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Nurses and teachers choose agency work for better work-life balance, report finds

Teachers and nurses are choosing to work through agencies because they are disillusioned with permanent work, research has found.
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The gig economy, demonstrated by  the working practices of companies like Deliveroo, shows that employment law is miles behind modern working.practices.Photo by Richard Gardner/REX/Shutterstock

Employment status: will 2017 bring new legal rights for casual workers?

22 Feb 2017

A government review of employment status and further gig economy tribunal cases are expected this year, not to mention the...

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Bereavement and compassionate leave: What’s the right thing to do?

22 Feb 2017

Facebook has announced that employees can now take up to 20 days of paid leave if an immediate family member...

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Kronos CEO Aron Ain: “Management is not a spectator sport”

17 Feb 2017

He’s one of the highest rated CEO’s on Glassdoor and engagement scores have shot up at his company. What can...

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Is it ever fair to expect employees to dress a certain way?

16 Feb 2017

When receptionist Nicola Thorp was sent home from an assignment for wearing flat shoes it created a flurry of debate...

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Businesses are using self-employment laws to avoid tax, says Matthew Taylor

14 Feb 2017

Matthew Taylor, the head of Theresa May’s independent review of modern employment practices, has said that businesses are using self-employment...

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Relationship break-ups are a nightmare at the best of times, but can be even more difficult if the couple works together. Photo: Moviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.

Valentine’s Day: 10 potential problems with workplace romances

10 Feb 2017

Can employers have rules on personal relationships at work? Is it harassment for a worker to ask a colleague out...

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Restaurant and pub waiters in insecure work has risen 128% in five years, according to the TUCPT-VS/ScottishViewpoint/REX/Shutterstock

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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Why the UK needs to switch on to the agility mindset

7 Feb 2017

New research by the Agile Future Forum (AFF) published last week shows that more flexible models of work will be...

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The use of gig workers on projects and short-term assignments is set to grow, according to the research

Gig economy will grow, say half of HR leaders

2 Feb 2017

Nearly 40% of companies hire staff on a temporary or project basis, and “gig economy” working is set to grow,...

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Research in occupational psychology shows that workers who scheduled time out from using smartphones had more positive moods than those who do not.

Web-based health apps, nudge theory and burnout: insights from occupational psychology

1 Feb 2017

A recent occupational psychology conference covered topics including web-based interventions for mental health, taking time off from smartphones and workplace...

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Rushmore: If managers shy away from difficult conversations,  there is little discussion of any problems, and similar scores are awarded across the board.

Annual appraisals – good, bad or just ugly?

1 Feb 2017

Many companies are moving away from annual appraisals towards monitoring employees’ progress throughout the year. Keely Rushmore offers advice on...

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Employers more willing to consider job shares at senior level

30 Jan 2017

More than two-fifths of employers would now be willing to consider a job share for a senior role, research by...

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In China, 2017 is the year of the rooster. Photo: Sipa Asia/REX/Shutterstock.

Seven facts about employment law in China

27 Jan 2017

What is the Chinese statutory public holiday entitlement for employees? Do employers have to pay a premium for working during...

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Sexist dress codes could attract stricter punishment and fines

25 Jan 2017

Employers that enforce sexist dress codes could be in line for stricter punishment and fines, if the Government follows recommendations...

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