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Big earners stuffing pension contributions as Budget pension cuts loom

The Telegraph has today reported that savers appear to be making a ‘last-minute dash’ to top up pension savings as fears grow that Chancellor Philip Hammond will cut the generous tax perks afforded to pensions. They report that cash flowing…

Accountancy firm finds gender pay gap is closing for contractors

New research, from accountancy firm SJD, observed the salaries of UK workers and shows that those in contractor roles are closing the gap in pay between men and women. The data highlights that contractors are much more likely to earn a…

Employer Branding – West Wales company leading the way

While employer branding success is often associated with big-name companies in London, Kidwelly-based Burns Pet Nutrition has quietly earned a reputation as one of the top companies to work for in Wales thanks to their unique combination of benefits, flexi-time…

Suits yourself: survey shows office workers get more chance to dress as they choose

Go into any workplace on a Friday and there is now a better than 50/50 chance that people will not be wearing a suit or other formal business clothes, according to research by XpertHR. Our survey of 477 employers’ policies…

Investing in graduates and making them ‘business fit’

Darren Birt, Operations Director, FHL Cloud Solutions,  discusses how to successfully recruit, onboard and retain graduate talent Many organisations recognise the advantages of recruiting graduates, some of whom are fresh out of University. In fact, figures suggest that 2018 will…

Better than the boss: 60% say they could do a better job than their manager

A survey ahead of Boss Day, a US national day which falls on October 16th this year, revealed that 6 in 10 employees in the UK think they could do the job better than their superiors. 60% of millennials (21-34-year…

55% of employees want help with financial planning

Over half of Britain’s workforce (55 per cent) want employers to help with financial planning, new research from Neyber has found. Younger staff in particular are keen to get more support from the businesses they work for. Over 72 per…

Wales challenging London for data science talent in finance sector

As some of the UK’s biggest graduate employers reveal they’re now struggling to attract candidates to London, the launch of the Welsh Data Science Graduate Programme has given the country’s top talent added incentive to build their careers in the…

Why CEOs must step up to drive workplace mental health changes

It’s World Mental Health Day[i] on 10 October, which shines a light on mental health issues and what more can be done to offer better support to people suffering from a mental health condition. Recent research from mental health charity Mind[ii] found that…

Employers can’t ignore mental health challenges affecting young people

World Mental Health Day on 10 October will focus on young people and mental health in a changing world. It’s crucial that businesses understand the unique challenges young people face and tailor support accordingly, or risk neglecting this demographic, according…