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first_img Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. This week’s news in brief Permit plan halted The Home Office has withdrawn plans to change the system for overseasexecutives who want to extend work permits or apply for residency (News, 4September). After pressure from the Immigration Law Practitioners Associationand Personnel Today, the Home Office will suspend any changes until a bettersystem is developed. Generation X aim high Three-quarters of HR professionals claim that Generation X staff havedifferent expectations for their working lives to older employees. Research bylaw firm Charles Russell released today shows that half of those who noticed adifference claimed staff are particularly looking for a better work-lifebalance. Over 100 HR professionals of FTSE 500 companies were surveyed. www.charlesrussell.co.ukBenefits hide jobless The UK’s low unemployment rate could be much higher if the large number ofunemployed claiming sickness benefit instead of unemployment benefit was addedto the total. A study by David Webster, a former labour economist at the LondonSchool of Economics, shows that up to 7 per cent of Britain’s workforce iseconomically inactive because of long-term sickness. www.the-ba.netChange angers CBI Employers’ body the CBI is unhappy with reports that the Government isbacking away from plans to charge staff for applying to employment tribunals.The initiative was one of a number of DTI proposals announced last month totackle the steady increase in the number of employment tribunals. www.cbi.org.ukHR network launch A network for those involved in strategic HR has been launched by Roffey Park,aimed at building effective organisations. The Strategic Human ResourcesNetwork will provide a forum for members to network both virtually andface-to-face, as well as learn from colleagues in leading-edge HR. Related posts:No related photos. …in briefOn 11 Sep 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img

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