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  • A quarter of mid-market firms are considering re-shoring some, if not all, of internationally outsourced business activities back to the UK – a trend expected to create 378,000 jobs over the next three years and generate revenue of £83bn. This is according to research conducted by GE Capital and the Warwick Business School. Access to […]

  • London has been voted as the most desirable city to work in the world, according to a survey by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and totaljobs.com. The survey analysed the respondents of more than 200,000 people from 189 countries and almost one in six of those involved (16%) expressed a longing to work in London, […]

  • German auto manufacturer Volkswagen and Chinese state-owned automotive manufacturing firm FAW have agreed to build two new vehicle plants in China. The announcement follows a three-day visit to China by Germany’s chancellor Angela Merkel. The two plants will be built at the same time on China’s East coast in the cities of Qingdao and Tianjin. […]

  • Nearly a third of British workers aren’t provided occupational health services by their employers, according to a new survey. The findings from a YouGov survey for Croner show that 31% of workers surveyed say their employers do not provide occupational health services such as health information, counselling, wellbeing programmes or health checks. However, out of […]

  • Zynga, the social game service, has announced the appointment of its new Chief Executive Officer. Don Mattrick, the former CEO of Xbox has left the Microsoft games console giant to head up the company as founder Mark Pincus steps aside. Pincus will continue as Cairman and Chief Product Officer. Pincus said of the appointment “Don […]

  • BP has appointed an HR Director for Castrol, the company’s lubricants business, in Europe and Africa. Simon Clementson was previously HR Director, Corporate & Functions: Finance, IT&S, Tax, Audit, Treasury and M&A. He joined the company in 2010, previously working as Global HR Director and UK HR Director for Capgemini Consulting. Before joining Capgemini Clementson […]

  • Life insurers and pensions company Aegon, has appointed its new Head of Reward and Employee Relations. Chris Paterson, who joined the company in 2003, was previously Head of Reward. He has also held Reward Consultant roles with the company. Previously he had worked for Walter Scott & Partners and GE Capital Woodchester.

  • GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) will create up to one thousand new jobs through an investment of more than £500 million in its manufacturing sites. The multinational pharmaceutical company has confirmed that it will invest hundreds of millions across its manufacturing sites, including £100 million in to its Scottish sites in Montrose and Irvine. The majority of the […]

  • The fast food restaurant will create thousands of jobs, and the majority will go to young people. McDonald’s has announced that it will create 2,500 jobs in 2012, and will see 30% of these go to first-time workers, while more than half will go to people under the age 25. Over the last three years […]

  • LONDON (Reuters) – AstraZeneca is cutting a further 7,300 jobs and expects earnings to fall 14-18 percent this year as patents on key drugs expire and governments in Europe and the United States squeeze prices. Britain’s second-biggest drugmaker said on Thursday the latest phase of cuts, equivalent to 12 percent of the workforce, would deliver […]