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A government sponsored business study has found that employee satisfaction and commitment to their place of work has significantly increased despite the economic downturn.

Apprenticeships are more beneficial to employers and employees than any other vocational training programme, according to employment experts from the University of Warwick.

A new survey from the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) shows that over half of employers (54%) plan to increase their permanent workforce in the next three months, while 49% see their permanent workforce growing in the long term.

Despite uncertainty in the job market, the top reasons working Americans say they stay with their current employers are work-life fit and enjoying what they do, according to a recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). Fewer employees cited concrete reasons for remaining on the job, such as benefits, pay and a lack of other job opportunities.

Many single parents are being forced to take on junior jobs that offer more flexible hours and proximity to home, a new report from single parent charity Gingerbread has found. Lack of flexible jobs, and unaffordable and unavailable childcare, are still proving to be the biggest barriers to single parents seeking work that matches their skills.

Results of a new study show that retail employees are happier with their compensation, manager and job security than peers in other industries.

As legislation is passed in some US states to prevent employers asking for people’s passwords, a recent UK survey has shown that people in the UK are not willing to give potential employers their Facebook passwords.

A new online study has found that 87% of employees describe themselves as being ‘engaged’ at work. Of this number, 30% of employees say that they are ‘highly engaged’.

A recent survey has found that when it comes to the question of what is acceptable behaviour in the workplace, office workers often set themselves higher standards than their employer actually expects.

A recent survey from the CBI and recruitment specialists Harvey Nash has found that companies are continue to work with their employees to overcome challenging economic conditions.

Around 131 million working days were lost to sickness absence in 2011, a new report from the Office for National Statistics shows. This was a fall of 26% since 1993 despite an increase in total employment from around 25 million people to about 29 million people. The amount of time lost per worker was four and a half days in 2011 down from just over seven days in 1993.

In the wake of the news that the UK has officially entered a double dip recession, a report released by the Chartered Management Institute reveals the concerns held by the UK’s managers and leaders about the current economic situation.

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