Employees

Company sick pay not available to third of workers

More than a third of UK workers are not entitled to company sick pay, according to a survey by LV=.

Employers want auto-enrolment contribution increase

More than three quarters of employers think that auto-enrolment pension contributions should be increased, according to research by Jelf Employee Benefits.

Over-50s workforce 'most reliable'

People aged over 50 take less time off work and show better work ethic in employment than younger generations, according to research by RIAS.

Employers see benefits of corporate volunteering

Half of all employers allow their staff to participate in voluntary activities in order to develop their skills, according to a report by the Chartered Institute of Skills and Development.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Record number of women in work

The proportion of women in employment has reached a record 68.2%, official figures reveal.

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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