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Pay rises remain subdued at 1% for low-skilled workers

New forecast shows pay rises remain subdued at 1% as 24 applicants chase every low-skilled job vacancy Hiring demand remains strong whilst unemployment is at a record low. The latest CIPD/The Adecco Group Labour Market Outlook suggests that UK employment will again grow strongly in the third quarter of 2017, but wage growth is likely…
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Is there a requirement to enhance shared parental pay?

Is there a requirement to enhance shared parental pay? The Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) in Ali v Capita Customer Management Ltd [2017] has held that it was direct sex discrimination not to pay a male employee enhanced shared parental pay, in circumstances where the company would have paid enhanced maternity pay to female employees. ISSUE:  Mr…
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Pay Benchmarking: Food Manufacturing & Low-Skilled Manufacturing Industries

Pay Benchmarking Exercise - Can you contribute? Commissioning HR is undertaking a pay benchmarking exercise for the Food Manufacturing Industry. We are targeting the South West Region but equally are happy for submissions from outside of this region to see how the South West compares nationally. Additionally, we would like to see how the Food…
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The GDPR – what is all the fuss about?

Getting to grips with the new data protection law. The General Data Protection Regulation will change the way employers approach automated decision making in recruitment, respond to subject access requests, and obtain consent from employees to their personal data being processed. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018,…
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