London named best city to live and work in (Telegraph)
Over 200,000 workers from around the world have named London as the best city to live and work in, according to a survey by Boston Consulting Group. New York, Paris, Sydney and Madrid followed behind. Check out the brief report and video in the Telegraph. Do you agree?
Cable to pledge higher wages for apprentices (HR Magazine)
Secretary for business, innovation and skills, Vince Cable, has unveiled plans to increase the minimum rate of pay for apprentices by £1.06 per hour. The move would bring pay for apprentices in line with the current minimum rates for workers aged 16-17. HR Magazine tells the story.
Fully-funded postgrad study opportunity in the US – applications now open (Total Professions)
The Thouron Award is open to British university graduates and offers full funding, for up to two years, to study for a postgraduate degree programme at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Applications are invited from 5pm on 3rd November and Total Professions has the full details.
Work-life balance more important that big earnings, say British workers (HR Grapevine)
Almost a third of Brits believe that a good work/life balance and home life is the single most important factor in leading a successful life, according to research by Crowne Plaza, with only ten per cent believing salary is most important. HR Grapevine reports on the full findings.