Key Quotes - Work/Employment

Key Quotes - Work/Employment

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Members of Britain’s elite, who hold the top jobs in politics, the judiciary, media and business, are five times more likely to have been to private school than the general population, according to research.
Work/EmploymentThe Guardian
 
Doctors from ethnic minorities are too often treated as outsiders by their NHS bosses and peers and not given the support they need, according to an investigation into why they are twice as likely to face disciplinary action as white doctors.
Work/EmploymentThe Guardian
 
Britain’s biggest companies have been ordered to cap sky-high salaries for top bosses and align them more closely with ordinary workers, or face the wrath of a new regulator. A hard-hitting report claims that soaring pay packages for fat cat executives at FTSE 100 firms are a symbol of “corporate greed” and are tarnishing Britain’s reputation.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 26th March 2019
 
Two out of three workers would consider looking for another job if they discovered an unfair gender pay gap in their organisation, a new study suggests. Research by management services company ADP indicated that younger workers felt most strongly about the gender pay gap.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 28th March 2019
 
Britain's female unemployment rate in the first three months of the year has fallen to 3.7%, the lowest since comparable records began in 1971.The Office for National Statistics included the figure in data showing the overall unemployment rate in the three-month period stood at 3.8%, the lowest rate since late 1974.For men the rate was 3.9%, the lowest since mid 1975.
Work/EmploymentBBC News 14/05/19
 
One in three people plan to work beyond their state pension age, mainly for financial or health reasons, a new study suggest. A survey of 2,000 adults by job site restless.co.uk indicated that half planned to stay in work to keep busy, meet new people and learn new skills.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 4th February 2019
 
Record numbers of people are in work and job vacancies are at their joint highest level since 2001, new figures have revealed. Average earnings increased by 3.4% in the year to November 2018 outpacing inflation
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, January 23rd 2019
 
Record numbers of trainee GPs have joined surgeries in hard-to-recruit areas after the NHS offered a £20,000 “golden hello” incentive. Some 520 doctors have filled vacancies described by the health service as “hardest to fill” under NHS England’s Targeted Enhancement Recruitment Scheme.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, January 21st 2019
 
Another 175,000 jobs are set to be lost from the high street this year, while the value of retail property will tumble amid sector challenges, new research shows. Over 23,000 shops are expected to close in 2019, according to research by real estate adviser Altus Group.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - January 21st 2019
 
Half of apprentices are in debt and one in five are unemployed after finishing their training, according to a new study. Research by the Young Women’s Trust suggested most people on an apprenticeship struggle to make their money last until the end of the month.

Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 21 November 2018
 
Most jobseekers make spelling mistakes in their CV, having problems with words such as “experience” and “professional”, a study suggests. Research by jobs site Adzuna indicated that nine out of 10 CVs contain spelling errors or typos.

Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel, 14 January 2019
 
More than six million workers fear their jobs could be replaced by machines in the next 10 years.

Work/EmploymentThe Guardian 14th February 2019
 
Unemployment has increased by 21,000 even though record numbers of people are in work, new figures reveal. The jobless total rose to 1.38 million in the three months to September after a big increase in the number of men out of work. Employment continued to increase, up by 23,000 to a record high of 32.4 million, said the Office for National Statistics.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel – 14th November 2018
 
Workers from the UK could potentially boost their salary by nearly £15,000 typically by relocating abroad, a survey has found. More than half (52%) of those moving overseas saw an increase in their salary, although a fifth (20%) took a pay cut, according to HSBC’s Expat Explorer survey. On average, expats originally from the UK can expect to see their income increase by £14,613 after moving abroad, the study found.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel - 11 October 2018
 
The number of people in work has continued to rise while average earnings have grown slightly faster than inflation, official figures show. Employment increases by 3,000 in the three months to July to 32.4 million, giving a rate of 75.5%, according to the Office for National Statistics. Workers also benefited as average earnings increased by 2.6% in the year to July, up from 2.4% the previous month.
Work/EmploymentThe Sentinel – 12st September 2018
 
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