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first_img Previous Article Next Article … in briefOn 3 Dec 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefInvestment decline The prolonged decline in UK business investment has continued into the thirdquarter of 2002, according to figures from the Office for National Statistics.Business investment fell by 2.8 per cent between the second and third quartersof 2002 – the seventh consecutive drop – with the decline 12.4 per centcompared to the same quarter last year.  www.statistics.gov.ukStress law welcome More than three-quarters of staff support legislation to help reduce stress,according to a report by the CIPD. A quarter of the 1,000 employees polled saytheir job is very stressful, with stress highest in the public sector,particularly the NHS and local government. Legislation to reduce stressincludes the introduction of work councils, limiting working hours and theright for staff to claim work-related stress damages.  www.cipd.co.ukUK students miss out UK students are missing out on top jobs in Europe because they lack theskills or the right attitude, a new study claims. The survey of 5,000 students acrossEurope reveals that the British are less likely to speak a foreign language,and less inclined to leave friends to work abroad. Just 36 per cent of Britishstudents believe they have what it takes to succeed abroad, compared to 63 percent Europe-wide.  www.hobsons.co.ukLas Vegas winner The winner of the recent CBA Recruitment/PersonnelToday.com competition towin a holiday in Las Vegas has been drawn at random and is Alison Campbell, HRmanager at Thames Water. Alison wins four nights in Las Vegas, staying at theworld famous Sahara Hotel. Congratulations to Alison, and our thanks to CBARecruitment for their generous sponsorship.  www.cbarecruitment.com Comments are closed. last_img read more