Employees

Help to Save scheme announced

A new Help to Save scheme will be introduced for workers on low incomes and in-work benefits such as universal credit or tax credits.

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Job costs add up to £91 billion a year

Workers spend a total of £91 billion a year on costs related to their jobs, according to research from Santander.

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Workers willing to exchange pay for greater flexibility

A quarter of workers would be willing to take a pay cut in exchange for more flexible working hours, according to a report by Scottish Widows.

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Pay equality increasingly important to workers

Pay inequality is becoming one of the ways that job applicants are judging potential employers.

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Money worries impact workforce productivity

1 in 8 (13%) workers say that money worries have affected their productivity in the workplace.

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Time-poor workers find work/life balance problematic

A Scottish Widows report has found that people find it difficult to maintain a healthy work/life balance in the face of long working days and significant commutes.

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Zero-hours contract employees as satisfied as other workers

Employees on zero-hours contracts experience similar levels of job satisfaction, work-life balance and personal well-being to employees on permanent, full-time contracts.

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Demand for employer-supported volunteering not being met

Business and charities are not working together to deliver volunteering opportunities to their employees.

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Sick days costing millions a day

The cost from employee sick days in lost productivity for businesses on 2 February 2014 was at £34 million, with an estimated 375,000 people calling in sick, according to ELAS UK.

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Unemployment at lowest since 2008

Latest jobs figures show that the UK unemployment rate is 5.4%, the lowest it has been since the recession in 2008, analysis by Office for National Statistics reveals.

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