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“Brexit brain drain” fears grow as net migration falls

Net migration to the UK in 2016 fell by 25% to 248,000, but immigration experts warn of a Brexit brain...

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The heat is on: six summer employment issues

25 May 2017

With temperatures hitting the high 20-degrees in the next few days, employers may have to deal with a raft of...

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Matthew Taylor review: expect a right to request fixed hours

23 May 2017

Workers on zero hours contracts could be given the right to request a move to a fixed number of hours....

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Election 2017: where do the parties stand on employment issues?

22 May 2017

As the manifestos are published, we run down the policies most likely to influence the employment landscape

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Tory manifesto: National retraining, NI holidays and more gap reporting

18 May 2017

Theresa May launched the Conservative Party’s 2017 election manifesto today, and for HR and employers there are no big surprises....

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WhatsApp and confidential data: where to draw the line with social media

18 May 2017

An investment bank employee has been investigated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) after sharing confidential client information over WhatsApp....

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Liberal Democrat manifesto: guarantees for EU workers and stricter corporate governance

17 May 2017

The Liberal Democrat Party’s official manifesto has been released today and includes a raft of proposals around employment rights, equality...

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Social media misconduct: dismissal harsh but fair

17 May 2017

An employment tribunal has held that the dismissal of a long-serving employee over derogatory comments she made on Facebook about...

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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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Retailers need to rethink part-time work, says Timewise

16 May 2017

Retailers need to rethink job design and challenge assumptions if they are to attract and retain the best talent, according...

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Electronic signatures: the easiest HR transformation you haven’t made yet

15 May 2017

PROMOTED | Whether you’re signing a contract of employment, approving a new role or changing terms and conditions... Find out more

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Conservatives outline commitments on workers’ rights

15 May 2017

Workers will be able to take up to one year’s leave to care for an elderly relative under wide-ranging plans...

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GDPR not well understood by HR professionals

12 May 2017

The vast majority of HR professionals do not have a good understanding of the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)...

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Regulation and the gig economy: It’s not just about worker status

12 May 2017

High-profile cases involving self-employed drivers for the likes of Uber and Deliveroo have focused heavily on employment status and rights....

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Legal and practical tips for employers on homeworking

10 May 2017

This month on 19 May it is “National work from home day”. So what should employers be aware of if...

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