Matt's Blog (6)

Salaries experience a big freeze

In February I discussed Land Rovers decision to cut working hours and freeze all pay increases, in order to save jobs. At this time research published by www.recruiter.co.uk suggested that workers would rather take a pay cut than loose their jobs altogether, well this seems to be the case at Honda in Swindon.



Yesterday Honda announced redundancies, wage cuts and pay freezes were to take place at its Swindon factory as a result of the current economic problems experienced in the motor… Continue

Added by Matt on March 24, 2009 at 8:01am — No Comments

Job Insecurity caused by the media?

So, UK unemployment figures have now risen above two million for the first time since 1997. This has led suggestions there are now 10 job seekers for every vacancy advertised currently with the job centre.



Although there is an increase in unemployment and a decline in current vacancies these figures could be doing more than just stating unemployment statistics. There is more competition for current vacancies, but as the media repeatedly report that times are tough and jobs are harder… Continue

Added by Matt on March 19, 2009 at 6:27am — No Comments

Will Job loss rates reduce by Easter?

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) have suggested that the worst of the UK’s current job losses will be over by Easter 2009.

Research carried out by the CIPD indicated that unemployment trends in the UK followed the US, suggesting that the rate of job losses will decrease as American firms planning to cut jobs has “fallen from one in three to one in five”.

Added by Matt on March 6, 2009 at 6:41am — No Comments

Social networking Status: Dismissed

A 16-year-old girl from Essex was fired after she described her office job as "boring" on her Facebook page.



In the last five years social networking has exploded into everyday life with most people now having a Facebook, Myspace or Bebo account. Users of these sites will however been thinking twice before sounding off too much about their everyday life.



This week a 16 year old girl from Clacton working at a marketing and logistics has been given the sack for suggesting… Continue

Added by Matt on February 27, 2009 at 8:33am — No Comments

Is cutting working hours the way to save jobs?

A recent poll conducted by www.recruiter.co.uk suggested that when employers were faced with a choice on the future of their job most employees would rather cut their hours than loose their job all together. The online web poll also suggested that 6% would rather take a pay cut and 7% will accept a sabbatical.







The BBC have today reported that Jaguar Land Rover are to vote on a four day week and a pay freeze for one year in the aim of stopping compulsory job losses for the… Continue

Added by Matt on February 23, 2009 at 11:58am — 2 Comments

Fast Food Chains Profits all ‘Go Large’

It’s only the second the day of the week and we can report more positive news regarding employment opportunities in the fast food industry. If ever you needed an argument for that pizza or KFC then this is it!



This Month has seen US Owned fast food chains Subway and KFC already report an increase in profits, which will could to the creation of over 10,000 new jobs in the UK, a trend which Domino’s Pizza are looking to continue.



Domino’s Pizza has today reported a strong… Continue

Added by Matt on February 18, 2009 at 6:08am — No Comments

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