April Fool’s Day: when workplace pranks go wrong

Workplace pranks are harmless fun most of the time, but there are occasions when a practical joke in the workplace...
Only 39% of employers have a shared parental leave policy in place.

One employer in five enhances shared parental pay

One-fifth of employers have decided to enhance their shared parental pay, while the same number remain undecided. This is according...

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Employers need to be special, not just good

Employers that fail to rethink their corporate cultures, working environments, values and incentives in the face of the ongoing digital...

Shared parental leave is "no more complex" than maternity leave laws – Jo Swinson, minister for employment relations

Jo Swinson: shared parental leave “no more complex” than maternity leave

Shared parental leave, perhaps the most significant piece of employment law to be passed by the coalition Government, is upon...


Personnel Today Awards 2015 now open for entries

Today marks the launch of the biggest and brightest event in the HR calendar – the Personnel Today Awards 2015....

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Tribunal watch: £84,000 for bus driver who failed drug test after “touching contaminated banknotes”

An employment tribunal has awarded a bus driver £84,000 for unfair dismissal after a drug test revealed traces of cocaine...

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Shared parental leave: how to help fathers feel comfortable taking time off

Soon we will see the first parents eligible for shared parental leave take advantage of the new right. Policy aside,...


“Disappointing”: legal experts react to Lock holiday pay decision

Employment lawyers have reacted to the long-awaited judgment published this week in the case of Lock v British Gas Trading....

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Holiday pay: tribunal decides to include commission

The judgment in the important employment tribunal decision Lock v British Gas Trading Ltd, which deals with the inclusion of...

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HR roles: do you have a split personality?

Can you really split transactional and transformational HR in two? Housing group Gentoo has done just that. But will others...

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