HR practice

leadership-skills

UK managers lack some of most desired leadership skills, research finds

UK managers are ill equipped to lead and get the best from their people, according to surveys from the CIPD...

data-analytics

Essential people analytics: Seven key HR metrics for 2017

18 Jan 2017

With data and analytics playing an increasingly critical role in HR decision-making, latest analysis from XpertHR Benchmarking reveals the seven...

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right-to-disconnect

Could the UK follow the French and introduce a right to disconnect?

18 Jan 2017

French workers can now negotiate with their employer on limiting their access to emails and other work activity outside of...

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Winter weather and work: five common employer queries

13 Jan 2017

With large parts of the UK having experienced heavy snowfall, we answer five common questions from employers on the workplace...

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Adobe shares “Check-in”, its annual appraisal replacement

13 Jan 2017

Adobe Systems, one of a number of high-profile companies to ditch annual appraisals, has made its “Check-in” materials freely available...

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equality-initiatives

O2’s head of HR: Equality initiatives cannot exist in a vacuum

11 Jan 2017

Statistics continue to show a dearth of women in senior positions at top companies. Government needs to work with business...

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Service charge or a tip: Are bonuses necessarily deserved?WestEnd61/REX/Shutterstock

Are bonuses becoming more like a service charge than a tip?

10 Jan 2017

As the bonus season begins, Gerry O’Neill looks at whether the annual “incentive” has become less of a discretionary gratuity...

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The BBFC rates the 1978 classic Halloween as an 18 for its atmosphere of "strong threat" and graphic depictions of killingsMoviestore Collection/REX/Shutterstock.

Tribunal Watch: Teacher’s dismissal for showing 18-rated film to pupils

9 Jan 2017

Tribunal Watch returns with a round-up of recent case law reported in the news. The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) upheld...

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New Year's Day 2017 fell on a Sunday so the bank holiday was observed on Monday 2 JanuaryHannah McKay/EPA/REX/Shutterstock

Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

3 Jan 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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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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There is much for the employment law aficionado to be excited about in 2017. Dirk v. Mallinckrodt / imageBROKER/REX/Shutterstock.

Employment law cases 2017: seven decisions to look out for

14 Dec 2016

We round up seven significant employment law decisions expected in 2017, with cases pending on employment status, equal pay, whistleblowing,...

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The workplace behaviour of "Bad Santa" over the Christmas period left a lot to be desiredTracy Bennett / Dimension Films / REX / Shutterstock

Christmas in the workplace: 10 common employer queries

13 Dec 2016

During the Christmas period employers face a minefield of HR challenges. How well prepared is your organisation for the festive...

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appraisal

How to make new performance management models work

12 Dec 2016

New research shows a shift away from traditional performance management processes towards more a more agile, dialogue-based approach, so how...

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Poor sleep and work

Wake up to the link between poor sleep and work performance

1 Dec 2016

Poor sleep and work performance are linked, according to a recent study, backed up by a body of previous findings....

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Should employees be entitled to "pawternity" leave to look after a new or sick pet? Design Pics Inc/REX/Shutterstock.

“Pawternity” leave? Time off work for pets and other leave of the future

1 Dec 2016

Around half of UK households own a pet, according to the RSPCA. So why is there not a specific legal...

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