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Spain increases funds to support jobs for young people

Spain increases funds to support jobs for young people
The Spanish government has pledged to put more money into policies combating youth unemployment than the amount recommended by the European Union. Minister of employment and social security Fátima Báñez announced an extra 800 ...
Posted: 14 April 2014 13:17:15
Filed under: General
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Appointments still rising in the UK, report shows

Appointments still rising in the UK, report shows
There were strong growth rates in appointments for temporary and permanent staff last month, though these slowed somewhat, according to the latest Report on Jobs from the REC and KPMG.As demand for workers increased, starting salaries for those ...
Posted: 11 April 2014 12:19:33
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The Netherlands tops global flexibility ranking

The Netherlands tops global flexibility ranking
Dutch employees are the most flexible in the world, according to new research by PwC on behalf of LinkedIn. The Netherlands topped eleven countries in a ranking which calculated the level of adaptation to changing realities on the work floor.The ...
Posted: 11 April 2014 12:05:40
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Stats suggest benefits for employers that care about worker health

Stats suggest benefits for employers that care about worker health
Recent research suggests that UK workers feel their working experience probably improves when they know the organization they work for cares about their state of health.Westfield Health research found that 74 per cent of employees in this part of ...
Posted: 03 April 2014 15:42:59
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The global issue of maternity leave

The global issue of maternity leave
Provision of leave when parents have a child is an important issue in the world of work - and not just for women, but also men.The legal aspect of this changes around the world. For example, the UK is a particularly interesting case at the moment ...
Posted: 31 March 2014 12:12:41
Filed under: Europe, North America
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Agreement on new unemployment insurance rules in France

Agreement on new unemployment insurance rules in France
After a long debate, an agreement between representatives of employers and unions has been reached over the compensation rules of some 2.2 million unemployed in France, including a new system of “rechargeable rights”.The draft ...
Posted: 26 March 2014 12:17:02
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Prioritize education equality, new publication says

Prioritize education equality, new publication says
Equality ought to be prioritized when it comes to worldwide development targets post 2015, so all children have equal opportunities for good education.So demands a new Gender Summary based on UNESCO Education for All Global Monitoring Report data ...
Posted: 17 March 2014 08:27:35
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Sports and workouts are performance boosters, stats suggest

Sports and workouts are performance boosters, stats suggest
78 per cent of employees globally think that working out and taking part in sports are both crucial when it comes to having a lifestyle that's healthy; ever more interestingly, 70 per cent say their performance at work actually improves when ...
Posted: 12 March 2014 16:33:04
Filed under: Global Employment
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Flexible workers are often more productive, says UK MP

Flexible workers are often more productive, says UK MP
A UK politician and mother has said employees with flexible contracts and part time workers commonly are not allowed equivalent status in workplaces.Lucy Powell, the UK's shadow childcare minister, has spoken out to news provider MailOnline, ...
Posted: 12 March 2014 16:29:39
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Unemployment down in most US states

Unemployment down in most US states
The majority of US states saw unemployment fall last year, the latest data has shown.Only two states saw yearly average unemployment rates go up in 2013. That compares to 43 where rates fell. They were also down in the District of Columbia, the ...
Posted: 07 March 2014 14:08:30
Filed under: North America
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Indian businesses 'think firms miss-out without new mothers'

Indian businesses 'think firms miss-out without new mothers'
The majority of businesses in India - 73 per cent - say that working mothers bring expertise and skills to work that are valuable, according to recent research.The Times of India reports that Regus stats show 75 per cent of businesses in the country ...
Posted: 06 March 2014 16:14:11
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A world of qualifications

A world of qualifications
When it comes to assessing whether a candidate is right for the job, qualifications can mean a lot - perhaps especially towards the beginning of a career when real-world work experience might be limited.Whether it's a degree, a school ...
Posted: 28 February 2014 11:39:42
Filed under: Global Employment
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Pharma and biotech staffing: Engagement and contingent workers

Pharma and biotech staffing: Engagement and contingent workers
In any sector, it's important for organizations to ensure that their workers are engaged in what they do - and that's certainly the case for pharma and biotech organizations, for example.  There are much-discussed potential benefits to ...
Posted: 28 February 2014 11:12:55
Filed under: North America
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Strategies to help your company win the talent race

Strategies to help your company win the talent race
Jobseekers may sometimes feel like employers have limitless power when it comes to picking who will work for them - that all the cards are in their hands.But the fact is that companies will often want to best of the best - and the search for top ...
Posted: 28 February 2014 11:05:28
Filed under: Global Employment
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Action called for to help tackle global gender inequality at work

Action called for to help tackle global gender inequality at work
The agenda of narrowing gender gaps in the global work arena is urgent. That's the view of the president of the World Bank Group, Jim Yong Kim.His words came earlier this month, as the Group released a fresh report that stressed a requirement ...
Posted: 28 February 2014 10:26:07
Filed under: Global Employment
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Switzerland to limit immigration, despite 110,000 vacant positions

Switzerland to limit immigration, despite 110,000 vacant positions
Following a referendum on February 9th limiting immigration, it should become harder for European workers to enter the Switzerland labour market. However, a three-year delay in the implementation of the law may make it clear Switzerland needs ...
Posted: 27 February 2014 11:31:22
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Hourly earnings up, says Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hourly earnings up, says Bureau of Labor Statistics
The USA's Bureau of Labor Statistics recently gave word of a slight rise in hourly earnings in January.Real average hourly earnings were up 0.1 per cent against December 2013, seasonally adjusted data covering all employees shows.Though the rise ...
Posted: 26 February 2014 16:42:26
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France: president’s new “pact of mutual accountability” could boost job creation

France: president’s new “pact of mutual accountability” could boost job creation
At a recent press conference, the French president François Hollande revealed a new plan to promote economic growth and employment: a “pact of mutual accountability” with employers.This is a new step towards a more liberal, supply ...
Posted: 13 February 2014 11:06:52
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Mumsnet: UK workers need to be able to balance their lives

Mumsnet: UK workers need to be able to balance their lives
One of the main reasons why many UK staff leave the labor force is down to the fact that too few are able to gain an appropriate balance between work and life.This was the opinion of co-founder of Mumsnet Carrie Longton, speaking in an interview ...
Posted: 10 February 2014 12:43:54
Filed under: Europe
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South Africa predicted to increase remote working

South Africa predicted to increase remote working
Workers in South Africa are set to spend less time in the office in future and more time working remotely over the internet. Therefore, to appeal to a younger workforce, remote working is an option that employers may want to consider.A recent report ...
Posted: 07 February 2014 15:41:15
Filed under: Rest of the world
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