The majority of workers on zero-hours contracts are just as satisfied with their job as full-time employees and more likely to be happy with their work-life balance, a major report published today by the CIPD has found. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1140707/workers-happy-zero-hours-contracts-cipd#sthash.Lw2Yz8ib.dpuf
The ‘people’ or human capital contribution to the fragile economic recovery will rely on three key assets. They are: the skills base of the workforce and employers’ capacity to make good use of it; the level of engagement felt by the workforce and their willingness to ‘go the extra mile’; and the health and wellbeing of the workforce and its impact on productivity.
Almost 5 million workers, one in six UK employees, have called in sick due to stress in the last year, according to research from life insurance and pensions provider Friends Life.
The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called for a permanent opt-out from the Working Time Directive (WTD). In its annual conference report, Our global future: the business vision for a reformed EU,the CBI said the WTD is a "particular frustration" for businesses, and can create "disruptive uncertainty" for employers.