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first_imgIn briefOn 24 Aug 2004 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. This week’s news in briefVocational skills shortage The Government’s aim of getting 50 per cent of students into highereducation by 2010 could damage business and heighten skills shortages, theBritish Chambers of Commerce (BCC) claims. Bill Midgley,president of the BCC, said business was suffering from an acute skills shortageand urgently needed more young people to pursue vocational routes, to takeapprenticeships and undertake work-based learning. www.britishchambers.org.ukPensions info left out Employers are missing a golden opportunity to sell themselves to prospectiveemployees by leaving pensions information out of job adverts. The TUC claimsthat less than one in 10 recruitment campaigns make any mention of pensionsdespite the fact that it is often a key element of the benefits package onoffer. TUC researchers discovered that out of a total of 1,519 adverts placed,only 101 (6.3 per cent) made any mention of pensions. www.tuc.org.ukWin an iPodMP3 player The EOC and Personnel Today want your views on issues regarding themanagement of pregnancy in the workplace. Your help could shape futurelegislation. Responses will be treated in the strictest confidence and will notbe linked to you or your organisation. Names will be included in a prize drawto win one of two fantastic iPod mini MP3 players. Totake part in the survey go to, http://b2bresearchonline.com/PTODPregnantlast_img

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