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5 Truths About Hiring Boomers

September 9, 2013: Moira MsGarvie was was an executive recruiter in the media industry for many years. She says: "I have worked with people of all ages, but the challenges of helping older workers were many. Without question, there is an age bias out in the hiring market. Job candidates over...
Posted on Sep 9, 2013 at 10:56

Higher benefits for older unemployed

September 4, 2013: Older workers who lose their jobs should get higher unemployment benefits than their younger counterparts, the Labour Party suggests today. Liam Byrne, the shadow work and pensions secretary, is unveiling the latest development of Labour’s plans for a contributory pri...
Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 17:05

Small firms turning to contractors

September 3, 2013: Smaller companies in the UK are relying even more heavily on contractors and freelancers. Many experts believe the increase in demand for these professionals is linked to a fall in unemployment in the nation. A number of freelance job sites have reported a rise in regis...
Posted on Sep 3, 2013 at 11:11

Back to work for over 50s

August 30, 2013: This is a story with a surprisingly happy ending for a group of over 50s who had been made redundant or lost their jobs through no fault of their own. It tells how psychotherapist Phil Griggs and his team joined forces with Job Centre Plus to get a minimum of 40 percent of th...
Posted on Aug 30, 2013 at 13:13

The end of the job for life? – CIPD says not. New research reveals low job turnover might be here

August 28, 2013: According to a new report on job turnover from the CIPD, the proportion of workers leaving their employer at any given time fell by over two fifths between 1998 and 2012, presenting businesses with challenges in establishing cultures of innovation, but equally allowing for invalu...
Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 12:29

The end of the job for life? – CIPD says not. New research reveals low job turnover might be here

August 28, 2013: According to a new report on job turnover from the CIPD, the proportion of workers leaving their employer at any given time fell by over two fifths between 1998 and 2012, presenting businesses with challenges in establishing cultures of innovation, but equally allowing for invalu...
Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 12:29

The end of the job for life? – CIPD says not. New research reveals low job turnover might be here

August 28, 2013: According to a new report on job turnover from the CIPD, the proportion of workers leaving their employer at any given time fell by over two fifths between 1998 and 2012, presenting businesses with challenges in establishing cultures of innovation, but equally allowing for invalu...
Posted on Aug 28, 2013 at 12:28

Record numbers of over-50s are in work

August 27, 2013: Companies are employing a record number of over-50s, with two million more in the workplace than 15 years ago, official statistics show. There are now 7.7 million workers aged between 50 and 64, according to Department for Work and Pensions figures. Changing demographics...
Posted on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:16

How to source the best staff – and keep them

August 23, 2013: Recruiting the right staff for your business early is key to ensure its smooth development. Ensuring you have the right team in place is of crucial importance when establishing and growing your business. HR guru Beatrice Bartlay gives tips on employing and retaining staff. ...
Posted on Aug 23, 2013 at 11:21

Poll reveals clamour for referendum over the European Union

August 22, 2013: As UK and European parliamentarians start to return from their long summer break, a nationwide poll of 11,211 over 50s, the largest of its kind, reveals a yearning for a referendum on the UK’s relationship with the EU, and some interesting regional variations. Tim Pethi...
Posted on Aug 22, 2013 at 11:07

UK SME Manufacturers' Confidence Grows On Brighter Economic Outlook

August 22, 2013: Smaller U.K. manufacturing firms are increasingly willing to invest in machinery, premises and staff, a survey showed Wednesday, as the fledgling economic recovery continues to lift confidence. The quarterly survey of small- and medium-sized manufacturers by the Manufacturing...
Posted on Aug 21, 2013 at 18:34

Inventor of the internet too old to work for UK plc

August 16, 2013: Would you really turn down the inventor of the internet because of his age? The unemployment rate for the over 50s is increasing nearly twice as fast as 18-24 year olds which will have a devastating effect on the economy, reported The Guardian back in April. Not only are...
Posted on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:12

Government offering more business to SMEs

August 13, 2013: A new report released by the Government last week suggests that it is on target to award a quarter of central government business to small British businesses by 2015. The latest ‘Making government business more accessible to SMEs: Two Years On’ report said that sp...
Posted on Aug 13, 2013 at 12:32

1 in 4 over-50s fear losing their home

August 9, 2013: As many as one in four people over the age of 50 fear they could get into financial difficulties so severe that they could end up losing their homes, new research has found. While working adults between the age of 50 and the age of retirement should, in theory, be at the top o...
Posted on Aug 9, 2013 at 15:27

A fifth of adults suffer unexpected income loss

August 8, 2013: One in five people have experienced an unexpected large drop in their income over the past three years. Research from the Money Advice Service has found that of those who have seen their income plummet, two in five people had lost their job due to redundancy or ill health. Jus...
Posted on Aug 8, 2013 at 14:03

Why are small firms more popular with consumers?

August 5, 2013: AXA Business Insurance research reveals that three times as many consumers would choose a small business for goods or services than a large business if price and convenience were equal. AXA Business Insurance, part of one of the UK’s largest insurers, carried out researc...
Posted on Aug 5, 2013 at 17:48

SMEs see promising upturn in economy so far in 2013

July 26, 2013: A fifth of small businesses believe that the UK economy has improved in the last six months, up from 9 per cent the previous quarter, research finds. Of these, the vast majority of businesses (83 per cent) believe that this improvement is sustainable, despite citing macro-econo...
Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 15:22

Calls on government to end age discrimination

July 26, 2013: A Lancashire charity has called on the government to act ‘urgently’ to stamp out age discrimination and promote the skills of older people as a woman struggling to get back into work speaks out. Age UK Lancashire said that political heads should work hard with busin...
Posted on Jul 26, 2013 at 15:12

Unemployment falls to 2.51 million but out of work over 50s on the rise

July 18, 2013: UK unemployment fell by 57,000 in the three months to May, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. The unemployment rate in May was 7.8% of the economically active population, down 0.% percentage points from the three months between December 2012 and Fe...
Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:13

Unemployment falls to 2.51 million but out of work over 50s on the rise

July 18,2013: UK unemployment fell by 57,000 in the three months to May, the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics show. The unemployment rate in May was 7.8% of the economically active population, down 0.% percentage points from the three months between December 2012 and Feb...
Posted on Jul 18, 2013 at 11:12

Over 50s renting rises while under 25s stay at home

July 15, 2013: Countrywide’s latest lettings index of 50,000 UK properties shows a 6 per cent year-on-year increase in borrowers over 50 renting, compared to a 7 per cent year-on-year fall in the number of tenants under 25. It says the 7 per cent fall from the second quarter of 2012 to ...
Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 10:45

Small businesses hit hard by costly public sector tender process

July 15, 2013: The findings from the Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) are bad news for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) which tend to lack the resources of larger firms, and therefore can be less willing or able to compete in expensive procurement processes to secure pub...
Posted on Jul 15, 2013 at 10:41

'End the scandal of the silver scrapheap'

June 24, 2013: Older workers who lose their jobs deserve higher benefits and more help, says Liam Byrne. If you ever doubt peoples’ interest in politics, just start a debate about welfare reform. You will find your audience doesn’t need much warming up. That’s what I&rsq...
Posted on Jun 24, 2013 at 16:26

UK employment projected to rise by over 850,000 by 2018

June 21, 2013: Analysis by PwC ahead of the forthcoming Spending Review on 26th June suggests solid total employment growth for the next five years, and a slightly falling unemployment trend. But real wage growth is likely to remain more subdued than in past economic recoveries. Living with A...
Posted on Jun 21, 2013 at 14:11

Economy to pick up as spending and business confidence rise

June 17, 2013: A further pick-up in the economy is in prospect with business confidence rising, consumer spending growing and pressure on household finances easing, according to survey data published on Monday. Optimism among small businesses has reached its highest level for three years wit...
Posted on Jun 17, 2013 at 13:51
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