Employee relations

Employees can feel overwhelmed by too many changes, so how you present them is hugely important
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Behavioural science and employee engagement: Is HR doing enough?

Behavioural science and its role in the workplace is becoming better understood all the time. Dominic Wylie looks at some...

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Labour manifesto 2017: what employers need to know

17 May 2017

The Labour Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes some of the most radical changes to employment legislation...

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Six ways every employer should be using video (webinar)

9 May 2017

Tues 6 June 2017, 2pm. We explore six ways that employers should use video – and not just in their L&D...

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Government to publish workplace dress code guidance following high heels petition

21 Apr 2017

New guidance on workplace dress codes will be published by the Government, but

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Government consults on new trade union fines

10 Apr 2017

Trade unions are facing fines of up to £20,000 for breaking governance rules, under plans being consulted on by the...

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Trade Union Act 2016: employers should be aware of key changes

7 Apr 2017

The Trade Union Act 2016 is now law, but will it prevent strikes like those in recent months by staff...

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How should HR react to demands to manage out employees?

28 Mar 2017

If employees aren’t working out, managers can be impatient to move them out of the organisation. How can HR strike...

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Acas updates its guidance to reflect gig economy developments

28 Feb 2017

Conciliation service Acas has issued new guidance to help employers understand gig economy working, on the back of the ongoing...

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Trade union balloting rules take effect on 1 March

17 Feb 2017

New Regulations confirm that the Trade Union Act 2016 rules on strike votes, picketing and union dues will take effect...

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Insecure work up 27% in five years says TUC

7 Feb 2017

The number of people working without guaranteed hours or baseline employment rights has grown by 660,000 (27%) over the past...

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Government review: “No conclusive evidence” that fees prevented tribunal claims

1 Feb 2017

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has published its review of the controversial introduction of employment tribunal fees.
It concluded that,...

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Acas and Government publish gender pay gap guide

30 Jan 2017

Acas and the Government Equalities Office have published guidance on how businesses can calculate and report their gender pay gap....

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Theresa May’s Brexit speech: what will it mean for employment?

18 Jan 2017

Following Theresa May’s speech laying out the UK’s objectives for its exit from the EU, we round up the reaction...

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50 MPs call for tougher strike laws to end Southern Rail “misery”

16 Jan 2017

Fifty Conservative MPs have demanded tougher strike laws be introduced to stop the “widespread misery” suffered by Southern Rail commuters...

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Argos drivers’ strike over holiday pay and overtime suspended

15 Dec 2016

Drivers who work for logistics firm Wincanton at Argos’s distribution centre near Burton upon Trent have called off strike action...

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