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Minimum Wage Underpayment Growing

Employee underpayment is rising and fines for those underpaying are low, according to research by the Resolution Foundation. 

Its report, Under the wage floor, states that minimum wage non-compliance fell consistently between 1999 and 2015. Lindsay Judge, senior policy analyst at the Resolution Foundation, said: “The minimum wage has been one of the UK’s biggest policy successes in recent decades, delivering much-needed pay rises to millions of low-paid workers. “The welcome introduction of the National Living Wage in 2016 has led to a worrying rise in minimum wage underpayment.”

https://www.hrmagazine.co.uk/article-details/minimum-wage-underpayment-growing

 

5 Ways To Create More Positive Workplace Changes

Our recent Change Lab 2019 Workplace Survey asked 1,000 Americans how they were navigating the pace of change in their workplace. The Change Lab 2019 Workplace Survey findings suggested trying to be:. Powered by opportunities for purposeful self-organization – People who are encouraged by their leaders to use their strengths and talents to make the best change ideas happen, in ways that have a positive impact on others, are significantly more likely to successfully create these changes and to have higher levels of wellbeing. Click here to download your free copy of The Change Lab 2019 Workplace Survey.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/functioning-flourishing/201904/5-ways-create-more-positive-workplace-changes

 

TSB Creates IT Jobs In Edinburgh Thanks To IBM Link-Up

Retail and commercial bank TSB is to create 100 IT jobs at a new technology centre in Edinburgh. The Herald reports the move forms part of a new link-up with IBM and jobs such as technical specialists, data engineers and analysts, and IT run specialists will be included. TSB has selected IBM Services as its strategic partner to accelerate digital business with IBM cloud capabilities and has pledged to invest £120m in a bid to transform digital channels over the next three years. You can also tweet us to tell us your thoughts or share this story with a friend.

Spotify Launches Playlists For Dogs Left Home Alone

London ( Reuters) – Spotify has made playlists and a podcast for dogs to listen to in their owners’ absence, after finding that nearly 74% of UK pet-owners play music for their animals. The Swedish audio-streaming business company said it has launched a podcast featuring soothing music, “dog-directed praise”, stories, and messages of affirmation and reassurance narrated by actors to alleviate stress for dogs who are home alone. Spotify said it found in a survey that one in four pet-owners play music for their pets to listen to for company when they are away from home, with 42% of owners saying their pets have a favorite type of music.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-odd-spotify-dogs/spotify-launches-playlists-for-dogs-left-home-alone-idUSKBN1ZE1D8