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  • One in three men blame work for poor mental health

    One in three men say their jobs are causing them to have poor mental health, according to a survey by mental health charity Mind.

    The research said that many men work in industries where a “macho culture” exists which may prevent them from talking about their feelings.

    The charity raised concerns that many men do not feel able to speak to their bosses about the impact their job is having on their wellbeing.

    31 per cent of men said the culture in their organisation makes it possible to speak openly about their mental health problems, compared with 38 per cent of women.

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    Huge gap’ in pay standards for different ethnic groups

    Huge gap’ in pay standards for different ethnic groups

     

    By Rebecca Clarke Of HR Review

     

    There are still “huge gaps” in pay between different ethnicities living in Britain, research from the Resolution Foundation thinktank suggests.

    Minority ethnic families in the UK earn as much as £8,900 a year less than their white British counterparts, the study reveals.

    Male Pakistani and Bangladeshi workers saw median pay increase by 28 per cent since 2001, compared to just one per cent for men of other ethnicities, said the report.

    The think tank said the large gap in living standards between white households and those of…

    Eurozone unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 8 years

    Eurozone unemployment rate falls to lowest level in 8 years

    by Rebecca Clarke

    Eurozone unemployment fell further in June to reach its lowest level since February 2009, continuing the trend of a strengthening European economy.

    The unemployment rate in the eurozone has fallen to its lowest since February 2009, according to the latest official figures.

    The rate dropped to 9.1 per cent last month, down from 9.2 per cent in May, according to the European Commission. The fall was greater than expected according to economists’ consensus.

    The jobless rate has fallen steadily since peaking in April 2013, after the Eurozone sovereign debt…

    Strong job market for graduates, but roles don’t tap grads’ skills

    Gen Z graduates about to enter the workforce are more optimistic about finding a job, but 71 per cent of recent grads now feel underemployed – a sentiment of feeling underutilised in a graduate level role – even as the proportion employed in their field of study rises, according to the 2017 UK University Graduate Employment study by Accenture Strategy on the future workforce.

    Accenture Strategy’s research shows that graduates are over three times more likely to stay with their employer for more than five years if the company invests in learning and development opportunities, and provides a personalised and fulfilling employee experience.

    2017 graduates have…

    Reducing gender gaps would significantly benefit women, society and the economy

    New International Labour Organisation (ILO) report shows closing the gender gaps by 25 per cent by 2025 could add US$ 5.8 trillion to the global economy and boost tax revenue.

    Gender gaps remain one of the most pressing challenges facing the world of work. Women are substantially less likely than men to participate in the labour market, and once in the job market, they are less likely than men to find a job.

    Helping women access the labour market is nevertheless an important first step. Yet, in 2017, the global labour force participation rate for women – at just over 49…

    Labour market Live

    • Unemployment is 1,530,000, is down by 11,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline reduced by 50,000) and the unemployment rate is 4.6%, no change on last month and down 0.1 percentage points on last quarter.
    • The number of claimant unemployed is 802,600, up 26,600 on last year, and the claimant rate is 2.3%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 953,000, down 50,000 on the quarter, representing 13.4% of the youth population (down 0.7 percentage points).
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 564,000, up 10,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 2.0 unemployed people per vacancy. Learning…

    BAME workers are more likely to be in insecure work, finds TUC

    BAME workers are more likely to be in insecure work, finds TUC

    by Rebecca Clarke

    Black, Asian and minority ethnic workers are over a third more likely than white workers to be stuck in temporary or zero-hours work, according to a new report released by the TUC.

    The study found that 1 in 13 BAME employees are in insecure jobs, compared to 1 in 20 white employees.

    There are over three million BAME employees in the UK, of whom nearly a quarter of a million are in zero-hours or temporary work.

    Black workers in particular face insecurity at work, and are more than twice…

    Labour market Live

    • Unemployment is 1,541,000, is down by 18,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline reduced by 53,000) and the unemployment rate is 4.6%, down 0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.2 percentage points on last quarter.
    • The number of claimant unemployed is 792,800, up 19,400 on last month, and the claimant rate is 2.3%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 965,000, down 39,000 on the quarter, representing 13.5% of the youth population (down 0.5 percentage points).
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 562,000, down 5,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 2.0 unemployed people per…

    Labour Market Information

    • Unemployment is 1,671,000, down 22,000 from last month’s published figure (quarterly headline down 20,000) and the unemployment rate is 5%, down 0.1 percentage points on last month and down 0.1 percentage points on last quarter.
    • The number of claimant unemployed is 746,100, down 400 on last month, and the claimant rate is 2.2%.
    • The number of workless young people (not in employment, full-time education or training) is 1,030,000, down 6,000 on the quarter, representing 14.3% of the youth population (no change on last quarter.
    • Youth unemployment (including students) is 621,000, down 11,000 on the quarter.
    • There are 2.2 unemployed people per vacancy.
    • The employment…

    Why All Businesses Should Support Diversity

    By Stuart Dee

    In my role, I’m often asked why inclusion is so important and my answer is always the same: the success of any business depends on it. You wouldn’t be blamed for having a certain amount of cynicism about what motivates big corporations or financial institutions to demonstrate their commitment to diversity and inclusion but at RBS we have a sincerely-held belief that by putting the needs of our customers and colleagues at the heart of everything we do, we can create a bank where, as well as delivering high-quality service, everyone feels valued. It is something all…

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