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CV faker David Scott jailed after striking it rich as oil boss

An oil executive earning £120,000 a year who never went to university has been jailed after fabricating academic qualifications on his CV. David Scott, 48, made up three degrees from Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh and Imperial College London to land … Continue reading

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Fall in employment may signal end of jobs boom

The number of people in work has fallen by the largest amount in almost three years, leading economists to wonder if the jobs boom is coming to an end. A total of 32.08 million people were in work between August … Continue reading

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Many bank staff will be replaced by robots, says Deutsche Bank boss

The British boss of Germany’s largest bank has warned that a large number of his staff could be replaced by robots as the financial services industry adapts to technology that will allow many jobs done by humans to be automated. … Continue reading

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Employment tribunal fees are unlawful, court rules

Employers are bracing for a surge in tribunal claims after the government agreed to scrap fees for them and pay back £27 million. Ministers said that they would take immediate steps to refund payments after the Supreme Court upheld a … Continue reading

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Employee imprisoned following Court Order after sending confidential e-mails to home address!!

A recent ruling in the High Court serves as a reminder to all business owners, especially recruiters, of how important it is to ensure that contracts of engagement with employees and other personnel include strong provisions protecting your confidential information. … Continue reading

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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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