently 2.6% higher than last year and currently stand at £48,586. In addition, there are 72,913 current openings in the sector. With a number of UK companies hit by cyber-attacks over the past few months, the IT sector has not only witnessed an increase in demand for skilled workers, but also heard renewed calls for effective cyber-security measures to be put in place by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). Following reports that companies that provide essential services like energy and transport could be fined as much as £17m for failing to have effective security measures in place, IT jobs are becoming more business-critical than ever, despite the ongoing debate on the rise of automation. Admin jobs remain resilient despite rise of AI The rise of artificial intelligence has become a noticeable trend in recent years, but opinion remains divided on both the size of its potential impact and the immediacy. According to Adzuna data, administrative jobs are also among the biggest improving sectors in terms of salary, showing it is currently resisting the effects of automation.   Average salaries are up 6.8% year-on-year and currently stand at £23,977. Vacancies have also risen by 2% annually, meaning there are 36,522 openings currently available.  Doug Monro, co-founder of Adzuna, comments: “Despite the reported rise of the robots, admin jobs are still in demand and paying better than they were previously, as employers still value efficient clerical staff rather than entrusting such tasks to automated systems just yet.   “Artificial intelligence has already had an impact in sectors and job roles such as pharmacy assistants, travel agents and translators, but our data shows that rather than view admin roles as on the verge of extinction, they should be viewed as supplementary to automated systems. “Speed, accuracy, standardisation and attention to detail are the main benefits of machine over man, but the comparative price of hiring administrative staff – often temporary workers – provides an element of flexibility for companies. The move away from human labour may seem inevitable to some, but hardy job sectors such as admin aren’t going down without a fight.” 



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Why the Insurance Industry Needs a Toothbrush and Other Notes from Record-Breaking InsureTech Connect Conference

October-04-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Insurance company employees wondering where all their bosses are this week should not be worried. Its a good bet the executives are safe in Las Vegas at the second annual InsureTech Connect Conference. More than 3,800 insurance and technology enthusiasts



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States May Copy California’s Law to Give Employees Right to File Class Actions

October-03-2017 - insurancejournal.com



This week, the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether employees have the right to bring class actions against their bosses. With the courts Republican majority restored this year by President Donald Trump, labor advocates arent holding their breath. Instead, theyre



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Supreme Court Justices Appear Split Over Employee Class Action Case

October-03-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Liberal U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday defended the right of workers to bring class-action claims against companies but their conservative counterparts who are in the majority sounded skeptical in the biggest business case of the courts new term. A



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Legislators Struggle Over How to Handle Chemicals in North Carolina Water

October-03-2017 - insurancejournal.com



North Carolina legislators are grappling with the growing knowledge that industries have discharged unstudied chemicals into the states waters for years, and that a recent upsurge in concern carries the risk of political blame. The unregulated chemical GenX that for



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Millennials dont understand how to build credit, study says

October-03-2017 - usatoday.com



500 Millennials were asked questions regarding credit scores, and based on the results, it looks like Generation Y needs to do some credit homework.            



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UK construction activity contracts amid ´uncertainty´

October-03-2017 - bbc.com



The sector contracted last month for the first time in more than a year as orders declined, a survey says.



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Uber CEO tackles challenges with board battle, London regulator

October-03-2017 - reuters.com



SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi, little more than a month on the job, on Tuesday addresses two big challenges - London's threat to ban the ride-hailing service and a board battle over the influence of co-founder Travis Kalanick and investment by Japan's SoftBank.



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Don´t play cute; Japan´s brewers learn how to make women drink more

October-03-2017 - reuters.com



TOKYO (Reuters) - Faced with a shrinking beer market at home, Japanese brewers are shoring up sales by targeting women with a range of fizzy, fruity canned cocktails, but the strategy hasn't been...



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Integro Insurance Brokers Hires Buckley to Massachusetts Office

October-03-2017 - insurancejournal.com



International broker and risk management firm Integro Insurance Brokers has hired Julie Buckley as managing principal and executive broker in the healthcare practice. At Integro, Buckley will apply her more than 30 years experience in risk management consulting, insurance placement



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Social Issue Investors Pressuring Employers on Pay Equity and Paid Leave Policies

October-03-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Investors focused on social issues are finding that trickle-down diversity doesnt work. For years, they surmised that having enough women on boards and in senior management would produce fairer policies. Now investors are changing tactics, saying its not enough and



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Houston Considers Flood Control Projects While Recovering from Harvey

October-03-2017 - insurancejournal.com



Houston officials say theyre already thinking about how to build and fund projects that will lessen the blow of the next storm, even as the nations fourth-largest city continues to recover from Harveys devastating floodwaters. Leaders with the U.S. Conference



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Self-Insurance Plan Could Save Idaho $13M, Consultant Says

October-03-2017 - insurancejournal.com



A new analysis on how much Idaho would save by switching public employees to a self-insurance model puts the amount at $13 million for the first year of operation. The analysis made public last week by Mercer, an actuarial consultant



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Pound slips as construction sector contracts; Rudd promises no immigration cliff edge for businesses

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Fears for Colman´s plant in Norwich

October-03-2017 - bbc.com



Britvic plans to shut its Norwich plant, risking 242 jobs and increasing fears of knock-on closures.



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Royal Mail set for Black Friday walkout after workers back strike action designed to hit Christmas shoppers

October-03-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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More than 350 jobs at risk as Colman´s and Britvic look to leave Norwich

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Career advice: How to become a Class A driver

October-03-2017 - usatoday.com



So youre thinking about hitting the open road as a professional Class A driver. And why not?            



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U.S. workers see modest wage growth, but job market still skittish

October-03-2017 - usatoday.com



Salaries are increasing, but by how much depends on what you do.            



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Idaho Workers’ Comp Rates to Decrease for 2018

October-03-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The Idaho Department of Insurance has received a proposal from the National Council on Compensation Insurance for an overall rate drop of 5.8 percent percent to workers compensation insurance. The decrease is to become effective Jan. 1, 2018. Department Director



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Monarch rescue flights ´to cost £60m´

October-02-2017 - bbc.com



The planes are returning 110,000 Monarch customers, while administrators confirm almost 1,900 job cuts.



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Hoping for a faculty job? Here´s what hiring committees are looking for

October-02-2017 - sciencemag.org



A small survey highlights the key criteria—and why they can be problematic



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Just Try to Curb Your Enthusiasm About This Post on the ADA and Attendance

October-02-2017 - workforce.com



On last night’s season nine premier of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Larry David was faced with this age old problem. How does an employer handle an employee who skips work because she’s constipated? Larry handled it by foisting his problem employee (his personal assistant) onto someone else. What should you do? It depends. First, is constipation an ADA-protected disability? Likely,... The post Just Try to Curb Your Enthusiasm About This Post on the ADA and Attendance appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Jobs report will be lashed by storms

October-02-2017 - usatoday.com



The September payroll report highlights the weeks economic news but is expected to show a sharp pullback in job gains because of recent hurricanes            



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Employer Can’t Compel Employee to Arbitrate Claim

October-02-2017 - workforce.com



Ritarose Capili was a sales associate at a Finish Line store in California. When she was hired in August 2013, she was required to sign an agreement that required her to arbitrate employment-related disputes with Finish Line. In mid-2014, after she was diagnosed with diabetes and anxiety that was exacerbated by sleeping issues that occurred during her pregnancy, Capili requested... The post Employer Can’t Compel Employee to Arbitrate Claim appeared first on Workforce Magazine .



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Online revolution squeezes another 62,000 jobs out of the UK retail sector

October-02-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Ford hiring technicians for electric and hybrid cars

October-02-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Bosses said they need new recruits with cutting-edge software, electronic and electrical skills - who could earn up to £45,000 a year.



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How to make sure your travel insurance is fit for purpose

October-02-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



The Ryanair flight foul-up has shone a spotlight on the weaknesses of many travel insurance policies – especially no-frills deals selected simply on price.



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Women on board

October-02-2017 - bbc.com



There are lots of reasons to fight for gender equality - but could hiring more women make you more money?



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Overtime outrage: UK workers are putting in more than 13 extra days of work a year!

October-02-2017 - onrec.com



…As many agree the traditional 9-5 concept no longer exists Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 Company Profile CV-Library.co.uk View profile » The average UK worker (36.7%) puts in over 13 extra working days a year, with two thirds (64%) admitting that they often work more than their contracted hours. What’s more, as many as one in four (24.8%) could be working an extra 34 days! That’s according to recent data from CV-Library , the UK’s leading independent job board. The study explored average working hours across the UK, and whether the traditional 9-5 still exists. The research revealed that over half (58.6%) of workers believe that the traditional 9-5 is an outdated concept, with the majority (49%) agreeing that this is because mobile working options mean people can work from anywhere at any time. Other key findings include: Only one third (35.6%) of UK professionals still work a traditional 9-5 day  Worryingly, as many as one in 10 (9.3%) work the full seven days in a week  And despite 86.5% believing that every business should offer flexible working, nearly three quarters (72.7%) said they still don’t have option to work from home Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of  CV-Library , comments: “It’s become clear from the data that UK workers are putting in too much overtime. It’s concerning to learn that up to one in 10 are even working seven days a week! Being overworked can lead to burnout, as well as having many other negative implications for  the wellbeing of workers. Though technology may be great for enabling flexible working, it could also be disturbing the work-life balance of the nation’s professionals as they continue to do work related tasks outside of office hours. “For this reason it’s vital that employers are encouraging staff  to get the right balance. Putting in the odd bit of overtime every now and then may be necessary, but as a general rule workers should be switching off at the end of the day, and taking time to re-charge before returning to work the next day. Overworked staff  will operate at lower levels of productivity, so it is in the interest of employers and staff alike to ensure that they encourage a good work-life balance.” The survey also explored the topic of other countries trialling out shorter working hours, for example, Sweden trialling six hour days to see if this would increase staff productivity. The survey from CV-Library found that three quarters (76.7%) of UK professionals think that a four day working week would be beneficial to them; with over a third (39.9%) agreeing it would make staff more productive. Not only this but 24.7% believe it will allow them more time to enjoy their private life, relax and unwind (14.8%). That said, one in four (23.3%) didn’t agree that a shorter working week would be more beneficial as fitting your workload into four days could be stressful (38.8%). Not only this but a third (33%) believe that businesses could suffer as a result of being closed an extra day. Biggins concludes: “It’s clear that many believe that UK professionals would benefit from a four day week, despite there being mixed feelings around the subject. It’s a very interesting concept, but the results are yet to be confirmed, with some believing that a shorter week  could actually be more stressful for staff. One thing is for sure, UK workers are at risk of becoming overworked if they continue to put in so much overtime and businesses need to do their best to promote a healthier work-life balance.”



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The Onrec HR Conference - 11th October 2017, London

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This conference will help you test, challenge and develop your companies online recruitment strategy. Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 Advances in technology have changed recruiting methods, but the challenge of attracting the very best, most applicable candidates remains an ongoing challenge. Make sure you are getting the very best from your suppliers and recruiters to help you achieve your recruitment goals. In a new half day format, The Onrec HR conference will pack in relevant information for those in HR using Online Recruitment. Topics include: Ensuring a  SAFER Job Search : How Government Law Enforcement are helping Job Boards for free! Volvo's journey  into creating a online recruitment portal The  Royal Mencap Society's  award winning online recruitment journey Scaling new heights  with vertical networks The latest online recruitment  industry thinking The Speaker Line-Up Kathleen Connor, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Royal Mencap Society An insight into their online recruitment journey that led them to winning the Best Use of Online Recruitment in the Public Sector Award Helen Davis, Career Development Engagement Manager, Volvo Car UK The challenges the Volvo Cars' franchised dealer network have been facing, why Volvo Car UK chose an online service to support them with their advertising, applicant tracking communications Laura Stoker, Director of Global Training, AIRS, an ADP Company Scaling new heights with vertical networks Keith Rosser, Chair, SAFERjobs Ensuring a SAFER Job Search: How Government & Law Enforcement are helping Job Boards for free! Kevin Barrow, Associate, Osborne Clarke Legal Update on online recruitment related issues *BOOK YOUR PLACE NOW* £195+VAT Require other information? Any queries for conference passes or exhibition information please contact Stuart Gentle on 0208 846 2756 or email  stuart@onrec.com . http://www.onrec.com/events/conference/hr2017



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How will Google for Jobs affect traffic for the major job sites?

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When Google confirmed rumours that it was entering the recruitment market with Google for Jobs, some webmasters reacted with concern, while others seemed eager to get on board. Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 There’s no doubt Google has enormous power. Some accuse the search-engine giant of steamrollering competitors when it enters new markets; the recent EU fine for ‘illegal’ practices is a case in point. On the other hand, Google highlights its mission to return results specific to user intent. This can only be a good thing for users searching for particular jobs. If there’s one major vertical in which Google doesn’t dominate at the moment, it’s job search . For certain keywords, the SERPs can occasionally return inaccurate or outdated results, which has led to many job seekers going straight to sites like Indeed and ignoring search altogether. So do the major job sites have anything to worry about and how will Google for Jobs affect traffic to the major job sites? Let’s take a closer look… The current state of job site SEO Indeed is undoubtedly the main player when it comes to job site SEO. The company has a comprehensive SEO strategy in place which, combined with a stellar reputation, should help it resist Google’s planned changes - at least in the short-term. Indeed’s SEO strategy is so good that the company has become many job searchers’ go-to recruitment website. Other companies have been quick to understand the predicament they face in the wake of Google’s announcement. After all, Google for Jobs' impact on major job sites should be huge. A host of well and lesser-known job sites are likely to see a significant increase in traffic, which is many in the US have been so eager to jump aboard the Google recruitment train. Indeed is the exception and won’t be taking part in the Google for Jobs scheme. It sees its direct relationship with job searchers as its unique selling proposition. The company knows customer relationships are the key to success in the market. But Google knows this too - which is surely why it’s so eager to grab a piece of the action. Why Indeed’s success could also prove its downfall Indeed’s SEO strategy is so good that it ranks top for thousands of long-tail keywords. This is sometimes also the case for jobs for which it has no listings, which goes against the idea of user intent that Google holds so dear. By posting listings for specific jobs across many platforms, Google for Jobs will provide a better service for job searchers. Meanwhile, many recruiters will no doubt welcome the news. It may take a while for Indeed to lose traffic. But as more users catch on, Google for Jobs could easily stake its claim to Indeed’s throne. While recent events show Google is far from unstoppable, it is incredibly powerful – and the future doesn’t look good for any companies in the job market that try to ignore or, indeed, compete with Google’s onward march. 



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Cost of ´adulting*´: Young adults today fork out £1BN to secure first-time job

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Growing up and navigating the world of adulthood is as costly as it is tough, with new research by Gumtree revealing young adults are forking out over £1bn nationally trying to land their first full-time job. Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 Other ‘Adult’ Expenses: 18 to 25-year-olds spend £1,485.69 kitting out first home with furniture Average rent for today’s young adults is £536.78 on rent pcm One in eight young adults are under pressure financially; 35% say it’s their biggest concern One in four (26%) have no savings in place Growing up and navigating the world of adulthood is as costly as it is tough, with new research by Gumtree revealing young adults are forking out over £1bn [1] nationally trying to land their first full-time job. The 2,000 poll of 18 to 25-year-olds found on average young people go on three interviews, with each job hunter spending £50 – £150 in total – on buying smart clothes ( 51% ), paying for travel ( 31% ) and getting a fancy haircut ( 4% ) to impress on the day. Men spend 30% more than women preparing for an interview, shelling out £57 each compared to £44 for women. Over two fifths ( 44% ) of young workers admitted their financial situation impacted their job search, with 43% relying on someone else to fund their job hunt. Not surprisingly, 65% turned to their parents for help, whilst 4% relied on their bank or a loan company. FINANCIAL BARRIERS Over a quarter ( 27% ) of young British adults haven’t applied for jobs because they couldn’t afford the travel expenses to get to the interview, with a further 38% not applying for a position because they couldn’t afford the daily travel costs the job would require. Other barriers impacting young job seekers’ ability to get their foot in the door include having to take up another job to get by ( 29% ) and being unable to afford the cost of unpaid work experience ( 28% ). MOVING ON AND OUT Whilst 19% of 18 to 25-year-olds are yet to fly the nest, the ones who have moved out and are paying rent spend on average £587.32 per month. Londoners face the biggest expense moving out, with rent costing on average £671.31 per month, compared to residents in the West Midlands, who pay just £440.67 . On top of rent, moving out doesn’t come cheap, with millennials spending £1,485.69 each kitting out their first home with furniture. Women are more inclined to take on the challenge of an unfurnished property (54%) compared to men (36%). IT’S NOT ALL FUN AND GAMES The pressures of being a ‘proper’ grown up are taking their toll emotionally on today’s young adults with 81% of young people revealing they feel under pressure financially and 35% saying this is their biggest concern. On top of this, 21% feel they don’t have any money left for fun once they have paid their monthly living costs. For those who are feeling the pressure, their main concerns are not being able to buy a place of their own in the future ( 28% ), while over a quarter ( 26% ) have admitted to not having savings whatsoever. Georgie Barrat, Leading Technology Journalist and Millennial, said: “We all know that the cost of living and house prices are going up, but it speaks volumes that millennials have coined the phrase "adulting". Buying your first property or setting up a savings account is such a foreign concept that it can feel like we’re imposters, somehow still playing at being adults.  “Not being able to get a foot on the property ladder has a big part to play in this. It has stunted a coming-of-age moment that previous generations have taken in their stride. We are generation rent and certainly from my experience of living in London, you're in the minority if you have a mortgage before your thirty.  “Then when it comes to finding a job, as a generation we are placing more emphasis on job satisfaction. We no longer view our careers as a work/life balance, but more of work/life integration, with tech enabling us to move fluidly between down-time and work-time. That's why there's so much pressure to clinch that dream job that not only pays the bills, but also resonates with what you want to achieve. As you go through the interview process, it’s no surprise so many of us are forking out so much to look the part! ” Hannah Wilson, Head of Marketing at Gumtree, said: “We know that making the fully-fledge transition into adulthood is expensive.   Moving out and taking on a newfound sense of responsibility and the search for that first or ideal job can take its toll on young people both financially and emotionally. Gumtree can play an important role in these key life moments, whether it be looking for a new job, searching for a house share, furnishing your first home or simply finding an outfit for that all important interview – we’re here to help.” Gumtree’s top tips for job hunting: Do your due diligence : It may sound obvious, but many of us can forget to do our due diligence when the prospect of an exciting opportunity grabs our attention. Unfortunately, not everyone has the best intentions with scamming becoming an issue in the online community. Make sure you research the company thoroughly before agreeing to anything and never hand over any money up front. Always be cautious of advertisements asking you to pay for security checks, online training or visas as these could be fraudulent. Start local : From our research, we know that the cost of travel is a major concern facing young people today. When looking for your first ‘real job’, it’s important to utilise the correct location search settings so you’re not missing out on opportunities right under your nose. If the hype of working afar interests you, start to put money away each week so the next time an opportunity comes your way, you’ll be able to afford the cost of travel. Pre-loved not used:  A new outfit can be a great confidence builder, especially if it’s to impress a prospective employer. While the allure of purchasing something brand new can be appealing, buying a pre-loved outfit can be just as nice but without the price tag. Explore all your options and take your time choosing the perfect outfit – you’ll find brand new doesn’t always mean best. [1] Spend: £50 per UK young adult x 3 x 6,748,208 (UK population estimate 2016 for 18 – 25 year olds) = 1,012,231,200 *Adulting is a common phrase used by millennials to describe doing adult things



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Monitoring employees – not so easy

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From a quick message to a family member whilst at work all the way to the Upper Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights: the latest ruling on privacy rights should be a reminder to all employers that monitoring their employees’ communications is a risky business. Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 Company Profile Lawspeed Ltd View profile » The employee in the Romanian case of Barbulescu v Romania was dismissed for using an office Yahoo Messenger app to message members of his family, despite the fact that his employer had banned private use of the online account. Having got nowhere with local Romanian courts Mr Barbulescu applied to the European Court of Human Rights, alleging that his right to privacy had been breached. While the lower court found that the employer had acted reasonably, the Grand Chamber, on appeal, reversed the conclusion because, amongst other reasons, the employee had not been informed that activity on the app would be monitored. Some employers might agree that it would be intrusive to listen into an employee’s private phone call at work, monitor personal email accounts or intercept private post left in an office out-tray. However, more often than not employers consider business email and apps to be fair game when checking up on employee activity. Whilst this judgment may appear irrelevant because it relates to a Romanian employer, the basis for it follows the European Convention on Human Rights, which applies in the UK via the Human Rights Act; UK judges are required to take the court’s rulings into account and thus it affects UK employers. Also, although not referred to in the judgment, there is a consistency in approach with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which is set to apply from May next year in that, the subject matter was whether Mr. Barbulescu had knowingly submitted to the monitoring. Monitoring of this kind amounts to the processing of personal data in respect of which the GDPR is set to introduce much tougher rules and penalties for breach. Together, there appears to be a clear shift in attitude towards protecting the privacy and personal data of individuals, not least because the line between private and professional life is becoming ever more blurred in most modern working environments. Theresa Mimnagh, Associate Director of the legal and compliance specialist Lawspeed, commented, “Undoubtedly some recruitment businesses will be monitoring staff activity, but they should be aware of this case. They need to ensure that they are upfront with their employees not only as regards the fact of the monitoring, with a proper reason for doing so, but also how information is to be used. Agencies that don’t do this risk a breakdown in employee relations, the potential of court action following this case and, once the GDPR is in place, the risk of significant fines if a complaint is made to the Information Commissioner.” Mimnagh concluded “Monitoring employees’ emails is one of the aspects to be covered in our GDPR seminars on 10 th and 12 th October and we will be running a series of recruitment specific workshops throughout the remainder of 2017 and early 2018 on this subject.” For more information, please call Lawspeed on 01273 236236 or email to info@Lawspeed.com with “data protection” in the subject line.



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Dillistone Group launches GatedTalent

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New global platform enables GDPR compliance and data optimisation for executive search Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 Company Profile Dillistone Systems Ltd View profile » Dillistone Group, the global leader in technology solutions for the recruitment industry, has announced the launch of GatedTalent, a new service designed to help executive recruiters manage GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance in an efficient and secure manner. The service will also provide users with the opportunity to clean and update legacy data without having to share any data with other recruiters at any stage. “When GDPR comes into force in May 2018 it will provide executives with a much greater degree of control over information about them that organisations of all types collect and store,” says Dillistone CEO, Jason Starr. “And because the executive search arena, in particular, now operates on a completely international basis, GDPR will impose data handling responsibilities on firms and in-house teams based both within and outside the boundaries of the European Union.” “Any failure to embrace and act on these responsibilities could be very painful because the penalties for non-compliance are potentially draconian – a fine of up to €20 million or 4% of global turnover in the previous financial year, whichever is greater,” he continues. “We consequently saw that there was an urgent need for a compliance management tool that was both extremely robust and easy to use and we believe we have delivered it in the shape of GatedTalent.” “However GatedTalent is so much more than just a compliance management tool, it’s also an easy to use platform for legalising and optimising legacy data. Because it encourages executives to select which recruiters to keep in touch with and to optimise those relationships by always keeping their data up to date it has the potential to deliver the level of engagement that individuals maintain with the traditional roster of professionals, such as lawyers, accountants and financial advisors and to provide genuinely valuable search information. The obvious corollary of this is that firms which embrace the model can only become more efficient, effective and profitable than before.” Key benefits of GatedTalent include: A portal that allows executives to login, review and update consent with selected single or multiple search firms and create or update their profile at any time in line with best practice defined by authorities, such as the Information Commissioner’s Office. Easy to use and iterative communication with individuals to establish ‘Consent’ or ‘Legitimate Interest’ with customisable template text in multiple languages. Although use of Dillistone Group’s cloud-based executive search software, FileFinder Anywhere, is not essential its tight integration with GatedTalent will ensure maximum automation and consequently minimise the workload associated with legalising legacy data and managing compliance. “One of the world’s top data management specialists, Oyku Iski of Vlerick Business School has called upon search professionals to ‘view GDPR as a catalyst to identify where a data driven organisation wants to be in five years’ time, so using it as a springboard for change, an opportunity rather than a hurdle,’ says Jason, “We believe that GatedTalent has the potential to turn this aspiration into a concrete reality.” www.gatedtalent.com



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Background Check Technology Company PASS Relaunches to Provide Powerful AI-Driven Solution to Cope with Scale and Complexity of Regulation

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New technology and business strategy offer 150% increase in productivity and reduce time to hire by 80% on 02 Oct 2017 Background check technology company PASS has formally relaunched following the successful carve out from Innovise Ltd. Under a new management team led by seasoned industry veteran and serial entrepreneur Luke Battah, the Company has already delivered a 200% increase in the volume of searches performed for its global clients. These include global financial institutions with over $1 trillion in total assets, Big Four recruitment firms, some of the world’s largest aerospace companies as well as the UK Government. The speed of PASS’s growth has been driven by the new management’s focus on ensuring that the company has the technological agility and depth of analytics to help their clients cope with a complex and fast changing regulatory environment. It’s new business strategy has seen PASS’s revenues more than double since inception. Supported by its own in-house AI technology, the Company is able to offer greater than a 150% increase in productivity compared to traditional manual processes, and currently screens tens of thousands of candidates. With screening time reduced by 50% and and time-to-hire by 80%, this number is on course to become hundreds of thousands, as clients look to avoid damaging bottlenecks in their recruitment processes. PASS’s growth is mirrored by the pace of the Regtech sector, the value of which is set to top $115 billion globally by 2020, rivalling even the Fintech sector. The Company’s growth plans beyond Europe are well underway, with the platform being used by organisations in North America, Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern markets. PASS is also set to realise the significant growth potential it sees in other sectors such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare, transportation, manufacturing, defence and gaming markets. Luke Battah, PASS CEO, commented: “Our new team and strategy have set a new industry standard. We’re already providing governments and major global businesses with the tools they need to cope with the exponential increase in the scale and complexity of regulation they now face. Our systems, backed by powerful AI developed in-house, are able to offer more than a 150% increase in productivity compared to traditional manual processes, provide fully compliant solutions and reduce screening time and time-to-hire by 50% and 80% respectively. “The PASS team possess unrivalled industry experience, and the effectiveness of our products is already driving expansion into North America, Asia Pacific and Middle Eastern markets.”



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UK biotechnology booming

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The number of new job openings within biotech increased by more than a third (36.1%) during the year ending 31st August 2017, according to the Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo). Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 Company Profile APSCo View profile » This is despite the fact that overall vacancies within the life sciences sector dipped by 5.2% during the same period. This comes following reports from the UK BioIndustry Association (BIA) that the UK’s biotech sector is primed to close the gap on San Francisco and Boston, the two leading centres for life sciences, after receiving more venture capital funding than any other country in Europe last year.  The data, which is provided by business intelligence specialist, Vacancysoft, also found that demand for professionals within ‘Big Pharma’ decreased by 12.2%, while hiring activity within Contract Research Organisations (CROs) remained largely stable, with vacancies dipping by just 0.15% over the 12-month period. The majority of vacancies recorded (55.4%) continue to be for scientists, however the profession saw 6.3% fewer openings year-on-year. Demand for sales staff, meanwhile, increased by 8.8% over the year.  Ann Swain, Chief Executive of APSCo, comments: “Despite concerns around how reduced access to markets post-Brexit will impact UK pharma jobs, the sector remained resilient in the year to August, with biotech performing particularly well.” “The pharmaceuticals sector currently supports around half a million jobs in the UK, and contributes roughly £60 billion to our economy. While overall vacancies are down marginally, the fact that global pharma giants, such as AstraZeneca are continuing to invest in the UK indicates that future opportunities look bright. Particularly when you consider that BIA’s report found that the UK had the most robust clinical pipeline in Europe.”



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Disabled people shut out of job market due to workplace bias

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Disabled people are being “shut out of the jobs market” in huge numbers due to the attitudes and discrimination they can face throughout the recruitment process, according to research published today. Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 A million disabled people in the UK can and want to work but are unemployed Virgin Media and Scope respond with ground breaking campaign – ‘Work With Me’ Disabled people are being “shut out of the jobs market” in huge numbers due to the attitudes and discrimination they can face throughout the recruitment process, according to research published today. These findings are echoed by latest Government figures which show that there are one million disabled people in the UK who want to and are able to work but are currently not employed 2 . Scope and Virgin Media have responded with a ground breaking new multi-year campaign – ‘Work With Me’ – to support more disabled people to get into and stay in work. An Opinium survey of 2,000 disabled people 1 commissioned by Scope to launch the campaign found that when applying for jobs only half of applications result in an interview, compared with 69% for non-disabled applicants . Disabled people also, on average, apply for 60 per cent more jobs than non-disabled people in their job search (on average 8 applications compared with 5).  The research found that more than a third (37%) of disabled people who don’t feel confident about getting a job believe employers won’t hire them because of their impairment or condition. Employer bias against disabled candidates The findings show that disabled people who are unemployed and looking for work have lost faith with the recruitment process, as two in five don’t feel confident about their chances of getting a job in the next six months. Of those, more than a quarter (27%) believe they are less likely to be hired than a non-disabled candidate, while a third (38%) are concerned they will be seen as a “risky” hire because of their condition or impairment. As a result, more than half of disabled people have applied for jobs they know they are overqualified for, with one in three of those saying they did so because they felt their disability makes them a less attractive candidate than non-disabled applicants. ‘Work With Me’:  Supporting disabled people to get into and stay in work ‘Work With Me’ is a three-year initiative by Scope and Virgin Media to understand and tackle the barriers disabled people face getting into and staying in work.  ‘Work With Me’ is inviting members of the public, employers, and Government to work together to address these issues more quickly. The Virgin Media partnership with Scope is part of its own long term focus on improving inclusion at work and transforming the lives of disadvantaged people through technology. To support the launch of ‘Work With Me’ , Virgin Media is funding Scope’s new digital employment support service for disabled people due to be launched in Autumn 2017. The partnership ambition is to reach one million disabled people with employment information and support by the end of 2020, so they can get into work, stay in work and realise their career ambitions. After working with Scope to look at its workplaces, policies and practices, Virgin Media is taking steps to better understand and transform how it supports disabled employees. This includes the training it gives to managers to support disabled colleagues, as well as access to buildings and practical measures such as reasonable adjustments. The company has also taken a number of actions to improve the experience of disabled customers, including: increasing training for staff so they can offer appropriate help and support, and ensuring accessibility features are built into all new products and services. Mark Atkinson, Chief Executive at disability charity Scope , said: “We have a huge amount of work to do to tackle the disability employment gap. At the current pace of change, the Government is set to fail on its pledge to get a million more-disabled people into work. “Disabled people with all the skills to do the job are being repeatedly passed over for roles, while others are being forced to apply for jobs which they know they are overqualified for. “Employers are missing out on the talent they badly need because they don’t have the right support in place or because of outdated attitudes towards disability. “At Scope we want disabled people, colleagues, line managers, employers and others to get behind the Work With Me campaign and work with us to ensure disabled people have an equal opportunity to work.” Tom Mockridge, Virgin Media CEO, said: “Working with Scope has been eye-opening and we’ve had to face some hard truths to better understand and address the challenges disabled people face. “It’s inspired us to launch the ‘Work With Me’ campaign with Scope.  Together, we’re asking industry, Government and the public to join us and support more disabled people get into and stay in work. Lauren Pitt, 24, from Gloucester, is registered blind after losing most of her sight aged 13 due to a genetic condition . She said: “When I graduated with a 2.1 degree in theology, I was under the illusion that with a good degree, a strong CV due to all of the volunteering I’d done, and a lot of determination, I would find a job with minimal difficulties. This couldn’t have been further from the truth. “I applied for over 250 jobs in a variety of roles but I had no response from about half of them. “I think a lot of recruiters underestimated what I could do because of my impairment. In interviews, I spent most of my time explaining that I could do the job just as well as anyone else. “Eventually I received an extremely positive email from an employer, inviting me for an interview and asking how they could make it best for me and if my guide dog would need any water. “After the interview I was offered the job as an administrator for a social enterprise. It just shows how employers’ misguided attitudes can be a real barrier preventing disabled people finding work.”



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UK’s best paying student jobs revealed: Construction paves the way, with Accountancy cashing in second

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As the academic year kicks off and new data shows that there are more job vacancies in the UK than ever before, a leading job website has found that the construction, accountancy and marketing sectors offer the highest hourly pay for students. Posted in News archive on 02 Oct 2017 Company Profile CV-Library.co.uk View profile » Leeds students are the highest paid for part-time work in the UK Most vacancies in social care and hospitality industries Cleaning and warehouse work are among the lowest paid student professions As the academic year kicks off and new data shows that there are more job vacancies in the UK than ever before 1 , a leading job website has found that the construction, accountancy and marketing sectors offer the highest hourly pay for students. With graduates facing levels of debt like never before – the latest figures from educational think tank Sutton Trust suggest the average is £44,000 2  – earning a crust while studying is becoming essential. The analysis of 2,000 part time jobs conducted by online job site  CV-Library , pulled vacancy data from 15 university cities 3  looking at hourly/weekly pay, weekly hours of work and industry. The highest paying industries for part time student jobs are: 1.     Construction (average hourly rate of £13.58) 2.     Accountancy (average hourly rate of £12.34) 3.     Marketing (average hourly rate of £11.61) 4.     Education (average hourly rate of £11.04) 5.     Customer Service (average hourly £10.35) The highest paying cities for student part time jobs are: 1.     Leeds (average hourly rate of £10.12) 2.     London (average hourly rate of £10.08) 3.     Reading (average hourly rate of £9.91) 4.     Leicester (average hourly rate of £9.84) 5.     Coventry (average hourly rate of £9.84) Student jobs in London are the most numerous, with nearly a third of all suitable jobs on CV-Library originating from the capital – the majority of these being in hospitality. Jobs in Birmingham, Reading and Coventry follow with 11%, 9% and 9% of all student jobs across our 15 cities. Looking across to the Emerald Isle, the majority of the jobs in Dublin, a popular city for students across the UK, are within the administration sector and retail a close second. In terms of which industries have the most vacancies for students, social care (14% of all vacancies), hospitality (13%), education (10%) and admin (10%) lead the way. Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library comments:  “Taking on a part-time job while pursuing a degree or course is hard work, but the benefits are typically greater than the amount of a paycheck.” “What we would recommend is that you choose a job that is flexible. Zero-hours contracts are a good option, or choose a bigger company which can accommodate for any shift swaps you might need to do. It also helps to try to choose something that will help you gain experience in an area you are interested in. For example, if you’re doing a health and social care course then you’d be wise to work part-time in caring, adding to your skillsets for when you enter the working world full time.”



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Supreme Court to Decide Future of Workers’ Class Action Suits Against Employers

October-02-2017 - insurancejournal.com



The U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its new nine-month term on Monday with a major employment case that could deprive workers of the ability to join together to file lawsuits when taking on companies over a wide range of labor



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3 oil stocks to buy now that crude has turned bullish

October-02-2017 - usatoday.com



Oil prices are up 20% from their low a few months ago, but these oil stocks havent caught up.            



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Career advice: Make a professional impression as an introvert

October-02-2017 - usatoday.com



If you want to build a successful career, its important to create a personal brand that defines you professionally.            



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Chicken supplier 2 Sisters suspends operations

October-01-2017 - bbc.com



It comes after allegations that workers had changed slaughter dates at one if its sites.



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Boeing ´unjustified´ in Bombardier row

October-01-2017 - bbc.com



James Brokenshire criticises Boeing over Bombardier trade dispute that threatens Belfast jobs.



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Caught in the crossfire, Britain says will fight Boeing-Bombardier row

October-01-2017 - reuters.com



MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - Britain, caught in the crossfire of a damaging trade dispute between planemakers Boeing and Bombardier , said on Sunday it would fight its corner to protect thousands of jobs put at risk in Northern Ireland.



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Aviva ups ´silver quota´ with pledge to hire 1,000 new Baby Boomers by 2022 

October-01-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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DIY trading: How to join the revolution in online finance

October-01-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Technology has made managing your money easier than ever before. Here’s how – and where – to do it.



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Robot revolution to boost jobs in London but not in the North

October-01-2017 - telegraph.co.uk





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Nisa boss suddenly quits after less than three years

October-01-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



Nisa said on Saturday that Nick Read had moved on after less than three years in the job, but did not give a reason.



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How to build a fortune for retirement you can really enjoy

October-01-2017 - dailymail.co.uk



These tools come in the form of tax-friendly wrappers that reward long-term investing. If you adhere to our four-point plan, you will not go far wrong.



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Career advice: Should you still consider becoming a telephone operator?

October-01-2017 - usatoday.com



Are there still jobs out there for efficient people with great phone skills?            



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Global economy: Investors cautious on U.S. payrolls

October-01-2017 - usatoday.com



US payrolls numbers are top of the data diary this week along with global PMIs. But as David Pollard reports, this months employment report could be viewed with some suspicion, thanks to the impact of Hurricane Harvey. Video provided by Reuters            



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