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Weekly HR and Payroll News Round-Up

Posted by Emma Clare

06/03/15 14:19

A run down on the top HR and Payroll news stories from the last week or so, from HR software provider Carval Computing Limited.

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  • Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring

  • Facebook rant could see employee jailed for 5 years
  • Employers warned to prepare for pension freedom risks

  • Nine in 10 emergency services workers have experienced mental health problems

  • Fewer women in executive roles than men named John

  • Accommodation and food services employees most likely to smoke

  • Workers contribute £32bn to UK economy from unpaid overtime

  • FCA publishes consultation on pension transfers

  • Sky worker receives £38,000 for being sacked over accused racism

  • Messaging colleagues after work makes them mad

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Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg reveals his one rule for hiring

He’s one of the most successful men in the world. So when Mark Zuckerberg offers career advice, it’s probably worth taking note. The Facebook founder and CEO was talking to the audience at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona when he revealed the one simple thing he looks for in prospective employees.“I will only hire someone to work directly for me if I would work for that person,” Zuckerberg said. Read more.

Facebook rant could see employee jailed for five years

A helicopter mechanic could face up to five years in jail after posting a rant about his employer on Facebook. Ryan Pate has been arrested in the United Arab Emirates after posting a complaint about his employers Global Aerospace Logistics on the social networking site. Read more.

Employers warned to prepare for pension freedom risks

HR and payroll departments need to establish corporate governance structures and compliance systems ahead of the launch of pension freedom next month, experts warn.Read full story

Nine in 10 emergency services workers have experienced mental health problems

Around nine in 10 (87%) emergency services staff and volunteers have experienced problems with stress, low mood and poor mental health while in service, according to mental health charity Mind. Mind surveyed 3,500 personnel and found 55% had experienced a mental health problem. This compares to 26% of people in the general population, according to CIPD data. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1150093/emergency-services-workers-experienced-mental-health#sthash.riZFcKL0.dpuf

Fewer women in executive roles than men named John

For every woman Chief Executive of a S&P 1500 firm in the US there are four men named John, Robert, William or James. A study by Ernst & Young has inspired economist Justin Wolfers to create a ‘Glass Ceiling Index’ for the New York Times. An index value above one means that Jims, Bobs, Jacks and Bills — combined — outnumber the total number of women bosses.It compares how many women hold positions at the top of a company, compared to the number of men with these names. Read more.

Accommodation and food services employees most likely to smoke

People working in accommodation and food services are more likely to smoke than employees in any other industry, according to research from the British Heart Foundation (BHF). The BHF found almost a third (31%) of people working in the accommodation and food services sector are smokers. - See more at: http://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/hro/news/1150092/accommodation-food-services-employees-smoke#sthash.fJtPLMCf.dpuf

Workers contribute £32bn to UK economy from unpaid overtime

UK workers gave their bosses nearly £32bn worth of unpaid overtime last year – an average of £6,050 each if these hours had been paid – according to analysis by the TUC.Read full story

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FCA publishes consultation on pension transfers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has published a consultation paper on proposed changes to its pension transfer rules, designed to reflect the government’s new flexible pensions regime. Read full story

Sky worker receives £38,000 for being sacked over accused racism

Sky worker, Steven Ritchie has received almost £40,000 from a Dundee employment tribunal for ‘unfair dismissal’ following a customer complaint accusing him of racism. Ritchie, from Dunfermline, was sacked by Sky Subscriber Services in October 2013, after he told the daughter of a female Vietnamese customer he would have expected the account holder to have learned to speak enough English to supply a security password over the phone. Read more.

Messaging colleagues after work makes them mad

Receiving text messages or emails from colleagues makes workers angry, a study reveals. The study, published in the Academy of Management Journal reports that 341 workers were tracked for seven days, their feelings recorded whenever they received an email from the office. Nearly all the respondents showed that they became angry when they received a work related email or text after finishing for the day, complaining that the correspondence required too much of their personal time. Read more.

 

 

 

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