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.

Older workers willing to retrain

Almost two-thirds of workers over 50 say they want further training so they can continue working into retirement, according to research by MetLife.

Majority of businesses lack mental health policy

Three-quarters of employers don't have a workplace mental health policy, research by the Institute of Directors and YouGov has found.

Employers urged to increase sick leave flexibility

Employers should make their sick leave policies more flexible, according to a report by The Work Foundation.

Involve employers in university studies, says education body

Employers should have more input into the design of university courses, according to a report by a higher education body.

Older workers choosing later retirement

Almost half of over-50s plan to continue working between age 65 and 70, a survey commissioned by the government has found.

Minimum wage offenders named

Employers who have not been paying their workers the National Minimum Wage have been named by Business Minister Jo Swinson.

Employees skip lunch breaks

Almost two thirds of employees say they are unable to take their daily statutory lunch break, according to research by healthcare specialists Bupa.

Firms plan staff growth despite skills shortage

Half of employers expect their workforce to increase in 2015, according to research by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and Accenture.

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