Just 1% of retailers use zero hours contracts states Ceridian – based on over a third of a million employees

According to Ceridian, one of the UK’s leading HCM technology and service providers that looks after the payroll for over 20 per cent of the UK high street, just 1.2 per cent of their employees are employed on zero hours contracts.

David Woodward, chief product & innovation officer at Ceridian UK, said: “Zero hour contracts are currently a hot topic so we thought we should add some perspective to the debate, especially given the work the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, Vince Cable, has committed to review this practice.

“As a company with a long and successful history of working with some of the largest retailers in the UK, we can confirm that based on over a third of a million employees working in the retail sector only 1.2 per cent are employed on zero hours contracts. Based on these real payroll data points, it would seem that the retail sector is not a major contributor to the overall number as reported by the recent CIPD research.”

The Office of National Statistics recently revised its estimates of Britain's employees on zero hours contracts upwards by 25 per cent to 250,000. However, The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) fuelled the debate by suggesting that there could be about one million employees on zero hours contracts in the UK based on a nationally representative survey of over 1,000 employers.

For further press information on Ceridian, contact either Chief Commercial Officer, Nick Laird on 0118 922 3606 or Jeremy Snook at JSPR on 01235 227572. Mobile: 07957 867139.  E-mail: jeremy.snook@jspr.co.uk

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Ceridian

Ceridian is one of the world’s leading HCM technology and service providers. In the UK, it works with over 5,000 businesses, large and small, delivering quality, accurate payroll and value-added HR services.

Ceridian provides national and international payroll and HR transactional services including HR outsourcing, employee benefits, workforce management, expense management, absence management and employee assistance programmes.

Innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are offered to all clients. These leading-edge SaaS solutions can be purchased as a complete totally-integrated package, or in scalable modules, designed to flex with organisational needs.

Through decades of global experience, people capability and first class delivery of world class HR transactional solutions, Ceridian increases quality, reduces risk, boosts revenue, lowers cost and frees time for its customers to focus on their priorities.

From multi-nationals to small start-ups, Ceridian’s KnowHow enables their HR development journey.

Ceridian is winner of the Payroll Provider Award, Payroll Software Product Award and Technology Development Award in the 2012 Payroll World Awards.

For more information, visit www.ceridian.co.uk

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Ceridian is one of the world’s leading HR outsourcing and payroll service providers. In the UK, it works with over 5,000 businesses, large and small, delivering quality, accurate payroll and value-added HR services. Ceridian provides national and international payroll and HR transactional services including HR outsourcing, employee benefits, workforce management, expense management, absence management plus employee assistance programmes. Innovative Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions are also offered to clients who need a technology solution but prefer to employ their own people. These leading-edge IT solutions can be purchased as a complete totally-integrated package, or in scalable modules, designed to flex with organisational needs. Through decades of global experience, people capability and first class delivery of world class HR transactional solutions, Ceridian increases quality, reduces risk, boosts revenue, lowers cost and frees time for its customers to focus on their priorities. From multinationals to small start-ups, Ceridian’s KnowHow enables their HR development journey. For more information, visit www.ceridian.co.uk

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