UK hung parliament leads to slump in business confidence says IoD

According to Institute of Directors (Iod) research the result of the UK general election last week is a significant concern for businesses with many UK companies pessimistic about the country’s future.   Businesses responding to an IoD poll immediately after the election said the uncertainty caused by the result was a concern for the UK… Continue reading

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BREXIT: UK hung parliament might weaken case for hard Brexit, say experts

The election result of a hung parliament has seen Theresa May’s request for a strong electoral mandate to negotiate a Brexit deal rejected by voters and threatens the hope of the Conservatives for a hard Brexit deal.   Brexit negotiations are scheduled to begin on 19 June and it is not yet certain what the… Continue reading

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Uber fires 20 staff after harassment investigation

Uber has fired more than 20 of its employees and is taking other actions against staff after a company-wide harassment investigation. The taxi-app firm looked into 215 complaints relating to sexual harassment, bullying, discrimination and other violations of company policies. Some 57 of these allegations remain under investigation. The action comes after a former female… Continue reading

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Does stress ever help an employee perform better?

A problem that HR professionals have been tackling aggressively in recent years is the issue of work place stress and the issues it causes for employees that damages the overall business. However HR Grapevine article recently has questioned whether some moderate stress levels are actually good for productivity and achievement. Continue reading to find out… Continue reading

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Retirement age must move as life expectancy grows, says WEF

Retirement age must move as life expectancy grows, according to the World Economic Forum (WEF). The ratio of people in the workforce to those in retirement will fall from 8:1 to 4:1 by 2050 if retirement ages do not change, and the global economy will not be able to bear the burden. Life expectancy has… Continue reading

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