Auticon CEO: Why I actively seek autistic employees

__     84% of autistic adults in the UK are not in employment despite 77% expressing a desire to find a job, according to statistics from the National Autistic Society.     Kurt Schoeffer is CEO of IT company Auticon and his company specialises in hiring autistic people to work in IT. Speaking to the BBC… Continue reading

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Are UK millenials the ‘abandoned generation’ in the workplace?

__ – Millennials in the UK feel that they are being denied the same opportunities as previous generations according to research by Peakon. – – Career prospects for those 34 and younger are much worse as they have graduated into the worst UK economy in living memory. Peakon surveyed over 5,500 workers in their study… Continue reading

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Automation high on employers’ agenda as skills gaps set to bite

__     An increasing number of companies are considering an increase in their use of automated technology to fill gaps in their recruitment following Brexit.     At the National Farmers’ Union Conference, the Governments food and rural affairs secretary, Andrea Leadsom suggested that following Britain’s exit from the EU additional automation could help… Continue reading

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Statutory redundancy pay to increase from 6 April 2017

____         The maximum amount of statutory redundancy pay and the limit on the amount employment tribunals can award for unfair dismissal increases from 6th April 2017.     Employers that dismiss through redundancy must pay those with two years’ service an amount based on their weekly pay, length of service and age.… Continue reading

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Which professions work the most unpaid overtime?

__   The TUC is calling for employees to take proper lunch breaks and leave work on time, after statistics they found highlighted that workers are completing around £33.6 billion worth of unpaid work each year. The Mirror has also reported that as many as 5.3 million of us work an additional 7.7 hours for… Continue reading

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