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Assistive technology improves effectiveness in the workplace according to survey

A survey of workers and employers by the British Assistive Technology Association (BATA) has found that three quarters of employees who use assistive technology (AT) say it has improved their effectiveness at work, although employers could do more to promote … Continue reading

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Report recommends employers have the option of a trial period for flexible working

A report by the Flexible Working Commission has recommended that employers have a clear option to use trial periods for flexible working arrangements. This follows a pledge from the coalition government that all employees should have the right to flexible … Continue reading

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Illiteracy amongst school leavers spells trouble for businesses

The Confederation of British Industry reported that basic Maths and English standards for school leavers are too low, causing them to struggle to write to the required level. It’s been revealed that 42% of companies are now forced to provide … Continue reading

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Employers addressing mental health in the workplace

Mental health problems such as stress are estimated to cost the UK economy a staggering £26 billion, accounting for absence, presenteeism1 and staff turnover with affects compounded in small businesses where employees are left to pick up additional workloads to … Continue reading

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Government provides funds to employers who recruit young people with disabilities

Employers who recruit young disabled people may be eligible to receive payment up to £2,275 under a new government initiative to take effect in July 2012. This initiative aims to encourage employers to prioritise further work prospects for young disabled … Continue reading

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