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Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist unveiled

30 Jul 2014

The shortlist for the Personnel Today Awards 2014 is revealed today, with a record number of organisations securing their place at the annual ceremony later this year...

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Absence rates continue to fall

30 Jul 2014

Employers’ efforts to reduce absence are paying off, according to ongoing research by XpertHR.Successive XpertHR surveys on absence rates show a gradual decline in the number of days taken as sick leave by employees. In 2007, the median was 7.4 a year per employee but latest figures record a drop to 5.2 in 2013 ...

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How to help people with cancer return to work

30 Jul 2014

Owing to improved treatment and early detection, cancer is increasingly becoming a chronic rather than terminal condition, which means that...

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A minute with… Elanie Kruger, Africa HR director at G4S

29 Jul 2014

How did you get into HR?
I studied economics at the University of Stellenbosch and was determined to become an...

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Test yourself: Which non-religious beliefs have been protected by discrimination laws?

29 Jul 2014

We round up an eclectic list of beliefs that claimants have argued constitute “philosophical beliefs” under equality legislation before employment tribunals...

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Tribunal watch: Sharon Shoesmith receives £680,000 payout over dismissal

28 Jul 2014

Reports suggest that Sharon Shoesmith, former director of children’s services for the London Borough of Haringey, has been awarded more...

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Contractor announced for new national sickness absence service

28 Jul 2014

The Government has announced the company that will run a new national service aimed at cutting long-term sickness absence by...

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Physiotherapists: helping reduce sickness absence rates

28 Jul 2014

We continue our series on professions allied to occupational health by looking at how physiotherapists will play a key role...

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Funding pressures force wage growth to remain subdued

24 Jul 2014

Pay awards continue to stagnate at an average of just 2%, according to analysis from XpertHR. The figures for the...

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TUPE: Can transferring employees bring consultation claims against the transferee?

23 Jul 2014

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that employment tribunals have no jurisdiction to entertain...

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RAD Awards open for entries, celebrating 25 years in recruitment communications

22 Jul 2014

Direct recruiters, recruitment agencies and HR teams that have produced outstanding recruitment campaigns...

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Tribunal watch: Worker argues frustration over wasted public money is philosophical belief

21 Jul 2014

Can a public sector worker's passionate view that his employer should not waste public money count as a "philosophical belief" under discrimination legislation?

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Youth employment: How can we break down barriers and create opportunities?

18 Jul 2014

We bring together seven employers for a round table discussion on young people's readiness for work...

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Network Rail faces huge equal pay claim

18 Jul 2014

The Transport Salaried Staffs’ Association (TSSA) has launched a multi-million pound equal pay claim against Network Rail.
The union has...

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Severely obese staff may gain disability rights

18 Jul 2014

Morbid obesity could be considered a disability under EU law, a top European legal official stated this week. The Advocate General of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) stated that, while EU...

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