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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. This week’s news in briefFast food winner Carol Turnham, HR administrator at Zurich Financial Services has won aChristmas lunch on the Orient Express in the PersonnelToday.com/ CronerTraining competition. PersonnelToday.com launches a new competition nextTuesday in association with Bupa International. If you would like to win aweekend for two in Barcelona, visit PersonnelToday.com today (Tuesday 1October). Directive in force The EC Fixed-Term Workers Directive becomes law today. The law is designedto stop fixed-term workers from being discriminated against and stops companiesusing a succession of fixed-term contracts to employ the same person.Fixed-term workers will also get improved access to training and information onpermanent jobs.  www.dti.gov.uk/er/fixedWeb news addiction Staff are far more likely to be addicted to web news and shopping thanpornography, a poll has found. Websense, the monitoring software provider,found 24 per cent of respondents thought shopping sites were the mostaddictive, 23 per cent news, 18 per cent pornography and 8 per cent gambling.  www.websense.comBonus benefits Bonuses are still the most common benefit offered to City staff – despitethe continuing economic downturn and poor stock market – a study by financerecruitment firm David Chorley has found. In all, 97 per cent of City companiesincorporate a bonus scheme within the pay system. The average bonus was between5 and 15 per cent.  www.davidchorley.co.ukAgeism rife at work Nearly half of older staff have experienced age discrimination in theworkplace, according to a survey of 2,100 older workers by website FiftyOn. Theresearch shows 44 per cent of respondents have experienced ageism at work andof those, 66.3 per cent decided to leave that job because of the position theywere placed in.  www.fiftyon.co.uk Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article … in briefOn 1 Oct 2002 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more