Laura Chamberlain

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Five steps to prepare for gender pay gap reporting

17 Sep 2015

In July, the Government published its preliminary consultation on the proposed introduction of mandatory pay gap reporting for companies with...

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Former Birmingham City Council employees win landmark equal pay ruling

24 Oct 2012

The Supreme Court has ruled that 170 women who used to work at Birmingham City Council can proceed with equal...

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Corporate social responsibility schemes ‘should help long-term unemployed’

23 Oct 2012

Employers should focus their corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes on getting more people into work rather than environmental initiatives, according to...

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Staff to work longer due to retirement fears

23 Oct 2012

Almost half (47%) of employees expect to work longer to ensure they have enough money after retiring, according to a survey...

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Pension costs are bigger concern for employers than attraction and retention

22 Oct 2012

Ensuring employee motivation through benefits is now a greater concern for employers than the attraction and retention of staff.This is...

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Changes to pensions auto-enrolment ‘will hit women hardest’

22 Oct 2012

Government proposals to raise the income trigger for pensions auto-enrolment will leave women worse off, Labour has warned.According to the...

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DWP fired hundreds of staff for not turning up to work

19 Oct 2012

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) dismissed 672 people last year for unsatisfactory attendance, a Freedom of Information Act...

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Business to be forced to reveal number of women in senior roles

19 Oct 2012

Britain’s largest companies will be required to make public the number of women in senior positions under plans set out...

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Government launches consultation on ‘owner-employee’ contracts

18 Oct 2012

The Government has launched a consultation into its controversial plan to allow employers to offer tax-free shares to staff in...

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Eight things to consider when handling disciplinary appeals

18 Oct 2012

Providing employees with the opportunity to appeal against a disciplinary decision is an important part of a fair disciplinary procedure....

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Changes to harassment law ‘will not benefit employers’

18 Oct 2012

Lawyers have criticised the Government’s intention to “water down” discrimination law by removing legislation on third-party harassment, claiming the move...

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Public sector ‘needs new approach to attract staff’

17 Oct 2012

The public sector cannot continue to rely on pay and benefits packages to draw in new recruits, as better deals...

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Employers not ready for 2013 pensions auto-enrolment

17 Oct 2012

One-third (32%) of employers that are due to begin automatically enrolling staff into workplace pensions in early 2013 are still...

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London bucks increased youth unemployment trend

16 Oct 2012

Long-term youth unemployment has fallen in London during the past two years, despite increases across the rest of the country.According...

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Recruiters ignoring pool of board-ready women

15 Oct 2012

Women from the voluntary sector are being overlooked for corporate board roles, despite having relevant skills and experience.This is according...

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