Employees

Overqualified graduates saturate high-skill jobs market

Job over-qualification is reaching 'saturation point' as more university graduates are entering jobs that do not require a degree, according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

Company share scheme saving increases

More than 1.4 million employees saved an average of £122.94 a month in 2014 by taking part in company share schemes, according to ifs ProShare.

Flexible working popular among pre-retirees

Almost 3 in 10 (28%) employees want their employer to introduce flexible working arrangements and part-time roles for people nearing retirement, according to a study by Aegon UK.

Many retirees working past state pension age

More than 1 in 5 retirees have returned to work after reaching state pension age, according to research by Prudential.

Tax-free childcare declared lawful

Government proposals to introduce tax-free childcare for working families have been declared lawful by the Supreme Court.

Regulations on holiday pay arrears come into effect

Regulations to prevent backdated claims for holiday pay going back more than 2 years have taken effect from 1 July 2015.

Employers 'feel the pinch' of skills shortages

More than three quarters of employers have experienced recruitment difficulties in the past year, according to research by the Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development.

Apprenticeships to be given legal protection

The government has kicked off its plans to create 3 million new apprenticeships by granting the term legal protection, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills has announced.

Flexible working not included in job adverts

Employers do not include flexible working on job descriptions, research by Timewise has found.

Employees value inclusive workplaces

More than half of employees want their workplace to have an inclusive 'family feel', a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has found.

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