Wednesday 5 June 2013 2:00pm BST
Employers have to expect a certain amount of staff sickness absence and many implement initiatives to keep such leave to a minimum. However, when employees suffer from conditions that can mean many weeks or months More...17 May 2013 12:54
A Christian telesales worker has told an employment tribunal that being required to lie to potential customers to make sales was against his beliefs. The tribunal heard how the claimant, who was employed at a telecommunications company, objected to b More...15 May 2013 12:43
Employment will continue to grow in the second quarter of 2013, but applicants are set to face stiff competition in the jobs market, with 45 applicants chasing each low-skilled job.
This is according to the latest Labour Market Outlook data released More...13 May 2013 00:01
Employers are using formal recognition schemes to reward employee performance, with almost two-thirds operating a formal scheme, according to research published today. The survey of organisations, carried out by XpertHR, found 61% of respondents oper More...10 May 2013 00:01
The Queen's Speech has unveiled a number of announcements aimed at helping employers, including a National Insurance Contributions Bill and a "Deregulation Bill" which will set out to reduce excessive red tape for businesses. The speech, delivered to More...08 May 2013 15:42
Wednesday 8 May 2013, 2:00pm BST.
The law recognises that redundancies will cause employees great distress and accordingly requires employers to give all staff affected by potential redundancies ample warning and an opportunity to be consulted. A f More...03 May 2013 14:04
How did you get into your current role? I'm a lawyer by trade and I still head up the international legal team. When this role came up, I was asked to come in and lead the HR team as well. It's not that usual to do both, but there are a lot of synerg More...03 May 2013 12:18
General secretary of the TUC Frances O'Grady has outlined the organisation's priorities in the lead-up to the 2015 General Election, and has highlighted the TUC's focus on the labour market and the world of work. In a statement detailing the TUC's ob More...02 May 2013 16:30
The UK jobs market shrank slightly in April following a record first quarter, but year-on-year growth remains strong, according to data released today.
The Reed Job Index figures highlighted a 2% drop in employment opportunities during April, but More...01 May 2013 13:34
As the public sector strives to achieve "more with less," Jabbar Sardar looks at how rewards packages can be revamped to attract and retain the right blend of talent
Any thawing of the recent pay freeze in the public sector is likely to be slow, but More...01 May 2013 09:38
Almost two-thirds (65%) of UK CEOs have said that a lack of skills is hampering the growth prospects of their organisations, according to a report published today. The global survey of more than 1,300 CEOs, carried out by consulting firm Pricewa More...29 April 2013 00:00
The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013, making it the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and opening the door for a number of employment law changes.
The new Act will bring about key changes to employ More...26 April 2013 16:01
The decision by the House of Lords to approve the "shares-for-rights" clause in the Government's Growth and Infrastructure Bill has been criticised by employment law commentators, despite the inclusion of a number of concessions.
The clause, which m More...25 April 2013 15:54
A mismatch in expectations between employers and young people is contributing to high levels of youth unemployment, according to a report published today by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and Business in the Community. Th More...25 April 2013 15:07
Women are suffering most due to the impact of the recession on the labour market, according to a report published today by equality campaign organisation the Fawcett Society.
The report, The changing labour market: delivering for women, delivering More...24 April 2013 16:58
UK employers are currently failing to realise the potential of technology in developing their workforces and are missing out on the benefits it offers, according to the results of a survey published today. The research, carried out by the Chartered I More...24 April 2013 14:42
The House of Lords has voted for the second time to reject the Government's "shares-for-rights" proposal, only weeks after it previously voted to remove it from a Government Bill .
The proposal was included as a clause in the Growth and I More...23 April 2013 11:24
NHS Employers has published guidance to help ensure that NHS compromise agreements are appropriately worded, following recent controversy surrounding the use of gagging clauses and the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.
Produced by NHS Em More...22 April 2013 13:57
Eight employers out of 10 agree to the majority of flexible working requests from employees, according to research published today.
The XpertHR survey found that 79% of respondents grant between 75% and 100% of requests from employees to w More...22 April 2013 11:37
Richard Crouch has been elected president of the Public Sector People Managers' Association (PPMA) for 2013/14. Crouch, director of HR, organisational development (OD) and communications at Somerset County Council and vice-president of the More...19 April 2013 09:20