Female directors pack more shareholder value, study finds

Shareholders value female directors more than male ones according to new analysis of stock market fluctuations following the departure of executive board members. Investors rate the performance of the few women who climbed to the top of the career ladder in companies without a gender quota as being better than that of their male peers. Economists… Continue reading

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Nearly a third of UK workers are in the wrong job

Nearly one in three UK workers are either underqualified or overqualified for their job, with concerns the figures could deal a blow to the country’s ailing productivity. Data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows the proportion of workers “matched” to their jobs is steadily declining, The Guardian reports. The figures showed a rise… Continue reading

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National minimum wage to increase by up to 4.7%

David Cameron has announced inflation-busting increases to national minimum wage rates, to come into effect from October 2016. The standard rate of the national minimum wage for 21- to 24-year-olds will increase by 3.7% to £6.95 per hour, after the Government accepted recommendations for the new rates from the Low Pay Commission (LPC). Workers aged… Continue reading

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Travel time payout could open door to more NMW claims

HMRC has already identified almost £500,000 owed to care workers on the minimum wage The care sector could be liable to pay thousands of pounds worth of national minimum wage (NMW) arrears for unpaid time spent travelling between care appointments after one worker received a payout from her employer. Caroline Barlow recently accepted a £1,250… Continue reading

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How to handle an employee who fails to turn up for work

What should employers do when faced with ‘ghosting’? The phenomenon of ‘ghosting’ is on the increase in an employment context. The term started its life in the online dating sphere to describe the situation in which one person in a relationship is ‘dumped’ through a sudden cut-off of all communication without explanation from the other… Continue reading

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