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Job market news

Monday, 14 February 2011
Effective people management and flexibility will continue to be crucial if public services, and the businesses which depend upon them, are to survive the effect of these current tight times. Source: TAEN (The Experts in Age & Employment) Redundancies look set to rise sharply in the first quarter of 2011 in the public sector but job creation in the private sector offers some hope to the overall…

Impact of ageing in the workplace

Tuesday, 08 February 2011
Source: TAEN (Experts on Age and Employment) Employers should start planning now for the effects an ageing population will have on the workplace, according to Acas, the employment relations service. It warns that as more and more people live longer, thousands of workers will experience increased pressure as they juggle work with caring duties for elderly relatives. This could see an increase in requests for…

Impact of caring on health

Wednesday, 26 January 2011
More than half of carers in a new survey in Scotland say that they have a long term illness or disability. New evidence published today (26.1.11) by Carers Scotland has found that unpaid carers have twice the prevalence of long term illness and disability as the rest of the Scottish population.[1] The report, “Sick, tired and caring: the impact of unpaid caring on health and…
The Government has confirmed (13.1.11) that the Default Retirement Age will be abolished in April this year. From 6 April 2011 employers will no longer be able to give six months’ advance notice of their intention to retire employees when they reach the age of 65. Between 6 April and 1 October, only those people who were told before 6 April, and who are due…

Equality Act update

Thursday, 13 January 2011
The Government has confirmed (12.1.11) that the new public sector Equality Duty will be brought into force in April. Equality Act provisions to come into force in April 2011: Public sector Equality Duty Positive action in recruitment and promotion Public sector Equality Duty: The Government has confirmed (12.1.11) that the new public sector Equality Duty will be brought into force on 6 April 2011. New…