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29th July 2014 by Lucy Bills
A survey polling expatriates has discovered that most expatriates were positive about their lifestyle with 80 percent of the sample saying they either ‘really enjoyed’ or ‘enjoyed’ their lives abroad. By contrast, less than 2 percent said they were not enjoying their time overseas.
28th July 2014 by Alan Hewett
Half of businesses in the financial services sector anticipate increasing their headcount by the end of 2014, according to research by Thomsons Online Benefits.
Only 37% of businesses within the industry planned to increase headcount in 2013, meaning there has been an increase of 13 percentage points in a year.
The Thomsons Employee Rewards Watch is based on a survey of senior HR professionals at 70 financial services companies, comparing the figures to those of the previous year.
There is also a decrease in the number of employers looking to reduce staff numbers in 2014, down 13% from 22% in 2013.
The report suggests there is a shift in pay strategy as well. Role-by-role pay increases have doubled since 2013 (from 23.5% to 47% ), while standard pay rises have roughly halved (33% to 18%).