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Poor at greater risk of developing multiple sclerosis

24 Apr 2014

Adverse socioeconomic position (SEP), in both childhood and adulthood, is associated with a susceptibility to developing multiple sclerosis (MS), adding…

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Virgin Money - 2013 HR Team of the Year

PT Awards profile: double victory for Virgin Money

23 Apr 2014

The sheer scale of the challenge presented to the HR team at Virgin Money – which acquired ailing bank Northern…

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Barbara Matthews, HR business partner at Google

What it’s really like to work in HR at Google

23 Apr 2014

If you’ve ever seen the film The Internship, you probably have a set idea of what it might be like…

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Covert recordings during disciplinary procedure

Covert recording during breaks in disciplinary and grievance hearings

23 Apr 2014

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not the decision makers’ private…

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Staff protest outside the National Gallery in January 2014. REX/Mark Thomas

Would raising the minimum wage to the living wage increase unemployment?

22 Apr 2014

Some commentators fear that increasing the national minimum wage to the living wage would have a catastrophic impact on the…

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Nicola Burrows collects the HR Professional of the Year trophy

PT Awards profile: Nicola Burrows – the perfect HR professional

16 Apr 2014

Many of the entries to the 2013 Personnel Today Awards boasted about HR’s commercial savvy and the contribution the function…

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Valerie Hughes-D'Aeth, new BBC HR director

BBC appoints new HR director

15 Apr 2014

The BBC has announced that Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth will lead the corporation’s People Division from August 2014, replacing Lucy Adams who…

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Lucy Adams, former BBC HR director

“Appraisals don’t work,” says former BBC HR director Lucy Adams

15 Apr 2014

Lucy Adams, the former HR director of the BBC, has slammed the annual appraisal process, claiming they don’t work and…

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Women-only shortlists

Should the UK introduce women-only shortlists for board positions?

15 Apr 2014

The lack of women occupying top spots in UK business is in the spotlight again, as business secretary Vince Cable…

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Homophobia

Tribunal watch: Gay man greeted with “hello darling” and limp wrist gesture

14 Apr 2014

An employment tribunal ordered an employer to pay £2,000 after finding that a manager’s comments about the claimant’s sexuality, including…

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The early conciliation notification form

Early conciliation welcomed by two-thirds of HR professionals

14 Apr 2014

Two-thirds of HR professionals welcome last week’s introduction of early conciliation, the new Acas scheme that aims to resolve disputes…

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Early conciliation questions

Early conciliation: seven unanswered questions

14 Apr 2014

From 6 May 2014, potential claimants will not be able to lodge an employment tribunal claim without first notifying Acas…

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Appeal panel

Unfair dismissal: no obligation on employer to follow independent appeal panel

14 Apr 2014

In DLA Piper’s case of the week, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered a case in which the employer was…

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Mediation

What is the role of mediation in the new early conciliation arrangements?

11 Apr 2014

Clarion’s John Robinson looks at how the introduction of Acas early conciliation may affect the employment tribunal process.
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Maternity and Paternity Pay 2014

How much do you pay during maternity and paternity leave?

10 Apr 2014

XpertHR is carrying out a survey of occupational maternity and paternity pay rates offered by UK employers and we would…

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