Related posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefStress levels Lower managerial and professional staff suffer the most from work-relatedillnesses, with men more likely to be affected than women. Health and SafetyExecutive statistics show work-related health problems in 2001-2 cost 33million work days. www.hse.gov.ukEthical jobseekers Research shows that 43 per cent of jobseekers would not work for a firm thatlacked ethical and environmental policies – even if the employer offered£10,000 more than a responsible firm. The poll of 5,000 jobseekers finds thatpublic sector staff are the most ethically conscious. www.totaljobs.comTUC council role The TUC General Council has elected Roger Lyons as its new president. Hetakes over from Nigel de Gruchy and will hold the position for the next 12months. Lyons is currently joint general secretary of public sector unionAmicus. www.tuc.org.ukJob diversity The panel in charge of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)investigation into occupational segregation has met for the first time. Theteam of experts will examine reasons for the concentration of women and men invery different kinds of job. www.eoc.org.ukProductivity slump UK productivity has slipped further behind its main competitors. The gapbetween GDP per worker in the UK and US widened from 28.9 per cent to 30.9 percent, according to the latest government figures. Only Japan’s productivity islower than the UK. www.statistics.gov.uk … in briefOn 16 Sep 2003 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed.