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Acas produces new guidance on managing bereavement

18 Sep 2014

Conciliation service Acas has published a new guide on managing bereavement in the workplace.
Developed in partnership with Cruse Bereavement...

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Antenatal rights for fathers 2014

Antenatal rights for fathers begin 1 October 2014: are you ready?

17 Sep 2014

October sees the introduction of brand new antenatal rights for fathers to take time off work to accompany a pregnant woman to see a midwife or...

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Reaping the benefits of recruiting young people

Reaping the benefits of recruiting young people

16 Sep 2014

Fear of red tape and confusion around funding means many businesses fail to recognise the benefits of recruiting young people, when in fact they can help push growth...

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Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist drinks reception

Personnel Today Awards 2014 shortlist drinks – image gallery

16 Sep 2014

HR teams and individuals shortlisted for the Personnel Today Awards 2014 celebrated their success so far at a special reception in central London last week.

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Tattoos in the workplace

Tattoo much? Setting rules over employees’ hair, piercings and body art

16 Sep 2014

What are the risks for employers judging the suitability of tattoos in the workplace? Hannah Ford sets out the issues around “look policies”.

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Elitist Britain: What can organisations do to improve social mobility?

15 Sep 2014

Earlier this month, a government report revealed how senior public service posts are still dominated by a privately educated elite....

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Tribunal watch: £10,000 award for underpaid agency worker

15 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a temporary agency worker over £10,000 after she was not paid the same after 12...

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Tribunal claims remain dramatically down for third consecutive quarter

11 Sep 2014

Employment tribunal receipts continue to record a dramatic year-on-year decline, according to the latest round of quarterly statistics from the...

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Scottish referendum: what would a “yes” vote mean for employment law in Scotland?

10 Sep 2014

With not long to go until the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September, attention remains focused on currency, economics and...

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Chuka Umunna. Photo: Ray Tang/REX

Labour government would scrap “unfair” employment tribunal system

9 Sep 2014

A Labour government would completely reform the employment tribunal system the party has announced.
Speaking at the TUC Congress in...

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No More Mr Not-So-Nice Guy: Tools for teaching leaders emotional intelligence

9 Sep 2014

If leadership was simply a job description, or a list of tasks and functional responsibilities, emotional intelligence might not be...

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10 disability reasonable adjustments

Disability discrimination: 10 examples of reasonable adjustments in employment

9 Sep 2014

We round up 10 examples of straightforward reasonable adjustments that have arisen in case law.

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Sick leave

Long-term sickness absence: five tricky issues for employers

8 Sep 2014

Managing an employee on long-term sick leave has to be one of the most challenging areas in HR. Sarah Embleton...

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Back to school: Top 10 tips for employers at the start of the new term

8 Sep 2014

With the sand finally gone from between your toes and the flip flops banished to the back of the wardrobe,...

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Carol Howard emerges from the tribunal. Photo: REX

Tribunal watch: £37,000 discrimination award to former Met PC Carol Howard

8 Sep 2014

An employment tribunal has awarded a policewoman more than £37,000 after finding that the Metropolitan Police committed race and sex...

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