Wages look set to outpace inflation throughout 2015, according to new research published today.Private sector employers are predicting pay awards of two per cent over the coming year.The research comes from XpertHR, a human resources company, which has surveyed 282 organisations with regard to pay and reward in the year to 31 August 2015.An annual pay rise of just two per cent would normally be bad news.
George Osborne has said the EU has the "upper hand" in Brexit negotiations after the Government u-turned on claims that no deal would be better than a bad deal for the UK. The former Chancellor, who backed Remain in the referendum, said it is a "basic error" to claim that the EU relies on Britain more than the UK does on its neighbours as he warned the country is not "ready to rash out" of the union in 2019.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator appeared to goad David Davis and Theresa May last night in a series of tweet posted after the Brexit secretary called on the EU to speed up Brexit talks. Posting on the social media platform Michel Barnier, who is leading the talks for the EU, said the bloc's position had been clear "from day one" and listed nine position papers already published by European leaders. It followed an article by Mr Davis, the UK's Brexit secretary, published over the weekend.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".