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Addison Lee drivers are workers, tribunal rules

An employment tribunal has ruled that a group of Addison Lee drivers were workers and therefore entitled to rights such...

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Scottish districts top ranking for women to work and live

14 Sep 2017

Two Scottish local authorities have emerged as the best places for women to live and work in, according to a...

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Will employers need to amend contracts of existing employees to comply with GDPR?

Top 10 HR questions August 2017: GDPR and holiday pay

12 Sep 2017

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require employers to provide employees with a privacy notice, detailing how their personal...

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Getting to grips with new technology: A guide to best-practice HR software implementation

11 Sep 2017

PROMOTED| Introducing new systems can be a challenge for organisations, so what can you do during the implementation to ensure it is a successful change programme? Choosing and implementing new technology can be a daunting process...

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Balancing work and life: Why flexibility is a two-way street

7 Sep 2017

Even fast-growing companies need to keep an eye on retaining talented employees as their work and home responsibilities change. This...

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Worker whose messages were monitored had human rights breached

5 Sep 2017

Employers should make employees aware of any monitoring of their...

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What can we expect from the Supreme Court in the Pimlico Plumbers case?

31 Aug 2017

Consultant editor Darren Newman expresses surprise that Pimlico Plumbers was granted permission to appeal to the Supreme Court in a...

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How happiness helped Boundless grow in leaps and bounds

29 Aug 2017

Teamwork and mindfulness at work helped rebrand membership club Boundless and transform its culture. CEO Carl Fillery, a speaker at...

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Seasonal workers: key contractual issues for employers

29 Aug 2017

In sectors such as hospitality, tourism, retail and agriculture, seasonal peaks can bring an influx of work at certain times...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

25 Aug 2017

Most of the the UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May...

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Almost half of HR professionals unaware of new GCSE grading system

24 Aug 2017

Almost half of HR professionals are not aware of the new GCSE grading system, according to a poll by the...

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Absence rates on the rise, according to XpertHR

21 Aug 2017

Employee absence has gone up to a median of 6.6 days per employee, rising to 9.1 days in the public...

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In which sector is HR perceived least effective?

4 Aug 2017

Staff in technology companies believe their HR departments under-perform, when compared to the people functions in other industry sectors, according...

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Gig economy: Addison Lee courier was worker

3 Aug 2017

An employment tribunal has found that an Addison Lee courier was a worker and not an independent contractor, in the...

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How workplace mediation reduced conflict and stress during Barts hospital merger

2 Aug 2017

Workplace mediation can prevent conflict at work leading to disciplinary problems or sickness absence, but awareness is low in many...

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