Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in Ghost: A tribunal found that a recreation of this scene from the film Ghost did not constitute sexual harassment. Photo: Paramount/Everett/REX

Tribunal watch: Re-enactment of Ghost film scene not sexual harassment

An employment tribunal has found that a line manager with a “predilection for innuendo” did not commit sexual harassment against...
Dress code research

Too tight or too loose: how does your dress code compare?

Tattoos, beards and piercings are just three fashions that may have challenged employers’ dress codes. Trends that may have felt...

HR Tech Talk: learning to love HR software

HR Tech Talk: Learning to love HR software

Western European businesses spent €2.5 billion on HR software systems in 2014, so how can HR professionals learn to love...

The Fit for Work website

How should HR respond to the Fit for Work service (assuming they’ve heard of it)?

The Government’s new Fit for Work service is being launched in stages throughout 2015, allowing employers to refer employees off...

personality clashes in the workplace - two men at loggerheads

Personality clashes in the workplace: five interesting employment cases

Personality clashes are the third most common cause of workplace conflict, according to an XpertHR survey. In what circumstances can...


Five ways to make sure global HR policies succeed

As globalisation continues, many employers with a multi-jurisdictional presence are introducing global HR policies that apply across their international business....

Inflation measures used by employers to guide pay awards

The rise of CPI: HR hedges its bets over inflation

Inflation, as measured by the consumer price index (CPI), fell to its lowest ever level in January 2015, hitting just...

TUC general secretary Frances O’Grady said: ”Zero hours contracts sum up what has gone wrong in the modern workplace". Photo: Richard Gardner/REX.

Number of zero hours contracts up by more than a quarter

The number of people on zero hours contracts has gone up by more than a quarter, according to the latest...

Jo Swinson joins a CIPD event today to discuss gender diversity in the boardroom. Photo: Steve Back/REX

CIPD urges employers to increase female board representation

While many companies have sought to improve the level of female board representation, more still needs to be done to...

National minimum wage 2015

Minimum wage recommended to rise by 3%

The independent body that advises the Government on the national minimum wage has recommended that the adult rate, which applies...

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