Staff protest outside the National Gallery in January 2014. REX/Mark Thomas

Would raising the minimum wage to the living wage increase unemployment?

Some commentators fear that increasing the national minimum wage to the living wage would have a catastrophic impact on the…

Lucy Adams, former BBC HR director

“Appraisals don’t work,” says former BBC HR director Lucy Adams

Lucy Adams, the former HR director of the BBC, has slammed the annual appraisal process, claiming they don’t work and…

Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth, new BBC HR director

BBC appoints new HR director

The BBC has announced that Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth will lead the corporation’s People Division from August 2014, replacing Lucy Adams who…

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Early conciliation welcomed by two-thirds of HR professionals

Two-thirds of HR professionals welcome last week’s introduction of early conciliation, the new Acas scheme that aims to resolve disputes…

Women-only shortlists

Should the UK introduce women-only shortlists for board positions?

The lack of women occupying top spots in UK business is in the spotlight again, as business secretary Vince Cable…

Nicola Burrows collects the HR Professional of the Year trophy

PT Awards profile: Nicola Burrows – the perfect HR professional

Many of the entries to the 2013 Personnel Today Awards boasted about HR’s commercial savvy and the contribution the function…


Tribunal watch: Gay man greeted with “hello darling” and limp wrist gesture

An employment tribunal ordered an employer to pay £2,000 after finding that a manager’s comments about the claimant’s sexuality, including…

Early conciliation questions

Early conciliation: seven unanswered questions

From 6 May 2014, potential claimants will not be able to lodge an employment tribunal claim without first notifying Acas…


What is the role of mediation in the new early conciliation arrangements?

Clarion’s John Robinson looks at how the introduction of Acas early conciliation may affect the employment tribunal process.
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Bank Holidays: five things employers need to know

The UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May Day, Spring Bank Holiday, Late Summer,…

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