HR supports shared parental leave

HR backs shared parental leave plans

HR professionals support the new right to shared parental leave due to come into force in 2015, but have concerns about how it will work in practice, according to new research. Sarah Welfare reports. The XpertHR survey on maternity and paternity pay and leave, which covered 356 employers with almost one million staff, found that almost three-quarters (72%) of […]

Shared Parental Leave webinar

Shared parental leave webinar: Preparing your organisation for the new right

15 July 2014, 2:00pm. Audrey Williams and Camilla Palmer join Rob Moss to discuss how the shared parental leave rules will work.

Teachers protesting in March 2014. Photo: REX/London News Pictures

Public-sector strikes cause disruption for parents

Parents and their employers face disruption today as teachers join other public-sector workers in a strike over pay, pensions and cuts to services. The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has coordinated industrial action with the Fire Brigades Union, the Public and Commercial Services Union, Unison, Unite and the GMB. According to XpertHR guidance, employees who […]

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Tribunal watch: Met Police covered up officer’s race and sex discrimination allegations

Stephen Simpson rounds up last week’s tribunal cases to make the headlines…

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Whistleblowing: police officer dismissed for taking matters into his own hands

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that a police officer who made protected disclosures was dismissed after taking matters into his own hands and becoming difficult to manage because he was not satisfied with the action taken following the concerns that he had raised, and that he was not […]

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Dean Royles to leave NHS Employers

NHS Employers chief executive Dean Royles is to leave his post in September, taking up the post of executive director of human resources and organisational development at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. Royles said: “NHS Employers is a unique organisation and I have been privileged to be part of it for three and a half […]

Big data can help HR influence business decisions

Big data: HR needs to stop reporting and start predicting

Big data offers HR some major opportunities to increase its strategic influence within the organisation and add value to its processes at all levels, by delivering predictive analytics. Big data might seem like an HR buzzword, but it is one that will not go away – and one that HR should not ignore. The phrase […]

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Employers want more support to get young people ready for work

Almost nine in 10 employers feel that school leavers are not ready for work at the age of 16 – and two-thirds won’t be taking any on this summer because they don’t have “suitable” roles. Research from Personnel Today, in association with learndirect, reveals that employers are struggling to create roles for young people, despite […]

PT editor Rob Moss presents the Team of the Year award to University College London Hospitals

Civil Service and M&S win at enei Awards 2014

Marks & Spencer and The Civil Service have walked away with the top prizes at the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei) Awards 2014. Awarded the overall winner categories for the private and public sector respectively, the two organisations celebrated their achievements alongside loyalty card group Aimia, which was named “Small Employer of the […]

England v Costa Rica at the 2014 World Cup. REX/Ben Queenborough/BPI

Top 10 HR questions in June 2014: World Cup and Wimbledon

With hindsight, perhaps “How should employers deal with large numbers of employees wanting to cancel holiday booked to watch the England v Costa Rica match?” would have been a …

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