Employees

Shared parental leave changes give more flexibility

New rules regarding shared parental leave have come into effect, allowing parents and adopters more flexibility in how they care for their child during its first year of life.

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SMEs lack qualified financial staff

More than a third of SMEs do not have a qualified person in charge of finances, research by the Association of Accounting Technicians has found.

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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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