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Affinity bias: George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin. Photo: REX/Olycom

Affinity bias: George Clooney marries Amal Alamuddin

1 Oct 2014

As the year’s most eagerly anticipated celebrity wedding took place in Venice this week, professor of management and marketing at...

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Minimum wage rises to £6.50 from 1 October

1 Oct 2014

Today sees the introduction of a new national minimum wage rate of £6.50 an hour.
The standard rate for workers...

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Wolseley win the Talent Management 2013 award

Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist: Talent Management

1 Oct 2014

Who is best at managing the talent within an organisation? Continuing our series of profiles on the finalists for the...

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New rules for army reservists from October 2014 are a mixed bag for employers

1 Oct 2014

Times are changing for employers of members of the reserve forces from 1 October 2014. The Territorial Army is no...

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Thales collect their 2013 award from Lord Sawyer

Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist: Excellence in Employee Relations

30 Sep 2014

With the Personnel Today Awards 2014 fast approaching, we turn our attention to another category shortlist; the Award for Excellence...

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What are employers’ options as they await major rulings on holiday pay?

30 Sep 2014

A number of important cases on holiday pay entitlement are going through the courts, and the outcomes could leave employers...

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Case management and return to work: opportunities and challenges

30 Sep 2014

Returning to work after an injury or illness can be challenging and costly. It has been at the forefront of...

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Tribunal watch: Dismissal for “liking” Facebook post about hitting boss

29 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded £32,000 to an employee who was unfairly dismissed after “liking” a Facebook comment about his...

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GP federation

Are GP federations the answer to return to work after sickness absence?

29 Sep 2014

Dr Mark O’Connor gives his view on how GP federations can transform the role of GPs by supporting employees as...

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Apprentices: Do you understand their legal status? Photo: REX/Stephen Simpson

Apprentices: Do you understand their legal status?

29 Sep 2014

With both Labour and the Conservatives pledging to create more apprenticeships after the next general election, William Downing and Sara...

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Wellbeing Tree: European tool for workplace health bears fruit

26 Sep 2014

Wellbeing at work is increasingly important for maximising a workforce’s potential, and a new tool can help get this important...

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Basic pay awards in the public sector lag behind the private sector. Photo: REX/Vickie Flores/LNP

Winners and losers revealed in annual review of basic pay awards

26 Sep 2014

The level of pay rises across the economy has been low for some time. The latest figures from pay analysts...

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Does an unlimited holiday policy equal an unlimited headache?

26 Sep 2014

Despite the fanfare about flexible working and trusting people to produce results on their own terms, how organisations dole out...

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How top European employers are targeting depression at work

26 Sep 2014

An alliance of European employers is calling on HR and occupational health (OH) professionals to push mental health, and depression...

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Planning the future of occupational health

26 Sep 2014

In July 2013 Occupational Health looked at the Council for Work and Health’s interim report “Planning the future: delivering a...

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