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Assessing health needs of lorry drivers

1 Sep 2014

Requirements for lorry drivers are specific in terms of safe working, but also draw on many commonly used occupational health...

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Business and equalities minister Jo Swinson. Photo: REX/Steve Back

Lib Dems promise six weeks’ paternity leave

1 Sep 2014

The Liberal Democrats would give fathers four weeks’ extra paternity leave under manifesto plans announced at the weekend.
Fathers are...

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Will HWS take off?

Will the Government’s new national sickness-absence service take off?

1 Sep 2014

Awareness of the forthcoming Health and Work Service is very limited, even among health professionals never mind the general public....

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61% of female apprentices work in just five sectors. Chart: Young Women's Trust. Source: BIS, April 2014.

Report highlights plight of NEET young women

1 Sep 2014

Young women are more likely to be not in education, employment or training (NEET) than their male peers and more...

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Graduates suffer six-year freeze in starting salaries

1 Sep 2014

UK employers have frozen graduate starting salaries for a sixth consecutive year, according to the latest XpertHR Benchmarking research on...

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Key tips for avoiding errors when drafting restrictive covenants

29 Aug 2014

Restrictive covenants are one of the key weapons in the fight against unlawful competition by former employees. Drafting enforceable restrictions...

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Shared parental leave: Darren Newman looks at the basics

29 Aug 2014

Consultant editor Darren Newman provides an overview of the new right to shared parental leave and suggests that, while the...

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Tribunal watch: University of Manchester unfairly dismissed former Big Brother psychologist

29 Aug 2014

An employment tribunal has ruled that a former Big Brother professor was unfairly dismissed for a first offence after he...

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Only 7% go to independent schools such as Eton. Photo: REX/David Hartley

Declare social background of your workforce, urges Milburn

28 Aug 2014

Employers should declare the social background of their workforce in order to combat the “social elitism” that exists in senior...

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Kiss and tell? HR’s role in relationships at work

27 Aug 2014

When does a relationship at work need to be declared? How does an employer strike the right balance between respecting...

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Cable calls for help to identify zero hours exclusivity loopholes

26 Aug 2014

Vince Cable has called on employers and employees to identify potential loopholes in plans to ban exclusivity clauses in zero hours contracts...

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Positive signs for pay deals as wage freezes thaw

22 Aug 2014

Employees are subject to fewer pay freezes and an increasing number of pay deals are edging upwards, according to data...

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Home visits can be an effective tool

Staying in touch with employees on long-term sick leave

22 Aug 2014

Recent estimates suggest that workforce absence costs employers a staggering £700 per employee every year. This makes keeping in touch...

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Demystifying disability discrimination law (webinar)

21 Aug 2014

In our latest webinar, employment lawyer Laurie Anstis will explain how disability discrimination law works, both in theory and in practice...

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Can recruiting for values turn around the NHS?

Can “recruiting for values” turn around the NHS?

21 Aug 2014

The working culture in the NHS has come under intense scrutiny in recent years after a series of failings in...

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