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Bosses told not to spy on social media!

Employers who snoop on the Facebook pages of staff and job applicants are likely to be breaking the law. The heads of Europe’s data watchdogs said that companies needed legal grounds before screening the social media pages of potential recruits. … Continue reading

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More people in work but real wages are back to 2015 levels

Real wages have fallen for the first time in 30 months despite a drop in unemployment to a level last recorded in 1975. The Office for National Statistics said that earnings growth excluding bonuses fell by 0.2 per cent in … Continue reading

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Demand for staff rises as availability falls at quickest pace since 2015

Demand for staff is at its highest level in 21 months as the number of people seeking jobs has fallen to a near-two-year low. According to the Recruitment and Employment Confederation, demand for permanent and temporary staff rose in May … Continue reading

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Office workers sit tight as Brexit negotiations begin

White-collar workers are more reluctant to move jobs as the process of leaving the European Union begins, according to a survey of recruiters. Availability of temporary staff declined in March at the fastest rate since January 2016 and also fell … Continue reading

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Sick days at lowest rate as fearful workers battle on

The number of days taken as sick leave has fallen to the lowest rate since records began, as staff struggle in to work through fear of losing their job. About 137 million working days were lost to illness last year, … Continue reading

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Low-paid are unaware of their rights

A poll carried out among low-paid workers by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows widespread ignorance of their financial rights. The government is launching an advertising campaign to raise awareness, and the poll of more than 1,400 … Continue reading

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Plumber’s victory will affect ‘gig economy’

A ruling in favour of a self-employed worker claiming sickness benefit from Pimlico Plumbers could have far-reaching consequences for contractors including accountants and IT professionals, according to lawyers. The Court of Appeal rejected an appeal by Pimlico on the employment … Continue reading

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Top employers to take on more graduates

Britain’s largest graduate employers plan to expand their recruitment of university leavers this year in a further sign of confidence in the economy. The top 100 graduate recruiters are seeking to hire 20,985 to their management programmes, 868 (4.3 per … Continue reading

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Bosses track you night and day with wearable gadgets

Companies are fitting thousands of their staff with body-worn tracker devices that check how much sleep they have, how well they work with colleagues and even monitor their body language, tone of voice or emotions – often for 24 hours … Continue reading

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Find out the gender pay gap for your job

This interactive tool allows you to find out the gender pay gaps and average earnings in a wide range of jobs. It also shows how many women and men work in each role. At 18.1%, the gap in average pay … Continue reading

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