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Frances Miles, director, Jobshop UK; Kevin Green, CEO of the REC; Tracey Wood, director, Jobshop UK.

CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation discusses the future of jobs

Bournemouth based recruitment specialists, Jobshop UK, welcomed Kevin Green, CEO of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) to its Directors' Lunch where he discussed the future of jobs and the impact of technology on employment, both nationally and globally. Kicking off with some positive news about the UK's resilient jobs market, which has adapted to, and survived the recession of 2008/09, Mr Green announced that currently a record 32 million people are in work - over 3 million more than in 2010.

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CBI sets out business priorities for 2018

In a year-end letter to members, Carolyn Fairbairn, CBI Director-General, set out her review of the year that has been and the business priorities for 2018 to help ensure the economy thrives in all corners of the UK. Reflecting on 2017, Carolyn said: "Certainty, predictability and calmer politics were all on our Christmas wish-list for 2017, but it was not to be. The year soon turned into a rollercoaster ride, full of jaw-dropping twists and turns from the start.

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Over a fifth of employees admit they're secretly dreading their office Christmas party

And one in six office 'Scrooges' said they would rather avoid the celebration all together - and the reason behind this lack of excitement is no secret either. The survey of 2000 office workers revealed that 40% of workers are worried about embarrassing themselves in front of their bosses.

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Ross McNally, Hampshire Chamber Executive Chairman

Hampshire Chamber urges trade deal focus after 'Brexit breakthrough'

In response to the progress with the Brexit process, Ross McNally, Executive Chairman of Hampshire Chamber of Commerce, said: "We welcome the news from the EU today that Brexit negotiations have been cleared to move on to the next crucial phase, trade negotiations.

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New Powers for HMRC Unveiled in Budget Could Cause Huge Problems for Taxpayers

New HMRC powers could cause chaos says tax expert

One of the UK's leading tax experts is warning that new HMRC powers, announced in the budget could spell disaster for taxpayers.

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Retailers need to deliver the goods this Black Friday, says Crimson & Co

Black Friday should not just be an opportunity for retailers to follow the herd - instead, they should develop their own marketing and pricing strategies focusing on delivery practises.

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Gary Neild, Managing Director of Poole-based Blue Sky Financial Planning

Blue Sky welcomes Stamp Duty cut

Responding to today's Budget, Gary Neild, Managing Director of Poole-based Blue Sky Financial Planning, said:

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Ian Girling - DCCI Chief Executive

Dorset Chamber Budget comment

Ian Girling, chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: "Businesses would have breathed a sigh of relief to see the VAT threshold kept at £85,000 for the next five years.

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Mandy Fitzmaurice - Purple HR

Harassment at work - not just a Hollywood thing

Following sexual harassment allegations against producer, Harvey Weinstein, Mandy Fitzmaurice, Director of Purple HR, says it's not just a Hollywood thing and advises on what to do if it's happening in your workplace.

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Balancing childcare with work hits South West parents’ health and wellbeing

Balancing childcare with work hits South West parents' health and wellbeing

A quarter of South West parents (25%) claim balancing childcare responsibilities with work has negatively impacted their health or mental wellbeing, research has revealed. In a study of 1,123 workers by Willis Towers Watson, only 26% of South West workers said their employer currently offers childcare support or benefits. Furthermore, almost a third (31%) said their employers fails to pay maternity or paternity leave above the statutory minimum.

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Sir Clive Woodward OBE, speaker at the annual Business Leaders Lecture in Southampton, hosted by Rothmans Accountants

How to create high-performing business teams

Sir Clive Woodward OBE shares his secrets of success with businesses in the South Hundreds of business owners in the South have had a rare opportunity to share in the secrets of how to create high-performing business teams from Rugby World Cup winning coach and businessman, Sir Clive Woodward OBE.

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