The Commonwealth Games are coming to Glasgow in 2014. The organisers are appealing for 15,000 volunteers, with applications closing today, 28 February 2013. While the Commonwealth Games are likely to have most impact on employers in Scotland, there will More...28 February 2013 13:57
With the Government's proposals for easier sharing of parental leave between partners, Occupational Health magazine looks at how businesses might be affected. In Nick Clegg's dream world, new mums and dads would split parental leave equitably and tak More...25 January 2013 16:16
I have asked all my staff to agree between them who will be on holiday over Christmas and New Year and who would be manning the fort at that time. It has not worked. It appears that everyone wants the same time off for a variety of reasons from religiou More...19 October 2011 10:12
Employers have adopted a "generous approach" to holiday allowances, with the average entitlement six days above the statutory minimum. The 2011 XpertHR annual leave report found that the average number of days' holiday given to staff was 34 days, inc More...01 August 2011 00:01
One of the main features of the coalition Government's consultation document on modern workplaces , which was published on 16 May 2011 and also proposes significant changes to the current system of maternity and paternity leave , is in rela More...18 July 2011 00:01
Managing annual leave entitlement can raise a number of questions for employers, particularly as they try to deal fairly with employees' holiday requests over the summer months. Q How much notice to take holiday is required from an employee More...11 July 2011 00:01
A number of my staff have applied for tickets to the same events at the 2012 Olympics, where the tickets are allocated by a ballot. If one or two staff are off at the same time that won't be a problem. However, if a number of them receive tickets for th More...01 June 2011 08:25
The imminent royal wedding on 29 April has sparked much discussion over employees' entitlement to paid leave on public holidays. This is primarily because holiday entitlement is such a complex area of law. The following Q&As aim to answer some More...26 April 2011 15:46
Tens of thousands of workers are being denied leave to which they are entitled, according to figures released today.
According to the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB), in the past three years it has dealt with 87,725 cases of employees who have not More...21 April 2011 14:41
It took Prince William nine long years to propose to his bride-to-be Kate Middleton, but when the couple finally announced their engagement last November employers had just six months to decide whether or not to give staff a day off for their weddi More...13 April 2011 13:20
This year brings a number of cases which could have a significant bearing on the employment law landscape. Here is a brief roundup of cases to watch out for in 2011.
When are employees entitled to legal representation in disciplinary proceedings? More...14 March 2011 10:02
Snow, ice and extreme temperatures continue to plunge the UK into chaos, meaning that HR and employers have more people-related challenges than usual regarding: absence and attendance, pay, leave, health and safety and the rights of their staff. More...01 December 2010 15:54
Most of the Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to make sure they comply with the changes to legislation. Warning: This page is no longer updated. It has been More...22 September 2010 15:19
HR news and analysis, including:
The general election result and the potential impact on employers and the workforce
British Airways cabin crew and new strike plans
Tesco’s plans for helping staff enjoy the World Cup.
Presenter Tara Cra More...07 May 2010 15:38
National recruitment and business services group, HR GO plc , asked just this question via a web survey in which almost 670 took part. 61% revealed they would not take a month’s unpaid leave if their company asked them to do so.
In the tough t More...25 February 2010 15:35
Sickness absence and holiday: more resources Model policy on sickness during or just before a period of holiday How to deal effectively with sickness that occurs during or just before a period of holiday - a guide Line manage More...24 February 2010 10:32
HR news and analysis including: the latest advice on whether holiday leave can be carried over to the following year when an employee falls sick we analyse the latest UK unemployment figure and in particular the rise in part-time work and, More...19 February 2010 17:17
Employees would rather receive a free iPod or digital camera than be 'fast-tracked' for promotion by their boss, according to new research.
Of the 950 workers polled by professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 80% said they would pref More...21 December 2009 12:00
More than half of UK workers have taken some form of action to help their employers survive the recession, according to research published today.
Unpaid overtime is the most commonly cited form of assistance with one in three workers claiming they h More...19 November 2009 10:06
Motivation schemes can seem extravagant when other HR resources are stretched by the recession, so how should they be adjusted to match more straitened circumstances? Rewards for good performance are an obvious target for cutbacks, because their loss More...28 April 2009 13:42