Recruitment growth hits 5 month high

Recruitment for permanent roles grew at the fastest pace in 5 months in July 2014, according to a report by the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. The survey, based on data collected from employers and recruitment consultancies, found that the number of people recruited into temporary jobs reached a 7 month high. In July 2014: available[…]

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SMEs unprepared for older workforce

SMEs recognise the benefits of employing workers over 65 but many are not yet ready to meet the needs of an ageing workforce, a survey by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has found. The vast majority (86%) of SMEs questioned acknowledge the benefits of an age diverse workforce but only 25% have[…]

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Subsistence and entertainment

Subsistence is a payment for an individual in relation to work-related travel, accommodation and meals beyond those normally required. Entertainment is when someone in business provides a meal or social event to a customer, potential customer or other person such as a professional contact. Examples of entertainment include: meals hotel accommodation theatre and concert tickets[…]