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Declare social background of your workforce, urges Milburn

Employers should declare the social background of their workforce in order to combat the “social elitism” that exists in senior...
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Kiss and tell? HR’s role in relationships at work

When does a relationship at work need to be declared? How does an employer strike the right balance between respecting...

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Cable calls for help to identify zero hours exclusivity loopholes

Vince Cable has called on employers and employees to identify potential loopholes in plans to ban exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts...


Demystifying disability discrimination law (webinar)

In our latest webinar, employment lawyer Laurie Anstis will explain how disability discrimination law works, both in theory and in practice...


Positive signs for pay deals as wage freezes thaw

Employees are subject to fewer pay freezes and an increasing number of pay deals are edging upwards, according to data...

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Staying in touch with employees on long-term sick leave

Recent estimates suggest that workforce absence costs employers a staggering £700 per employee every year. This makes keeping in touch...


Women suffering “mid-life pay crisis”, according to new figures

A “mid-life pay crisis” is hitting female managers, with women earning more than one-third less than men once they hit...


Who will be eligible for shared parental leave? Your questions answered

The rules on who will be eligible to take shared parental leave are complex, as are the rules on the...

Can recruiting for values turn around the NHS?

Can “recruiting for values” turn around the NHS?

The working culture in the NHS has come under intense scrutiny in recent years after a series of failings in...


HR vs the line manager: how to make strategy a reality

HR teams are expected to excel at everything from payroll to employee wellbeing, despite their resources being squeezed. How can...

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