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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...
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Labour promises contracts to zero hours workers after 12 weeks

The Labour Party will pledge today that workers on zero hours contracts will be legally entitled to a regular contract...

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Bonuses: are you going to get one?

Four out of 10 employees (37.8%) were paid a bonus in 2014. The value of bonuses paid, both in monetary...

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...

Uber's drivers work for themselves - is there a risk of exploitation?

Micropreneur rights: how do we protect workers in the digital age?

As a new generation of online marketplaces, such as transportation service Uber, start to disrupt existing business models, the big...

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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,...

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