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Kier re-signs Armed Forces Covenant

The construction and infrastructure services firm has re-signed the Armed Forces Covenant, committing to a set of new pledges as it continues its commitment to the Armed Forces community. On Friday, 3 December 2021, Andrew Davies, Chief Executive at Kier ...

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Compass partners with JET to support people with learning disabilities

Compass Group UK & Ireland is working in partnership with Tower Project JET Service (JET) in East London to provide employment support for people with learning disabilities and autism. People with learning disabilities are being defined as one of England’s ...

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Over £1 million gifted from Sodexo to fund apprenticeships for SMEs and not for profits

Sodexo is helping numerous small companies and not-for-profit organisations to upskill their workforce by gifting more than £1 million of its apprenticeship levy to support 106 new apprentices. The money is helping train people for roles across many sectors including ...

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Two thirds of employers considering pay cuts for staff who choose to work from home

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of British businesses are contemplating pay cuts for staff who opt to work from home, suggests a new survey by HR software provider CIPHR. This is despite the fact that over half (53 per ...

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Former Carillion workers gain significant legal victory

Workers who lost their jobs when construction and outsourcing giant Carillion collapsed in January 2018 have secured a significant legal victory in their battle for compensation. Trade union Unite is representing 263 members who are seeking compensation due to Carillion’s ...

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Amey and Bell Group team up to launch prison academy

Amey and building maintenance firm, Bell Group, have teamed up with the New Futures Network – the specialist part of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service that brokers partnerships between prisons and employers – to create a series of academies ...

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Post-Covid 19 work environment requires a “new deal” between employers and employees

Employment contracts and HR policies will need to be overhauled to create a “new deal” for employers and employees reflecting changed ways of working, global consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) has found. According to AWA new “working together agreements” will have ...

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