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    Job security and flexibility now more valuable to staff than salary

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    Around a half (51%) of employees believe job security and flexibility (40%) are more important than salary (32%) when considering whether to remain at their current employer. The news has emerged following a new report by law firm Winckworth Sherwood, with the research highlighting a shift in the mindset of employees towards work following the […]

    What new skills will PAs need in 2021 and beyond?

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    By Roddy Adair, Director of Hays Personal & Executive Assistants 2020 was quite a year and one in which we saw huge changes to our world of work. We set out to understand how PAs and EAs were affected by the consequences of the pandemic and what lies ahead in 2021. Highlighting themes of skills, […]

    Coronavirus: Quarter of bosses still to address staff on Covid-19 crisis

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    A quarter of UK bosses (27 per cent) have failed to address their staff via video conference to update them on the implications of the Covid-19 crisis. The news comes as projections suggest a surge in UK unemployment figures, with over half a million workers signing-on for universal credit. The polling forms part of a […]

    Working hours key to happy employees

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    National Careers Week aims to encourage companies to think about their employees’ wellbeing and happiness and new research has asked British workers about the things they most want from their work. The YouGov surveyof 2,000 adults, commissioned by the Oxford Open Learning Trust, found that while money is predictably the biggest motivator behind career choice […]

    How much disposable income do you have each month?

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    The average British adult has just £276 of disposable income each month – less than £10 a day, a study has found. A poll of 2,000 adults revealed that after paying out for their rent and mortgage, utility bills, food and other living expenses, just a small amount of ‘spare’ cash is left over for […]

    Almost one year on and the gender pay gap is wider than ever

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    Depressingly, the gender pay gap is wider than ever, according to latest Financial Times research. Almost a year on since the implementation of businesses having to report their gender pay gap and four out of ten companies stating that the gap has increased. Why, when so much focus on businesses to improve gender equality has […]

    Salary expectations hit a new high in private sector

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    Almost half (49%) of employers considering a pay review over the course of the year are anticipating an increase to basic pay, according to new data from CIPD and Adecco’s Labour Market Outlook. However, 43% say it is unknown at this stage which way it will go. The findings of the Winter 2018-19 report [PDF] also […]

    Salaries are now at a four year high in the UK

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    Wales was the only region in the UK that saw advertised salaries decrease. Salaries are at an all-time high across the UK for the first time in four years, with employees in South West England reaping the rewards most. According to new data by job search engine Adzuna, the only UK region that did not […]

    £1.44m paid to 22,400 UK workers underpaid the National Living & Minimum Wage

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    Nearly 240 employers in the UK have underpaid staff the National Living and Minimum Wage, according to new figures released by the HMRC. It means that £1.44m has been identified for 22,400 workers, with their employers fined an additional £1.97m. The companies have been ‘named and shamed’ by the HMRC [LINK – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/record-22400-minimum-wage-workers-to-receive-millions-in-backpay]. The earliest […]

    Big business compelled to justify pay gaps

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    Big businesses in the UK will be compelled to explain differences in pay between their chief executives and their average workers under new plans to be presented to parliament today by Business Secretary, Greg Clark. A new metric, known as the ‘pay ratio’, will be used to monitor the renumeration structures at companies with more than […]

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