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Vicarious liability: in the recent case of Various Claimants v Barclays Bank, the High Court ruled that Barclays was liable for sexual assaults committed by a doctor engaged by the bank to carry out medical examinations of prospective employees. Photo: Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock

Vicarious liability: employers face big damages for employees’ actions

20 Sep 2017

Vicarious liability, where employers may be liable to pay damages for an employee’s or others’ actions, can result in high...

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Men (31%) are less likely to fall into HR by chance than women (35%) according to the research

HR becoming more female, less accidental career choice

20 Sep 2017

The human resources profession is becoming increasingly female according to new research released this week. However, fewer people are “falling...

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A third of new starters experience poor onboarding

19 Sep 2017

More than a third of new starters have had a poor onboarding experience, while for more than a fifth it...

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Using people analytics to drive retention success (webinar)

19 Sep 2017

Achieving an optimum level of labour turnover is fundamental to maintaining organisational performance, but employers can struggle to retain key...

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Recruiters report their quest for ‘informed’ candidates

19 Sep 2017

Three in four recruiters have stated that attracting candidates of sufficient quality is their main concern, according to survey results...

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Jobs market lags behind demand for flexible working

19 Sep 2017

Employees’ desire for flexible working far exceeds companies’ capacity to offer it, a report published today has found.
According to...

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TUPE abattoir case decision reinforces activity rules

18 Sep 2017

The recent decision on Anglo Beef Processors UK v Longland is the latest TUPE case to confirm the rules on...

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Nursing unions demand 3.9% pay rise and £800

15 Sep 2017

Unions representing more than a million nurses and other NHS staff have written to the chancellor to demand a 3.9%...

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Data Protection Bill unveiled

14 Sep 2017

The Government has published the Data Protection Bill, which will supplement the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in the UK....

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Modern slavery statements: September deadline looms

14 Sep 2017

Large employers with a financial year running from April to March should be gearing up to publish their second annual...

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Employment tribunal numbers remain stable … for now

14 Sep 2017

The number of employment tribunal claims rose very slightly during the period between April and June this year, according to...

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Pensions Regulator in first auto-enrolment prosecution

14 Sep 2017

The Pensions Regulator is bringing the first pensions auto-enrolment prosecution over allegations that a bus company and its managing director...

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Scottish districts top ranking for women to work and live

14 Sep 2017

Two Scottish local authorities have emerged as the best places for women to live and work in, according to a...

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Five winning works from last year’s RAD Awards

14 Sep 2017

The RADs has become known as the ‘Oscars’ of the recruitment advertising world, celebrating creative campaigns to attract and retain...

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ECHR judgment and the tricky issue of email monitoring: What now for employers?

13 Sep 2017

How should employers adapt their policies on monitoring employees’ use of email or other company systems in the wake of...

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