South West: Jobs for life become a thing of the past

A job for life is a thing of the past, a new survey had revealed, with people now moving job roles more frequently than ever before.

In the South West, 63 per cent of those surveyed agreed that a job for life was something they no longer expected, with only 13 per cent in the region having stayed working in a role for more than 10 years.

The research revealed that 57 per...

Employees leave for better work life balance

The number one reason people leave their jobs is to seek out opportunities with a better work life balance, reveals new research from leading recruitment specialist Robert Half UK.

With unique access to employees when they leave a company via exit interviews, nearly a third (30%) of HR directors identified the attraction of a better work life balance is what really drives people to...

Get ready for pensions auto-enrolment

Small businesses across the South West are being advised to prepare themselves for pensions auto-enrolment says ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Figures show that there are 513,000 companies across the region that are classed as being a small or medium sized business.

The government reaffirmed their commitment to auto-enrolment (AE) in the June 2010 budget....

Employees offered help to get online

Employees across Plymouth are being offered ICT training to help hundreds of people get better skills for work.

Council leader Tudor Evans has written to organisations and companies in the city offering ICT training for employees who would like to get more confident around computers and online.

The initiative follows the Council’s own successful pilot scheme to improve basic...

Police investigate suspicious death of Plymouth man

A 47 year old man is in police custody at Charles Cross Police Station in connection with the death of a Plymouth man in Keyham Road.

Devon and Cornwall Police were informed of the death at 10.08pm on Tuesday 12th March. They describe both men as local.

The death is being treated as suspicious and police have begun investigations.

The deceased’s next of kin has been...