Employees

National minimum wage to rise to £6.70

The national minimum wage for adults will increase by 20p to £6.70 on 1 October 2015, the government has announced.

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Workplace sickness absence rates improve

Two fifths of employers have seen improvements in their sickness absence rates over the last 12 months, according to research by Group Risk Development.

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Record number of women in work

The proportion of women in employment has reached a record 68.2%, official figures reveal.

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Employers urged to provide more work experience

One fifth of employers say that nothing could persuade them to provide work experience placements to young people, according to a report by the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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Older workers willing to retrain

Almost two-thirds of workers over 50 say they want further training so they can continue working into retirement, according to research by MetLife.

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Majority of businesses lack mental health policy

Three-quarters of employers don't have a workplace mental health policy, research by the Institute of Directors and YouGov has found.

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Employers urged to increase sick leave flexibility

Employers should make their sick leave policies more flexible, according to a report by The Work Foundation.

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Involve employers in university studies, says education body

Employers should have more input into the design of university courses, according to a report by a higher education body.

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Older workers choosing later retirement

Almost half of over-50s plan to continue working between age 65 and 70, a survey commissioned by the government has found.

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Minimum wage offenders named

Employers who have not been paying their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named by Business Minister Jo Swinson.

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