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Companies should prove gig workers are not employees

Gig workers need more legal power to hold companies to account to make the gig economy fit for the future,...
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Wearable fitness trackers in the workplace: surveillance by fitbit?

Wearable fitness trackers such as fitbit are promoted as useful tools for wellbeing...

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Pay awards remain steady at 2% for first quarter

Pay awards for the first quarter of 2017 remained steady at 2%, according to the latest data from XpertHR.
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Remote access means staff cannot switch off

One-third of UK workers (32%) say that remote access to work means they cannot switch off in their personal time,...

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Sexism among local councillors at “1970s” levels

Female councillors face a culture of sexism “which would not be out of place in the 1970s”, according to Dame...

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More autonomy means happier workers, according to research

Employees with higher levels of autonomy have better overall wellbeing and higher levels of job satisfaction, research has found.
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Tribunal awards £2 to claimant denied companion at disciplinary hearing

Stephen Simpson rounds up recent decisions published on the online database of first-instance employment tribunal judgments

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Ten ways HR tech leaders can make the most of artificial intelligence

Adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) is on the increase, but its critics are still fearful that the technology could replace...

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Government to publish workplace dress code guidance following high heels petition

New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but

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GCSE grades are changing: a 9-to-1 guide for employers

For the past three decades, employers have advertised roles requiring candidates to have a certain number of GCSEs at “grade...

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